Politics & the red carpet

From 17th to 28th May, Cannes’ famous film festival will be taking over the city as thousands of actors, directors, producers and paparazzi arrive on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals. Pedro Almodóvar is to preside over the 70th edition of the world-renowned event, while Uma Thurman will be president of Un Certain Regard, Sandrine Kiberlain for the Camera d’Or and Cristian Mungiu assumes the role of president of the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.Read more

1917: Nice l’Américaine

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of US participation in WWI, the Nice l’Américaine exhibition hopes to convey the relevance of American cultural influence on the city of Nice from 1787 to the post-WWII era. Read more

Hyères' International Festival of Fashion and Photography

The 32nd International Festival of Fashion and Photography will take place at the end of April in the beautiful Villa Noailles in Hyères. The inauguration of the festival will start at 7pm on Thursday 27th April at the property, which be exclusively opened until 11pm for the duration of the festival (27th April until 1st May). Read more

Official Cannes Film Festival poster

With just a few weeks to go before the Cannes Film Festival makes its 70th appearance on the red carpet, organisers have revealed its striking, bold poster. Featuring Claudia Cardinale dancing above a passionate red and sparkling gold, the poster evokes the ‘joy, freedom and daring’ nature of the festival, which is taking place from 17th to 28th May.Read more

Jazz à Juan 2017

For all the jazz lovers visiting and living on the Côte d’Azur, the annual music festival Jazz à Juan is taking place at Pinède Gould at Juan-les-Pins from 14th to 23rd July. The line-up this year includes music legends such as Macy Gray, Sting, Tom Jones and Hiromi.Read more

Antibes achieves status as Une Ville et Métiers d’Art

At the end of this week, Antibes will receive the honour of achieving the European status of Une Ville et Métiers d’Art. A significant feather in the town’s creative cap, this award brings extra status to the town within the European Union as well as to gaining funding for the promotion of the artistic work that is carried out here.Read more

Mars aux Musées

Museums in Nice fling open their doors and welcome visitors to discover art through a series of ephemeral performances, exhibitions and creative workshops. The Masters class of 2016/7 Cultural Events Management from the University of Sophia Antipolis and Nice have once again organised Mars aux Musées. The event is in its 16th year and is unique in France. Their slogan is, ‘Organised by students, for students’, although most of the events are not restricted to students alone. The theme for 2017 is ‘Ici et d’ailleurs’, which translates as ‘Here and elsewhere’. Read more

Pedro Almodóvar at Cannes Film Festival

It has been a quarter of a century since Spanish icon Pedro Almodóvar first walked the festival’s red carpet as part of the feature film jury under Gérard Depardieu. 35 years have passed since his legendary film career began and it is double that for the history of the Festival International du Film de Cannes. In 2017, Almodóvar himself will preside over the 70th Cannes Film Festival.  Read more

Violet festival in Tourrettes-sur-Loup

Once again the town of Tourrettes-sur-Loup will be filled with the sweet scent of violets for the annual violet festival. The festival first began in 1952 and was created to mark the end of the violet season that runs from October to March. It also helped promote local craftsmen and celebrated the arrival of the new olive oil. It has since grown in popularity and has now become a huge attraction every year. Read more

Riviera world premiere at MIPTV

Who needs the drama of Hollywood when there’s the French Riviera! In a new 10-part series from Sky Atlantic, the dark side of the Côte d’Azur raises its head in a luxuriously-set thriller by Academy Award-winning writer Neil Jordan. The world premiere is to be screened on 3rd April at MIPTV in Cannes' Palais des Festivals: the world’s most established global distribution market and leading TV and online content development event. Read more

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