The lights are on and the Nice Christmas Village is open!

Its Christmas time in Nice and the festivities are underway as the Christmas Village in Place Massena is now open featuring many attractions and activities until the 2nd of January.

This year the “Noel à Nice” offers attractions like the Big Ferris Wheel and other children’s attractions, Christmas Tree Forest, Artisan Craft Chalets, Ice Skating, Pictures with Santa on his Sleigh, shows and music performances, and lets not forget the Oyster and Champagne Bar!!

Throught the city of Nice different activities will take place such as christmas parades by the local schools, collection for Letters to Santa with 5 drop off locations on the Promenade des Anglais and what about those beautiful Christmas lights and decorations throughout the city especially in the Place Massena!

With so much cheer and festivities, “Noel a Nice” is sure to bring you memorable holiday season. Happy Holidays and an even better 2013 New Year!

For the schedule of holiday events and activities, please visit the Nice Tourism website:

The summer guide to fun on the French Riviera

Summer is here and it is time to have some fun!

Here are some of the French Riviera’s best summer events that you will surely not want to miss!


The Nice Jazz Festival is one of the biggest jazz festivals on the French Riviera with two different stages: Place Massena and Theatre Verdure.

This dual concert platform allows you to see more artists easily and enjoy an incredible evening of great performances.

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Dance the night away on Cannes chic sandy beaches with different ambiances and incredible DJ’s spinning incredible mixes.

During the summer, there is always a party to be found in Cannes!

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Undoubtedly one of the best jazz fetivals on the French Riviera, and is famous for featuring some of best world reknown jazz and blues artists.

The venue in the park couldn’t be more perfect for an evening of great music and fun for everyone.

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Time to pull out that salsa dress and shoes and head down to the hottest Salsa party on the French Riviera.

Some of the best Salsa dancing…and dont woryy, if you don’t know how, they will teach you!

Bachata, Merengue, Paso Doble, Salsa, Cumbia and more!

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This might be your lucky day to win big at the Cote d’Azur Hippodrome in Cagnes sur Mer!

The brasserie and the fine dining restaurant overlooking the racetrack are great places to watch your picks Win, Place or Show!!

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The lovely park Jardin de l’Olivier, filled with beautiful olive trees is one of the nicest parks on the French Riviera to have a family picnic during the day, and to enjoy a guitar festival at night.

Across the street from the beach and port, the wonderful sounds of the guitar fill the air along with gentle breezes from the sea. Truly delightful. Pack your picnic blanket, some apero’s and enjoy the spirit of the Cote d’Azur!

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Big headliners make find their way to the Monte Carlo stage this year succh as Enrique Iglesias, Duran Duran, George Benson, and Tony Bennet, to name a few.

The Monte Carlo Sporting Summer Festival is just a grand as Monte Carlo itself.

Enjoy all the glitz and glamour and the stars!!

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A Greener Path for Nice

Top 5 Green Reasons to Invest in Nice by Nice Properties

  1. Nice launches GreenStar project: A 5 year project that focuses on developing microalgae in order produce third generation biofuels from industrial CO2, organic waste and solar energy.  The ambitious project will involve over 200 researchers, engineers, technicians and will cost the Alpes Maritimes Departmental Council and the Nice Cote D’Azur Metropole 500,000 euros over the next 10 years. To find out more information regarding the GreenStar project, click here.
  2. Creation of green spaces throughout Nice: A green program proposed by Nice Mayor Christian Estrossi, a 12 hectare green corridor to be completed by 2013 that will contain 1200 trees and plants as well as water features in order to restore a natural habitat in the middle of the city. To find out more information about the green space project, click here.
  3. Awarded Blue Flag beaches: The beaches in Nice retain the levels of excellence in clean and safe water quality, environmental management, education and facilities.  This eco-award program was installed in France under the name Pavillion Bleu in 1985, with blue flags currently swaying on 52 Alpes-Maritime beaches this year. To find out more information regarding blue flag beaches, click here.
  4. Velo Bleu Self-Service Bicycle Rental Program: An environmentally friendly way to get around town with over 1200 bikes and 120 stations throughout Nice, you can see enjoy the scenic route of the Riviera on the 34 kilometers of bike paths. For information about Velo Bleu, click here.
  5. Addition of new tramway lines to reduce local traffic: With the successful creation of the first tramway in Nice in 2007, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi decided to create two new lines to form a cohesive tramway network, one east-west line (T2) which will service the airport and  the port, and another (T3) that will actually cross the valley of the Var.  The first line (T1) will also be extended to the Pasteur neighborhood. For more information regarding the tramway network in Nice, click here.

Thank you for a fabulous time!!!!

We would like to thank all our guests for attending the FIRST SUMMER PREVIEW presented by DEDON & NICE PROPERTIES this past weekend at the Beau Rivage Beach Club in Nice.

The weather was fabulous, the wine flowed, and the azure blue water of the Mediterranean sparkled in the background.  We had so much fun with all of you!

Dedon & Nice Properties first summer preview !

We are looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow on the beach in Nice at the Plage Beau Rivage for an evening aperitif and inspiration at THE FIRST SUMMER PREVIEW!!

Join us and see what is in store for the summer season on the French Riviera….don’t forget your sunglasses!!

"in fini & infini" Art Exhibition at Nice Properties


Artist Rubi Alain

Nice Properties will be hosting a vernissage displaying the original works of artist Rubi Alain.  Rubi’s “in fini & infini” (unfinished & infinite) vibrant and ecletic collection of oil on stretched canvas convey his conscious abstract style and unique painting technique-left to right and bottom to top strokes using a knife tool.

Born in Algeria, Rubi’s passion for painting began at a very early age.  However, his true career as an independent artist came later in his life in France when he began to wake up in the middle of the night with the desire to paint.

It was during this time that he discovered that the man painting was actually a second persona to himself, and during these quiet dark hours of the night, using only a small light, his concepts and expression would evolve into provoking and authentic pieces that he knew he could and would never replicate.

A special original piece was sold last year to the former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy.

Rubi’s “in fini & infini” collection will also be on exhibition in the Nice Properties Opera agency from June 1st thru June 30th.

NICE PROPERTIES Golf Challenge April 27th!

Nice Properties Golf Challenge
The Golf Challenge, a 4-man Stableford Scramble, will take place on the beautiful and picturesque greens of the Grande Bastide in Grasse, a Cabell Robinson designed golf course, and one of the most well-known and scenic golf courses along the Cote D’Azur.
The Grande Bastide golf course offers wide fairways, numerous bunkers and water obstacles along with beautiful views of Grasse, Opio and Châteauneuf de Grasse.

The program of the tournament is as follows:

  • 8:30am          Welcome of participants
  • 9:00am          Breakfast and briefing
  • 9:30am          Teams leave : 4-man Stableford Scramble
  • 12:00pm        Delivery of boxed lunch and drinks on the golf course
  • 16:00pm        Awards ceremony and cocktails

For online registration you can visit our website at: or at the Riviera Radio website at:

We are looking forward to a fun day on the golf course with all of you!

A New Equestrian Generation Begins in Nice

Christian Estrosi

A new equestrian generation has begun in Nice as a large crowd gathered this past weekend to officially inaugurate the newly expanded equestrian center in Nice.  City Mayor Christian Estrosi enthusiastically spoke about the value that this impressive 6.8 miilion euros investment will add not only to Nice, but to the entire Cote d’Azur.

The equestrian center is a part of an ambitious urban project by the City of Nice and the Conseil General to transform the west valley of Nice as an “Eco Valley” with benchmarking eco-projects in sustainable development. The equestrian center was designed and planned as part of this eco valley plan that will also include an eco-Olympic stadium currently in construction, an evironmental teaching and research center, and large scale cultural facilities.

Christian Estrosi emphasized the strategic location of the equestrian center with its close proximity to the airport and other sporting complexes thus ideally positioning itself to become a major training center and international venue to host world class equestrian events. The first horse competition will be the Nice Spring Tour 2012 », Jumping international 1 & 2 stars, scheduled for March 1st-4th, and 8th-11th.

The 11-hectare equestrian center features new riding rings, shower stalls, new stables and will also include a club house, living quarters for caretakers, boutique and information center.

Nice Properties live on Riviera Radio!

Nice Properties’ Juanita Viale and Riviera Radios’ Peter Nugent

Join us live every Thursday on Riviera Radio 106.5FM for Property Thursday, Riviera Radio’s highly successful real estate program where you will hear Juanita Viale from Nice Properties present the Property of the Week. Each featured listing on Property of the Week has been carefully selected to offer the most interesting luxury estates, villas, apartment, new projects, and commercial real estate investments along the world class Cote d’Azur. You will be able to find out more information about the featured listing by logging onto Riviera Radios’s website and clicking on the picture. Whether you are searching for a new villa, vacation home, relocating or investing, set your radio on 106.5FM every Thursday so you don’t miss out on the best of what the real estate market on the French Riviera has to offer!