Menton Music Festival

There are just a few days left to enjoy the Menton Music Festival, which is set to end on 12th August.

Marie-Ange Nguci. Photo: Caroline Doutre

Perched above the sea, dominated by the facade and the belfry of a baroque church, protected by the age-old sword of a statue of Saint-Michel and covered by the starry sky, the Menton Music Festival has been welcoming the greatest classical artists in the world for 70 years.

Created by André Böröcz and directed by Paul-Emmanuel Thomas, the festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious in Europe.

The best musicians in the world perform in the sublime setting of the forecourt of the Saint Michael Archangel Basilica, including this year Marie Ange Nguci, Fazil Say, Nicolas Altstaedt, Zefira Valova, and Alexandra Conunova.

Jean Radel

There are also exceptional concerts at the Palais de l’Europe: David Kadouch, Pierre Fouchenneret and Simon Zaoui, to name but a few.

For seven years now, Artistic Director Paul-Emmanuel Thomas has prepared a programme featuring three series: ‘The Great Performers’ at 9.30pm on the forecourt of the St. Michael Archangel Basilica, ‘Palais Concerts’ at the Great Hall of the Palais de l’Europe at 6pm and the ‘Off’ at the Esplanade des Sablettes at 9.30pm.

The whole city vibrates with the notes of the festival through concerts and events.

For a full schedule, visit the website.