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Grimaldi, Liguria, 18039

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What to see and do

This is a wonderful area for garden visits (Ephrussi, Hanbury, Val Rahmeh, Serre de la Madone and many more) and for admiring the famous museums and monuments in Nice, Antibes and all along the Riviera.   

Marked trails straight out of the front door lead to fantastic walks into the hills and mountains behind.  The famous Vallée des Merveilles is an hour away by car. 

Excellent skiing in season: Limone one hour by car or train, Valberg, Auron and Isola 2000 under two hours' drive. Exceptional Monte Carlo Golf Club at La Turbie with stunning views - and another, less famous, at Sanremo.

Excellent cycling along the Italian coast on the old railway line:

Horse-riding:  the Soubrana Cheval Montagne by the beautiful mountain village of Peille (good restaurant too!) offers riding lessons, hacking and also longer excursions - with those amazing views.  Pension and demi-pension available.

For the less adventurous there are innumerable beaches, boating - or just looking at the views.  

Shoppers will enjoy the famous mixed market in Ventimiglia on Fridays for leather goods, clothes, china etc.

Menton from the hills   

Menton from the hills


Menton Tennis Club (clay courts) is very elegant and not expensive.  Booking essential.

Canyoning is possible in the Roya valley (

Grimaldi offers perfect tranquillity though it is close to the bright lights and beaches of both France and Italy.

Before guests arrive, factsheets with more detailed local information, travel directions and other practical explanations will be sent.




Annual events include:




From January to April: Bordighera Winter Music Festival

Monte Carlo Rally

International Circus Festival in Monaco

Monaco: Saint Dévote Procession

Truffle Fair, Grasse


From January to April: Bordighera Winter Music Festival

Menton Lemon Festival

Menton Orchid Festival

Nice Carnival

Villefranche Flowered Naval Parade

Tourettes sur Loup Violet Festival

Mandelieu Mimosa Festival


Lemon Festival

Lemon Festival


From January to April: Bordighera Winter Music Festival

Golfe-Juan: re-enactment of Napoleon's landing

Antibes Magic Festival

Monte Carlo Spring Arts Festival

Cagnes: GPA Jumping Event


Port of Mandelieu-La Napoule: Second-Hand Boat Show

From January to April: Bordighera Winter Music Festival

Good Friday evening: Roquebrune Village "Snail" Stations of the Cross Procession

Monte Carlo Tennis Masters

Monte Carlo Top Marques supercar show

Sanremo Vintage Car Rally

Mouans Sartoux Honey Festival

Cagnes: Motorbike and Scooter Fair

Antibes: Antiques, Modern and Contemporary Art Fair 

Menton:  Classic Sailing Regattas, last weekend in April


Monte Carlo F1 and Historic Grand Prix

Cannes Film Festival

Old Cannes

Old Cannes

Grasse Rose Festival

Nice La Fete des Mai - picnic and dancing in Cimiez

Menton La Ronde des Plages 10km race


Menton: Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship

Monte Carlo and Cannes: International Jumping Events

Mougins Annual Gastronomic Festival

Menton: Le Mois des Jardins.   Private gardens open to the public.



Concerts at the Prince's Palace in Monaco

Menton Tango Week

Nice Jazz Festival

Antibes Jazz Festival

July and August

Monte Carlo International Fireworks Festival

Monaco International Organ Festival


Menton Music Festival at the Saint Michael cathedral square

Saint Michel, Menton

Saint Michel, Menton

Grasse Jasmine Festival

Annual Sanremo Jazz Festival


Monaco Yacht Show

Antibes Sacred Music Festival

Monaco, Cannes, St Tropez Classic Weeks (sailing)

Juan les Pins annual clearance/jumble sale - last weekend in September

Fayence String Quartet Festival - last weekend in September

Classic Week in Cannes

Classic Week in Cannes


Equita '06 Horse Show,  Cagnes sur Mer

Nice Guitar Festival


Salon du Palais Gourmand - Gastronomic Exhibition, Cagnes sur Mer

Nice-Cannes Marathon

Salon du Chocolat, Nice


Santons Fair, Mouans Sartoux

Christmas Fairs - Menton, Monaco, Nice, Cannes - almost everywhere


For the complete list of local events go to,, and


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