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The French Riviera buzzes with activity all year with the peak season coinciding with the mildest weather. Here is a selection of the best festivals and events on the Cote d'Azur.


Event: Carnival
Where: Nice
When: Around Fat Tuesday
What happens: Parades, floats, bands, dancers, the Bataille des Fleurs. More


Event: Cannes Film Festival
Where: Cannes
When: mid-May
What happens: Movie stars, screenings, parties, cocktails. . .mostly for film insiders. More.


Event: Nice Jazz Festival
Where: Jardins Albert Premiere, Nice
When: mid-July
What happens: A mixture of jazz, funk, blues, world & pop musicians on several stages. More.

Event: Jazz a Juan
Where: Juan-les-Pins
When: mid-July
What happens: The world's best jazz musicians play on an outdoor stage. More.

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