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.
Riviera Insider is giving away tickets for a concert by piano star David Fray with the Orchestre de Cannes. On Friday, 16th November at 8.30 pm, Fray will be performing an evening dedicated to German Romanticism at the Théâtre Croisette. Starting with Schuhmann's romantic piano concerto in A minor, op. 54 "Concerto for piano" and moving on to Brahms’ 3rd Symphony.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Rolex Masters in Monaco. This year's tournament even sold out the secondary stands, so make sure to buy your tickets soon!
Riviera Insider is giving away a dinner for two people at Château Le Cagnard in Haute-Cagnes.