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


Blissful beachside dining

One of the most delightful rights of passage on the French Riviera is nonetheless than beachside dining next to the celestial blue waters of the Mediterranean.

Fashionably accessorizing the seaside coastlines from Menton to Saint Tropez, you will find many delightful private beach clubs that offer enchanting dining ambiances and delicious cuisine. Under the different colored parasols, you will have ultimate Mediterranean experience filled with fresh salads, plat du jours, fish of the day, and other regional specialties to go along with a cool crisp glass of rose.

Here are a few of Nice Properties favorite spots to lunch or dine whether you are on vacation, entertaining some friends, or even on your lunch break!

The magical Mala

Niched in a small cove under the limestone cliffs, lays the magical Plage de la Mala. Chic, hip and offering a great vibe that parallels the amazing food they serve, La Reserve de la Mala is one of the Riviera’s hotspots frequented by many celebrities. While a bit pricey, if you were going to spend a day at Mala beach, then just go all the way and spend it here. The deep blue crystalline water, the natural scenery and the sounds of the DJ, all make this an unforgettable experience. One word of caution, be ready for a workout! There are many steps leading down to the beach, but of course the hard part is going back up when the day is over!

Zelo’s in Beaulieu sur Mer

Situated adjacent to the port of Beaulieu on the beach known as la Petite Afrique, Zelo’s is a chic lounge and beach club. Offering a menu of gourmet cuisine including a Japanese sushi menu from their Japanese chef, Zelo’s is a vibrant posh lounge where you can enjoy a fabulous dinner in pure elegance on the beach.

Peaceful in Plage Passable

Situated in an alcove on Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, the Plage Passable private beach club is a lovely place to lunch or dine under the shade of the pine and palm trees. Boasting a panoramic view of the bay of Villefranche and a more private ambiance, the Italian inspired menu by chef Rafaelle Vanacore.

Beau Rivage

Known as the largest private beach club on the Riviera, the Plage Beau Rivage is all about comfort and zen in an sublime ambiance that consists of an upscale beachside restaurant, zen lounge, VIP beds, and sun loungers.

They offer a seasonal menu that takes full advantage of the locally grown produce and daily caught fresh fish as well as Sunday brunches and themed parties throughout the summer. Day or night, the Plage Beau Rivage is one of the most popular beach clubs in Nice.

Juan les Pins

La Reve Plage in Juan les Pins, dubbed as Cannes hipper less pretentious sister by one of its raters on Trip Advisor, is a heavenly private beach club dressed in white decor. They offer a truly Mediterranean menu with a chic yet casual dining ambiance.

The Marco Polo in Theoule sur Mer

Just three train stops from Cannes, situated in a secluded cove in Theoule sur Mer, is one of the Riviera’s hidden secrets in the beautiful scenery of the rust colored cliffs of the Esterel Massif. Since 1949, the Marco Polo is a true landmark offering some of the most delicious seaside fare and is a delightful place that is off-the-beaten path with a tranquil Mediterranean ambiance.

Welcome to Saint Tropez at Plage l’Orangerie

One of Saint Tropez’s most well known beach clubs on Pampelonne beach, Plage l’Orangerie is an in vogue private beach club and restaurant where you can enjoy the beach with your family or friends. Their delicious Mediterranean menu and elegantly casual dining area with views of all the mega-yachts parked in the gulf is sheer delight. A family friendly place that carries the spirit of Saint Tropez. Just be sure to book your table in advance in the summertime.


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


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!



Spring has Sprung!

One of the loveliest times of year on the French Riviera where flowers in bloom abound and everyone is out and about enjoying the Mediterranean sun whether taking a leisure seaside walk / jog or vigorous cycling on the Promenade des Anglais, wining and dining outdoors at the local cafes, chic beach clubs or famous gourmet restaurants.

One of the surprises this year for the Provence Alpes Maritimes region is the incredible amount of snow we received at our local ski stations Isola 2000 and Auron this season. Here we are the middle of April and we are still skiing in the sunny optimum ski conditions!!

The season officially begins this week with the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, followed by the Antibes Yacht Show, the Monaco Grand Prix, the Cannes Film Festival and the Iron Man France Triathlon in June.

With all the beautiful weather and the major events, spring is an ideal time to come and enjoy the French Riviera as well as visit a few properties before the summer season so that your second vacation home will be ready to go for summertime.

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17th Festival Femin’arte – February 12th-March 8th

Women Power!

This women’s art festival in Antibes is a true celebration of feminine creative and artistic talents.

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Entrepreneurs! Marketing Plan Workshop March 15th

Creating a simple marketing plan can have an amazing impact on a small business, especially if you are a solopreneur.” – Deborah D’Alessandro


Do you have marketing overload?


Learn how to effectively plan sales increases.

Learn how to estimate earnings from your marketing ideas.

Esprit Seminars is offering a hands-on workshop in nice where you will not only learn how to embrace the implementation process of marketing for your business, but actually walk out with a written marketing plan for your business!

This 3 hour workshop is designed to help you confidently navigate through marketing overload and feel good about knowing what to do next.

Join us and help your business grow!

When: Saturday, March 15th

Place: Hotel Vendome Nice – Rue Pastorelli 26 (7 min walk from Place Massena)

Time: 9:00am – 12:15pm

Fee: 45 euros

For more information and registration contact Deborah D’Alessandro at:   06 99 72 19 27