Nice, France Annual Events
Mardi Gras Carnival
(February)- every year, Nice comes alive with street processions, flower parades, concerts and fireworks. Each year has a special theme, prompting the creation of huge papier mâché figures.
Nice Half Marathon
(April): Held end along the Promenade des Anglais. Some 4,000 runners compete in this annual sporting event.
Printemps des Musées
(April): Every year, the city's many museums waive their entry fees for just one day, giving everyone the opportunity to discover for themselves the city's rich cultural and artistic heritage.
Nice Jazz Festival
(July): Held at the Parc de Cimiez. Staged since the 1940s, this long-standing festival attracts jazz aficionados from all over the world.
(November): This international festival features contemporary music performed by world renowned musicians.
The Cannes Film Festival
(during Spring): Held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congres on Boulevard de la Croisette. Many movie stars from Hollywood, New York and throughout Europe visit Cannes for this special occasion while tourists are sometimes able to see their favourite actors in the town.
: The city of Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, Nice attracts visitors from around the world.
Getting to Nice
Nice is a major air transportation hub in Europe. Several low-cost airlines offer frequent flights to the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport from London, Paris and other cities. A high-speed rail service operates to Paris to Nice.
Nearby Points of Interests
The city of Monte Carlo
is located in the Principality of Monaco just a few minutes east of Nice France. Visitors can catch a local bus from Nice to Monte Carlo for just a couple of euros. The two communities are also connected by rail and by the picturesque Moyenne Corniche roadway.
The city of Cannes France
is located 20 minutes west of Nice France. It can be reached by city bus (1.20 Euro) or by train.
Visitors to Antibes
can visit Europe's largest yacht harbour and the Picasso Museum. Antibes has a lovely sandy beach and an interesting old town that dates back to the fifth century.
The Promenade des Anglais
is a long seaside walkway that stretches along the Mediterranean coast in Nice France. Built in the 1830s, visitors to Nice can enjoy a leisurely walk along the Baie des Anges.
The Colline du Chateau
(Castle Hill) overlooks the city of Nice France. Visitors to Nice can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Nice France and the French Riviera from the Colline du Chateau.