Enter at the velvet rope

As exclusive as it is engaging and as impressive as it is inspiring, this July will see the Grimaldi Forum’s prominent international art fair offer a raw insight into the complex world of fine and antique art with a remodelled vision and a brand new name.Read more

Bastille Day: where to see the fireworks tonight

The Côte d’Azur is celebrating France’s National Day - the commemoration of the famous storming of the Bastille prison in Paris during the French Revolution on 14th July 1789 - with a spectacular night of firework extravaganza. But where are the best places to watch the show? Read more

Marseille: a Netflix original

Fresh on the back of the vastly successful mixed language crime drama Narcos comes online TV and film provider Netflix’s first foray into an independent, original, foreign series: Marseille. The complex character of this troubled, but magnificent port city provides the background for a provocative eight-episode series by directors Dan Franck and Florent Emilio-Siri that falls somewhere between intense political thriller and vengeful drama.Read more

Nice Jazz Festival

Since 1948, Nice has offered a stage to some of the world’s greatest jazz acts and musicians. It is almost 70 years since jazz titans such as Louis Armstrong and Django Reinhardt helped launch what has become an institution for the jazz genre, but the mission and message of the festival remains much the same: to celebrate jazz music of ‘yesterday, today and tomorrow’, and to instil a love for the art in the heart’s of a new generation.Read more

Tickets to the Monte Carlo circus

Ticket sales to the highly anticipated Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo have commenced. Taking place from 19th to 29th January 2017, this is a sell-out event so early bird reservations are highly recommended!Read more

Tickets still available for Rihanna

Quirky Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna will be performing in Nice as part of her Anti World Tour in a little over a week’s time and there is a very limited number of tickets still available, starting at 62.90 euros.Read more

Jazz À Juan

The Côte d’Azur is used to VIP guests, but it is another all together to witness them on stage. Jazz À Juan, from 14th to 24th July, is a unique fixture on the region’s event calendar as year after year, its revolutionary concept continues to attract some of the biggest names - not only in jazz, but in the music industry as a whole - to its al fresco stage on the shores of the Mediterranean. Read more

Monaco hosts a master: Francis Bacon

In 1946 when he was resident in Monaco, Francis Bacon wrote to his friend Graham Sutherland to say that he was ‘working on sketches’ of Diego Valazquez’s 1650 portrait of Pope Innocent X. Three years later, Head VI 1949, the first of his series of ‘Screaming Popes’ to appear before the public emerged. It was a theme he would rework over the next 20 years producing some of the most powerful expressions of post-war horror, a form of existential agony at what man is capable of inflicting on his fellow human beings.Read more

Nuits du Sud

Vence’s Nuits du Sud is a festival that has truly come of age. Now almost 20 years in the making, the Nuits du Sud continues to charm and inspire spectators of all ages who come together at this fantastic venue to revel and dance in an entire spectrum of culture and genre.Read more

L'Été Danse by Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo

For the 2016 edition of the L’Été Danse programme, the ever theatrical and daring Jean-Christophe Maillot, Choreographer Director of Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, decided to release his supple grip on the reins of his troupe and invite two young artists to try their hand at directing.Read more