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Gatsby: Welcome to Nice's largest immersive theater experience!

From July 12 to August 30, 2024, Nice becomes the stage for an unprecedented immersive experience with Gatsby the Magnificent! Immerse yourself in the greatest adventure ever organized in France, an exclusive event inspired by the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties and based on Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. On the program: a wild party, with workshops, stages and original performances to transport you to the heart of the novel’s fascinating universe.

Gatsby the Magnificent: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece

Would you like to immerse yourself in the 1920s and the world of Gatsby the Magnificent? Yes, but not without knowing the story behind this novel, considered one of the greatest American masterpieces of the 20th century!

Famous for its elegant style and iconic characters, the story is told from the point of view of Nick Carraway, a young man from a wealthy family who moves to New York to work in finance.

He becomes a neighbor to Jay Gatsby, a mysterious and extravagant man who throws lavish parties in his luxurious home. Gatsby falls in love with Daisy, a married woman with whom he has had an affair. Gatsby is obsessed with winning her back, and does everything in his power to attract her attention, including becoming rich. Fitzgerald thus offers an acerbic critique of American society at the time, highlighting not only love, but also the quest for wealth, opulence and the illusions of success.

The Roaring Twenties: freedom and artistic effervescence

The Roaring Twenties refer to the period of the 1920s characterized by a sharp contrast between conservative traditions and a more liberated, modern culture. In the United States, the Roaring Twenties were marked by Prohibition, a period during which the sale, manufacture and consumption of alcohol were illegal, pissing off gangsters like Al Capone.

Culturally, the Roaring Twenties are associated with the emergence of jazz, the Charleston and the Flapper movement, women who challenged traditional gender norms by wearing shorter outfits and adopting a more independent attitude. In Europe, particularly Paris, the Roaring Twenties were characterized by unprecedented artistic and intellectual effervescence, with movements such as Surrealism and Dadaism overturning established artistic conventions.

Le Palais de la Méditerranée: a place that combines the heritage of luxury with the elegance of its past

The Palais de la Méditerranée, one of the most emblematic hotels on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais, was a temple to the arts during the Roaring Twenties. Today, this majestic establishment, built in 1929 in Art Deco style, overlooks the Mediterranean Sea with its listed façade.

Once a casino and luxury hotel prized by wealthy guests seeking entertainment on the French Riviera, it was the scene of sumptuous soirées and cabaret shows during this lively era.

Today, the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée remains a symbol of Côte d’Azur glamour and history, reminiscent of past glories and follies.

Gatsby à Nice: the must-see event of the summer

Red velvet armchairs, grand salons, an intoxicating blend of perfumes and exotic drinks… The ambiance of the “Gatsby à Nice” experience is incredible, just like in 1929! And Jay Gould, the hotel’s creator himself, has invited you to celebrate the inauguration of the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée. To organize the evening, he has teamed up with the enigmatic American billionaire Gatsby the Magnificent, who is vacationing in Nice. The crème de la crème of the era are all lining up to attend the event, which promises to be a memorable one!

Over the course of the evening, not only will you have the chance to meet characters from the novel such as Gatsby, Daisy, Tom or Nick Carraway, but you’ll also have the chance to bump into French historical figures such as Mistinguett or Paul Carbone. It’s up to you to decide which path to take. The doors you open and the actions you take are entirely up to you… But keep in mind that each of your decisions can influence the outcome of the story!

Experience the extravagance of the Roaring Twenties as if you were there!

This is a unique opportunity to enter the elegant and playful world of a theatrical experience where you have the privilege of being the master of your destiny, whether you choose to be a spectator or an actor. Professional actors evolve all around you, giving life to an immersive and decadent atmosphere. To the sound of jazz tunes, start by sipping a cocktail created by a seasoned mixologist, then let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating songs and Charleston or other dances characterized by a blend of energy, sensuality and freedom that will punctuate the evening. Remember: you’re the star of the show!

Make your own choices, interact with the other characters and create your own plot in this crazy setting, infused with the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and spiced up with historical facts. Plunge into the heart of this mythical era and experience the legendary evening you’ve always dreamed of!