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What To Expect in Nice, France in July

July is just around the corner and is famed “the best month” to spend hot summer days in – Nice, France – The Jewel of Mediterranean. 

When you visit the coastline in the South of France you’ll be spoiled with indulgence from luxury resorts, picturesque beaches and coves, and crystal-clear water. But what exactly can you expect in Nice in July compare to other times of the year?

Here are 5 things you should expect in Nice, France during July.

Perfect Weather

Nice lives up to its name – turning on nice weather almost the whole year round. However July is one of the warmest months with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 28°C (68°F to 82°F). It is sunny and the warm days are long, making July ideal for any outdoor activities or just lounging around on the white sandy beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. 

Cultural Events

With a variety of festivals and events taking place throughout the month, July is a great time to experience local culture in Nice. 

Some of the events you can look forward to include:

  • Festival of Pyrotechnic Art at Cannes

Every summer, one of the best fireworks art festivals in the world takes place in the bay of Cannes. After a break because of the health crisis, the international competition is back on the Croisette for six shows put on by masters of fireworks and the art of synchronisation.

  • Nuits du Sud in Vence

The Festival des Nuits du Sud in Vence has become one of the most important musical events on the Côte d’Azur over the years. Programming that combines variety, discovery, high-quality music, and prices that everyone can afford is the key to success.

  • Nice Jazz Festival

The Nice Jazz Festival is the biggest, flashiest, and most prestigious jazz festival in Europe.

  • Jazz a Juan

The Jazz à Juan festival is held yearly in Juan-les-Pins, Antibes, France. Juan-les-Pins is a sister city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Jazz bands from New Orleans and the area have played at Carnival celebrations for years.

  • Les Plages Electroniques in Cannes

People come from all over the world to dance on the most beautiful beach on the Croisette and on the roof of the Palais des Festivals at the Plages Électroniques in Cannes, which is one of the biggest beach parties in Europe.

  • Annual Classical Music Festival in Menton

In July and August, the best classical musicians in the world come to Menton on the French Riviera for the Menton Music Festival.

Huge Number of Tourists

July is one of the busiest months in Nice, with tourists flocking to the city to enjoy the summer weather and cultural events. Expect crowds and lines at popular attractions, restaurants, and beaches.

Delectable Cuisine

A trip is never complete without good food. 

Food is a remarkable aspect of travel because it allows you to experience the unique flavours and culinary traditions of a particular region or culture. It can also be a fun and exciting way to learn about the local customs and way of life and connect with locals and other travellers. 

Here are some notable dishes you shouldn’t miss when you are in Nice:

  • Salade Niçoise: It’s hard-boiled eggs, green beans, anchovies, tomatoes and cailletier olives, which goes superbly with Bandol’s rosé wines or whites from Bellet.
  • Socca: It is more casual street food and is a kind of cross between a flatbread and a pancake – made with chickpea flour and sold by vendors in the old quarter.
  • Ratatouille: It also comes from this part of the world, and this famous vegetable stew is made with courgettes, aubergine, peppers and tomato.

There’s also fougasse bread, onion tart and Daube Niçoise, a braised beef stew, with bacon, tomatoes and red wine.

Noteworthy Activities

The French Riviera is already famous for being a beautiful region in southeastern France, especially with its stunning coastline, glamorous resorts, and beautiful scenery. But it gets even better due to the activities available. Here’s a list of a few:

  • Visit the beaches: The French Riviera is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the Plage de la Garoupe in Antibes, the Plage de Pampelonne in Saint-Tropez, and the Plage du Midi in Cannes. Spend a day lounging on the sand, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the crystal-clear waters.
  • Explore the historical hilltop villages: The French Riviera is also home to some beautiful hilltop villages, including Eze, Gourdon, and Saint-Paul-de-Vence. These charming villages offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside, narrow streets, and beautiful architecture.
  • Visit Monaco: Monaco is a tiny sovereign state that is located on the French Riviera. This glamorous city-state is known for its luxurious casinos, beautiful harbor, and stunning architecture.
  • Visit remarkable museums: The French Riviera is home to many museums, including the Musée Matisse in Nice, the Picasso Museum in Antibes, and the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.
  • Enjoy the lively nightlife: The French Riviera is known for its lively nightlife, with plenty of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants to choose from. The cities of Cannes, Nice, and Saint-Tropez are particularly popular for their nightlife.
  • Go on a food tour: The French Riviera is known for its delicious cuisine, including fresh seafood, ratatouille, and socca. Take a food tour to taste some of the local delicacies and learn about the region’s culinary traditions.
  • Rent A Boat: The French Riviera is best seen from the water, so don’t miss it for the world and rent a boat tour to explore the coastline and enjoy the beautiful views. There are many different boat tours available, but if you want the best experience, try Rent a Boat!


Overall, Nice, France offers the full package holiday experience every July. From the perfect weather, cultural events, delicious food and noteworthy activities, what more could you ask for?

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