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What's on in Nice September 2019

Music and sports this month in Nice

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Summer is almost over but not quite finished yet. Restaurants and beach clubs are still buzzing with activity throughout September and there are lots of things to do in this Riviera city.

There is a whole host of art and culture to be enjoyed in the heart of Nice in September, so it's a great time to visit. Here are just some of our favourite events this month.

Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Nice hosts this year's Ironman 70.3 World Championship making it the first time that the event is celebrated in France. This prestigious competition will bring the creme de la creme of the triathlon world to the South of France. Around 6000 elite athletes are expected to take part, including former champions Daniela Ryf, Javier Gómez-Noya, Alistair Brownlee, Mirinda Carfrae, Leanda Cave, Sebastian Kienle and Patrick Lange. They will start by swimming in the waters of the Baie des Anges and then tackle the cycling and running courses along the Promenade des Anglais.

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Beaulieu Classic Festival

The town of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, east from Nice, hosts its Classic Music Festival from September 14th to 21st. The eclectic programme features musical brunches, classic film soundtracks, tango, flamenco and all-time legendary composers like Beethoven, Mozart or Schubert.

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European Heritage Days

Mid-September brings with it the annual European Heritage Days. Exceptional locations all around Nice will be open for free to visitors on the Journées du Patrimoine for a weekend of celebration. The Palais de Justice, the cathedral, the university, several local churches and museums, and even cinemas will host guided tours and special shows.

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Jazz au Chateau

Friday nights in neighbouring Cagnes sur Mer will continue to host their summer season of jazz concerts throughout September. Jazz au Chateau offers an atmospheric venue for jazz trios, vocalists and gypsy swing bands. In September, you'll get the chance to see Paris Swing, who play French chansons from the 1920s to the 1970s, and La Veille au Soir, a gypsy jazz trio. Free to attend, there's a shuttle bus (number 44) to take you there from the central station at Cagnes... how can you say no?

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Ma Ville Est Tango

The neighbouring town of Menton, on the border between France and Italy, will turn into a small Buenos Aires thanks to the Ma Ville Est Tango Festival. Three days in which the streets, bars and restaurants of Menton will breathe tango 24 hours. You can join an afternoon tango lesson, enjoy an Argentinian dinner and watch a milonga concert at night.

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Triathlon des Mers

The coastal town of Villefranche-sur-Mer hosts a triathlon with a twist at in September. The 'Triathlon des Mers' or 'Triathlon of the seas' swaps the three traditional triathlon sports for watersports. Thus, instead of swimming, running and cycling, athletes must participate in kayaking, swimming and stand-up paddleboarding races. There are still spots available so, if you feel like imitating Aquaman, sign up.

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Opera de Nice

The 2019/20 season begins at the Opéra de Nice at the end of September. To kick things off, there will be two concerts by pianist Hélène Grimaud who will perform pieces by Paul Dukas, Maurice Ravel and Igor Stravinsky.

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More inspiration...

There's plenty going on and, with the weather still warm and lots of outdoor activities to enjoy, Nice is a great choice for a holiday in September. Check our Events Calendar for a full run down and find some accommodation for your stay on our Hotel Pages.

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