Sunday 27th May – Memorial Day Ceremony and lunch in Les Arcs en Argens

Sunday 27th May – Memorial Day Ceremony and lunch in Les Arcs en Argens

Dear Members and Friends,

To commemorate the memory of the American heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, we will join the American Battle Monuments Commission and the American Overseas Memorial Day Association, Inc. to the Memorial Day Ceremony at Rhone American Cemetery on Sunday 27th May at 10:00 a.m.

Memorial Day is a very large and important Ceremony – with more than 1000 people attending, add to this a large number of Patriotic Flag Bearers, and the French and US Armed Forces. The Ceremony is both in French and in English. The Ceremony includes the arrival of Officials and speeches (American and French), laying wreaths of the Officials. Rising of the flags/anthems.

We have reserved 30 chairs for The American Club of the Riviera and will give priority to elderly members.

Parking: In the street or next to the visitor’s office.
Address: Rhone American Cemetery
553 Blvd John F. Kennedy
83300 Draguignan
Tel: +33 (0) 4 94 68 03 62

Lunch in Les Arcs en Argens

The Ceremony ends around 12:00. Our Club event continues with a delicious three-course lunch in Les Arcs en Argens at Le Logis du Guetteur. The short drive from the Cemetery to Le Logis du Guetteur is only 15 minutes and parking is available outside the restaurant. (Driving directions and additional information will be provided, closer to the time).

Menu Choices:

Le Gaspacho de Tomates, Caillé de Chèvre et Croûton Figue Amande
La Terrine de Merlu aux Ecrevisses

Le Filet de Cabillaud, Crème de Cébettes, Émincée de Choux aux Olives et Tomates Confites
Le Suprême de Volaille au Beurre d’Herbes, Purée de Pomme de Terre Montée au Beurre

Le Finger Mangue Passion
L’Opéra Café Chocolat
Apéritif Maison, ¼ Vin, Café Inclusive

Place du Château 83460
Les Arcs en Argens, Var.
Tél. 04 94 99 51 10

Price: Members 48 Euros, Guests 58 Euros

Dress code: Casual.

IMPORTANT: we need to receive your reservation payment no later than Friday 18th May if not sold out before.  Cancellations past 18th May are subject to payment.   Whichever payment method you choose, please indicate your menu any dietary restrictions, your guests’ names, and seating preferences.  Without payment your reservation cannot be confirmed.  There will be no payments accepted at the entrance.

There are the following 3 methods of payment:

1. By PayPal or Credit Card below:
Please make sure you add your menu choices PRIOR to clicking “Add to Cart”.

Sunday 27th May – Memorial Day & lunch in Les Arcs en Argens
Menu Choices, Comments

2. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN BANK DETAILS. Bank transfer (free for EU member states):
BIC: PRIVFRPP IBAN: FR76 2459 9610 3479 0869 2080 126
Bank: Barclays France SA, Cannes. Account: American Club of the Riviera.

3. Check payable to The American Club of the Riviera, and sent to our Treasurer, Mr Richard Leblond at Residence St. James, 107 La Croisette, 06400 Cannes

Whispering Angel


Château D’Esclans is known for their Whispering Angel rosé, widely available in the USA. I plan to organize a guided visit and wine tasting after lunch. Please let know if you wish to attend. The tasting costs Euro 10 per person and you must pay directly to the winery.

Looking forward to welcoming you to a special Memorial Day Ceremony, French lunch and Whispering Angel event.


Friendly greetings,

Beathe-Jeanette Lunde