Jazz au Château in a Medieval Village

Beginning July 4th and every Friday evening during the summer months of July and August, the medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes-sur-Mer (just outside of Nice) hosts a free evening of jazz in the Place du Château, accessible via the village’s free shuttle bus #44 (link for schedule) originating from the Gare Routière in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

♫♫ Come on babe – Why don’t we paint the town?  And all that Jazz!! ♫♫

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All that Jazz: Château & Village Tour !

During July and August, there is a free jazz concert every Friday evening at 9pm, held in Haut-de- Cagnes-sur-Mer (about 11 km west of Nice). I attended the first one of the season, and

at 10pm did a lantern-lighted, historical walking tour of the village. There were people in the group from Normandie, Lorraine, Paris, as wll as some locals, with three of the children present designated to carry the lanterns and do a short introductory, verbal presentation at each stopping point; impressive since they had to memorize, on-the-spot, the information that the tour guide had whispered to them.

It was a beautiful, warm, moonlit night; on one of the small medieval streets, we had a distant view of fireworks, taking place at the city’s Hippodrome (horserace track). A booming ending to a great, jazzy evening!