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What’s on in Nice this August?

The summer brings beautiful weather and the chance to enjoy the beauty of the French Riviera. Here in Nice we get our fair share of holidaymakers and if you are joining us for a week or two in the summer you won’t be disappointed.

 

For some a week or two may not be long enough. Why not check out the properties for sale in Nice? Investing in a permanent residence to hang your summer hat all year round is a wonderful idea. Nice could be the perfect place for a new adventure.

 

Come for the fabulous climate, the beautiful beaches, the interesting places to visit and the rich tapestry of history that Nice entwines itself in. Relax on the waterfront, or stroll around one of the enlightening museums – the Fine Art Museum and Matisse Museum are a delight to visit. If it’s views you are after you have come to the right place. For spectacular views of Nice, featuring the mountains, Villefranche and Cape Ferat head up Mont Boron and do take in the stunning panorama from the Promenade des Anglais (walk of the English).

 

Each summer in Nice brings its own events and entertainment and this July and August are no exception. There’s plenty to keep residents and holidaymakers alike occupied and enthralled. Musically minded individuals will enjoy the Cloître du Monastère de Cimiez, which runs from July 19th to August 12th. This event takes place in a monastery (an enigmatic place that has been opening its doors especially for concerts since as far back as 1958). Discerning music lovers can attend concerts featuring chamber music amongst other things. This year your ears will be delighted by the pleasurable strains of The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cannes Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Orchestra.

 

If live jazz is more your thing then be sure to head to the open-air jazz festival which runs from August 9th to August 12th. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Jardin de La Paix, situated in the centre of Nice, this four-day festival will captivate those with a penchant for chilled out melodies.

 

For something a little more extreme check out the Haute Route Alps Cyclosportive. Not the faint hearted, this marathon sees cyclists start out from Nice on 21st August and use their determined pedal power to traverse the French Alps. The intrepid travellers will cover 800 kilometres before reaching the finish line in Geneva. Take the opportunity to wave off the brave souls as they leave Nice and set out on the challenge of a lifetime.

 

There are plenty of other things to do and just wandering the winding streets is a great way to while away and hour or two.  There are a number of regular markets so you can browse until your hearts content. Nice really has a lot to offer so if you are seeking a holiday home or an exciting new place to live, come and take a look at properties for sale in Nice. You might be living the dream sooner than you think.

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