Nice Jazz Festival
Nice Jazz Festival has a rich history.
It started in 1948 when it was the first jazz festival launched globally.
During its existence, Nice Jazz Festival has hosted some of the biggest names in the industry, including Ella Fitzgerald, John Lewis, Pharoah Sanders, Bone Walker, Herbie Hancock Quintet and many others.
At first, almost a half-century, it was just a parade. In 1994 it was renamed the Nice Jazz Festival.
The aim was to shake up tradition and open up to diverse musical styles – a whole new world of music.
And this kind of thinking placed it among the most visited jazz festivals in Europe.
The venue is Place Masséna.
If you want to use a tram from the festival, check the tram schedule in advance, they use to stop around midnight.
The stop closest to the venue is Masséna.
Many bus lines serve the city centre if you want to use a bus.
The official website has a good overview of getting there; https://www.nicejazzfestival.fr/en/informations.
Coming and leaving Nice by train, you should use Gare de Nice-Ville’s railway station.
By plane, we suggest you visit the official page of Nice airport.
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Markets, Old city with its picturesque streets, museums, galleries, events, to name a few.
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