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Nice Jazz Festival How To Guide

After a year’s absence, The Nice Jazz Festival roared back last night, with a triumphant opening night filled with stars.  Enthusiastic music-lovers were treated to 6 amazing concerts on 2 stages, starting with Trombone Shorty, a festival favorite who wowed … Continue reading

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Nice Jazz Fest Kicks ‘OFF’ with Free Concerts

The Nice Jazz Festival is already known as the Riviera summer jazz festival with the most bang for the buck, but did you know that they also have a completely free side festival, the Nice Jazz OFF Festival? Beyond the … Continue reading

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Big Changes for the Nice Carnival

Love it or hate it, the Nice Carnival is upon us, with the first Bataille de Fleurs this Saturday at 2:30 pm, and the first Corso illumine light parade that night at 9pm. There are big changes this year: New routes: The Bataille … Continue reading

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Fete du Chateau

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, is the one weekend a year when you can go up to the majestic Chateau du Nice at night …although admittedly it looks a little less than majestic filled with hippies and sausage stands…!  It’s the annual Fete du Chateau, a funky free … Continue reading

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Illegal Wine and Forbidden Cheese

Tomorrow, being the third Thursday in November, is the official release date and festivities for this year’s  Beaujolais Nouveau, celebrated in every little wine store in France.  Having managed to get my hands on an advance bottle with the idea … Continue reading

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