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What’s on in Sainte-Maxime this May

6 April 2016

Watch Circus Performers, Compete in the SUP Trophy & Enjoy Family-Friendly Activities this Spring

With winding streets that boast many museums, galleries and entertainment venues, alongside a scenic panoramic that features hills strewn with olive trees and a stunning stretch of coastline, the city of Sainte-Maxime is the ideal destination for a fun-filled holiday. Whether you’re seeking a cultural weekend away, a non-stop sports getaway or a relaxing family break, May is the perfect month to pay this beautiful Côte d’Azur resort a visit…

Tempus Fugit? Une Ballade sur le Chemin Perdu – Cirque Plume

Le Carré

13th – 16th May 2016

Cirque Plume will be bringing its 30th anniversary tour to arts venue Le Carré this spring. Combining acrobatics, theatre, music and visual effects, this renowned French company are set to deliver four mesmerising shows a mere 10-minute drive away from our luxury hotel. As pioneers of ‘nouveau cirque’, which combines traditional practises with a narrative, Cirque Plume will offer an awe-inspiring evening out in Sainte Maxime this May.

Audiences can expect to see precise balancing acts, graceful movements with ropes and even the splits performed on the tightrope. A live orchestra will set the joyful atmosphere both on the side of the stage and while interacting with performers; ranging from the piano, guitar and the unique sound of glass tubes. The silhouette of a clown will be seen juggling a red ball of light, while a violinist will fly through the air during what is set to be a poetic, colourful and inventive performance.

Created in 2013, the show’s name translates in to ‘Time Flies? A Walk on the Lost Road’. It aims to both retrace the company’s history while also highlighting where Cirque Plume feels its current position lies, ‘Le Chemin Perdu’; the lost time between the tick and tock movement of a clock. The concept behind the company began in 1984 with the hope to bring together a circus that encompasses the spirit of celebration, politics, poetry and music, before being officially recognised as a professional business in 1986. With such a variety of acts and entertainment on offer, including performers somersaulting on bikes, it will deliver a must-see show.

SUP Race Cup

21st - 22nd May 2016

Sainte-Maxime’s golden sands will provide the launch pad for competitors taking part in the International Mediterranean SUP Trophy. SUP stands for Stand Up Paddle, which involves standing on top of a board, similar in shape to a surf board, and using a long paddle to move through the water. This will be the 6th event of its kind, and is set to attract international champions, all eager to race across the glittering Bay of Saint-Tropez.

Events will begin on Saturday the 21st at 10am with the Relay Euro Tour 2016, before the technical races begin at 1.30pm and 3.30pm, depending on board size. The two categories are 12’6 or 14’, with the latter being regarded as the Elite selection and the distance will be between 7-8km. Sunday will offer the chance to take part in the 17km Long Distance races with the 14’ category beginning at 10.30am and the 12’6 starting 10 minutes after.

For those new to the sport or simply eager to find out more, the event’s sponsor, BIC SUP, will be inviting the public to try out Stand Up Paddle for free between 11am-1pm on Sunday the 22nd. BIC SUP is part of the BIC Sport company, who have been a world market leader in windsurfing, with a more recent focus on producing a range of SUP boards. The SUP Race Cup itself will make up part of the EuroTour, which offers boarders the chance to compete in eight countries over six weekends, which will conclude with the SUP Channel Crossing in the Azores between 30th-31st July. Whether you attend to compete or join the cheering crowds, the event should provide an exciting spectacle.

Semaine Famille Plus

With a beach named after author Jean de Brunhoff’s fictional blue elephant, beautiful biking trails over its undulating hills and numerous museums, it’s no wonder that Sainte-Maxime has been given the title of ‘Famille Plus Mer’. The beach-side resort has even gone one step further in securing its family-friendly status by devoting an entire week to providing entertainment for all ages.

Named ‘Semaine Family Plus’, this exclusive event will offer locals and visitors alike discounts across the city including money off dining at restaurants. There will also be a whole host of free activities including games, shows and workshops for children. If you’re planning a getaway to the Côte d’Azur, Amarante Golf Plaza can deliver a relaxing stay for every member of the family with two pools, a luxury spa and discounted fees for an 18-hole Championship golf course. Our family rooms also cater for babies with changing and bathing facilities as well as a crib on request.

From an evening out at the circus to competitive water sports, there’s a wide variety of events on offer to suit all tastes and interests this May in Sainte-Maxime.


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