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Festivities in Nice

Nice cultivates the art of celebration throughout the year.
Something to enjoy... Nice means 2,000 events a year!

International sporting events, traditional local cultural festivities, Christmas Market, Nice Jazz Festival, Carnival...
All these major events are an invitation, a genuine opportunity to enjoy Nice to the hilt.

 Discover our selection of major events below or consult the agenda by following this link.

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Carnival of Nice

For a fortnight, the city livens up and all its neighbourhoods run wild. An ephemeral artistic creation, the Carnival of Nice attracts nearly a million visitors every year. It alone justifies the organisation of programmes in and around Nice. Combined with the French Riviera's other winter events (Fête des Citrons in Menton, Naval flower parade in Villefranche-sur-Mer, Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu-la-Napoule and Violet Festival in Tourrettes-sur-Loup), the Carnival of Nice is a 'must' to include instantly in  your programming!

The Convention and Visitors Bureau of Nice can assist you in organising your programmes in Nice, especially during Carnival. Packages for 2 to 7 nights are also available from the hoteliers of Nice. Please do not hesitate to consult us.

The next edition will take place from 17th February to 3rd March, 2018 on the theme "King of Space"

 

 

 

IronMan

Every year in June the sports world has its eyes riveted on Nice, cradle of the European Triathlon, and its hinterland: the one and only IronMan in France covered the Triathlon's official distances: 3.8km of swimming, 180km of biking and 42.195km of foot racing for a total of 225 kilometres.

Today, it has become the world's greatest Ironman attracting over 2,500 athletes from France and abroad each year. A major sporting event!

 

 

 

 

Nice Jazz Festival

The first jazz festival in France was created in 1948, although 'Le Nice Jazz Festival' acquired its true identity only in 1974.

For decades, the greatest names in jazz have been performing there outdoors under the starry sky of the French Riviera: from Louis Armstrong to Dizzy Gillespie, from Django Reinhart to Diana Krall, all the artists of legend have lit up the nights in previous years.

With John McLaughlin as guest of honour, this year's stars will include pianist Ahmad Jamal, singer Asa, clarinettist and saxophonist Michel Portal, violinist Didier Lockwood, guitarist Mike Stern, harmonica player Jean-Jacques Milteau and trumpeter Winton Marsalis.

And the list is still incomplete, since three concerts are scheduled every night on each of the two stages: one facing Place Massena with a capacity of 8,000, the second at Théâtre de Verdure (theatre in the green) with 800 seats and room for 1,400 people standing. Besides a tribute to Miles Davis, a dozen themes are planned, from 'Jazz made in France' to Jazz Electro, including Soul, Funk and Blues.

Every year, in July.

 

Christmas in Nice

Invite your clients to end the year in true style under the palm trees in Nice!

Nice invites young and old to discover free live events and performances. More and more activities all over town. The city's heart beats wildly and decks itself in light.

Every neighbourhood comes to life through the magic of Christmas in Nice. Children stare wide-eyed, hot chocolate warms hearts and streets vibrate with song and dance. It's time to approach...

Visit the Christmas village with some sixty chalets displaying a broad range of arts and crafts based essentially on products linked to the holiday period. Enjoy fun activities and the outdoor ice rink set up for this occasion... Christmas carols and music, live Christmas crib... Enter into the magic of Christmas in Nice.

Throughout the month of December.