Events Calendar | 2017
Thursday 23 November 12.30pm – Our Traditional Thanksgiving Celebration lunch at the famous Hotel Le Negresco in Nice.
Dear Members and Friends, As in past years, members and friends of the American Club of the Riviera will gather around elegant luncheon tables to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. We are pleased to announce that the venue this year will be the historical Hotel Le Negresco in Nice, on the famous Promenade des Anglais. The American Club of the Riviera will also be celebrating the 55th Anniversary of its founding.  As a gesture of appreciation to our loyal members (an View the event
Saturday,  December 9th, 2017 – An all-Gershwin Concert by the Nice Philharmonic at the Opera House, preceded by a fine lunch just next door.
Dear Members, Our last event of the year - for Members only - will be a feast of music by George Gershwin, probably America’s greatest composer At its 4 PM  matinee, the Nice Philharmonic will play Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Concerto in F,  Rhapsody in Blue, and An American in Paris. As his brother Ira Gershwin wrote:  Who could ask for anything more?! The concert will be preceded by a lunch at Le Grand Balcon restaurant, which so many of us enjoye View the event

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The American Club of Lisbon, on the occasion of its 70th anniversary, made our 15th Annual Conference of

a tremendous success and appreciated by all who were there. In addition to Lisbon, our sight-seeing and restaurants included the towns of Cascais, Sintra and Belem.  Our sincere thanks to their President, Anne Taylor, and Board Member, Joao Pestana Dias, for making our visit such a wonderful long weekend.

 

We all had a wonderful day in the Var – 3 locations and all superb – enjoyed in the lovely sunny hot day of Saturday 14th October.  First our guided visit to the sad occurrences of the Rhone American Cemetery and Memorial.  Then our superb lunch at the Restaurant Saint Endreol amid beautiful country scenery and finally a visit to the vineyard Font du Broc for wine tasting and a visit to the lovely surroundings.

 

A crowd of American couples and singles also living in France or Monaco were happy to meet the 4 specialists from London & Capital and learn what they should or should not invest in.  American and French tax laws are conflicting and all those there had an opportunity to ask their own questions. A super buffet of snacks, wines and drinks followed.

 

Over 90 members and friends enjoyed the beautiful grounds of the Gand Hotel du Cap Ferrat for our aperos, and then down to their Club Dauphin for dinner and dancing.  Everyone enjoyed the super meal and the great DJ.  A great evening for all.


We had a very big turnout for our annual dinner and firework concert – 84 people – and everyone enjoyed the evening dinner and firework concert.  We learned more about this day, the anniversary of Cannes’s liberation in 1944, from our speaker, George Kundahl, author of “The Riviera at War”.

 

A beautiful setting with lovely views over the Nice bay. Our members and guests had a lovely American Independence celebration with dinner at the beach restaurant Castel Place in Nice and a wonderful cabaret of Broadway classics provided by Amy Christianna Blake and her quartet of backing musicians.

 

A beautiful day welcomed us to the village of Gorbio.  An interesting tour of the old village and a superb lunch at the lovely restaurant.  We will all go back.

This event at the Nice Negresco hotel was totally full and we had to unfortunately refuse  many people.  However we will hold another financial seminar for Americans in France & Monaco, as the information provided by London & Capital was very interesting to all our attendees.

There was a huge turnout for this special event.  The speakers were all highly appreciated and good fun had by all.

Jonathan Lippman spoke about Italian Actresses to reflect the Film Festival poster this year of Claudia Cardinali in 1956.  What an incredible knowledge he has.

 

With thanks to our Dolceacqua member, Cindy Egolf, our April event was to the lovely 13th century village just above the town of Ventimiglia. We arranged for everyone to see the background (in English) of the whole valley at the 3D ‘Visionarium’ in the old town next to the beautiful church. This was the weekend of the flower festival (CARRUGI IN FIORE) in Dolceacqua.
We had lunch at a superb agriturismo. This farmhouse restaurant (Locanda degli Ulivi) was at the very top of the hill with wonderful views across the valley and they served many courses in their garden on a beautiful day.

The Association Ars Antonina, in partnership with the Cultural Affairs Directorate of the Monaco Government, presented a recital of the brilliant young Russian pianist, Anna Tsybuleva, at the Théâtre des Variétés in Monaco.  All those attending gave her a standing ovation.

 

Visit to a very interesting village and a lovely lunch.  Everyone enjoyed the outing and all the tables were great fun.  Special little speeches that made everyone laugh. The American Club of the Riviera seems to be going from strength to strength and again this outing was sold out before the cut-off date.

Everyone enjoyed our visit to Tourettes-sur-Loup – and the violets smelled wonderful.

 

Everyone who came thoroughly enjoyed the amazing sea view on 3 sides of this lovely restaurant.  The AGM took just 30 mins and a new slate was unanimously selected.  Your President, Mr. Burton Gintell, took a few minutes to talk about the upcoming events for 2017 and introduced the members of the new slate and also those who had memories of the American fleet who left Villefranche on 20th January 1967.

acr_anQuickly sold out, all attending thoroughly enjoyed the unusual event.  The piano player, Dimitri Naiditch from the Ukraine, conducted the orchestra in Mozart and also played jazz.

 

acr_anEveryone attending thoroughly enjoyed the illuminating tutored beer tasting by Daniel Deganutti, one of our Governors.  Thereafter a very enjoyable French 3-course lunch produced by an accomplished chef at the nearby Pastry Plaisirs.

2016-election-bannerAmericans elected a new president on 8th November and MonacoUSA had a wonderful party  of all nationalties to watch live voting results from the 50 states on a giant TV screen as well as take selfies with Hillary and Donald.

acr-thanksgiving-2016As in past years, members and friends of the American Club of the Riviera shared an elegant and traditional turkey lunch table at the splendid Salon Bellevue at the Café de Paris in Monte Carlo to celebrate the cherished family holiday of Thanksgiving.  Before lunch we had a great mingling of everyone there over the champagne reception.

There was a turnout of 160 persons including honored guests from the US Army in Paris.  All enjoyed the day and we had very positive feedback.

ACREVENT1Presidents and Members came from many American Clubs all over Europe for this conference and wonderful social events at Stars ‘n Bars, Monaco Yacht Club, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the Oceanographic Museum.In this chaotic world of 2016, we all gathered and shared ideas, experiences and hopes, in a convivial spirit, irrespective of our diverse earlier histories and current residences. Old friendships were affirmed and new ones created.

ACR heading Sept 2016Everyone loved the reception down by the sea – and the dinner-dance to follow – at the 5* Belle Rives Hotel Plage.  The unexpected high wind soon abated and all had great fun.

“I’m with you once more under the stars, and down by the shore an orchestra’s playing, and even the palms seem to be swaying”   (Cole Porter: “Begin the Beguine” – 1935)

Meet-the-Brewer-ColgansOn Thursday, 18 August, the new beer shop in Nice of one of our Governors, Daniel Deianetti, held a “Meet the Brewer” evening with Andy Colgan of Colgan’s Brewery.  Re told stories, answered questions and offered tastings of his beers. Andy is a native Australian, so (mostly) fluent in English!  Not an American Club of the Riviera event

acr julyA wonderful firework concert enjoyed by all, on a marvelous evening to be on the beach.

 

unnamed-1American Club of the Riviera members were invited to participate in the 1st edition of the Monaco U.S. Celebrity Golf Cup, initiated by the Monaco U.S. Business Forum co-founded by Susan Feaster, who is an American Club of the Riviera Governor. This was a private invitation-only event where American Celebrities challenged European Celebrities to win the Monaco U.S. Celebrity Cup and to promote the upcoming Ryder Cup France 2018. Play was on Sunday morning 19 June at the Royal Mougins Golf Club.

 

The highlight of this event was the presentation of the U.S. Monaco Celebrity Cup trophy presented by H.S.H. Prince Albert II to the winning U.S. or European Team. This presentation took place the evening of the golf tournament at a Black Tie Gala held at the Yacht Club of Monaco.

 

acr juneEveryone very much enjoyed their guided visit to the Galimard perfume factory, making their own cologne there, and the lunch in the marvellous high village of Cabris.

ACR MAYThis was again one of our most popular events with 85 attendees!  It was a clear blue sky and beautiful hot day and everyone very much enjoyed the beach lunch.  The speakers were amusing and interesting and the famous film quiz created an incredible buzz.  The winning table was awarded a 2016 Film Festival bag with all the interesting contents – and they chose one of the lovely ladies at their table to be the recipient.

 

unnamedThe Prince and Princess of Seborga extended a special invitation to the American Club of the Riviera for the National Day Celebration of the Principality of Seborga on August 20th to be received as special VIP guests.  We were quickly sold out.  70 of our members and guests very much enjoyed the full evening.

 

talk about townA very interesting debate with a good panel of 4 members including the American Club of the Riviera President, Mr Burton Gintell.

Anna Fill of The Riviera Woman was a great moderator.

 

acr_an We thought you may be interested in this group playing American music in Nice.

acr april 2016This event was fantastic and we quickly sold out.  We were fortunate to also have with us the orchestra conductor of the afternoon concert at the Opera House next door – Mr. George Hanson – and also the principal cellist of the orchestra – Zella Terry – and both spoke in a very interesting way.  Several people told us it was the best event they had ever been to.  Dr. Cindy Egolf taught us many things and her directing all the tables representing different instruments was technically brilliant and most enjoyable.  A fun day for all present.

 

 

acr fev 2016Everyone loved the guided visit to the magnificent Oceanographic Museum.  The guides were super and gave everyone a fascinating knowledge of the nature and habits of the fish, mammals and coral they have their…….and some of us actually stroked a shark.

 

acr feb 2016All our members and friends loved the day.  Intrigued by the tour of the Mill which makes the olive oil from local olives; enjoying the tasting of various olives and oils; savouring the fascinating original Mill shop and its contents; loved the Mas Geranium and their delectable lunch on a glorious sunny day – which permitted us to take our apero and coffee outdoors. Most will certainly visit again.

 

ACR JAN EVENTA large number of members and friends enjoyed our reception, AGM and lunch at the Westminster Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.  A selection of photos from previous events was displayed on a large screen to the delight of all those present.

 

houseThe beautiful Château les Crostes invited the Danish Club for sabling and a great lunch.  We had an “American Club table” and everyone had the opportunity to taste the Château’s wines.  A lovely day in the beautiful Var countryside.

acr dec 2015An interesting full day to Aix-en-Provence with the main emphasis on Paul Cezanne, the stages of his life and work.

acrnovA wonderful lunch celebration in the Grand Salon of the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco.
151 guests shared our time together and a good time had by all.  We were honoured to have amongst our members 2 veterans of the American military who read the President’s proclamation between them.  Our guest, Commander Thomas R. Winkler of the US navy, gave a wonderful speech.

sept 18 acr event imageOur September event was a wonderful 20s evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone there.  Great food, amazing location, beautiful coloured sky, professional DJ, entertaining and good music, fun dancing, super tributes to Burton Gintell, etc.  We will have to arrange another evening event as so many wanted a repeat.

October 2015 – Because of the terrible floods on the French Riviera, the Verrerie de Biot was washed out in the mud slides on the night of 3 October, so we took members and guests to the wonderful Leger museum nearby and then to the planned Les Terraillers restaurant where we enjoyed an incredible lunch.  After lunch the owner of the Verrierie showed us the terrible damage to the whole glass-blowing area, roof, furnaces, etc. and also welcomed us to the International Glass gallery which had miraculously remained intact.  The small temporary shop of the famous Biot bubble-glass was open and some of our members and guests bought pieces.

 

We all had a wonderful weekend in Geneva and it was fun meeting again the Presidents and members from other American Clubs. There will be another AAC conference next year in a different country.

 

 A very enjoyable Sunday afternoon concert by this lovely female group – and an early dinner for some of the American Club attendees.

 

 

 

Cannes_Fireworks (1)A great evening of dinner and firework concert enjoyed by all.  Held on a central Croisette beach right underneath the firework display and opposite the firework barges in the Cannes bay.  Argentina displayed wonderful fireworks choreographed to music.  Everyone thought the food was delicious. We also wish to tell you that Burton was recently interviewed for the radio – CLICK HERE to hear it!

Jazz a Juan festival on 14th July FREEThe 14th in France was National Day (Bastille Day) and all acts were free to the public courtesy of the Ville. What was unique this year is that one of our American Club members, Vaughn Duck, had penned lyrics to eight songs that were performed by Sonny Axell and his band in a very jazz style – at 6.30 PM in the park across the street from the Juan Les Pins Petite Pinède and again at 11.30 PM.  All who were there enjoyed it tremendously and had dinner in-between the 2 concerts.

 

july-4th-cook-out-ACR-A very enjoyable and casual BBQ with wonderful live American songs – and fireworks in the bay of Villefranche below. Everyone had a super time with great food and wines throughout the evening.

The American Club members were invited to view the Albert Retirement Apartments on the Sunny Bank site in Mouans-Sartoux.

68th International Film FestivalACROne of  our most popular annual events and we had 94 attendees!  This year we arranged our lunch in the very middle of the Croisette right in the midst of all the atmosphere of this International Festival. The lunch was delicious, as were the industry speakers and the famous film quiz.  And it was a wonderful sunny summer day in a delightful setting.

Saturday 13 June  Visit to Cagnes-sur-Mer, Book Signing & LunchA wonderful event enjoyed by the sell-out group of members and friends on our guided visit to Renoir’s last house & its gardens in Cagnes-sur-Mer, conducted by the author of “The French Riviera and Its Artists”, followed by a book-signing and lunch nearby at the port of Cros de Cagnes.Everyone particularly enjoyed John Baxter’s amusing personality, his knowledge at the guided tour and his later Q&A.

Picasso-bronze-in-Vallauris.jpgOur members and guests thoroughly enjoyed their day in Vallauris. The brilliant ceramist Donique Allain gave a marvellous explanation of how each person could paint their own design and during our gourmet lunch at Cafe Llorca, he fired them at 800 degrees! The results were wonderful – what an artistic lot we are! After lunch we walked in the footsteps of Picasso and visited the Madoura foundry.

acr_anA free easy hike through the forest situated between Roquebrune and Bouverie.

acr_anThe Monaco-based charity, Association Ars Antonina, which supports and nurtures exceptional young musical talent, held a concert featuring the cellist Laura van Heidjen, winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2013. There was a discount of 20% to members of the American Club of the Riviera.

admin-ajaxThe American Rodeo was held in Puget sur Argens for 2015. There were cowboys riding bulls and wild horses; American cars and motorbikes; country dancing; and many stalls with American articles.

The Danish Club was pleased to invite the members and guests to attend the annual Boule Cup in Vence.

PortalofJupiter2The American painter Alexander Mihaylovich (New York 1958) invited members of the American Club to his Vernissage at the Royal Mougins Resort at Mougins on the 11th of April.

Danish Club event – Easy hiking at La Motte

An opera by Jacques Offenbach held in Théâtre le Forum in Frejus.

 

acr_anThe Monaco-based charity, Association Ars Antonina, which supports and nurtures exceptional young musical talent, will pay tribute to its founder, Jacqueline Ollier (1932-2014), in a memorial concert at the Théâtre des Variétés, Monaco on Tuesday, 3rd March at 8pm. The programme will feature extracts from her favourite works by Bach, Chopin, Dvorak, Gershwin, Mozart, Rachmaninov and Schubert performed by eminent international artists as well as some new emerging talent. (REDUCTION: 20% discount to members of the American Club of the Riviera on production of their membership card at the box office)

Musée Bonnard in Le Cannet…. art historian, followed by a gourmet lunch a few minutes away in the artistic center of the Old Village

Le Cannet greatly inspired the art of Pierre Bonnard, and our March event took us to his eponymous museum there.  Our visit was greatly enriched by the insights of art historian Christophe Boïcos, who was with us from Paris thanks to the generosity of ACR members Clydette & Charles De Groot. We lunched at the remarkable Bistrot Saint Sauveur on the street of that name in the very nearby Old Village of Le Cannet, where Chef-Owner Claude Sutter provided a creative menu and wines.

HL_CHATEAU_LES_CROSTESWe had a fun and enjoyable Sabling and tasting of the fine “champagne” with the Danish Club at the Chateau les Crostes. In case you don’t know what is “sabling”? It is taking off the champagne cork with a well-aimed (very sharp) saber!  

acr_anInformation on two locations showing the American Superbowl Game on Sunday evening 1st February, in Cannes and Nice.

 

In the morning, we visited the Carnolès Palace, built in 1717 at the request of the Prince of Monaco, Antoine 1st Grimaldi, who wanted to create his own little Versailles.  The guide then showed us around the magnificent garden with the most important collection of citrus trees (137 specimens), which had received the French distinction of “Jardin Remarquable”. Following this we had a reception and lovely lunch at the Petit Prince restaurant just across the road.  An afternoon concert back at the Carnoles Palace completed a lovely day.

 

2015We wish all a healthy and happy 2015 and look forward to seeing you soon.

unnamed-7.jpgOur first event of 2015 – reception, lunch, and Assemblée Générale at the glorious Negresco Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, preceded by a private guided visit of the nearby Musée Masséna. ACR member Mme Madeleine Deschamps, art historian and designer, kindly offered to give an introductory talk about the Empire collections of this delightful museum.  Thoroughly enjoyed by all present.

 

acr thanksgiving 2014 2The venue this year was the splendid Salon Belle Epoque at the Hôtel Hermitage. 

This is truly Thanksgiving done to the highest standards, with a traditional American feast of turkey and all the trimmings, preceded by a Champagne reception. The company was our friends and families, as well as honored guests from the US Air Force. 165 attendees loved the event and many sent us thanks for the arrangements.

 

aacThe 12th annual conference of the Association of American Clubs (“AAC”) was held in Paris from Thursday evening November 13 to Sunday brunch November 16, 2014, and many members of the 50 American Clubs of the world participated.  It was a well-enjoyed conference with many interesting events in Paris.

SET_DIAL_M_FOR_MURDER_poster_FINALWe were at the SET Theatre (South of France English Theatre) last night in Valbonne and enjoyed the psychological thriller ‘Dial M for Murder’ by Frederic Knott. This is an iconic play, and the film was made world-famous by Grace Kelly, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

 

acr_anWe were invited to join the Commonwealth Club of the Riviera for a morning of pétanque (boules) on Tuesday, 28 October 2014 at 10.30am at Mandelieu bowling (pétanque) site. This was a no-cost event and everyone had a great time.

F Scott 3Lunch at the Belles Rives Hotel, Juan les Pins, Cap d’Antibes

“Noon dominated sea and sky—even the white lines of Cannes, five miles off, had faded to a mirage of what was fresh and cool…. It seemed that there was no life anywhere in all this expanse of coast except under the filtered sunlight of those umbrellas….”                                                                                                  —Tender Is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

ACR Jazz_KingThe American Club of the Riviera was happy to announce another event in October, in co-operation with the Danish Club of the Riviera – where our members have the privilege of the Danish Club Member prices. The Jazz Kings’ home base is Club Royal in Copenhagen and we are privileged to attend

unnamed-1.jpgFilm Director / Producer (and ACR Member) Barbara Freed began our day of Art & Gastronomy in Vence, by presenting her award-winning documentary film A Model for Matisse: The Story of the Creation of the Vence Chapel within the chapel itself. Henri Matisse considered this Chapel to be the masterpiece of his life’s work. Following this inspirational morning, we lunched at Les Bacchanales, the Michelin starred restaurant of Christophe Dufau.

Fireworks 2   A wonderful evening of friends and fireworks to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Cote d’Azur on 24th August on the 3.14 Plage.

cap ferrat4th of July reception and dinner under the stars at everyone’s favorite place: the splendid Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat, where a Jazz trio performs on the terrace for our enjoyment.  This is a Palace Hotel (above 5*).

Killer Whale Show at Marineland.jpgThe American Club of the Riviera is kicking off the summer with a great day at Marineland in Antibes on Saturday, June 14. We will begin with a private breakfast in our exclusive area at the Dolphin Lagoon before the morning Show (what the park calls its ‘raison d’être’). .

Lunch on the beach in Cannes during the 67th Film Festival .jpgACR annual tradition of lunch on the beach in Cannes during the 67th Film Festival.

2014-04-bordigheraSuch a lovely day out with new friends and old, just over the border into Italy in Bordighera, Liguria, Italy.

Our March event was around the theme of AFRICA TODAY, with a panel of speakers on this most interesting and intriguing subject. The luncheon was held at the lovely Le Manoir de l’Étang in Mougins.

By popular request ACR arranged a day of racing at the Hippodrome in Cagnes-sur-mer and we know this to be an extremely enjoyable outing. We were happy to see many of our members and guests there.

Our Annual General Meeting and Luncheon was held once again at the lovely Westminster Hotel in Nice on 25 January 2014 at 12:30. We enjoyed an all-inclusive luncheon in the belle époque-style dining room and held wine tasting with international wine expert Bradley Mitton.

As in past years, members and friends of the American Club of the Riviera gathered around an elegant table to celebrate the cherished family holiday of Thanksgiving. The venue was once again the unparalleled Salle Empire at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco.

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Grand-Hotel du Cap Ferrat with our guest speaker Prof. Prabhu Guptara, who discussed “The Current Global Economic Crisis…”

The American Club of the Riviera organized a reception and dinner at a fine central Croisette beach restaurant and enjoyed the fireworks show.

The Monte Carlo Golf Club, in association with Ryder Cup France and the European PGA, were proud to be bring professional golf back to the Riviera.

ACR annual tradition of lunch on the beach in Cannes during the Film Festival Saturday, the 18th of May

ACR member Roger Randall has done a regal job organizing the perfect day in Mougins.

We convened at the Radisson Blu for a fantastic lunch and exquisite view from the seventh floor, at their Panoramic Terrace and Restaurant, The 360°.

Thank you for joining us at our Valentine’s Day Dinner held on the 14th of February 2013 at La Maison Blanche in Nice.

Our Annual General Meeting and Luncheon was held once again at the lovely Westminster Hotel in Nice on 26 January 2013 at 12:30. We started with a cocktail reception and enjoyed an all-inclusive luncheon in the belle époque-style dining room.

Perched atop the 7th floor of the 5-star Aston Hotel with panoramic views of Nice, we toasted the season with a welcome cocktail followed by a 3-course dinner as we watched the classic Christmas movie “Miracle on 34th St.”

Friends and members joined us in conjunction with Monaco USA for an all night election party 6 November at the Star Deck of Stars ‘n Bars Monaco.

We savored a delicious and elegant Thanksgiving luncheon in the majestic Salle Empire at the Hotel de Paris in Monaco once again this year, and carried on the tradition that started on December 14, 1619. We were again honoured by the presence of US military personnel

We savored scrumptious food stylings of one of the Riviera’s most talented private chefs, listened to mood-lifting live music, alternate views of the ocean with those of a world-class art collection and enjoyed each other’s company in an architecturally and aesthetically inspiring home.

Members and friends joined us in the quintessential American past-time – bowling… in the place least likely to be confused with Milwaulkee: Monaco! We sent the bowling pins flying at the NiBox and
started our foray into the high/low-brow leisure cosmos at… Cosmo Restaurant.

On the 22nd of September, we visited an island – so near and yet so far away: the Ile St. Honorat in the Bay of Cannes. We had lunch at La Tonnelle after a short ferry ride from the Vieux Port de Cannes, then enjoyed a guided one and one-half hour walking visit of the island in English.

Friends and family joined us for special day under the sun, starting with a delicious brunch on the terrasse at the Garden Beach Hotel, in Juan les Pins, overlooking the beautiful bay of Juan les Pin.

Once again we celebrated Independence Day at the Grand Hotel Cap Ferrat, one of only eight hotels in France which holds the rank of “palace”. We meet at 19:30 for aperitifs, followed by dinner in their Michelin-starred restaurant.

We were pleased to announce our June golf event and were very happy to see you all there. This was our second event and it was a great success. Remember, don’t keep the ACR golf group (or club) a secret. Tell a friend, or better still bring them along.

Saturday 16 June took us to a town that for years has been the darling of the English holiday makers and expats – Bordighera, Italy. It was at the Grand Hotel del Mare where we enjoyed a sumptuous luncheon. Laura and Donald Malcolm of the Global Hope Network International as guest speakers.

Our Wine Down event took place once again on the terrace of Espaces Antipolis, a unique resort nestled in the verdant business park of Sophia Antipolis. We were guided through a selection of wines provided by Ecce Vino (eccevino.com) complemented by tapas from the Terrasses Antipolis restaurant.

Our May event revolved around the atmosphere of the Cannes Film Festival, where we had an excellent lunch with Club members and guests at the Belle Plage Restaurant on the Cannes beach.

Our day in La Colle featured a rare visit and guided tour (in English) of the legendary Chateau Montfort. After the visit, we headed back to Douceurs Cafe, a casual but excellent restaurant that faces St. Paul de Vence.

ACR met at the Espaces Antipolis to mingle with an international crowd and professionals from all around the Sophia Antipolis business park. We served premium wines, gourmet tapas and simply enjoyed a moment of relaxation amongst friends and colleagues on what was a beautiful April night.

We visited the Verrerie de Biot. We strolled to the next-door glass gallery displaying art pieces by international glass artists. After, we drove to a nearby restaurant Les Terraillers, a beautiful one Michelin star restaurant (Chef: Michael Fulci). We were treated with a presentation from illustrious aesthete Bill Stubbs.