What to do in May on the French Riviera: the calendar

Flower festival, F1, Cannes Festival…, the month of May is rich in events on the French Riviera. 

What to do in May on the French Riviera

Events not to be missed on the Côte d’Azur: May calendar 

The Côte d’Azur is an attractive region. The region hosts many interesting traditional events throughout the year. You will find everything from cultural and flower festivals to gastronomic and sporting events. Check out the May calendar of events and festivals on the Côte d’Azur.

Granfondo la Vençoise

✦ 06 May 2023.

Each year, the town of Vence offers two timed courses which include the ascent of the Col de Vence and cross the hinterland of Vence and Grasse. The event takes place on beautiful mid-mountain roads with little traffic, offering the possibility to discover magnificent panoramas.

Find the whole programme on the official website of the event.

What to do in May on the French Riviera
What to do in May on the French Riviera

Cannes International Film Festival

✦ 16 to 27 May 2023.

The Cannes Festival is a source of dreams for many of us, and it must be said that it continues to dazzle us, despite its 76 years of existence. Anecdotes abound and create myths and legends that become part of history.

Find the whole program on the official website of the Cannes Festival.

You can also find the fabulous history of the festival on the official website of the city of Cannes

L’expo Rose in Grasse

✦ 18 to 21 May 2023. 

The city of Grasse is celebrating the producers and creators of roses by giving them a place of honour. For a few days, the town is transformed into a garden where the queen of flowers is the centre of attention: 8,500 roses in bouquets, 13,000 roses for sale and 25,000 cut roses embellish the fountains and squares. You can discover floral exhibitions, festive animations, dances and scented streets.

For more informations, rendez-vous on the official website of the Grasse city.

What to do in May on the French Riviera
What to do in May on the French Riviera

The Monaco grand prix

✦ 25 to 28 May 2023. 

The Monaco Grand Prix is a four-day motor race where speed, celebration and glamour meet. The race has been held since 1929 and since 1950 has been a regular race in the Formula One World Championship.

The race takes place in the narrow streets of Monaco, providing a breathtaking spectacle and testing the nerves of the spectators. The ultra-fast Formula 1 cars roar around the 3.3 kilometre circuit in the city centre, presenting a considerable challenge to the drivers.

On the harbour promenade, large grandstands are set up for the 100,000 spectators who come to Monaco each year to watch the Formula 1 race, which is a four-day celebration.

Find the whole program on the official website of the event.

These events are the best way to celebrate the arrival of the beautiful season on the French Riviera!

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