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What's On in Nice August 2016

Celebrating the Renaissance & lots of music on the Cote d'Azur

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Pam Williamson | Nice Editor | Published: 28th July 2017


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We're halfway through the summer and the holiday season is fully underway, which means that plenty of events are organised across in and around Nice. Here are our top picks for August.

The month kicks off with the wonderful bi-annual Soirees Renaissance in the nearby village of Villenueve Loubet. A fantastic historical reconstruction that spills over from the castle of Villenueve-Loubet into the streets of the village. Expect authentic costumes, music, dancing and of course a good solid display of armoury and battle techniques. The historical reconstruction depicts the arrival of François Ist in 1538 and offers royal processions, a big stage show and a renaissance market. Great family entertainment!

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Sticking with history and adding a splash a music Les Concerts du Cloitre are hosted at the Monastere de Cimiez in the north of Nice. Each summer the cloister provides a beautiful seeing for twenty concerts: recitals, chamber music and orchestral enjoyment.

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This summer, in the newly refurbished Galerie Lympia situated in the Nice Port region of the city, you will find a wonderful display of works by Alberto Giacometti. Some 50 works created shortly before his death in 1966 will be on display this summer, showcasing the art he produced between 1960 and 1965. Let your inner artist free and check out this new summer exhibit. 

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Imagine enjoying a long summer night listening to the chilled sounds of jazz music in a beautiful chateau setting. If this sounds like your kind of thing then don't miss Jazz au Chateau in Cagnes sur Mer. Gather at Place Grimaldi every Friday to enjoy a wonderful evening of live music in an unforgettable venue. Various concerts ranging from jazz trios to vocalists to gypsy swing bands will be lighting up the night at the chateau in Haut-de-Cagnes. Always popular, with a great ambience.

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More jazz, but this time in the form of Saint Jazz Cap Ferrat, right in the heart of the town of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Four days of live jazz music in the beautiful surroundings of the Jardin de La Paix. This intimate event has become a favourite on the Cote d'Azur and offers a wonderful atmosphere for spectators and performers alike.

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The seafront of Cagnes sur Mer comes alive for one night only in August when the town celebrates the annual Promenade en Fete. The whole of the seafront boulevard is pedestrianised for an evening and the town hosts a party with live music, DJs, free entertainment, market stalls and a fireworks display. The party starts at 20:30, and fireworks at 22:30. There will be various stages set up along the promenade for music. The 2017 event will be celebrating 20 years of Promenade en Fete so there will be a few surprises and some extra special celebrations.

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More inspiration...

Plenty going on and with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Nice is a great choice for a holiday in August - check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay in our Hotels.

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