French Riviera Confidential


The French Riviera comes ablaze towards the end of summer. August is a spectacular month, full of magic and colour on account of the numerous organized firework displays, within a stone’s throw of our hotels. Now is the time to take stock of the events on the region’s agenda.

The firework display on August 15 is an event that visitors look forward to eagerly. The Feast of the Assumption is a time for celebration on the French Riviera. Let’s do a round-up of the towns and cities and their programs of festivities. Over the summer, Cannes hosts a famous and immensely popular fireworks festival, the Festival d’Art Pyrotechnique, on the Croisette beaches. On Tuesday, August 15, the theme is: “The Tops! A Dream Music Festival.” Dance to the beat of songs from four major international artists: the group Imagine Dragons, singer Celine Dion, plus Coldplay and the famously “famous” David Guetta. The Festival runs until August 24. There are sights and sounds galore at this festival, now in its 50th year. Everyone is always fascinated, no matter what their age!

Monaco is in on the act too, and organizes an international fireworks competition. The Monegasque sky is set ablaze on the final evening, August 12. And in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, on the beaches near our Astoria hotel, the Festival Pyromélodique provides the evening entertainment. Sound and light combine to stunning effect over the bay of Juan-les-Pins. Just look upwards and let yourself be carried away by magic of the show. Back at your hotel, you’ll go bed with your head in the stars.

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