Nice's Up-and-coming artist Olga Kozlova

Olga KozlovaOlga Kozlova is a young abstract artist based in Nice, but unlike many other budding creatives following the ‘starving artist’ path, she works full-time at a tech company in Sophia- Antipolis. In fact, she has a PhD in Computer Science, with a focus on artificial intelligence.Read more

Photographer Thomas Lemaire: Nice’s rising star

Thomas Lemaire and one of his award-winning photographs. (c) Thomas Lemaire PhotographyThomas Lemaire is one of the region's youngest artists, but his photography of the Côte d’Azur has already been featured on websites for the tourism board, professional corporate campaigns and in several exhibitions. His popularity only continues to grow. Riviera Insider speaks with this rising star before he blasts off to stardom.Read more

Yves Klein: A colour visionary

2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Nice-born artist Yves Klein, one of the region’s favourite and most famous sons. In an interview with Alexandre Devals, the Venet Foundation’s director and curator of its current Klein exhibition Pigment Pur, Riviera Insider learns more about the venerated colour visionary and creator of a timeless deep blue hue.Read more

Armand Scholtès: a gardener of shapes

Nature takes centre stage in the work of Armand Scholtès. This summer, a double exhibition - in both the main International Perfume Museum site in Grasse and at the establishment's gardens in Mouans-Sartoux - has been dedicated to the French artists. Read more

Jazzin' Nice: 70th anniversary exhibition

For more than 70 years, the city of Nice has been celebrating jazz music and artists. Starting in 1948, the Nice Jazz Festival has witnessed some of the most famous and popular jazz musicians perform, such as Louis Amstrong, Lionel Hampton, Dizzy Gillespie or even Miles Davis.Read more

Jazz à Ramatuelle

Open air concerts in a setting by the sea... If that hasn’t sold you on a trip to Ramatuelle, the line-up for the 33rd edition of this excellent coastal jazz festival just might! Riviera Insider is also giving away tickets for the event so keep scrolling to find out more.

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Rue(z) & Vous

The highlight of Valbonne’s summer season is the Rue(z) & Vous festival for street artists (4th to 8th July).Read more

Where art thou?

The importance of the Côte d’Azur on the history of art cannot be underestimated. It inspired many a great master who spent time here during the 19th and 20th centuries, and is still influencing contemporary art today. Damien Hirst’s recent series – The Veil Paintings – drew inspiration from Le Cannet artist Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947). Wouldn't it be amazing if Hirst, like his contemporary Tracey Emin in Le Lavandou, chose to experience the light first hand and paint here?Read more

Les Heures Musicales turn 35

Here the world is just as you would like it to be: harmonious and full of love, enthusiasm and people you can rely on. Every year, one wonders how the festival’s creator and artistic director, Liliane Valsecchi, manages to bring such high-quality artists to the Église Sainte Marie Madeleine in the small township of Biot.Read more

A gala evening at the Opéra de Nice

On Friday 8th June at 7pm, Le Cercle Rouge and the Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur invites you to enjoy a prestigious programme of Bach, Saint-Saëns, Moussorgski and Ravel with Sarah McElravy on violon as well as Julian Rachlin, who will also direct the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice. Read more