Independence Day: all-American celebration on the Riviera

This year, the USA is turning 248 years old, and the American Club of the Riviera is celebrating with a luncheon featuring an American-style barbecue and festive activities.

The American Club of the Riviera, presided over by Timothy Molyneux, will host its 4th of July Independence Day Luncheon Celebration from 12pm to 4pm at Le Lagon in Mandelieu. The event is designed to commemorate the 248th birthday of the United States with a range of traditional American festivities.

The luncheon will feature an ‘All American’ style barbecue, including spareribs, chicken, steak strips, hamburgers, and hot dogs, all served with the imported ‘Sweet Baby Ray’s’ gourmet barbecue sauce. Desserts include a USA birthday cake and customisable ice cream sundaes with assorted toppings.

The event will also include a welcome Champagne Punch reception, a Star-Spangled Banner birthday cake, a red, white, and blue costume contest, patriotic songs, music and games. 

Attendees are encouraged to dress in summer casual attire and to participate in the costume contest by wearing red, white, and blue. The price is €75 for members and €85 for guests. 

The American Club of the Riviera was established in 1962 and has since become a prominent association on the Côte d’Azur. It embodies Franco-American friendship and has hosted figures such as Princess Grace of Monaco and several American ambassadors over the years.

For more information or to register, click here: American Club of the Riviera – 4th of July Celebration! (

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