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

Do you know this street?

A painting by late artist León Gambey (1883 to 1914) has caught the imagination of the Côte d’Azur after the Blog de Vieux Nice posted a photograph of the artwork online and asked its readers to help identify the street it portrays.Read more

Mission Promenade

The city of Nice is campaigning to have its famous Promenade des Anglais enshrined on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is project that has been in motion since summer 2014, but following the horrific attacks that took place on the Promenade in July, it appears to have picked up new momentum with the launch of a new website: missionpromenade.frRead more

Cannes Film Festival 2017

In 2017, the world famous Cannes Film Festival will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. The official dates for the festival have been announced - 17th to 28th May - as have plans for a new institutional website, which will enable users to explore the 70 years of the festival's history in an entirely restored digital presentation.Read more

500 years of music

The Regional Orchestra of Cannes-Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur is preparing to explore over 500 years of music history during its eventful 2016/2017 season.Read more

Gala performance in memory of Maya Plisetskaya

Over two thousand lovers of classical dance joined famous dancers from around the world last Sunday for a Gala performance dedicated to the 90th birth anniversary of legendary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya. The Gala, which was held in Cannes at the Palais des Festivals, included performances from members of the world’s greatest ballet companies. Legendary Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin, who was Maya’s husband until her death last year, was a guest of honour at the event.Read more

25 years of Mission Enfance

Mission Enfance, a charity which specialises in giving educational help and assistance to children in need, are this month celebrating 25 years since the charity was founded. On July 21st, large numbers of their supporters travelled to Monaco for a Vintage Hermès and Rare Wines auction to celebrate this achievement.Read more

Covent Garden performance for Monaco’s Jean-Christophe Maillot

The Ballets de Monte Carlo's artistic director Jean-Christophe Maillot is heading to London’s prestigious Covent Garden with the Ballet du Bolchoï for a performance of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew on 3rd and 4th August.Read more

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