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July in Nice: What's on and weather

Lots of live music this July in Nice

featured in News & reviews Author Ana Hernández, Nice Editor Updated

The French Riviera has warmed up and visitors are flocking to Nice's beaches.

As the summer season reaches its peak, you'll find there’s much more to do than relaxing on a sun lounger all day here. The events calendar is jam-packed in July. Here's a sneak peek at some of the events we're particularly looking forward to.

Neptune Plage Beach Club, Nice beach

What's the weather like in Nice in July?

July is the hottest, driest month in Nice and is the height of the season. Average temperatures generally sit between a low of 18ºC in the evenings and a high of 27ºC during the day. There is very little chance of rain and the sun shines for roughly 15 hours a day, with sunrise around 06:00 and sunset after 21:00. Sea temperatures have warmed up to an average of 22ºC. You get the picture: it's hot - day and night!

What's On in Nice June 2017

What's on in Nice in July?

Bastille Day
Bastille Day is celebrated across the whole of France with a bang. Well, several bangs in fact, as fireworks always feature heavily.

Ultra-Trail Côte d'Azur Mercantour
Begin the trail running season with the Ultra Trail Côte d'Azur Mercantour, a 150km race through the beautiful mountains that surround the French Riviera.

Nice Classic Festival

Things to do

Nuits du Sud Festival
Look forward to six nights of live music in a diverse and open atmosphere, welcoming artists from home and abroad.

Classical Music
Classical music takes over the whole of July and some of August with several festivals in and around Nice at the Nice Classic Live.

Jazz au Château - Cagnes sur Mer
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 Château in Cagnes sur Mer. Gather at the Place du Château every Friday to enjoy a wonderful evening of live music in an unforgettable venue. Various concerts ranging from jazz trios to vocalists and gypsy swing bands will be lighting up the night.

Plage Beau Rivage Beach Club, Nice beach

Bars and clubs

One thing's for sure, you won't have far to go to find a cold glass of rosé to take the heat out of the day, whatever you've been up to. A variety of bars, beach clubs and port side restaurants will happily welcome you with live music, acoustic sets and much more.

The beach club is a quintessential South of France experience, and you'll find there's plenty of choice, from the uber-swanky to the family-friendly ones. They range in character and price, so pick one that suits your tastes and budgets.

More inspiration...

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.