2015 Cannes Yacht Festival Offers Mega Expectations

2015 Cannes Yacht Festival

140 New Superyachts Debuting at the 2015 Cannes Yacht Festival

The epitome of true luxury will be fashionably displayed from September 8-13th at the 2015 Cannes Yacht Festival with some of the world’s most exclusive and impressive superyachts in the global yachting industry today.

The most anticipated superyacht this year is the Pachamama, the jewel of an Italian creation by award winning yacht designer Francesco Paszkowsi and Italian superyacht yard Baglietto.  This high speed (33 knots) motor yacht’s design reflects superior engineering, craftsmanship and of course Paskowski’s renown sophistication in exterior line style.

A total of over 550 boats will be on display with the debut of 140 new yachts.For a complete list of the 10 ten yachts to watch out for at 2105 the Cannes Yacht Show, click here.

In a recent market study by Boat International and Fraser Yachts, a total of 223 superyachts were sold so far in 2015 with the most popular being the 24-30 meter category and the most expensive yacht selling at 80M.  

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Pachamama designed by Francesco Paszkowsi and Superyacht yard Baglietto. Source: Boat International

A contrast to 2014 where 412 total superyachts were sold with the majority also being in the 24-30 meter category. However, the most expensive yielded a heftier price tag at over 150M.  

The yacht show season gets underway with the Cannes Yacht Festival followed by the hallmark 25th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show in September 23-26th.

To preview the 5 largest megayachts attending the Monaco Yacht Show, click here.

Two of the most celebrated events on the French Riviera and certainly the ultimate in premiere events of the yachting industry where the beauty of true design meets the art of engineering.

MIKA concert in Monaco@Casino Night Open Air Event

Just before the kids go back to school, end your summer with an outrageous night this Saturday, August 29th at the Open Air Casino in Monte Carlo. Serious prizes to win like a 50 PASS VIP for 2 people offered by the Societe Bains de Mer, private access to the Exclusive Dancefloor for MIKA and Charles Pasi located in front of the stage, glass of champagne and 5 € to play in the Casino Cafe de Paris!! Read more


All about the Apero Chic on the French Riviera

The apero on the French Riviera is a must.  This is what its all about.

The azure blue med, chilled wine and cocktails, loungey chilled music and understated elegant wear, and fashionable outside lounges is the essence of the French Riviera.  All designed for your maximum enjoyment.

The apero scene has been booming in the last few years, and if you are not in the late night party scene, its a great way to enjoy your evening and feel great without the late hours, in the most scenic of places.

This week’s Chic Apero’s not to be missed are:

Every Wednesday at Plage Beau Rivage LOUNGE AFTER BEACH & BEFORE


Tonight Friday June 26th, from 7pm-midnight at Plage Beau Rivage


New Sky Beach at the Casino of Beaulieu in partnership with soiree specialist Jeremy from Le Consulat in Nice open Tuesday to Sundays 7pm-1:30am, elegant summer attire required.

Official inauguration Thursday, July 2nd at 7pm.



Casino Night a Ciel Ouvert in Monaco

Monaco like you have never seen it before! An Open Air Casino night “Casino Night a Ciel Ouvert” with gambling, dancing, tombolas, gaming tables, music and cocktails all rolled into one night of amazing fun under the stars on Saturday, June 20th at the famous Place du Casino in Monaco. This might be the best party yet!

4 casinos and 60,000 euros to be won.

And that’s not all.

This is a series of Open Air Casino Night’s planned for the Principality of Monaco in the Place de Casino making summer 2015 in Monaco the best one yet.


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Isn’t life just grand on the French Riviera!!

Nice Carnaval is Here!

It’s the regions most spectacular party that draws thousands of visitors each year. The 2015 Nice Carnaval is here. Unfortunately due to weather limitations, its has been a slow start this year, but as the weekend weather is finally clearing preparations continue for Nice’s favorite pastime.

This year’s theme is the King of the Music!

You can find all the information, ticketing, program and access here.


Dress warm, take an umbrella in case, and get the family together for an experience they will never forget!

And don’t forget to bring your cameras and cell phones to take plenty of pictures!


Nice Properties goes to London with the Riviera Alliance

Did you know that the largest show about France is actually in London?

Nice Properties has teamed up with several local French Riviera businesses as the Riviera Alliance to provide potential buyers and French property owners a “one-stop” solution for all aspects of owning property in France and will be present at the 2015 France Show in London on January 23-25th, booth #268.

So why is this the ideal time to go to the France Show? If you are planning on moving and investing in France, then why not get all your information and questions answered in one place.

When you move to France and don’t speak a word of French or know anyone, getting things done can be a challenge, especially if you are looking to buy/sell a property or even owning one. Having a trusted team of people at your side will make all the difference and in the end save you time, money and stress-free.

So guess what? We have put an English speaking team together to help you get everything sorted out. However this is not just an ordinary team. This friendly, professional group are people that at one time faced also the same challenges when setting up their lives  here on the French Riviera. So we completely understand all the ins and outs in order to help you get your plan done.

The Riviera Alliance offers key services such as finding the best mortgage, legal/tax advice, currency exchange, finding or selling a property, interior and exterior design, renovation and construction, concierge and property management, legal paperwork and holiday rental programs.

The members of the Riviera Alliance include Callender Howorth Interior Design, Nice Properties, IFA Spectrum Independent Financial Advisor, Currencies Direct, MB Design & Renovation, Concierge SVPShowroom Dedon Monaco, LBS Language & Business Services, and Sunlight Properties with our official radio sponsor Riviera Radio 106.5FM.

So we invite you to come by booth #268 to meet our convivial group and lets get your plans into action!


Fall into Discovery: Journees du Patrimonie a Nice

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As the tourists return back to their native homelands and students return to school, the third week of September is a special time for visitors and residents alike to discover or rediscover the nuts and bolts of Nice and its place on the French national patrimonial stage. On September 20-21st, the 31st Journees Europeenes du Patrimonie a Nice take place where every museum, cultural and natural heritage sites, churches, and the city hall are open and accessible to everyone to visit and appreciate the cultural, historical and natural values they hold to Nice.

Whether you want to visit the gardens of the Franciscan Monastery in Cimiez, the Archaeological museum, the old military fort Mont Alban, the beautiful artwork of Henry Matisse at the Matisse museum, visit the numerous cathedrals and churches or sit in one of the conferences at the municipal town hall, there are plenty of activities to fill both days along with special evening baroque and classical musical performances to complete such a culturally rich day.

You can download the entire 2 day program here.

Summertime Ballet Performance in Nice

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Nice Properties has a few tickets to give away for the rare outdoor performance by the Ballet Nice Mediterranee.About the performance The Ballet Nice Mediterranee will be performing on July 4th at the open air theater, Theatre de Verdure. This rare outside performance will be made up of three separate performances each with their own theme. The first performance, CREATION, choreographed by Dwight Rhoden, music montage by Nils Frahm, costume design by Christine Darch and lighting by Michael Korsch will play upon the classic and elegant theme harmonizing the physical and the modern with a contemporary interpretation.  Each “Creation” imagined by former dancer Alvin Ailey, offers a carefully dosed with dazzling introspection. The second performance, POR VOS MUERO, choreographed by Nacho Duato, will have a special selection of classical spanish music from the 15th and 16th century, texts by Garcilaso de la Vega and lighting by Nicolas Fischtel. This performance will have a more luminous and poignant setting and contrasts itself between happiness and resignation. Fluid sincere body movements that marriages between love and death. The final performance, NIGHT CREATURE, choreographed by Alvin Ailey and redone by Chaya Masazumi with music from Duke Ellington, costume design by Jane Greenwood and lighting by Chenault Spence takes the nocturnal escape where the alchemy between Afro-American dance with the jazz melodies that will certainly have you tapping your feet to the beats.   Photo by Dominique Jaussein


The Fete de Musique : The places to be!

Celebrate the longest day of the year with music everywhere! Wherever you are in France and regardless of your musical tastes, the 21st of June is one of the most celebrated days in France! Numerous places on the French Riviera offering diverse musical programs, discover our selection via our slider.

saxo2DO NOT FORGET – From 5:30pm, at the Promenade du Paillon, break the record of the biggest human saxophone ever made!

Nice Jazz Festival

Regarded as one of the largest Jazz Festivals in Europe, the Nice Jazz Festival began its fame in 1948 thanks to the organization of Jacques Hebey.

Famed jazz artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Jimmy Cliff, and Sarah Vaughan have all shared the Nicois stage in the beautiful backdrop of the Cote d’Azur.

As one of the jewels of Nice’s cultural heritage,  the Nice Jazz Festival is one of the best venues to be able enjoy some of the world’s most gifted jazz musiciens up close and personal.

This years program will run from July 8-12th and is packed with 50 hours of music from 27 artists and 10 different genres. Performances by Deep Purple, The Gypsy Kings, Ed Motta & the Nice Orchestra Horns, Electro Deluxe and Richard Galliano and the Nice Jazz Orchestra, Dr John & the Nite Trippers featuring Sarah Morrow, Keziah Jones and De La Soul Live to name a few. Click here for concert schedule.

The festival will take place on two stages in the center of Nice, one in the Theatre de Verdure and the other on Scene Massena where you can conveniently walk from one performance to another.

One big party

In addition to the concert performances, you will also find some great jazz in the local bars, restaurants and hotels that are in full jazz festival celebration swing. Click here to find out the local jazz happenings.

Taking it to the next level

This year, Nice Mayor Christian Estrossi has decided to make an even bigger impact for the love of jazz by organizing the largest human saxophone in Place Massena on June 21st at 5:30pm.  If you would like to take part in what could be a world record, you can sign up here www.recorddumonde.nice.fr


Music and Art

Also partakingi n the jazz festivities are the art galleries. Click here to find out about the exhibitions on display.


Now that’s Jazz!