Festival du Livre (Annual Book Festival)
Nice holds an annual book fair and festival in June in the Albert 1er gardens, attracting more than 200 authors to host literary discussions and debates, as well as book signings. This festival of words celebrates the French language.
Fête du Château (Music Festival)
The festival of the castle is a celebration of contemporary music held in the Colline du Château. There is music from all genres including hip hop, Brit-pop, folk-rock and Indie, from both French and international artists. Even better, this festival in June is free.
Fête de la Saint-Pierre et de la Mer (Festival of St Peter & the Sea)
The fishermen of Nice celebrate the sea every year on the 29th of June with a grand procession from the Jesuit church of Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur down to the beach at Les Ponchettes. A boat is burned in the harbour to honour Saint Peter, the patron saint of fishermen.
Iron Man France Competition
Extreme trialthletes head to Nice in June for its annual Iron Man competition which involves a 3.8 kilometre swim in the bay, a 180 kilometre bike ride through 17 inland towns and villages and finally a 42.2 kilometre marathon distance run along the waterfront.
Fete de la Musique
The Fête de la Musique is the celebration that takes place every summer solstice on 21st June in cities, towns and villages across France. More than a music festival, the Nice Fête de la Musique is a free event that spills out from the bars and restaurants onto the streets and encompasses every type of music imaginable, from local amateur teen bands to professional classical musicians, from club DJ’s to traditional folk bands.