Valbonne Tourist Office
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 92 95 26 Address: 7 Bis Rue Pontis 06560 VALBONNE
What's On and Things To Do
The Violet Festival has taken place in Tourettes-sur-Loup since 1952. Violet production became this village's main agricultural activity in 1880.
Every year in March, the Violet Festival rounds off the violet season and celebrates spring. The village streets are full of activity from 9.30am, with dawn serenades and local dances. The whole village is full of flowers and the sweet scent of early spring. A Floral Procession starts in the early afternoon. The day ends with the Flower Battle, which everyone can take part in.
Traditional Christmas Market
From December 13th to 24th 2016, the traditional Christmas market is back in the lovely village of Valbonne.
Be sure not to miss this one !
Christmas Concert - Riviera International Singers
The first of their Christmas Concerts in is Antibes Catherdral on Friday 2nd December 2016, starting at 8pm. As always, all proceeds of this concert will be given to the Antibes Lifeboat charity.
Secondly, you can join them, and sing some carols and share a convivial glass of mulled wine in the wonderful setting of Valbonne Village.
Friday 9th December 2016 at 8pm
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 6pm
Circus Arlette Gruss
Year after year they come back to Valbonne: The Arlette Gruss Circus ! Great for all ages, with great performances, animals, magic and lots of laughter ! Look at the website for dates and times.
Feast of St John
The opportunity to celebrate the shortest night of the year: appetizers, music, torchlight procession, fire of Saint John. The villagers come out with their tables and chairs to eat in the village streets. Great fun !
Tour de France 2016
Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103rd Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres. And eventhough they are not crossing any villages in the direct region, you can still go down to that bar, pub or restaurant and watch the races on big screens ! Enjoy !
The Long Night of Museums
The Long Night of Museums is an annual event where museums across Europe remain open late into the night, and Antibes is no exception. On this occasion, the closing time of the museums is postponed to approximately one in the morning, which allows the public to visit the participating museums by night, and guess what ! It's free !
European Heritage Days
European Heritage Days are an annual event in France where members of the public, and tourists are encourage to immerse themselves in the local history and culture. Museums, churches, and galleries all open their doors to the public for a weekend of celebration ! Check your local tourist office for more information.
Christmas Market in Nice
Let yourself fall under the festive spell of the annual Christmas market - marché de Noël - organised in Jardins Albert 1er. Just off Massena square from 30th November to 1st January, 2019.
Around 70 chalets host the best and quite unique craftpeople artists and artisans selling Christmas themed goods, sweets, roasted chestnuts, traditional vin chaud (mulled wine), and other delicatessens. Keep an eye on the stall selling oyesters and Champagne.
The market is opened every day from 11h00 to 20h00 (Friday - Saturday till 21h00).
The other attractions of the Christmas market include:
- An ice skating rink located just behing Father Christmas house. Sesson at 11h00 - 12h30 - 14h00 - 15h30 - 17h00 - 18h30. For 5 € you get a use of ice skates for an hour. Just bring gloves and ID.
- A Ferris Wheel offering magical views over Nice. Opened daily from 11h00 to 23h00
- Father Christmas House with Santa being present until December 25th every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and also here on December 24th and 25th, from 14h00 to 19h30.
- Free shows for kids held at the Théâtre de Verdure every day from December 22nd to 31st, at 15h00.
And other surprises to be discovered in the Christmas Market.
Merry Christmas on the French Riviera!
Every Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm, you can buy fruit and vegetables, as well as Provençal and other specialty products (cheese, cold meats, socca..).
Clothing, jewerly and cosmetics are also on sale, along with the Provençal prodcuts.
Place des Arcades and the streets of the village, Valbonne
Places to visit
Art Gallery Ada Loumani
Ada Loumani, international glass-blower working in Valboone, specialises in glass blowing using the "Grail Technique". Loumani combines art work, technical competence and great energy.
Victoria Golf Club
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 12 23 26 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Victoria Golf Club is popular for its 9 technical and hilly holes, allowing the player to express his technical panel to negotiate narrow passages. At 1475, Chemin du Val Martin, Domaine du Val Martin 06560 Valbonne.
Golf of Opio-Valbonne
Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 12 00 08 Email: opio email@example.com
The Opio-Valbonne Golf is a splendid 18-hole located between Cannes, Nice and Grasse. Designed by Donald Harradine in 1966 and updated in 2002 by the architect Robert Berthet, showcasing a rich vegetation and mature trees. On the Road of Roquefort-les-Pins 06650 Opio.
Tennis Club d’OpioChemin du Piol 06650 Opio (Fr) Contact : 0033 6 85 73 73 70Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tennis Club du Vignal
Vignal Tennis Club is the preferred partner of ADTP.
Located between Grasse and Valbonne, in a calm countryside setting, Vignal Tennis club offers ADTP Academy the right infrastructure necessary to be able to train and develop tennis players to perform to a very high level.
- 5 clay courts of which 2 covered
- 5 hard courts
- A restaurant
- A lounge area
268 chemin des Picholines
Phone: +33 4 97 01 07 16
Fax: +33 4 97 01 07 85
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Tel:+33(0)4 93 12 01 61 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Address: 6 Boulevard Carnot 06560 Valbonne
Lou Cigalon is "the" gastronomic restaurant of Valbonne, where Chef Thierry Chambaud operates his kitchen to serve sophisticated meals. Chef Chambaud learnt from his collaboration with Ducasse and Chibois, before taking this restaurant along with his wife. High standards in a warmth atmosphere. Price: High
Tel:+33(0)4 93 12 29 73 Email: email@example.com Address: 17 Rue Emile Pourcel 06560 Valbonne
Situated on the Place des Arcades, Auberge Provencale has both a lively open air terrace, right on the square, and a very comfortable dining room on the first floor overlooking the square. The Chef Joao Duarte cooks traditionnal mediterreanean cuisine with modern influences. One of our favourites.