What’s on in... April 2017

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1 April -1 May Fes­ti­val des Jardins de la Côte-d’azur For the first edi­tion of this new event, the Riviera towns of An­tibes, Cannes, Grasse, Men­ton and Nice will be show­ing off their best parks and gar­dens to cel­e­brate the Côte d’azur’s green spa­ces. A se­ries of events, in­clud­ing gar­den con­tests, tem­po­rary parks and ex­clu­sive open­ings of pri­vate gar­dens are or­gan­ised while Nice will open a new 1,400m2 park. cotedazur-tourisme.com

1-9 April Rencontres internationales de cerfs-volants, Berck-sur-mer This im­pres­sive event at­tracts kite fa­nat­ics from all over the world as hun­dreds of colour­ful kites dot the sky above the beach of Berck-sur-mer on the Côte Opale. The 31st edi­tion has a few new ad­di­tions in­clud­ing an at­tempt to break a record with 100 pi­lots fly­ing kites si­mul­ta­ne­ously. Chil­dren and big kids alike can let their imag­i­na­tion run wild as fish and imag­i­nary mon­sters float gen­tly in the sky. cerf-volant-berck.com

29 April - 1 May Grands Jeux Ro­mains Nîmes Step back in time as Nîmes re­turns to the Ro­man era and stages one of the largest his­tor­i­cal reen­act­ments in Europe. More than 500 ac­tors play out epic shows through­out the week­end in the Gard city’s 2000 year-old arena. From ac­ro­batic acts on horse­back to gla­di­a­tor fights, this year’s edi­tion will fo­cus on Queen Boudica who de­fied the Ro­man in­vaders in Bri­tan­nia. arenes-nimes.com

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