The Cimiez Arenas and Gardens host the annual Nice Jazz Festival. With the amphitheatre undergoing renovation, performances this year alternate between two stages, which each host five artists nightly and the audience is free to wander between them.
A fixture since the 1940s, the event is renowned for its breathtaking location and unique atmosphere.
The programme is consistently broad and impressive. Heavyweight performers in 2010 include Herbie Hancock, Erik Truffaz and Buddy Guy. Further highlights include Kris Kristofferson, Earth, Wind & Fire and Laurent Garnier (plus special guests).
when: 17 - 24 Jul 2010 (annual)
Cimiez Arenas and Gardens
€29-€49; children €9-€11
3-day pass €96-€105
First performer 7.30pm nightly