What to do on the French Riviera in September 2023? Take in a Rugby World Cup match. See the sailing boats plying the Mediterranean between the Croisette and the Lérins Islands. Enjoy a good I.P.A. beer at the Fête de la Bière de Grasse. And don’t forget the opening of theatre season!
There’s no shortage of things to see, things to do and experiences to enjoy on the Côte d’Azur!
Wondering what to do in September on the French Riviera? Here is the agenda for September, with the must-see events on the Côte d’Azur that FRH has selected for you.
La fête de la bière à Grasse
From 7 to 10 September
Can you recognise an I.P.A. beer with your eyes closed? O simply do you want to experience the pleasure of that “first sip of beer” featured in French writer Philippe Delerm’s book, the beer festival in Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes) opens its doors on 7 September.
This means that for three days, beer festivities will be held from 11am to 11pm. On the programme: stands with local brewers, barbecues, pretzels and musical entertainment.
So, a friendly, festive event not to be missed in the Grasse region.
For more info about this September event in Grasse:
The Rugby World Cup in Nice
From 16 to 24 September
Fancy going to see a rugby match? Then, from 16 to 24 September 2023, Nice is the place to be! The Stade de Nice – Allianz Riviera is usually the sanctuary of football and home of OGC Nice. But it will be the playground for 4 group matches in the Rugby World Cup 2023 in September.
Indeed, you can watch the teams from 8 countries battle it out live at the Stade de Nice. Otherwise, you can watch them from the city centre thanks to the Rugby Village. In particular, giant screens will be broadcasting the matches live, and there will be activities linked to the world of the oval ball.
On the programme at the Stade de Nice
Wales v Portugal 16/9
England vs Japan 17/9
Italy vs Uruguay 20/9
Scotland vs Tonga 24/9
For information and bookings:
The Régates Royales de Cannes
From 23 to 30 September
Wondering what to do in September on the French Riviera? And why not see the Côte d’Azur shrine to cinema in a different light? One of the best things to do in the Côte d’Azur’s capital of luxury and voluptuousness, is to attend the Régates Royales de Cannes.
In fact, around a hundred competitors will be unfurling their sails to thrill the Croisette from 24 to 30 September 2023. The 45th edition of the Régates Royales promises to captivate spectators with elegance and spectacle. With the magnificent backdrop of the Film Festival town and the Lérins Islands.
You must know that, organised every year by the Cannes Yacht Club, this year’s Régates Royales promises to be a thrilling one. The quality of both the participants and the entertainment on offer is amazing. On the whole, it’s an absolutely royal event! A mus-see in September!
In conclusion, come and see some of the finest sailing yachts in the Bay of Cannes!
European Heritage Days
16 and 17 September
Do you enjoy discovering your new region’s historic heritage? If you do, in September, you will have a lot to do thanks to the European Heritage Days!
This event is a special time for exceptional visits and outings. It presents the Côte d’Azur’s heritage in all its facets. Therfore, we invite you to discover the programme organised by the Département des Alpes-Maritimes.
In fact, it includes some of the must-see visits on the French Riviera. In order to mark the 2023 European Heritage Days, the Département is inviting you to discover 13 of the 15 forts in its network.
These visits will plunge you into the history of these fortifications, built between the 16th and 20th centuries. Indeed, they give you a better understanding of our region’s turbulent past.
The programme includes guided tours, events, workshops, games and exhibitions! All activities are free of charge.
2023/24 theatre season : Back to theatre on the Côte d’Azur
The French Riviera is also a hotbed of theatrical culture. One of the events not to be missed in September is the beginning of theatre season.
For the first show of the 2023/24 season at the Théâtre National de Nice, you’ll have to wait until 4 October. On the bill for La Cuisine, Bérénice de Jean Racine ( from 4 to 7 October 2023).
On the other hand, Nice’s municipal theatre, the Francis-Gag, gets the season off to a good start in September. You must know that on September 12, this landmark Nice theatre plays Inconnu à cette adresse by Kressmann Taylor (8pm, prices: €15-€20 Info + bookings: keren-hayessod.fr 06 85 72 63 70).
And don’t miss Scène 55 in Mougins, where you’ll be moved by La Légende du Saint Buveur by Joseph Roth.
Let’s now go to Antibes. Anthéa – Antipolis Théâtre d’Antibes kicks off its season with a theatrical oddity, bringing to the stage a play by Stéphane de Grodt, Un léger doute.
On the other hand, the Théâtre de Grasse remains in a more classic vein. This theater kicks off its season with a revisited text by Alphonse Daudet. On stage, Les lettres de mon moulin, revisited and brought to the stage by Philippe Caubère.
But French Riviera in September, is also the little theatres….
The Côte d’Azur is also home to a multitude of small theatres offering eclectic programmes that take you on a journey from laughter to tears.
Among many others, we’d like to mention one that we’re particularly fond of, the Théâtre de l’Impasse. In fact, the play written by Fabricio Carminati, founder of FRH, ran there for an entire season. And made crowds of spectators laugh! Théâtre de l’Impasse is opening its season with La casse du siècle — la (pas) véritable histoire d’Albert Spaggiari
Indeed, there’s plenty to do on the French Riviera in September. Enjoy the French Riviera life experience !