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Held around Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) since 1294...
France’s original jazz festival has taken on a life of its own, with fringe concerts popping up all around the venue, from Vieux Nice to Massena and the shopping streets around rue de France.
One of Formula One’s most iconic races. Enthusiasts can walk the 3.2km circuit through town; the tourist office has maps.
A showdown of pyrotechnic expertise in the port area. The winner gets to organise the fireworks on 18 November, eve of Monaco's national holiday.
The International Circus Festival of Monaco showcases heart-stopping acts from around the globe in late January.
Fast becoming a key fixture on the professional circuit; arriving by train alight at Monaco Country Club.
Hold your breath during world-class acrobatics, or laugh out loud at the clowns.
This major festival, celebrated in Juan-les-Pins, has been running for more than 50 years. Every jazz great has performed here, and the festival continues to attract big music names.
Menton’s quirky two-week Fête du Citron sees sculptures and decorative floats made from tonnes of lemons weave along the seafront...
Around 200,000 people cram onto La Croisette every summer to admire the outstanding fireworks display over the Baie de Cannes. Magical. Held on six nights from July to August.
Cannes' world-famous celebration of cinema. You won’t get in to any of the premiers, but it’s fun because you see all the celebs walking around.
Electronic-music and indie-rock festival on the terrace of the Palais des Festivals; very cool.
DJs spin on the sand at the Plage du Palais des Festivals during this relaxed festival. Held July to August, once a week for five or six weeks.
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