With its peach-coloured façades, azure waters and gorgeous weather, Nice has a rosy, always-on-holiday glow.
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Known as the capital of the French Riviera, the coastal city is home to world-class art museums, bustling markets and pretty hiking trails. The best way to experience Nice’s many delights is to slow right down and enjoy them at a leisurely pace.
Cafés and cocktail bars
Come summer, Nice boasts one of the liveliest nightlife scenes in France. Vieux-Nice is filled with buzzing bars and cafés where locals and tourists mingle well into the evening. The area around Rue Bonaparte, sometimes called 'le Petit Marais’ after the famed Parisian nightlife quarter, is a good place to start, with trendy bars popular for outdoor drinking.
Sipping rosé at a blue-umbrellaed beach club is quintessential Riviera experience. During the day, soak up the sun on a lounger, jump into the sea to cool off, and order lunch to your seat or at the restaurant. When the sun gets lower, the music turns up and the scene turns buzzy. Some clubs have live music or DJs as the night goes on. Three are beach clubs of all types along the Promenade des Anglais – some are seriously glitzy, while others are low-key and family-friendly.
Nightclubs in Nice can be found throughout Vieux Nice and along the waterfront. The clubs don’t get going until about 0100 and the most spirited parties can go on until after sunrise.