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

Printemps des Arts in Monaco

Monaco’s annual Printemps des Arts festival is due to begin on Friday 17th March and will run for three weeks until Sunday 8thApril. The festival, now in its 33rd year, is mainly dedicated to music, classical music in particular. Read more

Changing of the guard

New faces for a new year: Georges-François Leclerc has assumed his new role as Prefect for the Alpes-Maritimes; Jean-Pierre Savarino has been elected President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the Nice-Côte d’Azur region; and Benjamin Levy has taken the baton as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor for the Orchestre Régional de Cannes PACA.Read more

Catcher of the light: Giacomo de Pass

After New York to Washington, Venice, Moscow and Tokyo, now Peymeinade; that’s how they introduced Giacomo de Pass’ exhibition. The question is not only ‘Why Peymeinade?’, but also ‘Why now?’ This artist of global renown has been living here for almost 40 years, but his presence has gone largely unnoticed by the public – until now. Read more

Les Portes Ouvertes in Antibes

From 3rd December, Antibes will host Les Portes Ouvertes on the first Saturday of every month. It's good news for anyone looking for a really unique Christmas present or who just wants to know more about the kind of art that is being produced and available in Antibes at the moment. A diverse group of local artists have joined together to host the event, which is a lovely opportunity to go and meet some fantastic artists in their studio and talk to them about their work. You can follow the whole tour or dip in as you choose.Read more

Christmas creativity at the Regalà Mercat

From 16th to 24th December, the peninsular town of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat will be hosting a Christmas market with a creative difference. Hosted at the beautiful Jardin d’Hiver, the event will welcome new and emerging artistic talents to display their productions. Read more

European music in the 17th and 18th centuries

The magnificent Ensemble Baroque de Nice is entering a new, musical season; this time under the title Airs de Famille. During the Baroque era, artists’ rights had not yet been protected - each inspired the works of the other and plagiarism was not yet something scorned.Read more

The art of the possible

At 81 years old, Christo vibrates with energy. He is at the Fondation Maeght for the launch of the next step in his greatest project, Mastaba. 1,076 oil barrels piled in the ancient pyramidical form aren’t exactly what you would expect to find in the beautiful Sert courtyard, but Mastaba rises as if in defiance, its bright primary colours dazzling against the azure sky and dominating the space.Read more

Monte-Carlo Jazz

Jazz lovers won’t want to miss out on the Monte Carlo Jazz Festival. Under the high patronage of Prince Albert II, a programme of the finest international jazz artists has been lined up for this year’s event, which is taking place at the magnificent Salle Garnier of the Casino de Monte-Carlo from 24th November to 3rd December.Read more

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