Activities for Children and Teens on the French Riviera

There are organisations that plan activities and outings for young people throughout the Alpes-Maritimes and Var...

There are many associations and clubs on the French Riviera that organise after-school activities and sports. The local Town Hall (Mairie) will have an up-to-date list of all the associations with their contact details. Activities available may include tennis, football, rugby, dance, gymnastics, climbing and judo as well as music classes, arts and crafts classes, and foreign language lessons.

UCPA (in French) is an outdoor activity specialist that caters for every activity imaginable for ages 7 to 17 including golf, tennis, horse-riding, trekking, watersports and fitness.

There are a number of playgroups and activities in English on the French Riviera. For amusement parks and adventure activities for children, see the Days out for Kids section of the Directory. During the school holidays there are many museums and local associations that organise workshops and sports camps. Check the Events guide for activities taking place at these times.

    Useful Contacts

    The following Youth Information Offices (Bureaux Information Jeunesse - BIJ) can provide information on activities and associations for children throughout the Alpes-Maritimes.

    • Cannes Info Jeunesse
      At: 5 quai Saint Pierre
      Tel: 04 97 06 46 25
      Fax: 04 97 06 43 34
    • Antibes Info Jeunesse
      At
      : 18-20 boulevard Foch
      Tel: 04 92 90 52 38
      Fax: 04 92 90 52 34
    • Nice Notre-Dame Info Jeunesse
      At
      : 21 rue d’Angleterre
      Tel: 04 93 82 40 42
      Fax: 04 93 82 35 45
    • Grasse Info Jeunesse
      At
      : 16 chemin de Camperousse, Le Plan de Grasse
      Tel: 04 97 05 00 00
    • Menton Info Jeunesse
      At
      : Place Ardoïno
      Tel: 04 93 28 60 50

    Air Travel and Unaccompanied Minors

    Advice and information on making arrangements for flights for unaccompanied minors (any child under the age of twelve years) is available on Nice International Airport's website.

    Further Information

    • Lescolos.com has extensive information on "colonies" and camps and holiday centres for kids (in French)