The Top 10 Luxury French Riviera Events in 2022

Posted by on February 10, 2022

The French Riviera is the destination of choice for the world’s wealthiest with its sublime restaurants, high-end shopping and exclusive beach clubs. However, one of the French Riviera’s major draws is its roster of year-round luxury events. If you’re planning a getaway to the Conte d’Azur in 2022, then make sure it coincides with one of these luxurious French Riviera events to ensure an elevated experience, from legendary Cannes events, such as the Cannes Film Festival with its extravagant glitz and glam, to iconic Monaco events like the Monaco Grand Prix. Discover the French Riviera’s must-attend luxury events.

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Top 10 French Riviera events

Events French Riviera: Nocturnes of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild – July 1 to August 31, 2022

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Discover the romance and glamour of this world-renowned villa in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, on Mondays and Tuesdays, from 8 p.m. until midnight. Built between 1907 and 1912 by Baroness Beatrice Rothschild and designed by the French architect Aaron Messiah, the villa is one of the most iconic buildings along the French Riviera. Stroll around the villa’s illuminated gardens, noted by the Ministry of Culture as being one of the most remarkable gardens in France, be entertained by concerts and shows, and enjoy refreshments and a culinary dinner prepared by top international chefs.

Events French Riviera: Cannes Film Festival – May 17 to 27, 2022

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The Cannes Film Festivals is an unforgettable and iconic French Riviera event and one of the most recognised and eagerly anticipated film festivals in the world. The glamorous event showcases the latest films and documentaries from across the world, all amidst one of the world’s most elegant settings. This year the festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary, so expect a festival that is bigger and better than ever before. Rub shoulders with celebrities, VIPs and the world’s biggest personalities in entertainment and enjoy extravagant and exclusive parties.

Events French Riviera: Monaco Grand Prix – May 26 to 29, 2022

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Arguably the most anticipated Formula 1 event of the year, the legendary Monaco Grand Prix is a not-to-be-missed Monaco event, with drivers tackling the circuit’s iconic hairpin turns around the streets of Monaco. Watch the race from a luxury superyacht moored in Port Hercules, from one of Monaco’s many balconies and terraces, or from one of the dedicated grandstands. For F1 fans, this is a must-attend event.

Events French Riviera: Giraglia Rolex Cup Regatta – June 12 to 18, 2022

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The competitive and entertaining sailing regatta by Rolex is an annual event on the French Riviera and is considered one of the most prestigious regattas on the Mediterranean. Now in its 69th year, this luxury event is organised annually by the yacht Club Italiano and the Societe Nautique de Saint Tropez. The event is followed by a glamorous gala bringing together all the crew to celebrate their spectacular achievements.

Events French Riviera: International Polo Cup Saint Tropez – July 7 to 17, 2022

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The International Polo Cup Saint Tropez is the main polo tournament on the French Riviera and marks the start of the Saint Tropez season. The tournament attracts some of the most prestigious polo players and organisations, who compete for the coveted cup. This French Riviera event is held at the Polo Club Saint Tropez,  considered one of the most elegant and prestigious clubs in Europe.

Events French Riviera: Monte-Carlo Fashion Week – May 23 to May 27, 2022

The Monte-Carlo Fashion Week is the official fashion event in the Principality of Monaco, offering high-end glamour with a focus on sustainability and ethical fashion. This Monaco event is organised under the high patronage of H.S.H Princess Charlene, focusing on resort, cruise and Spring Summer 2022 capsule collections. One of the event’s highlights is the Fashion Award Ceremony, which shines a spotlight on international and local talent. Enjoy dazzling catwalk shows, educational conferences by leaders in the fashion industry, and a roster of chic parties at this must-attend luxury event.

Events French Riviera: Cannes Yachting Festival – September 6 to September 11, 2022

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The Cannes Yachting Festival is considered one of the world’s best in-water trade shows, boasting an extravagant display of sailing yachts and motor yachts, all set amidst the elegant surroundings of Vieux Port, one of the oldest harbours on the Cote d’Azur, and the refined Port Canto. Along with viewing some of the world’s finest yachts for charter and sale, visitors can also meet with industry experts, and view luxury goods, exclusive products and premium brands in the event’s French Riviera Luxury Gallery.

Events French Riviera: Régates Royale Cannes – September 19 to September 25, 2022

The Régates Royale Cannes is the highlight of Cannes’ luxury watersports events and a must-attend French Riviera event for sailing enthusiasts. With its first edition of this annual race dating back to 1929 in honour of King Christian X of Denmark, this luxury event is filled with heritage and prestige. Boasting a fleet of more than 80 classic yachts, the event offers a stunning spectacle in the heart of the bay of Cannes.

Events French Riviera: Voiles de Saint-Tropez – September 24 to October 8, 2022

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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez is one of the most elegant regattas along the Cote d’Azur. The annual event attracts sailing enthusiasts from across the world, who compete in a series of races, spanning two action-packed weeks.

The first week sees classic and modern boats take to the water, with an award ceremony held on Oct. 1. During the second week of the event,  large maxi yachts are set to compete, culminating with a glittering award ceremony on the evening of Oct. 8. According to event organisers, some 250 sailing yachts are set to compete in week one, followed by around 50 maxi yachts in week two.  Rent a villa in Saint Tropez and enjoy the racing.

Events French Riviera: Monaco Yacht Show – September 28 to October 1, 2022

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The Monaco Yacht Show is one of the city-states most prestigious luxury events. This annual Monaco event is held amidst the spectacular setting of Port Hercules, attracting some of the world’s finest superyachts, sailing boats and explorer yachts. Yachting enthusiasts descend on the principality to learn about the latest trends in yachting, meet with industry experts, view the latest yacht concepts, and peruse luxury lifestyle goods. For anyone wishing to travel the world in style, then this is the show for you.

Which luxury French Riviera event will you be seen at in 2022?

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