Seasons Highlights 2018
FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 3
After the King of Energy, symbol of strength and resilience, His Carnaval Majesty for 2018 will be "King of Space," a theme which plays on the tradition and modernity of Nice, which is at the same time the fourth "smart city" in the world and the city whose observatory has discovered the most planets in the last century!
FEBRUARY 17 – MARCH 7
Beneath the zest of oranges and lemons lies one of the world’s greatest festivals: La Fête du Citron® (Lemon Festival). A unique event, it attracts more than 160,000 visitors every year. Just imagine, designs up to 10 metres tall, incredible decorations and floats requiring over 140 tones of oranges and lemons. For three weeks, the “Jardins Biovès” (Biovès Gardens) and the streets are given over to these citrus giants.
Discover the 76th edition of the Paris-Nice Cycling Race, which covers a total distance of 1,233.5 kilometres.
Baroness Ephrussi de Rothschild invites you to an intimate and elegant evening event, during which you will be able to enjoy the finest melodies from the classical music repertoire and a candlelit dinner with a view over the Mediterranean.
This event, consisting of three trials, gives everyone the chance to come and run and walk, solo or in teams, along the roads of the Principality.
MARCH 16 – APRIL 29
Classic Music Festival created by Princess Grace: five weeks of music from world-renowned orchestras, animations, conferences by musicologists, and master classes.
MIPTV is the world’s market and creative forum for content on every screen, and it is the leading international showcase for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing TV and online content across all platforms.
The first major event in the clay-court season, these international championships are among the nine top worldwide tournaments. The world's finest players vie on the courts of the prestigious Monte-Carlo Country Club.
APRIL 21 – MAY 8
For more than forty years, this Antibes antiques, modern art and contemporary art fair is one of the most important and prestigious art fairs in France. It’s also a major event in Europe due to its unique atmosphere on the Antibes’ port, its attendance and especially the quality of artwork, which is presented during this event.
MAY 1, 6, 13, 20, 27
LU FESTIN DE NISSA – NICE CELEBRATES MAY
On May 1, and then every Sunday throughout the month, Nice celebrates the arrival of spring. This custom dates back to Roman times. Nowadays the festival takes place amongst the beautiful ancient olive trees in the garden of the Cimiez Arena, itself built on the ruins of the Roman city of Céménelum, in a sense bringing the "festin" back to its roots. It still involves plenty of eating, drinking, folk dancing and traditional games for children.
MAY 5 – 6
Rose growers, nursery gardeners and garden professionals organise a rendez-vous in the Jardin à la Française (French-style garden), where their finest flowers and plants are displayed for garden lovers. Novice or more experienced gardeners are all welcome to come and take a stroll amidst a variety of ancient and contemporary varieties of climbing roses and ground cover plants.
Cagnes-sur-Mer hosts the third French meeting of international women’s tennis.
Each year, the month of May gathers all professionals from the cinema industry, international stars and actors together for the prestigious “Festival de Cannes,” taking over the city and newspapers worldwide.
Over three days, the city becomes a true showcase for the rose. From cut flowers to blossoming rose bushes, pure white or garnet red, the spotlight falls on the rose in Grasse.
The Monaco Historic Grand Prix has existed since 1997. Organized once every two years in the Principality, the race is held on the same circuit at the Formula 1 Grand Prix and is a fine exhibition of classic cars. These vehicles are all sorted into various categories, meaning you'll get to see a total of seven races. A real treat to your eyes and ears!
THE ROSE DAY – LA COLLE SUR LOUP
Named capital of the Rose perfume in 1907, with a production of 600 tones of petals, La Colle-sur-Loup turns the spotlight on its emblematic flower "the centifolia" every year, which was grown in the area in the 19th century.
Since 1929, the Grand Prix is one of the oldest and the most prestigious car races. Its circuit is unique, through the streets of the Principality to Monte-Carlo.
MAY 30 – JUNE 3
Each year, “Les Voiles d’Antibes” opens the Mediterranean circuit and welcomes a selection of the most beautiful Yachts d'Epoque (built before 1950), Classic Yachts (built before 1976) and Spirit of Tradition and Metric Classes, which since the end of the XIXth century have molded the great history of International yachting.
"Les Etoiles de Mougins", International Festival of Gastronomy and Lifestyle, has become a benchmark in the global gastronomic landscape. Over several days, the village of Mougins transforms into a vast, open-air theatre of gastronomy, welcoming the greatest chefs from around the world who have come to share their love of their trade with a passionate audience.
Four days of music conferences, competitions and networking events, MIDEM is the leading business event for the international music industry, providing the opportunity to make connections and get inspired by upcoming trends.
Open to the public, the 58th edition of the Monte-Carlo Television Festival features exclusive preview screening of TV programs, conference cycles, prestigious evening events and cocktail parties, offering to the public the chance to meet international stars and immerse into the world of television.
Cannes Lions has been championing creativity since 1954. Today, it’s the world's biggest festival and awards for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries.
The legendary Nice Triathlon begins with 3,8 km swim in the pristine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, then a 180km bike course through villages and mountains and finally 42km run with a flat and fast four-loop course along the Promenade des Anglais.
As far as fireworks are concerned, Cannes blazed the trail. As early as 1967, the town went much further than the traditional firework display: it organized a huge pyromusical contest of fireworks set to music. For the first time, firework specialists had to marry melodies with colours.
The oldest European Jazz Festival is held every summer in the Gould Pine Grove, modern and open to the most creative music, “Jazz à Juan” features the greatest artists and jazz musicians.
Music festival is held in Nice since 1948. This is sometimes considered as the first Jazz Festival to gain international importance. The greatest stars perform not only a program of jazz but also international variety.
JULY 19 – AUGUST 3
The World Music Festival takes place at the heart of the City of Arts since 1998 and becomes a major summer event on the French Riviera.
Whether you need to know local public holidays or highlights through the seasons, we hope you will find the facts gathered here useful tools for your travel planning.
Our concierge is always available to assist you further and unveil the charm and secrets of the Côte d’Azur.
|New Year's Day
|Victory Day||May 8|
|Ascension Day||May 10|
|Pentecost Monday||May 21|
|Basille Day||July 14|
|All Saints' Day||November 1|
|Armistice Day 1918
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|New Year's Eve||December 31|
French is the primary language; services are often available in English, Italian and Russian.
Local voltage is 220 to 240 volts AC. Adapters available; please request through the Concierge.
300 sunny days per year thanks to the Mediterranean climate; hot and dry summer.
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. On Sunday the main boutiques in Monaco, Nice city Center and Cannes are open.
Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Time and Distance from City Centre
The Hotel is located five minutes from the city centre of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat and Beaulieu sur Mer in between Nice and Monaco (30-minute drive).
TIME AND DISTANCE TO SHOPPING
Galeries La Fayette Nice- 30 minutes / 10,7 kilometres/ 7 miles
Nice Étoile shopping center – 30 minutes / 10,7 kilometres/ 7 miles
Monte-Carlo Shopping Center – 40 minutes/ 15.6 kilometres / 9 miles
Métropole Shopping Center Monaco - 40 minutes/ 15.6 kilometres / 9 miles
Cannes shopping center – 1h20 / 45.7 kilometres / 28 miles