Les Sandays pop-up beach party brings a retro vibe to the French Riviera

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With a vow to bring back the Golden Age of beach parties to the French Riviera, Thomas Peeters of CLS events and Sunset, the Monaco Grand Prix party festival, has launched a new concept called Les Sandays on the Saint Jean Cap Ferrat peninsular. 

Located at the picturesque Plage de Passable, Les Sandays offers a unique blend of retro vibes, live music and refined cuisine between midday and sunset.  

The concept is akin to that of La Voile Rouge in Saint Tropez, the much-loved venue that drew the jet-set crowd every summer until it closed in 2012, and aims to recreate the nostalgic atmosphere of the iconic beach parties that were held in the region during the 1970s and 80s. 

Now at the other end of the French Riviera, the location on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat offers patrons stunning views of Villefranche-sur-Mer across the bay from a natural and well-preserved setting that is accessible by boat shuttle and valet parking.  

The menu takes its inspiration from these quintessentially Mediterranean surroundings, featuring fresh and seasonal ingredients produced locally.  

“The idea of Les Sandays came naturally from the need of some friends, telling me that there is no beach party around Monaco,” Peeters, an experienced entrepreneur in the event planning, music and consulting sector, tells Monaco Life. “You would need to go to Saint Tropez or Cannes to find this kind of atmosphere, so I decided, ‘Why not bring it closer to Monaco?’”  

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The season’s line-up includes eight events featuring various artists and performances, with themes spanning funky house, groove, disco and Afro-house. The opening, which was held on 30th June, hosted artists including Odrik and Dorn. 

The following beach parties will occur every Sunday and showcase acts such as Paul Barbier, Samantha Flores and La Luna.  

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