Things to Do in April in and around Nice

April Fool’s Day Nicois-style!  What to expect on April Fool’s Day in Nice…

Easter in Nice – On Good Friday, come into the Old Town to experience the Chemin de la Croix Candlelight Procession – Free

The solemn procession starts at Place Rossetti in front of the Cathedral Sainte-Reparate at 8:30pm, and progresses from one ‘station’ to another in the streets of Vieux Nice, each with dramatic artwork representing the various stages of Christ’s walk to his crucifixion.  As darkness falls, the candles are lit, and the procession ends in an eerily surreal scene at the top of rue Rossetti.

By the way, there are two very interesting churches in Nice to visit, especially around Easter time: At the top of Cours Saleya, the Saint Suaire Chapel once held the famous Shroud of Turin (Saint Suaire in French), the burial cloth which may or may not bear the imprint of the resurrected body of Jesus Christ.  And the Monastery on Cimiez has a little Franciscan Friar Museum (free) with a very detailed display on the shroud, showing the actual imprints on the cloth, life size.



Boutique Winery Salon – Free (with coupon from Nice-Matin) Hundreds of little boutique wineries from all over France gather in Nice the first weekend in April to showcase their best wines and throw a giant wine tasting!



Easter in the Sun Rock Festival, April 8-16, 2017

Featuring pop, rock, garage, and electronic, this rock fest highlights upcoming talent at various venues around town, including Le Volume, La Zonme, and the Chapel of Le Providence in Old Nice.




Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters Tennis Tournament, April 15-23, 2017… Be part of tennis history!




Nice Semi-Marathon – April 22-23, 2017   In addition to the 21k semi-marathon,  concurrent events also include a 2k run for kids, a 2k run for families, 5k for women, and a 10k.

See Related Pages:

  • What to do on Sundays in Nice – free afternoon concerts, free museum days, Catholic masses, special family Opera matinees, plus a Sunday night open-air drag show in the Old Town…
  • Nice by Nite – concerts, jazz clubs, salsa and tango venues, pub quiz nights, English-language theater and movie venues…

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