The Aigle de Nice Art Society

35th Aigle de Nice 2023

35th Aigle de Nice International 2023

Discover the 35th edition of Aigle de Nice Arts Contest that took place in Saint-Laurent-Du-Var in November 20232


Crystal Award 7th edition

7th Crystal Award 2022

This prestigious event, is organized every 4 years. It is the most prestigious prize given by the Committee.


Membership & Registration

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Partnership with Japan

L'Aigle de Nice et le Japon

We have been partners with the Japanese International Art Council of Osaka for 30 years


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Overview and History

The Aigle de Nice Art Society is a French non-profit association registered in Nice. It was founded in 1988 by Alain Bideaux, songwriter and variety singer, who is still its president.

Aigle de Nice is a non-profit association dedicated to the recognition of artists, which organizes an international art prize competition every November, open to all.

November 2023, 35th Aigle de Nice Award Giving Ceremony

Since its creation, several thousand artists from over 60 countries around the world have taken part in the competition. This is why the organization has added the mention "International" to "Aigle de Nice International". The association's website has been online since 2003, and has been visited by millions of unique visitors from almost 150 countries.

Mick Micheyl, the former Honorary Patron of the Aigle de Nice Arts Society

The first edition of the Aigle de Nice took place in November 1989 with the support of Nice's ex-Mayor, Mr. Jacques Médecin. Since that time, the Aigle de Nice International Grand Prize occurs yearly, always in November, so it doesn't encroach on the other French Arts competitions.

1989: Part of the City Council with First Deputy Raoul Bosio, our well-beloved André Bonny, Bixio, Alain Guillon, Wanda Tholozan, André Barthe, in its speech, and Léopold Massiera, President of the Nice Traditions Comity.

1992: Award giving ceremony at the Jean Bouin Arena, Nice.

1994: Award giving ceremony with Deputies André Barthe and André Bonny, Philip Bruno, Mayor of Roubion, and Artist Guido.

From 1989 to 1994, the Aigle de Nice took place at Jean Bouin Arena and then, from 1995 to 1998 at the Agriculture Palace of Nice. In 1998, in order to celebrate its 10th birthday, the ceremony occurred both at Grasse Congress Centre and Nice Agriculture Palace.

The Aigle de Nice ceremony moved to other cities in the French Riviera in 1998, to conform to an intercommunal policy. In 1999, at the Saint-Jean-Cap Ferrat harbor; in 2000, in Grasse again; in 2001, at the Saint-Laurent du Var harbor.

In 2002, the organization goes back to its birthplace, Nice with an exhibition at the Sainte-Réparate Arts Gallery, in the Old Town and the 2nd Crystal Aigle de Nice at the Acropolis Congress Centre.

2002: Award giving ceremony with former Honorary Patron Mick Micheyl

In 2003, in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat ; 2004 in Saint-Laurent du Var ; 2005 in Grasse ; 2006 in Saint-Laurent du Var again and let's not forget the 3rd Crystal Aigle de Nice with Jacques Peyrat, ex-Mayor of Nice.

2007, 2008, 2009 in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat.

In 2010, double exhibition: Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat for the 4th Crystal Aigle de Nice under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, President of the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo; and in Parc Phœnix, Nice for the 22nd and 23rd editions with around 130 artists exhibiting more than 200 works of art from 20 different countries.

2010: The 3rd Crystal Aigle de Nice in Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat

2010:The 22nd Aigle de Nice at Parc Phœnix.
Nice Culture Deputy, Mr. Gérard Baudoux speaking

2010: Principality of Monaco, French House (Maison de France)

Award Giving Ceremony: the Artists as a family

For 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions, the Aigle de Nice went back to the Agriculture Palace of Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais and in 2017, the event took place in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Award Giving Ceremony at the Agriculture Palace of Nice in November 2013

The 30 years of the Aigle de Nice was held in November 2019 in Saint-Laurent-du-Var.


30th Award ceremony in Saint Laurent-du-Var

"Aigle de Cristal" award

Since 1998, the Crystal Aigle de Nice occurs every 4 years. Only previous winners of the Aigle de Nice are able to participate and the competition has had a given theme since 2002. 

After the Tramway in 2006, which took place at the City Hall of Nice, the International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo has been chosen in 2010. It took place at the Salle Neptune, at the Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat harbor under the High Patronage of HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, and Guy Weil has been awarded. The 5th edition took place in St Jean Cap Ferrat as well and André Poissy has been awarded. The 6th edition was

The last edition took place in St Laurent-du-Var and Jacques Vallero has been awarded the 7th Crystal award.

The next edition, the 8th Crystal award will take place this year in November 2026


2022: 7th Award giving ceremony in Saint-laurent-du-Var

Here are the 6 previous winners of the Nice Crystal Eagle since 1998:


Evelyne Doublet, Painter

Set theme :

"Sports in the world"

Chaiman of the Jury : Claude Gauthier

Location : Saint-Laurent-du-Var,
Club House of the port


André Poissy, Sculptor

Set theme : "Carnivals of the world"

Chairman of the Jury : Alain DEMARTE

Location : Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Room  Neptune. 


Guy Weil, Painter

Set theme Monte-Carlo Circus Festival »

Under the Honorary Presidency of HSH Princess Stéphanie

Président du Jury : Claude GAUTHIER

Location: Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Room  Neptune


Michel MICHAUX, Painter

Free theme le Tram »

Chairman of the Jury : Sénator Jacques PEYRAT, Maire de Nice

Location: Nice, Salle des Fresques Mairie 


René CARLE, Sculptor

Free theme

Chairman of the Jury : Henri THOMSEN

Location: Nice, Palais des Congrès Acropolis.


Christian MAAS, Sculptor 

Free theme

Chairman of the Jury : Paul TOMATIS

Location: Nice, Palais de l’Agriculture.

The Board


Alain Bideaux
Founding President
General Curator
Evelyne Grezes
Vice President
 Yamina El Hermak Aouassi
General Secretary
 Paul Louis Rebora
 Guillemette Bideaux
Caroll'Ann Bideaux
  Nicolas Grezes


Registration & Subscription

Download the Association Membership form should you want to participate in the 33rd Arts contest. 


The organization


Aigle de Nice Art Society

A non-profit organization (Loi 1901)

Official Organizer of the International Arts Ceremony of Nice and the PACA region


Organization registered at the Prefecture des Alpes-Maritimes under #W062001641

APE# 913E / SIRET# 382 207 504 00020 
ISSN 1286-1871

Merite et devouement francais

Departemental Council of the Alpes-Maritimes

 The Aigle de Nice is placed under the High Patronage of Alain Benedetto, Painter, and Pari Ravan, Painter, and Sculptor
and under the High Patronage of :

Regional Council
Departmental Council of the
Departemental council of Var
City of Nice

and the following cities:

Menton, Beausoleil, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, La Turbie, Eze, Saint-Jean Cap- Ferrat, Villefranche Sur Mer, Saint-Laurent Du Var, La Gaude, Gilette, Vence, Antibes, l'Escarene . Saint-Paul de Vence, Grasse, Cannes, La Colle Sur Loup, Cagnes Sur Mer, Villeneuve-Loubet, Le Rouret, Le Cannet, Mougins, Beuil, Roquebrune Sur Argens, Peille. Guillaumes, Mouans-Sartoux, Roubion, Seborga, Roquesteron, Berre-Les Alpes, Tende, Sanary Sur Mer, Carqueiranne, Sainte-Tulle, Villelaure.

with the support of private and public art galleries and the Press:

and the Radios:



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