What’s on in Cannes this September
1 September 2015
Attend an Array of Exclusive Events along the French Rivera this September
The South of France prides itself on offering exclusive experiences. Its clubs are known for hosting A-list parties, its picturesque Mediterranean ports are filled with luxury yachts and its renowned restaurants boast some of the world’s most sought-after chefs. It should come as no surprise then that its events calendar is also in a league of its own. From a contemporary art fayre located in a 16th century citadel, to a Royal Regatta that began in honour of King Christian X of Denmark, there’ll be an exciting event to suit every taste in and around Cannes this September.
25th-27th September 2015
After its successful launch last year, the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Legendes is back for 2015, offering the chance to admire an array of classic and rare cars on an idyllic peninsula. The three day programme will see both amateur enthusiasts and specialists take part in competitions and parades in the port-side town centre. Last year’s contests attracted over 100 vehicles and an expert jury panel that included former Minardi F1 team manager Dr Adreani Michel and International FIVA judge Jacques Braneyre. Located just over an hour’s drive from Cannes, this is an unmissable event for both car enthusiasts and those who admire the finer things in life.
3rd-6th September 2015
Located in an historic fortress overlooking one of the French Riviera’s most picturesque towns, ‘Art Temptation’ will offer the chance to browse over 80 stalls featuring works bycontemporary artists and an array of antiques. Art fans will find organically shaped metal sculptures by Serfe Guarnieri, beautiful watercolour works courtesy of Enric Roca Vallet and photography depicting movement by Alberto Martinez. Hosted by Oktopus Events, the four day fayre will also include interactive works dispersed around the town, ceramic workshops for children and an additional exhibition that’ll feature brightly coloured pieces by the likes of Niki de Saint Phalle and works by Sacha Sosno, the sculptor behind The Square Head in Nice.
8th-13th September 2015
The annual Cannes Yachting Festival will be returning for its 38th edition this September, boasting a display of nearly 550 boats. 140 of these will be premieres, including 85 world premieres ranging from the Princess V57 and the Hanse 325, to the Magellano 66 from Azimut Benetti. The main event will be around Le Vieux Port where sailing boats will sit alongside motor yachts including the impressive 46 metre Baglietto, while first-time buyers may prefer to browse the vast second-hand selection at Port Pierre Canto. Join 50,000 visitors to admire some of the most luxurious modes of transport available and even take the opportunity to take the helm during a sea trial.
20th-27th September 2015
There’ll be no better time for luxury boat enthusiasts to visit Cannes with the Yachting Festival and the Régates Royales only a week apart. Join crowds to cheer on five dragon races and five classic yacht races, with crews featuring the likes of Olympic medallist Laurie Smith. Iconic designs will include the 49 metre Eleonora, an exact replica of the 1910 Westward designed by Nathanael Herreshoff, the 1903 Moonbeam of Fife III that was rebuilt in the 80s, and the 1975 Il Moro di Venezia. With over 60 boats already signed up for the Dragon fleet alone, the 37th year since renewal should be a truly awe-inspiring event along the Croisette.
18th-20th September 2015
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the prestigious Les Etoiles de Mougins Festival will offer the chance to watch over 120 international chefs show off their culinary prowess in over 100 demonstrations and workshops. So far, 25,000 visitors have flocked to the medieval village of Mougins to see some of the world’s most renowned chefs at work and this year’s line-up won’t disappoint with the likes of the three Michelin starred Frédéric Anton and pastry chef turned radio personality Claire Verneil making an appearance. This unmissable foodie event will also offer the chance to browse 50 exhibitor stands serving treats such as 60 different macaroons flavours, and watch as chefs complete a challenge while taking part a nail-biting Citroën 2CV rally race.
From shopping for classic cars and contemporary masterpieces, watching Michelin starred chefs create delicious dishes, to cheering on fleets of luxury boats as they sail around the picturesque Lerin Islands, Cannes can offer a whole host of glamourous experiences for visitors this September.
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