In the next few days, Grasse resident Shirley Thompson will depart from Puerto de Mogán in the Canary Islands in her blue row-boat Amigo and embark on a long and treacherous journey across the Atlantic Ocean. Her goal is to arrive in Saint Bart’s in the Caribbean by February. No help, no support team, no engine—just pure endurance. If she does complete the crossing, she will break two world records: the first Irish woman to row any ocean solo and the oldest woman to row any ocean solo.
Mougins School is hosting a talk on Friday 23rd November by an international expert on internet safety for children. Elizabeth Milovidov is an American born law professor, eSafety specialist and digital parenting coach. Geared toward both adults and children, her talk will cover how to use the Internet and social media responsibly, keeping children safe online and preparing them to thrive in the digital world.
The 19th edition of the immensely successful charity race came to a close this weekend after a difficult few days due to stormy weather. But spirits were high and fun was had by all who participated. The winners were welcomed by Amara Sy, the godfather of the 19th NFL, Princess Alexandra of Hanover and representatives of the Princely Government and the National Council.
Decked out in red and white, Monaco proudly displays its patriotism during the Fête National on 19th November. But did you know that it wasn't always celebrated in November?
The Mouans-Sartoux Santons Fair, the oldest and most important fair in the Alpes-Maritimes department is going on now until 24th December. The hand-made santons are a beloved and ancient tradition of Provence. Each year, the town of Mouans-Sartoux welcomes more than 8,000 visitors to view the handmade dolls.
Thanksgiving falls on the 22nd this year and here in the Riviera, Americans are spoilt for choice with many local clubs, organisations and restaurants hosting lunch or dinner for groups large and small. We rounded up some of the biggest gatherings to enjoy a feast ‘with all the trimmings’ including roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more.
The 2018 Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival is taking place from 13th November to 2nd December at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo. Under the high patronage of Prince Albert II of Monaco, the event continues to attract the top names in modern jazz. The 13th edition’s programme proves that jazz is still quite diverse and free in its expression – open to all musical trends, but always leaving room for tradition. For jazz lovers and newcomers as well, the festival welcomes some of the biggest legends of jazz, as well as today’s fresh new talent.
This Sunday, 11th November marks the 100th anniversary the Armistice. Ceremonies, exhibitions, and parades have been planned across the country, including a large celebration and parade in Paris with multiple heads of state. Here on the Riviera, many celebrations are planned with some exceptional events in Antibes, Nice, Beausoleil, Toulon, and Brignole.