August 2017- calendar of Riviera festivals & events


PUBLIC HOLIDAY – Tuesday 15th August, Assumption Day

Jazz at Domergue – Cannes
Over five consecutive days, during the course of its program the festival reveals the Russian cultural identity through its various forms of artistic expression…

34th Pottery Festival – Vallauris
Sunday, 13th August
With its pottery industry dating back to the 16th Century, Vallauris has long been associated with this art form. Created in 1981 and organised every second Sunday in August with the collaboration of the local Tourist Office. This hugely successful festival celebrates the many potters and artists who have made Vallauris the capital of ceramics. A fun day for all the family that stretches well into the evening.

Festival de Ramatuelle – St Tropez
Created in 1985 as a tribute to the French actor Gérard Philipe. The festival, held during the first half of August, allows for a cultural holiday in a place where historic monuments are included with many other things to see and do.

Arlette Gruss Circus – Valbonne
Every year the Big Top comes to Valbonne and the Pré des Arts with the legendary Arlette Gruss Circus a French circus founded in 1985 by Arlette Gruss.

Les Concerts du Cloitre – Nice
Series of classical concerts held at the Opéra de Nice and the Clôitre du Monastère de Cimiez during the summer.

Les Grimaldines – Gulf of St Tropez
World music festival, which has become an essential event in the Gulf of Saint Tropez and beyond bringing thousands of spectators to the village’s alleys and the medieval castle’s steps, yearning to discover new horizons in songs and music. Every Tuesday from mid-July to mid-August, this event takes you from one continent to another, offering an exceptional cultural world tour in five concerts

Annual Menton Classical Music Festival – Menton
At the Parvis Saint-Michel Archange and other venues around the town, Menton puts on the oldest classical music festival in Europe. Started in 1949 and continues to be one of the most important in Europe.

Jasmine Festival – Grasse
Traditional festival which marks the beginning of the Jasmine harvest, so important to this town of perfumes.

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