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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