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French Riviera Events ~ 2018 Dates for Your Diary

French Riviera Events 2018 French Riviera Events ~ A collection of the most glamourous meetings for 2018

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2018 is just around the corner and there’s never been a better time to head to the South of France. With an exciting line-up of French Riviera events including VIP sports, music and entertainment, the Côte d'Azur will be in the international spotlight throughout the year.

We’ve put together a quick guide to some of the brightest and best French Riviera events for 2018. With all the details below, all you need to do is clear some space in your diary and get ready to turn up the glamour.

Rolex Monte Carlo Masters

Held in April, the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters is by far the most impressive event on the international tennis circuit. This open-air tournament sees the biggest names in men’s tennis battle it out on the courts of the prestigious Monte Carlo Country Club. 2018’s tournament looks set to be epic, with Nadal, Federer and Murray all slated to return to Monaco this year. And with all matches played out against a stunning Mediterranean backdrop, this is truly an unforgettable experience for tennis fans.

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Top Marques Monaco

Hot on the heels of the Monte Carlo Masters, Top Marques Monaco will also be held in Monaco in April. The 2018 show will be the 15th edition of this phenomenal event, which showcases the very best of the luxury supercar industry. The 2018 show is set to include an incredible array of supercars and state-of-the-art superboats. Plus there’ll be plenty of designer jewellery and wristwatches on display from the world’s most luxurious brands. And to top it all off, VIP guests will also be invited to take the hottest supercars for a customised test drive on the iconic Monaco Grand Prix circuit. With so much on offer, this year’s show is sure to be a dream come true for car enthusiasts everywhere.

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Cannes Film Festival

Needing no introduction whatsoever, the Cannes Film Festival is quite simply the biggest and best film festival on the planet. As always, the 2018 edition promises a glittering array of film screenings, A-list parties and industry events. And of course there will be lashings of red carpet glamour, all along the Croisette. With Hollywood’s brightest stars in town, plus some of the most sensational parties and charity events held throughout the show, Cannes will be the place to see and be seen next May.

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Monaco Grand Prix Formula 1

From film stars to fast cars, the month of May will is always a thrilling time to be in the French Riviera. Once the Palme d’Or has been awarded, it will be all eyes on Monaco for the 76th edition of the Monaco Grand Prix. The most iconic automobile race in the world, the Monaco Grand Prix sees Formula 1 drivers race through the narrow streets of the Principality at top speed. With superyachts lining the port and endless social events and VIP parties held during the run up to the big race, this is an unmissable event for your 2018 social calendar.

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Nice Jazz Festival

Created in 1948, the Nice Jazz Festival has been entertaining music fans on the French Riviera for years. Held in the Place Massena, this open-air festival is hugely popular on the international music scene. The unique format and fabulous setting always draw big-name artists from the world of jazz and funk. While the 2018 line-up is being kept firmly under wraps for the moment, last year’s headline performances included legendary acts Mary J. Blige, Laura Mvula and Herbie Hancock. With such fantastic previous form, this year’s jazz festival should definitely be one to watch.

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International Monaco Musical Fireworks Competition

With the summer season in full swing, Monaco hosts an exciting international fireworks competition every July and August. Teams from all over the world come to the Principality to create the most incredible firework displays. Each display lasts for a jaw-dropping 30 minutes and is set to sweeping classical and popular music. Watch the sky over the Port Hercules light up as the spectacular colours are reflected in the backdrop of the Mediterranean below. Whether you take in the festival onboard a superyacht or from one of the many bars along the port, this is always a very special experience.

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Cannes Yachting Festival

Taking over the Vieux Port and the Port Pierre Canto in September, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the first boat show in the nautical calendar. 2018 marks the 40th edition of the festival, which has a reputation as Europe's leading in-water boat show. Check out what’s new in the yachting industry before glancing at the high-end lifestyle brands on offer in the Luxury Gallery. Then head down to the port and enjoy the sight of over 600 boats on display in the Bay of Cannes at this impressive event.

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Monaco Yacht Show

Renowned as the largest and most glamorous yachting event in Europe, the Monaco Yacht Show is the only show in the world dedicated to showcasing superyachts. Held in the Port Hercules every September, the Monaco Yacht Show brings together every aspect of the yachting industry. Browse stand after stand of designers, builders and brokers plus luxury lifestyle brands and much more besides. With over 45 new superyachts scheduled to be launched at this year’s show, this is one event you definitely won’t want to miss in 2018.

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Porsche Paradise

Known for its stunning beaches and sparkling nightlife, in October St Tropez also plays host to supercar enthusiasts from all over the world. Hundreds of car enthusiasts descend upon the village every year for the annual Porsche Paradise meeting. For 3 days, over 500 models of Porsche will be on display in the sunshine of St Tropez with lots of special features and events planned. If you love luxury cars, this is the ideal opportunity to check out the latest high-performance models in the world’s most dazzling open-air car showroom.

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