Info As the world’s elite converges on the Monte Carlo Casino, the opera house on its premises, the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, caters to the hyper-rich and cultured. Opened in 1879, the opera house was commissioned by the royal family to bring the arts to the Riviera playground. The Opéra de Monte-Carlo, also known as Salle Garnier ... more
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Info Palais des Festivals et des Congrès is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in Europe, hosting up to 52 events each year in Cannes, France. Built in 1949 and expanded in 1979, the Palais is the site of the annual star-studded event, Cannes Film Festival. The 35,000 square-meter exhibition space ... more
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As if just being in Côte d'Azur wasn’t refined enough, going to the theater in the French Riviera is an experience reserved for the wealthy as they witness timeless performances in majestic surroundings.
French Riviera theaters are typically grand affairs where one can watch world-class performing arts from the opera and ballet to famous musicals and plays.
For incredible opera, the Opéra de Nice is the grandest performance stage on the Mediterranean coast and features only the world’s best sopranos and tenors. The theater was originally built in 1776 but has been renovated countless times since.
Nice also hosts some of the best theater performances in the region, and there’s nowhere better to witness stellar plays and musicals than at the Théâtre National de Nice, which was built in 1989 and has two concert halls of varying sizes.
No matter where you go in the French Riviera, you’ll find great options for a refined and cultural night. Just remember to bring your nicest suit, tuxedo, cocktail dress, or evening gown because you’ll need to wear something swanky to fit in among the see-and-be-seen crowds of theatergoers.