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What’s on in Nice this August?

After the hottest July on record, August has quickly crept upon us here in the capital of the French Riviera.

Not only does Nice offer beautiful beaches and delightful weather, there’s also a lot going on this August. Check out our run down of events…

Summer Night Concerts

Les Concerts du Cloitre

15th July -15th August

Every evening until the 15th August, Les Concerts du Cloitreoffers a number of chamber music concerts including recitals and orchestral performances in Cimiez. A perfect way to make a relaxing end to a hot summer’s day!


La Castellada

Mid-late August

La Castellada is a festival comprising of a series of musical concerts and theatrical pieces set in the grounds of the Château. Why not take a picnic and enjoy the incredible views of the coast and the city whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the festival?


Outdoor Cinema

3 August – ET

10 August – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Head to the Théâtre de Verdure for the screenings of these two brilliant films with French subtitles. They will be screened at 8pm.


Port Feast

15 August

A traditional quayside food festival will take place at Nice Port. Go and grab yourself a traditional niçoise dish! 


Sky show

12/13 August

Fancy something free that will light you up?

Well the second week of August is when the stars will shoot across the sky from the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Best seen on the night of 12/13 August, with the best viewing from the middle of the night to the pre-dawn hours.

We hope you catch a glimpse!


Prom Party – Firework Extravaganza

15 August

 A firework display will take place at 10pm on the Promenade des Anglais accompanied by a variety of music performances to celebrate The Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Music will be preforming on 6 rolling stages along the Prom, turning the Promenade into one big dance party. A great way to spend your Saturday evening!


Outdoor Markets

Each Saturday a variety of Open Markets will take place in the Place du Palais de Justice!

Second hand book market - Held on the first and third Saturday of August and every month in the Place du Palais de Justice

Whether you are trying to get your hands on a rare edition or just an unusual, interesting novel this is a great place to browse through a wide selection of mainly French books. In a beautiful location outside in Vieux Nice surrounded by beautiful cafes and restaurants to complete your experience of the Old Town!

Arts and Crafts Market - Every second Saturday of the month, the Place du Palais de Justice

Perfect location for art and craft lovers! The square is filled with craft stalls selling homemade gifts. Manyartists also set up their easels to paint in the square, creating their own pieces as you watch.

Postcard market - This will take place on the fourth Saturday of August in the Palais de Justice and runs all day.

The market offers numerous photograph and postcard to enthusiasts and collectors. Ideal for framing, sending to family and friends or keeping as a small memoir of your time in Nice!


Embrace the end of the Summer “soldes”

The end of the French Summer annual sale is quickly approaching… finishing on 11 August. Why not spend an afternoon trying to find one last bargain?


Want to make your experience of Nice a permanent reality? Pop into Attika where we can help you find your perfect home or holiday rental property on the Cote D’Azur.

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