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

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

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