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June in Nice: What's on and weather

Culture, music, sports and local festivals

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

As with most months along the Côte d'Azur, June is about festivals and markets.

Throw some ballet into the mix and the month of June has truly begun. Check out what to do in Nice this month.

What's on in Nice June 2019

What's the weather like in Nice in June?

June sees temperatures continue to rise as the summer season gets going. Daytime temperatures generally reach a high of 24°C and drop to around 16°C in the evenings. The average rainfall is three days and the sea temperature sits at 19°C - perfect for cooling off with a 'freshening' dip. The sun rises around 06:00 and sets around 21:00, offering 15 hours of daylight to play around in.

What's on in Nice June 2019

What's on in Nice in June?

Festival des Heures
Music and tradition go hand in hand for the Festival des Heures Musicales de Biot. This music festival has been happening annually for over 25 years and takes place in the Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine in the village centre. Organised by the music association "Les Heures Musicales de Biot" and the local commune, this festival has become an occasion not to be missed in the cultural calendar of the Alpes-Maritimes.

Fête de la Musique
Next up is the ever popular Fête de la Musique, an event celebrated across the whole of France on 21st June. Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for Culture, the Fête is different from a music festival in that all the concerts and performances are free to the public and none of the artists are paid. Authorities waive normal licensing laws, allowing the revelry to continue as long as there are people with the stamina to enjoy it. It is definitely one of the not-to-be-missed events of the summer social calendar.

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.

Ironman Nice
If you're in town when the Ironman comes to Nice, you can't miss it. If you're not taking part, definitely head down to the Promenade des Anglais to support the athletes as they race past.

Ironman 70.3
Nice has in recent years hosted the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and annually it continues to host an Ironman 70.3 event on the same course. The competitors start by swimming in the waters of the Baie des Anges and then tackle the cycling and running courses along the Promenade des Anglais.

What's On in Nice June 2017

Things to do

Racing cars
Go along to the start of the Jean Behra rally, which is a three day rally for cars over 30 years old, and you'll see some beautiful old cars getting ready to race.

Promenade en Fête - Cagnes sur Mer
The seafront of Cagnes sur Mer comes alive for one night only in August when the town celebrates the annual Promenade en Fête. 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 with fireworks at 22:30. There will be various stages set up along the promenade for music.

Ruhl Plage 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...

Plenty going on and with the warmer weather and outdoor activities to enjoy, Nice is a great choice for a holiday in June. Check our events calendar for a full run down. If you are looking for accommodation for your stay then check out some of our favourite hotels.