6 more reasons to visit the French Riviera this summer

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Summer on the Cote d’Azur is always full of exciting events, and this year is no exception. Baroque Travel offers a choice of 6 exciting events and festivals worth enjoying in summer 2016


If you’re planning to go in April…


9th to 17th April – Monte Carlo Rolex Cup

Held every year at Monte Carlo Country Club, this is one of the highlights of the international tennis circuit. Of course, the setting is quite spectacular… you can watch world-class tennis with the magnificent Mediterranean Sea as your backdrop. The tournament includes many top tennis stars, including the likes of Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Need we say more?


14th to 17th April – Top Marques Monaco

As the Monte Carlo Rolex Cup enters its final weekend, this popular supercar show opens its doors in and around the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. Top Marques Monaco is a four-day expo with every possible supercar on display as well as super boats, exclusive timepieces and bespoke jewellery. Aside from a chance to purchase some exquisite luxury products, you can also test drive some of the super cars on a private section of the Grand Prix circuit.


What’s happening in May…


11th to 22nd May – Cannes Film Festival

The 69th edition of this legendary film fest is expected to attract stars and celebrities from all over the world. Located every year at the Palais des Festivals on Cannes’ pretty promenade, it’s well worth attending to see the stars, celebrate with them and be part of the exciting atmosphere.


26th to 29th May – Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix

Another highlight of the summer calendar on the French Riviera, this exciting event takes place in Monaco’s streets and around its port. Thousands of fans line the course on balconies or specially built stands to watch. Of course, if you have moored your super yacht in the Port of Monaco you’ll have a spectacular view.


If you wish to visit later in the year…


6th to 11th September – Cannes Yachting Festival

More than 40,000 super yacht fans flock to Europe’s leading yacht festival come September to view more than 500 vessels on display at Cannes’ Vieux Port and the resort’s more modern Port Pierre Canto. Whether you’re a seasoned sailor, or are looking to purchase a luxury super yacht, this is an unmissable event.


28th September to 1st October – Monaco Yacht Show

The weather is still sublime in the French Riviera in September, so why not enjoy the luxe resort life for two weeks so that you can also attend the famous Monaco Yacht Show at the end of the month? With more than 100 super yachts on display, plus lots of yachting accessories, this leading event is a must. You’ll find all the action in and around Monaco’s pretty waterfront.


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