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Winter Market
To: Sunday, January 9, 2011
In Cannes there are over 80 chalets on the Pantiero where seasonal gifts, crafts, arts and foods are available for purchase. There is an ice rink open daily from 10:30-8:00…and until 9:00 on Fridays and Saturdays. The event runs through January 9th.

Relics of the Budhha
From: Friday, February4, 2011 To: Sunday, February 6, 2011

The weekend of February 4th, 5th & 6th, there will be a very rare opportunity to view the Relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist Masters. The event takes place at La Salle De Fetes, 66 Avenue Marechal Foch, 06240 Beausoleil. This Project is supported by the Dalai Lama who himself has offered Relics to the collection. Visitors have said they experience feelings of inspiration, peace and healing. The event includes a Blessing Ceremony where the relics are gently placed on the crown of each visitor's head for a personal blessing. There is an Opening Ceremony on Friday evening at 6pm and from l0am to 7pm on Saturday and on Sunday. There is no entrance charge. Donations are welcome. For further information, please visit

Contemporary Jewelry
To: Saturday, February 12, 2011
In Cagnes-sur-Mer there is an exhibition of contemporary jewelry by Henri Gargat at Espace Solidor. Open 2:00-5:00 Wednesday to Saturday through February 12th.

Performances for Children
To: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

In Nice, the Theatre de la Cité at 3 rue Paganini will be having special afternoon theater performances for children running through May 2011, tickets are €6.  For details tel: 04 93 16 82 69.

Guided Tour of Old Antibes
Every Wed, Sat

Every Wednesday and Saturday there are guided tours of Old Antibes departing from the tourist office at 10AM. Discover the history of the old town of Antibes, the Provençal market, Port Vauban, the mediaeval town and the ramparts.

Cloitre de la Cathedrale de Fréjus
Every day

The cloister of the Cathedral of Fréjus offers daily guided tours all year round except for public holidays. The cathedral was built in the 12th-13th centuries and is decorated with painted panels on three levels. Guided tours are available in English if reserved in advance. At 48 rue du Cardinal Fleury, in Fréjus. Telephone 04 94 51 26 30.

Abbaye du Thoronet
Every day
The Abbey in Thoronet is a Cisterian monastery which was founded in 1146 by the Tourtour monks and is open for visitation all year round, except for public holidays. Guided tours are available, tel: 04 94 60 43 90.

Discover the 19th Century
In Sanremo, the home of Alfred Nobel, creator of the Nobel Prize is open to visitors. With its original furniture and decoration, a visit to the villa is a step back into the 19th century. Hours are 8:30 to 1PM Monday through Friday. Tel: 0184 507 380.

La Colle-sur-Loup
Antiques Market

On the second Sunday of every month, in La Colle-sur-Loup, antique dealers and traders of collectables set up stalls along the Rue de l'Ancienne Gare. Hours are 9:00 - 5:00.

Eveil Athletique & Capoeira
Every Sat

On Saturday mornings in Cannes there is an introduction to athletics for children aged 6 to 8, from 10:30 to 11:30, then in the afternoon you can experience the Brazilian art of Capoeira (kapo wera), a mixture of athletics, martial arts, dance and folklore starting at 4PM. Both activities take place at the MJC Picaud Tel: 04 93 06 29 90.

Guided Tours
Every Saturday

Every Saturday guided tours of Old Nice depart from the Nice Tourist office at 9:30. Learn interesting things about Old Nice including its history, its baroque churches, the markets and galleries. Reservations are necessary and fees are €12 per adult, €6 for the ages 5 to 10 and free, free for under 5. Tel: 08 92 70 74 07.

Guided walks
Every Thursday

There are guided walks (in French) every Thursday in the Vence Countryside from 09:00 to 12:00. €8 per person. Bookings at the Vence tourist office, tel: 04 93 58 06 38

Art Exhibitions:

Art Fair
Every Sun, Sat

There is an art fair in Cannes every Saturday and Sunday along the Allées de la Liberté, from 10 to 6.

Cérémonies du Thé

In Nice, at the Asian Art Museum, traditional Japanese tea ceremonies are held every Sunday at 3pm and 4pm. The museum is located at 405 Promenade des Anglais. Reservations must be made a minimum of one week in advance. Tel number is 04 92 29 37 02 and entrance to the museum is included.

Church Activities:

Holy Trinity Church "Faith, Fellowship and Fish"
Every Friday

Cannes Holy Trinity Church has meetings that they are calling “Faith, Fellowship and Fish”. The idea is to meet for Faith and Fellowship and then enjoy a lunch of fish and chips, with mushy peas, at a local restaurant in Valbonne. The gatherings are Fridays at 11AM. For full details call John Cookson on 06 09 51 10 95.

Children's Corner
Every Sunday

The Children's Corner at Holy Trinity Church in Nice meets each Sunday in the church hall at 10:50 until about 11:40 when the children are accompanied to the church to join their parents. All children are welcome but the activities -- including a story, play-acting, hand-crafts and coloring. are especially suited for those between 3 and 8 years old. Holy Trinity Church of Nice is located at 11 rue de la Buffa.

Holy Trinity Children's Church Club
The Holy Trinity Church In Cannes features "The Children's Club" as part of their weekly Sunday service. For details Tel: 04 93 94 54 61.

Holy Trinity Church Youth Group
Every 1st Friday Monthly

The Holy Trinity Church in Cannes is having a get-together for teens and '20-ish' people every 1st Friday. The emphasis will be on fun; playing darts, table tennis, watching movies, etc. There will be a meal and drinks served. Meet at 7PM at the at the church hall in Cannes. All teenagers and 20 something's are invited. Contact either Holy Trinity Church at 04 93 94 54 61 or John at 06 09 51 10 95.

Clubs & Organizations:

Country Western Dance Classes
On: Monday
Villefranche-sur-Mer Country Western Dance Classes There are Country & Western dance classes every Monday evening from 7:30-9:00 at the Gymnasium des Glacis in Villefranche-sur-Mer. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details contact Linda Leach at 06 28 78 15 21.

Adult Choir -
Music School - Carl Orff
On: Fridays
A new choir in Camporosso, Italy, (that’s just east of Ventimiglia) is being made up of locals and foreigners. The director is extending a warm invitation to anyone who enjoys choral singing. The Carl Orff School of Music has rehearsals each Friday evening at the School, located just behind the elementary school in Camporosso.  For more info contact Betty Kamp at 0039 320 187 1861.
Or visit the website at

Adult Children of Alcoholics
On: Wednesdays
There are meetings of "Adult Children of Alcoholics" held in Nice every week. This is a support group of men and women who grew up in alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional homes. They share stories and find hope and a sense of home. Meetings are held every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 8pm at the Sacre Coeur Church, 22, rue de France in Nice. Everyone is welcome to attend free of charge. For information, telephone Joel at 06 42 32 74 27.

Anglo-American-Commonwealth Conversation & Think Tank Meeting
On: Thursdays

There are weekly meetings held on Thursday at the Monaco Yacht Club from 6 to 8PM (cocktails are available for half price). This informal evening is a service to the Principality's international community desiring to help residents of all nationalities and ages to perfect their English language skills. In association with Anglophone Yacht Club members and American Club members.

Cocaine Anonymous Meeting
On: Sundays

Every Sunday in Monaco the support group Cocaine Anonymous meets using the Twelve Step Recovery Program. Meetings are held at St. Paul's Church between 7:30 and 9:00 in the downstairs library. The address is 22 ave de Grande Bretagne, Monaco. Contact Simon on 06 20 00 66 36.

French/English Conversation Group
On: Thursdays

In Chateauneuf-Grasse every Thursday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 there is a French/English conversation group meeting held at the Médiatheque. Everyone interested in improving their skills in these languages are welcome to attend. Tel: 04 93 42 41 71.

IWCV Coffee Mornings

The International Women's Club of the Var is providing some coffee mornings to present an opportunity to meet members and learn more about the club and the benefits of membership. Meetings are held in Bargemon and Lorgues. For details for Bargemon tel: 04 94 76 72 89 or e-mail; for Lorgues tel: 04 94 76 00 56 or e-mail

Villeneuve Loubet
French Lessons
On: Tuesdays

French lessons are being offered in Villeneuve Loubet every Tuesday afternoon. For details Tel: 04 93 73 08 82.

Scottish Dance Classes
On: Wednesdays

There are Scottish Country Dance classes every Wednesday at 8PM at Mougins International School. People of all ages and nationalities are invited to attend. Participants are asked to bring soft-soled shoes. Tel: 04 93 42 72 95.

English Classes
On: Mondays & Tuesdays

The Association France - Grande Bretagne conducts English classes on Mondays and Tuesdays. Classes are held at 45 promenade du Paillon in Nice. For information contact Mary Perès on 06 78 59 16 04 or;
visit their website at

French Classes
On: Thursdays
The Association France - Grande Bretagne conducts French classes every Thursday in Nice at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 11 rue de la Buffa. For information contact Mary Perès on 06 78 59 16 04 or visit their website at

Hash House Harrier - The Riviera Branch
Every Second Sunday

The Riviera Branch of the international running and walking club meets every second Sunday at various venues throughout the region. Hash House Harrier events, are very social, and definitely non-competitive, and offer an opportunity for people from all walks of life and nationalities to meet for fun afternoons, and occasionally, away weekends. For details telephone 04 9312 1623 or log on to

Monaco USA
On: First Tuesday Each Month

Monaco USA has a monthly "Get Together " on the first Tuesday of each month. For details telephone 06 24 45 56 17 or visit their website

On: Fridays

There is an open Al-Anon meeting for women only -- in English -- every Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 in the library under St Paul's Anglican Church, 22 avenue de Grande Bretagne in Monaco. Women AA members are welcome as well.

The Anglo-Ligurian Club
On: Thursdays

The Anglo-Ligurian Club meets every Thursday at 4:00 at the Hotel Parigi in Bordighera for tea and conversation in Italian and English. The club is now in its twentieth year and extends a welcome to all. Contact Barbara at +39 0184 38 450 or email

Riviera International Singers
On: Thursdays

Riviera International Singers, an amateur choir meets Thursday evenings at Mougins School to prepare for twice yearly concerts. For further information contact David Sidney at 06 14 92 78 44.

Bereavement Support Group
On: Third Wednesday each month

There is an English speaking bereavement support group holding meetings every third Wednesday of each month. They meet in Monaco at Jatalv, 6, rue des Açores from 6h30 and 8pm. Tel: 06 98 44 49 01.

International Mother-Baby Group
On: Tuesdays

There is weekly meeting of the local international mother-baby group in Vence every Tuesday 09.30-11.00. For information contact Val at

Sophia Antipolis
Sophia Professional Women's Network Meeting
First Tuesday each month
The meeting is open to members and non-members and there is a € 3 fee. The Sophia Professional Women's Network, founded in 1999, provides professional development and networking for women in the Sophia Antipolis area. Details are available on the web at

British Association of Monaco
Happy Hour Meeting
Second and fourth Thursday each month (Excluding August)
The British Association of Monaco meets in Monaco for their Happy Hour from 6:30 to 8:00. This is an informal event where new and prospective members are encouraged to attend so you may go alone or bring along a partner. Beer and soft drinks are priced at € 3.00 and wine and spirits etc. at € 5.50. For full details: telephone +377 93 50 19 52 (voice mail) or email

Scottish Country Dancing
Riviera/Côte d'Azur

The Scottish Country Dancing clubs of Mougins, Monaco and Imperia have regular weekly meetings, informal dances and special occasion events such as St. Andrew's Night and Burns' Night. They conduct teaching workshops and guests are always welcome.
- The Mougins Group meets every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Mougins International School and more information is available on their website - or telephone Angela at +33 4 93 42 72 95 (answerphone).
- The Monaco Group meets every Monday from 7:15 p.m. at "Tous En Scène", by the new railway station in Monaco and their website is - or telephone Yvonne at +377 93 25 18 49 (evenings or answerphone).
- The Imperia group meets on Saturday afternoons at "Mistral Club", Via Caboto 43/A, Imperia. Telephone Lesley at +39 0183 29 77 92.

Sophia Antipolis
Adapt In France Workshops

The organization Adapt In France has workshops covering various subjects from French business culture and French Public Transport to workshops on French expressions and even French jokes. For details Tel: 04 93 65 33 79.

Antiques, Vide Greniers, Craft Sales

Art Fair
Every Sun

Every Sunday in Cannes there is an artist fair at Les Allées de la Liberté.

La Colle sur Loup
Car-Boot Sale
Every Sun
Every Sunday (weather permitting) there is a brocante, bric-a-brac, car boot sale at Ludipark on the outskirts of La Colle sur Loup.

Antiques Market
On: First Sunday of the month

There is an antiques market in Valbonne, the first Sunday of each month in the village.

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