Romantic Music Festival A MUST for October visitors

98 Liszt 1832          This fall, the 6th Edition of the Festival Franz Liszt is presenting a super lineup of concerts on the Côte d’Azur.

Music lovers, from the most erudite to the complete novice, will enjoy concerts every weekend from October 1 to 22, 2016.

Featured composers: Borodine – Brahms – Dvorak – Fauré – Moussorgsky – Rachmaninoff.  In pictoresque villages like Biot, Levens, Villeneuve-Loubet, Mandelieu-La Napoule.p.historch-768x376 Check out the website for details and reservations

Hope to see you all there!

Artists include HarpAzur, Nicolas Bringuier, Elena Sommer, The Cannes Provence Alps Côte d’Azur Ochestra, Amy Christianna Blake, Olivier Augé-Laribé, The Azuréen Symphonique Orchestra, Musiques en Jeux, Alain Joutard, Richard Rittelmann, Frédéric Diquero, Claudia Cesarano, Landry Chosson, Ensemble Vocal Levens

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Nice Jazz Festival 2015

The Roots

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Ask and ye shall receive. Last year I bemoaned the fact that the Nice Jazz Festival was relying too much on regulars. Sponsored by singer/pianist Jamie Cullum, this year’s program presents several rarely-seen-in-Nice artists such as Brad Mehldau, The Roots, Jason Moran and Roberto Fonseca. In addition to up-and-coming artists, look out for jazz legends Cassandra Wilson, Kenny Barron and Charles Lloyd as well as soul artists Lauryn Hill and Kool and the Gang.

The price has not gone up

(yay!), remaining at €35 (€31 if purchased before 15 May) with a variety of reductions available. Check out the Nice Jazz Festival site (in French) for all prices and booking and to this page for English language info, tips and explanations on the infrastructure.

Here’s the Nice Jazz Festival Calendar:

Tuesday 7 July

Teatre de Verdure

19h30 – Fred D’Oelsnitz Trio

20h45 – Omer Klein Trio

22h30 – Cassandra Wilson, “Coming Forth By Day”

Scene Massena

20h00 Too Many Zooz “Brasshouse”

21h15 – Caravan Palace

23h00 – Jamie Cullum

Wednesday 8 July

Teatre de Verdure

19h30 – Indra Rios Moore

20h45 Kenny Barron

22h30 – Charles Lloyd Quartet

Scene Massena

20h00 – Benjamin Clementine

21h15 – Jungle

23h00 – Asaf Avidan

Thursday 9 July

Teatre de Verdure

19h30 – Grégory Privat & Sonny Troupé, “Luminiescence”

20h45 – Brad Mehldau Trio

22h30 – Kurt Elling, “Passion World”

Scene Massena

20h00 – Ibeyi

24h15 Hiatus Coyote

23h00 – Lauryn Hill

Friday 10 July

Teatre de Verdure

19h30 – Hugh Coltman, “Shadows – Songs of Nat King Cole ”

20h45- Eric Legnini, “What’d I Say” feat. Sandra Nkaké & Kellylee Evans

22h30 – Yael Naim

Scene Massena

20h00 Liv Warfield

21.15 Hindi Zahra

23h00 – Cerrone

Saturday July 11

Teatre de Verdure

19h30 – Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro

20h45 – Jason Moran, “Fats Waller Dance Party”

22h30 – Roberto Fonseca and Fatoumata Diawara ,”At Home”

Scene Massena

20h00 – Monophonics

21H15 – Larry Graham & Graham Central Station

23h00 The Roots

Sunday 12 July

Scene Massena

11h Free Concert London Gospel Choir

20h30 Soul Rebels

23h00 Kool and the Gang

Nice Museums: Admission Fees


It was nice while it lasted but now it’s over. Nice municipal museums have been free for years but now the city has instituted admission fees. But only for visitors! Residents of “greater Nice” are eligible for a free museum pass.

The move is controversial. Some say that the city’s budget demanded it while others point out that Nice’s museums are not well frequented as it is and that they are an important part of the city’s cultural life. We are more than a sun and sea destination! Not to mention the proud artistic heritage of Nice and the Cote d’Azur.

The new admission policy splits Nice Municipal Museums into four groups. A €10 pass allows you admission into all the museums in the group for 48 hours. Here are the groups:

  • Arts including the Matisse Museum, MAMAC, Palais Lascaris, Théâtre de la Photographie & de l’Image, Espace Ferrero, Galerie de la Marine and Galerie des Ponchettes
  • Fine Arts including Musée de Beaux Arts and the Museum of  Naïve Art
  • History including Massena Museum and Prieuré du Vieux-Logis
  • Science including Museum of Archaeology (sites of Cimiez and Terra Amata) and Museum of Natural History

Students and those under 18 are admitted free.

It remains to be seen how well this new policy will work. The lack of individual admissions means that choosing museums from several different groups could be very expensive indeed. Keep in mind that there are admission fees for private museums in Nice, such as the Chagall Museum.

Click here for information and links to all Nice museums and galleries.