100 portraits of the 18th century in Nice

Extraites du catalogue de l’exposition, Collection Conservatoire du Portrait du Dix-Huitième Siècle, Paris - Copyright Thierry OllivierIf ever curious to discover the art of making portraits, a place to visit is the Palais Lascaris in Nice. A hundred portraits drawn during the reign of Louis XV and Louis XVI will be displayed in the classical baroque setting from August 13, 2020, until June 30, 2021. Apart from Tuesdays, visitors will have the chance to discover every day, from 10 am to 6 pm, paintings created by famous artists such as Van Loo, Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Duplessis, Ducreux, and many others.Read more

Enjoy a staycation in Porquerolles

Remi Jouan / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)Idyllic beaches, hiking trails, moonlit walks and free open air cinema, Porquerolles Island off the coast of Hyères offers the feeling of a true getaway without having to go very far! In our new ‘Staycation’ series, we give you tips on where to get away without really leaving. A true paradise only two and a half hours by car from Nice, so there are no excuses!Read more

Summer outdoor cinema in the South of France

Ciné Quartier Cannes @Ville de CannesOutdoor cinemas during the hot summer evenings are always a favourite, but this year it takes on even more importance as we are faced with reduced events and many of us are still not willing to step inside the closed space of a cinema room. A hard choice considering going to the movies is certainly one of many people’s favourite activities. After all, it’s relaxing all the while being a friendly outing. The majority of cities in the PACA region have taken note and our summer cinema options have multiplied! Here’s a list of local cities that are offering cinemas under the open sky, in full health safety. Read more

71st Music Festival Menton 2020

71st Music FestivalOn the first day of August begins the much anticipated 71st Music Festival of Menton. After having celebrated their seventieth-anniversary last year in a splendid celebration, this year’s festival promises to be memorable. Over the years, some of the greatest artists worldwide have come and participated in this prestigious event. This year the event will be taking place in two areas of the city, the traditional “Parvis de la Basilique Saint-Michel” and the “Parc du Pian”. Read more

Ennio Morricone departs this world but leaves a legacy of music

Ennio Morricone at the Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida, 2013. Photo: Gonzalo Tello cc-by-2.0  https://www.flickr.com/photos/canchageneral/11068536643/One of the greatest musical contributors in history has departed this world. Ennio Morricone was a composer, conductor and trumpet player, but his mark left on the world will endure for generations to come. Famous for his film soundtracks, the Italian musician scored over 500 films in his long career, but he also composed over 100 concert works and was the man who penned the songs of many famous artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Mina, Sting and more. Read more

Great cultural events in Cannes for the summer

The outlook for summer events was very 'iffy' as we came out of confinement, but as things are reopening and our numbers are good, Cannes wasted no time to launch their official summer programme. On 25 June, members of Cannes city council along with Mayor David Lisnard, presented "Sous le Soleil - Différement", a thorough and eclectic cultural events agenda 'different' from the usual, prepared for public safety and distance requirements but still bringing us together for culture, music and art.  Read more

Content Creatives Incubator: Calling all young creative talents!

Creative resindencyThe University of Côte d'Azur has launched an open call to students and young creative graduates to apply for a new residency concept for a free three-week creative production training. In an innovative new joint project, Banijay, Université Côte d'Azur and the Cannes City Council are launching "Content Creatives Incubator", a free three-week residency for students and young creative graduates.Read more

We Are One Global Film Festival: a pandemic solution

We Are One Global Film Festival c. YouTube In the face of the global Coronavirus pandemic and the cancellation of large events, major film festivals across the world have joined with YouTube to announce the We Are One Global Film Festival. It started on 29 May and we can still all take part in the screenings (Until 7 June)!Read more

The Festival de Cannes releases the Official Selection 2020

Festival de Cannes Official Selection 2020

Even though the 73rd Cannes Film Festival was cancelled, the organisers were keenly aware of their immense responsibility to the film industry to provide the Official Selection. Plus, as the head of the festival said in an interview, there are so many wonderful films this year! On 3 June, they released a varied and international list of 56 films with the coveted title: "Sélection Officielle 2020 - Festival de Cannes"

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The cancelled 73rd Festival de Cannes

Cinema de la plage. c. Festival de CannesIf the Coronavirus never spread across the planet, today would be opening day of the Festival de Cannes. Originally scheduled to take place from 12 - 23 May, the Cannes Film Festival is one of the most anticipated international events of the year. The entire Croisette gets lined in red carpet, posters of stars cover whole sides of buildings, and crowds gather outside the fancy hotels, hoping to catch a glimpse of an A-list star. Read more

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