The biggest city on the Côte d’Azur and a playground for the rich, Nice is teeming with sophisticated nightlife spots. From aperitifs on the Promenade des Anglais to swanky clubs where designer-clad guests dance until dawn, you won’t have trouble finding fun. See below for some of the best nightlife experiences in Nice.
France is a nation of food lovers, and eating out with friends and family is a big part of the nightlife experience. The hottest tables in town are often located in Vieux Nice (old Nice) around the Promenade des Anglais, where seats typically come with sea views.
If you want to go bar-hopping in Nice, the best place to do it is in the Vieille Ville (Old Town), where the historic lanes hold a concentrated cluster of nightlife venues ranging from salsa bars and wine cellars to laid-back lounges with live music and funky little nightclubs. Guided pub crawls typically center around this part of town, and usually end in a club, where you can keep dancing until 5 or 6am.
Sightseeing by Night
With sizzling summer daytime temperatures, the cooler nights can often be the best time for a spot of sightseeing on the French Riviera. You can take a sunset stroll along the beach, then check out the baroque sights of the Vieille Ville all lit up, such as Chapelle de la Miséricorde and the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate. Or take a nighttime tour to the neighboring Principality of Monaco to experience the high life in Monte Carlo, where you can try your luck at the casino or hobnob with the jet-setting patrons who frequent Monaco’s bars.