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A large funfair is held
in Luna Park with rides and attractions for the delight of young and not so
young spectators every year. (Palais des Expositions, esplanade de Lattre de
Years Concert (Acropolis).
Lyrique at the OpĂ©ra.
du LycĂ©en et de l'Etudiant (Trade Fair for students) (Acropolis).
Bionazur, (Trade fair of natural and organic produce)
du Mariage (Acropolis).
The Nice Carnaval
draws visitors from all over Europe and North America to this ancient spectacle.
This "Mardi Gras of the Riviera" begins sometime in February, usually 12 days
before Shrove Tuesday, celebrating the return of spring with parades, floats (corsi),
masked balls (veglioni), confetti, and battles in which young women
toss flowers.. Climaxing the event is a fireworks display on Shrove Tuesday,
lighting up the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). King Carnival goes up in flames
on his pyre but rises from the ashes the following spring.
International Trade Fair. (Palais des Expositions, esplanade de Lattre de
Tassigny - Port)
of the Paris-Nice Cycle Race (Promenade des Anglais.)
(Promenade des Anglais).
Plant Festival (Parc
Festin des Cougourdons.
A traditional festival with local folklore and decorated "cougourdons" which
takes place every spring. The interesting shapes of these gourds grown in the
area, lend themselves to a wide variety of interpretations ...
Printemps des PoĂštes
Tennis Tournament .
Symphonic Concerts (OpĂ©ra).
Chevalet (day of easels) (Jardin Albert 1er)
International Dog Show.
Nice International Semi-Marathon
Egg-hunt (Parc Floral PhĆnix).
Printemps des MusĂ©es
With this festival,
probably the oldest folk tradition in Nice, every Sunday in May; dancing,
picnics, folk dancing brighten up the Cimiez gardens and amphitheatre.
The cooking of Nice is
highlighted in the city's restaurants.
Symphonic Concerts (Acropolis).
International, Contemporary Art Fair
(Jardin Albert 1er).
Sacred Music Festival
(Churches in the old town).
FĂȘte de la musique,
free concerts throughout the city.
Salon du Livre
(Book fair) (Jardin Albert 1er).
Every year the fishermen
of Nice celebrate Saint Peter's day. The festivities open with mass in the GesĂč
church, followed by a processsion all the way to Les Ponchettes beach (in front
of old Nice) where a boat is burned in honour of their patron saint.
FĂȘte de la StâJean
(dancing and bonfires) (Carras).
Pan Bagnat Festival
Voucalia, Festival of
Mediterranean Polyphony and Traditional Music .
Nice Festival du Jazz,
occurs for a week in mid-July.A roster of great jazz artists perform in the
ancient ArĂšne de Cimiez. For information and tickets, contact the ComitĂ© des
FĂȘtes, Mairie (town hall) de Nice, 5 rue de l'HĂŽtel-de-Ville, 06000 Nice
Inspired by the great
American jazz performances, this international jazz festival is one of a kind.
Every year it draws the most famous soloists and bands to the incomparable venue
of the Cimiez gardens and Amphitheatre.
NikaĂŻa : International
With this meeting, the
city of Nice has obtained a leading place in the world-class athletic events
calendar. Every summer, 20 000 spectators crowd into the Charles Ehrmann Stadium
to attend a program of competitions with the world's champions
Celebration July 14: Fireworks Promenade des Anglais.
Entertainment (ThĂ©Ăątre de Verdure).
Ball for the LibĂ©ration
of Nice (Place MassĂ©na).
International Summer Chess Tournament.
of Military Music (every 2 years)
FĂȘte du patrimoine (heritage
Swimming 4 km (Baie
120 km (Haut Pays NiĂ§ois)
race 30 km (Promenade des Anglais).
Historic Automobile Tour de France.
patronale de la Ville de Nice Sainte RĂ©parate
(Parc Floral PhĆnix).
Children's workshops (Parc
Rock and Mineral Show (Parc
Bain de NoĂ«l -
Christmas dip, the first Sunday after Christmas.
Chess Tournament .
: International Star Regatta.
Christmas Village (espace
MassĂ©na: jardin Albert 1er).
Arts and Entertainment
ArĂšnes De Cimiez
av. ArĂšnes de Cimiez, Nice
Jazz and pop concerts are held during the summer.
ChĂąteau de la Moutte
rte. des Salins, St-Tropez
Every July and August, Classical Music Concerts take
place in the gardens
For ticket information, inquire at the St-Tropez
quai Jean-JaurĂšs, B.P. 183, St-Tropez,
Classical music and ballet performances take place
at Nice's convention center
the Palais des CongrĂšs
Esplanade John F. Kennedy, Nice
Festival De Jazz D'antibes-Juan-Les-Pins
Every July the Festival is held under ancient pines.
It's one of the oldest festivals in Europe and claims to have hosted the
European debut performance of Miles Davis. More recent jazz greats gracing the
tropical nights include Herbie Hancock, Kyle Eastwood, and Joshua Redman.
Festival De Musique De Chambre
In August, Menton's takes place on the stone-paved
plaza outside the St-Michel Church.
Nice Jazz Festival
In July, the Jazz Festival draws international
performers from around the world for outdoor concerts in the Parc de Cimiez
north of the center, the Matisse museum, and the Roman arena.
pl. du Casino, Monte Carlo, 377/92-16-22-99
This is the main venue of the OpĂ©ra de Monte-Carlo
and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, both worthy of the magnificent
OpĂ©ra De Nice
4 rue St-FranĂ§ois-de-Paul, Nice,
The season runs from September to June.
ThĂ©Ăątre Municipal Francis-Gag
4 rue St-Joseph, Nice
This venue offers independent theater productions of
traditional and contemporary works.
ThĂ©Ăątre De Nice
promenade des Arts, Nice
headed by stage and screen star Jacques Weber,
alternates productions imported from Paris with creative experiments of the
Centre National Dramatique Nice CĂŽte d'Azur.
Nice's seafront is home to
at least seven different public beaches. None of them has sand; they are covered
with gravel (often the size of golf balls). The rocks are smooth, but can still
be difficult to navigate for people with poor balance or sensitive feet. Tucked
in between the public beaches are the private beaches of hotels. Most of the
public beaches are divided into two sections: a free area and an area where you
can avail yourself of the chaise longues, mattresses, parasols, changing
cabanas, and freshwater showers for a fee. Nude sunbathing is prohibited, but
toplessness is common. Take bus nos. 9, 10, 12, and 23 from the center of town
to get to the beach.