Free festival Sunday 24 May – Fête des Mai

Tomorrow, sees the last instalment of Fête des Mai at Cimiez – a free festival held each Sunday in May that celebrates Niçoise culture with traditional dances, local cuisine and folk music.

Take a picnic to the Fête des Mai

Take a picnic to the Fête des Mai

The festival is held at the Jardins des Arènes de Cimiez in Nice – a public park shaded by centuries-old olive trees where you’ll also find the Musée Matisse, the arena ruins of Cimiez and the monastery.

Fête des Mai, Nice

Fête des Mai, Nice

Some of the festival attractions include:

  • Free activity workshops for children
  • Free music and folk dancing performances
  • Food stands selling Niçoise specialities like socca, févette, pan-bagnat, pissaladiere
  • The park has a carousel (take coins, it costs €2 per ride) and accessible public pay toilets (50 centimes)
  • Picnics are permitted; there are also tables and chairs supplied for festival attendees
Traditional folk dancing at the Fête des Mai

Traditional folk dancing at the Fête des Mai

Access notes: The park is accessible for persons with restricted mobility, and there are accessible public pay toilets.

What:  Fête des Mai

Where:  Jardins des Arènes de Cimiez, 110 boulevard de Cimiez, 06600 Nice

When:  Sunday 24 May 2015

Time:  11.30am-7pm

Getting there:

There is free car parking at the entrance to the park

By bus: No. 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25 with (The stop is named ‘Arènes/Musée Matisse’)



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