When to go Nice
If you want to go to Nice, you may be interested in the various events that take place during the year. January is a great month to go for a mild winter break. When Nice first became a popular tourist resort, late in the 18th century, this was when most English people flocked to the area. Furthermore, it is only about an hour’s drive away from most skiing resorts, which are still open in January.
In February, there is the Nice Carnival. This is based around the religious Shrove Tuesday holiday. It lasts for two weeks and the highlight is the floral procession, at which time Nice becomes incredibly busy.
In April, there is a very interesting celebration. This is when Nice celebrates the cougoudons. A cougoudon is a marrow that has been dried and painted. If you like marrows, this is the time that you should go to Nice.
May knows the Fete des Mai, which is the oldest festival in Nice and certainly one to visit if you have the chance.
In June, you could celebrate de Fete de la Musique (the Music Festival). Here, you will be able to enjoy a wealth of free music, in a fantastic atmosphere.
July is the Nice Jazz Festival. The festival takes place in the Parc de Cimieze. Many agree that his is one of the best jazz festivals in the whole of Europe and some of the world’s best jazz players come and play here. Also remember that the 14th of July is the national holiday in France.
August is the month in which Nice is completely full of tourists. This is because almost everybody in France is off during the month of August. Although there aren’t any special festivals during this month, you may feel as if something big is about to happen, simply because of the increased traffic.
September knows the traditional arts and crafts market called Fete de la San Bertoumieu. And December has some of the most beautiful Christmas markets.
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When To Go Nice