Springtime in the South of France is full of blossom and sunshine. On average around 60% of the day is taken up with sunshine, the flowers and plants bloom and the residents of the French Riviera are ready to welcome the beautiful weather with open arms. If you’re looking to visit in the spring you can expect a laid back, quiet and mellow trip, with fewer tourists and a much quieter South of France. This doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do; spring events on the French Riviera are aplenty. Mostly dictated by sports events, but also celebrating the new season with more French festivals you’ll be in for a treat; and of course not forgetting the famous perfumeries Fragonard, Molinard and Galimard that are available to visit all year round…there’s lots to do! We give you our top 3 spring events on the French Riviera.
The Outdoor Festival is the first festival that is completely dedicated to outdoor activities, so if you’re an outdoorsy person you’re not going to want to miss this on your visit. It’s held over 3 days from April 29th to May 1st 2022 and celebrates the beautiful outdoor spaces of the Côte d’Azur. It’s a festival for everyone, no matter what your age or fitness level. There are over 100 activities and sports that take place, from discovering the seas and mountains by land or air, or staying with your feet firmly on the ground and exploring nature through supervised outings. The flagship sports of this 1st edition of the Outdoor Festival will be mountain biking, slacklining, trail running, cycling, paddle boarding, kayaking, climbing, canyoning, paragliding, longcôte, hiking, swim & run, kiteboarding. There are lots to choose from on this wonderful spring event on the French Riviera.
The Côte d’Azur Garden Festival
The wonder and beauty of the Côte d’Azur garden festival will transport you to an ethereal place. Created by teams of extremely talented garden landscapers you can while the days away amongst the most beautiful parks and gardens on the Côte d’Azur. There are lots of events and activities that go on in and around this festival, and it’s definitely something you can enjoy alone, as a couple or as a family. It lasts for almost a month running from May 9th-June 9th so you have plenty of time to visit these artistic gardens, and with over 60 different gardens to visit you won’t be left disappointed by their vast beauty. From botanical gardens, medieval gardens, pleasure gardens and historic gardens, it’s the perfect celebration of spring.
Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival is the most famous of them all, and has run for over 70 years! It runs over 12 days May 17th – May 28th 2022 and is a huge celebration of international talents within the film industry. Contrary to popular belief it is thought that this festival is only for the rich and famous, of course, there are certain events that only the select few can attend, however during the days of the festival there are limited available places to watch the screenings and tickets are distributed before each screening in front of the Palais des Festivals. There is also a cinema placed on the beach throughout that offers a selection of films free of charge, so you can relax and enjoy the festival from the beautiful sands of the Côte d’Azur.
If you’re one for glitz and glamour then there will be some mythical sights during the evenings of the festival. From beautiful yachts to exquisite ballgowns and fancy cars. Celebrities will be aplenty; it’s the place to be seen and an event that most celebrities barely miss. With 80,000 festival-goers and around 250,000 people present in Cannes over the festival period, it’s definitely one of the busiest times of the year, but it’s one of the most epic spring events on the French Riviera.
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Want more things to do? There are more to choose from below…
March – Swimrun St Raphaël-Agathos
7th-14th March – Paris-Nice Cycling Challenge
19th March – Gospel For 100 Voicest-Tro
9th-17th April – Monte Carlo Tennis Masters
29th April – 1st May –Cannes International Triathlon
26th May – 29th May – Monaco F1 Grand Prix
31st May – Mecan’Tour Classic Alpes-Maritimes