Jazz on the French Riviera

The Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival runs from 14-21 July 2011.
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A glorious summer combination of the delights of the Cote d’Azur and a top rate Jazz Festival are on offer at Juan-les-Pins (06 Alpes-Maritimes, France) with artists such as Jeff Beck, Joss Stone and Jamie Cullum on the schedule (and many more) in previous years offering a wide variety of Jazz styles.

For more info see www.antibesjuanlespins.com

Of course Juan-les-Pins and neighbouring Antibes are worth visitng whether you are a Jazz fan or not. with this idyllic (and often exclusive) peninsula surrounded by the Mediterranean – and the Musee Picasso at the Chateau Grimaldi is a must-see.

“A visit to the Picasso Museum is a moving experience. It evokes joy and pain, despondency and exultation. Visitors cannot help but sense all that has gone on within these walls that were the Antibes Chateau. There was the delicate balance of a family relationship and the ensuing drama; the intrusion of the museum on the chateau; the silence and the magic. The chateau of Antibes is poetic, serious and joyous at one and the same time, like the sea that is visible from many of its windows. A place which saw nobility and poverty and which one day became the home of the Spanish artist Picasso, who continued the magic. The museum is not to be understood, it is to be experienced. It is what it is, take it or leave it.”
For more info on Antibes/Juan-les=Pins see the Office de Tousime at www.antibesjuanlespins.com

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