September’s calendar of events in French Riviera

SEPTEMBER

Summer Music Nights throughout the Alpes-Maritimes

Catherine Segurane ceremony
Held in the Sainte Réparate Cathedral. Nice’s patron saint is commemorated with a special mass and wreath-laying ceremony at the Catherine Segurane memorial.

Cannes Yachting Festival
Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th September
Europe’s unmissable and leading in-water boating event. Held in “Le Vieux Port” and “Port Pierre Canto” with over 600 boats and yachts (sailing and motor yachts, monohulls and multihulls) ranging in size from 2m to 52m. Shipyards offer trips out to sea for potential buyers to try out the finest yachts in the world and make an informed choice.

19th Edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
The famous “Voiles de Saint Tropez” takes place at the end of September to the beginning of October. Modern and more traditional sailboats have united here for more than fifteen years, putting on an astounding show for nautical sports amateurs. Even non-experts can appreciate the beauty of boats on land or on the water.

Rencontre de Jardins – St Tropez
Sept – date to be announced
Created by TD Events in 2005 has now become a reference on the French Riviera, in the fields of landscaping, garden and landscape. Since 2008, special emphasis is given to areas of the environment and ecology with the integration of an area dedicated to eco-construction and materials and innovative products.

Potter’s Markets
A number of villages (notably Antibes, Valbonne, and Tourrettes-sur-Loup) bring together local potters to exhibit their creations in the village square. Here you’ll find beautiful handcrafted creations in raku, stoneware, glazed earthenware, and porcelain. There are also demonstrations of turning and carving.

Les Fêtes Gourmandes – Villeneuve Loubet
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September
Celebrated throughout France, a weekend of festivities bringing together the delights of local produce (wines, charcuteries, cheese, sweets), chefs, artists, and musicians.

Trophée Pasqui
From Nice to Villefrance-sur-Mer. Details to follow.

14th Annual Lou Festin dou Pouort (Fête du Port) – Nice
September – details to follow.

European Heritage Days
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September
Created in 1984 by the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the European Heritage Days take place on the third weekend of September every year. The success of the event relies on the great variety of heritage attractions on offer to visitors: alongside masterpieces of civil or religious architecture, it also features reminders of industrial or farming activities, parks and gardens, archaeological sites, furniture, and literary, fluvial and military heritage. Combining many different initiatives, the European Heritage Days are an occasion for large numbers of visitors to discover public and private buildings which open their doors to the public just for this occasion. All these monuments, as well as monuments which are regularly open to the public, offer special activities for the event: guided tours, skills demonstrations, concerts, theatre performances and themed circuits.

photo source: www.lesvoilesdesaint-tropez.fr

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