Nightlife in Nice

When the sun sets Nice is rejuvenated. This stunning location is matched by a pulsating nightlife. Being the fifth largest city in France, Nice nightlife can cater for all requirements.

“Semaine des Spectacles” is a magazine that prints the latest and ever changing music and theatre scene so you’ll know where to be and when to go. The best area in Nice with bars and clubs a plenty is Promenade des Anglais, here, people gather to watch street performers. Other lively areas include rue Mascoinat which has some cool bars spreading into the rue de la Prefecture.

The party and drinks flow on further on to quai des Etats Unis. Away from this area, the Place Massena, rue Chauvain and the rue Massena also offer lively atmospheres.

If you’re a keen gambler, or want to try and win for fun, casinos are readily available. Cabaret du Casino Ruhl is a popular casino in Nice, the luxury here is high and unfortunately so are the prices. To make a luxury night into a cheap one though, you can play the fruit-machines or slots in the casino then stay in a cheap hotel in Nice.

Nice isn’t overflowing with top rates clubs but in the ‘exclusive’ part of Nice, you’ll find the city clubs where a fat wallet is needed and stars can be spotted. There are plenty of other ‘less exclusive’ clubs to visit however for example, The Palousa and B52.

The cinema is always a good option in Nice. Home to the Rialto and Mercury cinemas, there will always be plenty of choice of films with a great atmosphere. Visiting the theatre is another popular night-time activity in Nice. The Théatre National de Nice is an important theatre that hosts national productions. If opera is your thing, it is showcased between November and April at St. Francois de Paule.

Throughout the year, there are many festivals and carnivals Nice. The two main ones are The Carnival of Nice and the Jazz Festival. You’re sure to have a lively night here with both tourists and locals alike.