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

Cannes Classics

2001: A Space Odyssey, an ‘epic drama of adventure and exploration’, has been described as one of the greatest and most influential films of all times. In 2018, this 1968 classic by American director Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999) will celebrate its 50th anniversary.Read more

Sealed with a kiss

A 27-year-old French freelance graphic designer and illustrator is behind this year’s official poster.Read more

In Competition

18 films with a global outlook: the 2018 Competition selection (the potential winners of the Palme d’Or) includes directors from around the world yet has incurred some criticism for its lack of gender diversity.Read more

David Syre exhibition in Nice

From tomorrow (and until 19th May), the Vendôme Gallery in Nice is welcoming American artist David Syre for his first ever exhibition in Europe.Read more