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What's On in Nice October 2017

Fall for autumn in the south of France

The summer is well and truly over; the nights are getting darker and there is a nip in the air during the evening that means that those nights that we can enjoy dining outside are numbered.

However, this doesn't mean there is nothing to see or do in Nice in autumn. In fact, for some, it is the most charming time of year and can certainly be in the running for the most beautiful season. The red leaves on the trees, the golden glow of the brush and those sunsets that turn the world the pink and purple - for me, this is the city of Nice at its best.

Horse riding seems to be the theme for the start of the month with the Salon du Cheval horse show kicking off the equestrian season with a day of family fun, entertainment and magical horse performances. The Hippodrome de la Cote d'Azur in Cagnes sur Mer is the venue for this fun event.

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During the month, the city of Nice will also be hosting several free classical concerts where the philharmonic orchestra of Nice will be performing outside. The first concert will take place in Place Saint Roch in the heart of the city, whilst the second will be in the wonderful setting of the Arenes des Cimiez to the north of the city centre. 

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Now in its 17th year, the Nice Short Film festival is a much-anticipated event in the European cinematic calendar and has become a popular rendez-vous for young creators. Hosted in several of Nice's prestigious venues, including the MAMAC, Rialto Cinema and the National Theatre, the program of short films will bring some 170 works to members of the public. 

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Throughout the month of October, the markets of Nice will be keeping you supplied with seasonal produce and the delicious smells of peppery socca and chestnuts roasting. The antique book fair allows you to browse the selection of novels and enjoy a coffee in one of Nice's most popular squares, whilst the antique postcard fair at the end of the month brings you a little history.

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Also see: Markets in Nice, France

More inspiration...

You may prefer just to sit in a cafe or bar on the Promenade des Anglais and watch the world go by, or even to visit one of the many art galleries and museums. Whatever you feel like doing, don't forget to check out our hotel and restaurant listings for the best deals, and fall for autumn in Nice.

Location: Nice

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