Arts Festival / Music Festival
Music fans enjoy eclectic performances in a beautiful setting at the annual Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival. Held from July through August, the 2014 Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival takes place at Sporting Monte-Carlo in Monaco ... moreSporting Monte-Carlo (Monaco)
40 Avenue Princesse Grace
Party Earth Review For a bit of relaxation or to enjoy some relatively inexpensive water sports, it’s hard to beat the sandy beaches just south of Antibes. Completely free to the public, Plage du Ponteil offers a serene location from which to admire the natural beauty of the French Riviera, including the ancient fortress that ... more
Plage du Ponteil
Founded in 2011, the Festival de Musique de Chambre Saint-Paul de Vence offers French Riviera locals and tourists an array of amazing live musical performances every summer. The eclectic fest takes place in the medieval village of Saint-Paul ... moreSaint-Paul de Vence 06570 Saint-Paul de Vence, France
Party Earth Review Leisurely afternoons on the beach are what the French Riviera is all about, and Nice Beach is one of the best places to soak up the sun and the atmosphere. The city’s long shoreline and boardwalk – the Promenade des Anglais – offer wonderful panoramic views, as well as an excellent place for rollerblading ... more
Main public beach runs roughly along the southern coast of Nice from the Cote D'Azur Airport on the west to the Port de Nice on the east
Music lovers and audiophiles of all sorts enjoy the sonic sensations of the annual Midi Festival. Held for three days in July, the 2013 Midi Festival takes place at a variety of venues in Paris. Past participating venues in the Midi Festival ... moreVilla Noailles 83400 Hyères, France
Party Earth Review Located directly in front of the most luxurious hotels in town, some of the best shopping in the French Riviera, and the busiest nightlife in Cannes, the Plage de la Croisette has miles of beautiful sandy beaches filled with sunbathers and swimmers enjoying the clear, warm water. A fair portion of the beach is taken up ... more
Along Boulevard de la Croisette
A lot of people would agree that a certain level of competition can ignite metaphorical fireworks. Every July and August in Monaco, the Concours International de Feux d'Artifice Pyromélodiques presents a competition that is based ... moreLa Condamine (Monaco) 98000 Monaco
Party Earth Review Surrounded by Italian-style architecture of red and yellow townhouses and situated in the center of Nice’s old town, Place Rossetti is a charming square featuring a small stone fountain and the lovely baroque Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate. Easily accessed by the streets Mascoïnat, Rossetti, and the Pont-vieux, the square and ... more
Intersection of Rue Mascoïnat, Rue Rossetti,
and Rue du Pont Vieux
Summertime on the French Riviera is full of fun, scenic outdoor events enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. One of those awesome bashes – Festival d'Art Pyrotechnique de Cannes – dominates the skies weekly during the summer ... moreCannes
Party Earth Review From sunrise to sunset, this private beach and restaurant draws an affluent and attractive clientele ready to spend a few pampered hours in the sun or enjoy an upscale dining experience. Afternoons at the beach usually find young jet-setters competing at table tennis or ensconced in their comfy deck chairs sipping ... more
8 Quai des États-Unis
Electronic dance music fans and ravers dance all night at the annual Les Plages Electroniques Festival. Held on Wednesdays in July and August, the 2013 Les Plages Electroniques Festival takes place at the Plage du Palais des Festivals in ... morePlage du Palais des Festivals
Party Earth Review Patrons will have to walk down the stairway to heaven at Le Rêve Plage, a truly dreamy private beach and bar decked out in strikingly white tables, chairs, floors, and furnishings. By day, a pampered and bronzed crowd fills the luxurious white beach chairs to enjoy a meal right on the sand or to sip cocktails and peer ... more
Boulevard Charles Guillaumont
Things to do in the French Riviera can come with a lot of zeroes behind them and multiple dollar signs in front, but not every visitor has to garrote his wallet the minute he gets off the plane.
Although the all-night nature of the nightlife might make it difficult to get up in the morning, snoozing the day’s things to do away only means missing out on some magnificent beaches, landmark resorts, endless shopping, and star-powered people-watching at the plazas and sidewalk cafés.
Both private and public beaches in the French Riviera offer all kinds of water activities and outdoor sports, as well as amenities like umbrellas, lounge chairs, and beachside food and cocktail service.
Happy hours in the sand lead naturally to shopping, another exercise in luxury as scores of upscale shops just off the beach offer everything from furs to chic club attire perfect for that next big night on the town.