About the Coqs Roquebrunois, the events committee of Roquebrune old village

The Coqs Roquebrunois is the events committee of the old village of Roquebrune Cap Martin. Formed in 1927, we are a non-profit association made up of volunteers that organise and put on many of the balls and other events that are held throughout the year. Our president Jean-Pierre Cognet has been a Coq for over 50 years, supported by a team of local volunteers, with the aim of bringing fun, music, dancing and laughter to the village. 


Cérémonie des Voeux - To begin each new year, in January the Coqs invite you to their club house for a small celebration, usually accompanied by traditional music and dancing. 


Bal de Mais, Bal des Genêts, Bal du 14 juillet, Bal de la Sainte Marguerite, Bal du 4 août - Music and dancing for all tastes and for all ages. Bar service all night. Usually from 9.30pm/10pm until 1am/2am. Free entry.


Fête des Genêts - The old village of Roquebrune celebrates the genêt bush, with its yellow flowers that legend says saved the village from sliding into the sea. The Coqs decorate the  Place de la République with flowers collected from the hills behind Sospel and organise a competition for the best child's costume decorated with petals from the bush. 


Retraite aux Flambeaux - A procession of lanterns through the streets of the village, followed by a ball. 


Fête enfantine 14th July - To celebrate France's national day, the Coqs organise traditional games for the children, such as the sack race, climbing a pole, the tug of war and a running race. Prizes can be won. Always popular! 


Fête de la Ste Marguerite - Come and taste the famous local delicacy, barbajuan. Over 3,000 are made by the Coqs and villagers, and distributed free of charge along with a small aperitif offered by the town hall. Followed by a friendly competition of boules carrées (square boules) in the streets of the village.


Soupe au pistou - This very popular evening sees hundreds of tourists and locals come to taste the Coq's homemade soup. Free of charge, but bring a bowl and a spoon. Followed by a ball. Bar service all night. 


Brocante - A car boot sale held in the streets of the old village. You'd be amazed at some of the things you can find here!


Fête de la Châtaigne - The roast chestnut festival is always very popular. Come and taste the chestnuts along with a cup of hot wine. Discover the many local artisans also selling food and craft items. 

For information in English, contact Richard McCreery at rmac99@gmail.com

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