In the forties, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry described the Portuguese Riviera as a paradise. While Europe was weeping for her sons and rising from its ashes, Estoril welcomed the world's most glamorous, elegant people, becoming a jet-set capital. Celebrities, members of Royal Households, the wealthy and aristocrats met there.

Today, the glamorous and international platform of the "Bal de la Riviera" unites again in Estoril friends and most eminent ambassadors of elegance from all over the world for two days of solidarity and friendship.


The Bal de la Riviera, dedicated each year to an outstanding personality with strong affinities to Portugal, is the most comprehensive philanthropic weekend event of Europe. We are not satisfied with only being the most extraordinary social event of the Iberian Peninsula; we propose also sports (Riviera Golf Challenge), culture (Riviera Talks and Riviera Art) and celebrations (Riviera Awards).


Welcome to the Riviera !


Prince and Princess
Charles-Philippe of Orleans

Dukes of Anjou and Cadaval




Under the High Patronage and in the Presence of:


HRH Prince Mikael of Kent



HSH Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco

HRH Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco