ANZAC DAY ANTIBES
For over century, every year in
Australia and New Zealand,
on the 25th of April we remember and commemorate the courage and sacrifices of the service men and women who have fought and given their lives for freedom.
Despite being on the other side of the world, here in Antibes, on the French Riviera,
we continue this important tradition by inviting all Australians, New Zealanders, Irish, British and French to a unique and official ANZAC Day Ceremony.
Join our Dawn Service at 5:30am
our Main Service at 10:00am
at the Fort Carré, Antibes.
COMMEMORATE FROM HOME IN 2020
SATURDAY, 25TH APRIL 2020
For the first time since the start of commemorations in 1916, ANZAC Day ceremonies across the world have been cancelled in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. For our health and safety, particularly for those that are the most vulnerable, we have been asked to stay at home.
ANZAC Day in Antibes is no exception.
No matter where we are in the world, Australians and New-Zealanders will never surrender the fighting spirit and values of the original ANZACs to COVID-19. It’s a day that means so much to all of us – a unique commemoration deeply ingrained into the DNA of Aussies and Kiwis. Even more so in this time of hardship and far from our home country.
Now more than ever, in the middle of this global crisis, it’s time to get creative and dig deep to let those ANZAC values shine through – mateship, endurance, ingenuity, good humour and courage.
We are organising a #StandAtDawn vigil at 6:30am. Across France we will be united, apart, chez nous at Dawn. Lest We Forget.
Click on the button below for ideas on how to commemorate ANZAC Day 2020 from home.
Where to find us...
Join us next year at the Fort Carré,
Avenue de 11 Novembre, 06600 Antibes, French Riviera.
You'll find us at the foot of the Statue à la Mémoire des Combattants also known as "le Poilu".
Ample free parking available.
Please contact our Association ANZAC ANTIBES should you require more information about us or the ANZAC Day ceremony held in Antibes each year. Community support, in the form of donations or sponsorship from individuals or local businesses, is much appreciated. If you'd like to get involved or have any enquiries please don't hesitate to get in touch by filling in the form below.