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What's on in Nice July 2019

Lots of live music this July in Nice

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The French Riviera has warmed up nicely and visitors are flocking to Nice's beaches as the summer season reaches its peak. However, you'll find there’s much more to do than relaxing on a sun lounger all day here, as the events calendar is jam-packed in July.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the events we're particularly looking forward to throughout July in Nice.

Nuits du Sud Festival

The month of July is filled with music from various countries and in a variety of settings. The Nuits du Sud, hosted in the town of Vence, brings together artists from around the world in what has now become a major event in the Riviera calendar. Taking place from July 19th up until August 2nd 2019, you really need to study the programme to ensure that you don't miss out on some of the best music of the summer, including Eagle Eye Cherry, Synapson, Gilberto Gil and Yuri Buenaventura.

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Nice Jazz Festival

The Nice Jazz Festival takes centre stage on the week of July 16th to 19th. This five-day jazz extravaganza has hosted the likes of Macy Gray and Rufus Wainwright in the past alongside local stars. 2019 will see The Black Eyed Peas, Neneh Cherry, Neil Rodgers and Ibrahim Maalouf, among others, entertain the crowds in the Place Masséna and the Théâtre de Verdure.

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Classical Music

Classical music takes over the whole of July with several festivals in and around Nice. It all starts with chamber music and orchestral recitals by students and teachers of the local conservatory at the Nice Classic Live, in the Cloister of Cimiez. Then, on eight nights from July 20th to 31st, the Festival Saint Paul de Vence will bring a mixture of classical and jazz music to this artistic medieval village.

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Asia Dreams of Yves Saint Laurent

The Musée Departemental des Arts Asiatiques, on the Promenade des Anglais, hosts a spectacular exhibition this summer. 'L'Asie Revée de Yves Saint Laurent' or 'Asia Dreams of Yves Saint Laurent' will showcase 35 garments, as well as jewellery, photographs and drawings, made by the fashion master and inspired by China, Japan and India. The exhibition was shown at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Paris in autumn 2017 and was a huge success. You'll be able to see it in Nice until October 6th 2019.

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Hippodrome Festival

The Cote d'Azur horse racing course, the Hippodrome in Villeneuve-Loubet, organises a whole host of events during the summer on selected evenings. Horse races, beautiful equine shows, lots of activities for children, dinner at the track's restaurants and fireworks to finish it all off.

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FIFA Women's World Cup

The Women's Football World Cup continues in July and Nice hosts the much-anticipated match for the third place. It'll happen on July 6th, at 17:00 at the Stade de Nice. Come and see who'll win the bronze medal – England has already classified for the match.

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Les Nuits Guitares

Rounding off the month with yet more music, the neighbouring town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer offers a stunning backdrop for Les Nuits Guitares. An eclectic combination of music genres will come together at this guitar festival taking place in the Jardin de l'Olivaie. The 2019 event will see The Jacksons, Keziah Jones and Kassav' on stage.

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Although it may seem that July is the month of evening entertainment and music, you shouldn't forget that there are also plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy during the day. Nice is a wonderful choice for a holiday in July. Check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay.

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