August 2017- calendar of Riviera festivals & events


PUBLIC HOLIDAY – Tuesday 15th August, Assumption Day

Jazz at Domergue – Cannes
Over five consecutive days, during the course of its program the festival reveals the Russian cultural identity through its various forms of artistic expression…

34th Pottery Festival – Vallauris
Sunday, 13th August
With its pottery industry dating back to the 16th Century, Vallauris has long been associated with this art form. Created in 1981 and organised every second Sunday in August with the collaboration of the local Tourist Office. This hugely successful festival celebrates the many potters and artists who have made Vallauris the capital of ceramics. A fun day for all the family that stretches well into the evening.

Festival de Ramatuelle – St Tropez
Created in 1985 as a tribute to the French actor Gérard Philipe. The festival, held during the first half of August, allows for a cultural holiday in a place where historic monuments are included with many other things to see and do.

Arlette Gruss Circus – Valbonne
Every year the Big Top comes to Valbonne and the Pré des Arts with the legendary Arlette Gruss Circus a French circus founded in 1985 by Arlette Gruss.

Les Concerts du Cloitre – Nice
Series of classical concerts held at the Opéra de Nice and the Clôitre du Monastère de Cimiez during the summer.

Les Grimaldines – Gulf of St Tropez
World music festival, which has become an essential event in the Gulf of Saint Tropez and beyond bringing thousands of spectators to the village’s alleys and the medieval castle’s steps, yearning to discover new horizons in songs and music. Every Tuesday from mid-July to mid-August, this event takes you from one continent to another, offering an exceptional cultural world tour in five concerts

Annual Menton Classical Music Festival – Menton
At the Parvis Saint-Michel Archange and other venues around the town, Menton puts on the oldest classical music festival in Europe. Started in 1949 and continues to be one of the most important in Europe.

Jasmine Festival – Grasse
Traditional festival which marks the beginning of the Jasmine harvest, so important to this town of perfumes.

July 2017- calendar of Riviera festivals & events


PUBLIC HOLIDAY – Friday 14th July, Bastille Day

Les Nuits Guitares – Beaulieu-sur-Mer
(Dates to be announced)
A not-to-be-missed event for guitar lovers held in the jardin de l’Olivaie in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

Festival of Pyrotechnic Art – Cannes
For seven nights throughout July and August, different countries take on the challenge to produce the most spectacular firework display. Each display is a minimum of 25 minutes. Can be seen from various vantage points.

Ma Ville Est Tango – Menton
For 4 days Menton lives to the beat of Tango with a series of concerts, entertainment, exhibitions, cinema, dance classes, balls and street entertainment.

nuits-du-sud-festival-logoLes Nuits du Sud Festival – Vence
Saturday 8th to Saturday 22nd July
A key music event on the French Riviera combiningdiversity, discovery and good music with affordable prices. Open to all musics of the world.

Nice Jazz Festival – Parc de Cimiez
Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd July
Jazz and Nice, an affair with a long history and one that the town is keen to preserve, like the crowning jewel in its musical heritage.Staged since the 1940s, this long-standing festival attracts jazz aficionados from all over the world.

(Dates to be confirmed)
57th Annual Jazz at Juan-les-Pins Europe’s oldest jazz festival. Stunning setting overlooking the bay and always brings top acts. Also don’t miss the Jazz Off (“Fringe”) Festival, with 200 some musicians in the streets and on the squares of Antibes and Juan-les-Pins, sharing jazz in all its forms.

Les Nuits Musicales du Suquet – Cannes
In front of Notre-Dame d’Espérance church, in the lovely setting of Old Cannes, a programme of chamber music associating the talent of young musicians and famous artists from France and abroad.

Festival of Chamber Music – St Paul de Vence
Date to be announced
When summer comes round, Saint-Paul de Vence hosts a Festival of Chamber Music on Place de la Courtine, at the foot of the village ramparts.

Les Plages Electroniques – Cannes
Go to the beaches and the Terrasses du Palais des Festivals in Cannes for seats to an electronic music festival that takes over the beach.

La Castellada
Held from the beginning of July in the Parc du Château, this event runs through to end of September. Actors in costume recount the story of Nice’s past in a three-hour guided tour.

Held on the promenade des Anglais, this series of concerts features a range of music from all over the world. The programme also offers dance performances and short film screenings.

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About Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Nice. It is in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region of southeastern France. It is also the principal town in the canton of Saint-Tropez.
The town is one of the most famous destinations on the French Riviera. It was a military stronghold and an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II (as part of Operation Dragoon). After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort.

After that, came the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and a goal for tourists in search of a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.