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Book festival, night hike, petanque championship... What to do in Nice on the weekend of 3 and 4 June?


Highlights: The 27th Nice Book Festival takes place from Friday until Sunday. The 7th international petanque tournament takes place on the Promenade des Anglais. From June 1st to 3rd, a theatre festival takes place in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Le Figaro selects for you a list of events not to be missed to spend a good weekend in Nice and the surrounding cities. The list includes exhibitions, theatre, walks, concerts and markets of all kinds.

Exhibitions, theatre, walks, concerts, markets of all kinds... Le Figaro gives you some ideas for outings to do this weekend in Nice and its surroundings.

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Each week, Le Figaro selects for you a list of events not to be missed to spend a good weekend in Nice and the surrounding cities. To accompany that of June 3 and 4, a clear sun will be back on Saturday. It will carry away the cloudy veil that has been hanging over the Côte d'Azur capital for a few days. A lull of short duration since the rain is announced Sunday. As for temperatures, they will oscillate between 23 and 24 degrees during the two days.

27th edition of the Book Festival, in Nice

Notice to lovers of good leaves, gourmets of literature, Sunday readers and other bulimics of the beach novel: the great book festival is back in Nice for a 27th edition around the theme "Freedom(s)!" From Friday until Sunday, under the palm trees of the Albert 1st Garden and in the municipal cultural establishments, more than 200 authors will be present to animate the event, including the writer Giuliano Da Empoli, honorary president of the festival. Three days between meetings, signings, shows, readings, screenings, debates etc., under the artistic direction of journalist, columnist and writer Franz-Olivier Giesbert.

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This literary high mass also gives pride of place to children's literature with the 1st edition of the prize Le Livre des Élèves de Nice which will be awarded to the winner: Anne-Gaëlle Morizur for Mission Kidnappingfor Erin (Goater editions), in the presence of the godmother of the prize, Susie Morgenstern.

The festival doors will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m. Free admission, on the Place Masséna side.

7th international petanque in Nice

"Do you shoot or point?" This is a question that we will certainly hear this weekend on the Promenade des Anglais, between two bursts of iron. In collaboration with the City of Nice, the Artistic and Sports Circle of the waters (CASE) organizes Saturday and Sunday the 7th international petanque Métropole Nice Côte d'Azur.

Two days of popular festival during which nearly 2000 bowlers from 8 countries will be present to face each other in teams. A competition of a new dimension during which will be present big names of petanque, such as the shooter from Le Mans Dylan Rocher, or Stéphane Robineau, Henri Lacroix and Michel Atchadourian. The 2022 world champion in doublette, the Italian Diego Rizzi will also be in the game.

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This event will take place on three emblematic sites of Nice. Namely The Castle, the Promenade des Anglais with the installation of nearly 100 games and the port (Quai Entrecasteaux) where the square of honor will be located. The entire championship program can be found on the City's website.

Free admission for all.

Theatre Festival in Saint-Laurent-du-Var

See you on stage! After strolling through the aisles of the book festival in Nice, why not end the day in style with a little dramaturgy? From June 1st to 3rd, a theatre festival takes place in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. An event organized by the City in association with the Albatros company. On the program: 5 shows in three days on the forecourt of the town hall and at the Georges Brassens theater.

Friday, at 21pm (square in front of the town hall): No to money

Richard is one of those lucky ones: he wins 162 million euros in the lottery. And he refuses them. He gathers his wife, his mother and his best friend but... How to tell them? The evening is likely to be hectic!

Saturday, at 11am (Georges Brassens theatre): Zeli and Loli

Saperlipopette! Loli the doll was found in the locomotive of Felicien the engineer. The little girl who has forgotten her must be very sad. Felicien and Zeli the locomotive go in search of him to bring him his doll. Together, they cross wonderful countries and magical places (from two years old).

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Saturday, at 15 pm (Georges Brassens theatre): Rags and letters

Weakened by his recent widowhood, Andouard d'Estillac, a brilliant academician and bestselling author, finds himself lacking inspiration to write his next Roman. His daughter Hélène, who had recently taken orders, decided to suggest the services of a housekeeper to relieve and brighten up his daily life. This is how the astonishing Agnès, cheeky and impertinent, who will actually turn the writer's life upside down to the point of transforming it into a crisp adventure full of twists and turns.

Saturday, at 21pm (square in front of the town hall): Part-time lovers

Vincent, married, father of two children, adores his wife... And his mistress to whom he pays a regular visit from Monday 15pm to Wednesday 15pm. Christian, married, father of two children, adores his wife... And his mistress to whom he pays a regular visit from Wednesday 15pm to Friday 15pm. In between, there is Patricia, very well organized, until the day when...

Single price: 5 euros per performance

A hike at dusk to discover the fauna of the Plan des Noves Departmental Natural Park

While the sun is slow to set on the heights of the Plan des Noves (about thirty kilometers from Nice), the first cries of the birds resound. The fauna gives itself an appointment where many species go from "hunters" to "hunted", while others launch their love laments. At the heart of this natural tragedy, the animators of the League for the Protection of Birds (LPO) guide you by ear to try to recognize the actors of this play at dusk.

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The appointment is set for Saturday, at 20:30 at the parking lot of the Col de Vence (located in the town of Vence). Note that it is essential to provide seasonal shoes and clothing suitable for walking, water, a headlamp (with red filter if possible). A pair of binoculars is a plus. The hike will end at 23pm.

Free event open to all. All the information as well as the contacts of the facilitators of the LPO can be found on the website of the Department.

Ecological transition fair in Cagnes-sur-Mer

Global warming and the preservation of the environment are two important themes in the Alpes-Maritimes. With episodes of high heat and drought multiplying over the years - not to mention the dramatic consequences that result from them - awareness of the ecological transition is well underway in Maralpine land. Therefore, it is not uncommon for events around this issue to be organized for a weekend.

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This will be the case on Saturday in Cagnes-sur-Mer, near Nice, where the ecological transition fair, organized by the municipality, will be held outdoors and at the Port du Cros de Cagnes. An educational event to raise awareness among the population. "Faced with the growing feeling of powerlessness of the citizen, this show offers the tools to counteract anxiety through action," explains the City. In addition to offering all the means to save energy, all the materials to build and renovate without polluting, solutions for water storage, ways to use gray water and all the processes not to waste this resource, will be discussed during a conference hosted by the Eau d'Azur service of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis.

The environmental association Moana will carry out its traditional cleaning of the Port of Cros. Electric boating will also be present and the association Aventure Pluriel will offer sea trips and will animate stands for the little ones. The Veolia Énergie Valbonne Antipolis group will also be present throughout the day to allow the public to discover solutions to increase the energy efficiency of buildings. Finally, the Université de la Mer will be open to the public for several conferences on climate, including the presence of Marie Christine Maurel, Biologist and professor at Sorbonne University and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, in Paris.

Source: lefigaro

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