Who wouldn’t enjoy lounging on a rooftop bar with a view overlooking the sea on the French Riviera in Nice? Whether you are looking for a DJ party, a cozy atmosphere, or cocktails with friends, we have what you need!

We meet today with a small selection of our favorite rooftop bars and restaurants in Nice with panoramic views over the sea, the parc of the “colline du chateau” (the hills at the Castle of Nice), or the famous and glamorous Promenade des Anglais.

For a successful summer, we deliver our selection of the best rooftops of the Côte d’Azur.

These are some of the best rooftop terraces in Nice to enjoy a cocktail with the views of the city or taste some of the best Mediterranean cuisines in the dining area of some of the best 5-star hotels on the French Riviera.


The best rooftops with a nice view in Nice

Whether on the terrace near the water or a rooftop with panoramic views of the city, here are the spots that you must not miss to enjoy Nice as a local during your stay in Nice and the Cote d’Azur.


The Rooftop 17 of Hotel Monsigny on Avenue Malussena

The Rooftop 17 is the rooftop bar and terrace on the 7th floor of the Hotel Monsigny. Located away from the most touristy areas, but still, in the center of Nice, this rooftop restaurant and lounge offers a breathtaking 360 ° view of the city. So, get high and come relax on deckchairs, comfortable sofas or even in the jacuzzi.

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You can also enjoy signature cocktails and excellent tapas, with outstanding panoramic views. Do not miss their themed parties!

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Le Plongeoir on Boulevard Franck Pilatte

It is certainly the most atypical establishment of this list since it is perched at the top of a rock, planted in the middle of the water. On this emblematic site of the city of Nice, you should not miss going to Le Plongeoir. This is a place full of history where you can taste some of the best Mediterranean cuisines of at the rooftop restaurant, or just to enjoy a cocktail with a breathtaking view of the sea. The place is very popular. So, come and bask in the sun in a relaxed atmosphere at Le Plongeoir, enjoy beautiful views, but do not forget to book.

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The Plaza Terrace on Avenue de Verdun

Located on the top floor of the Boscolo Hotel Plaza, the Plaza Terrace is the ultra-popular meeting place on sunny days, which often happens in this region. This is one of the ultra-prized and, therefore, very chic bars and restaurants in Nice. We go on this rooftop terrace overlooking the Albert 1st garden at any time, for lunch, dinner, brunch, aperitif time for a cocktail party, or after-works. Set between sky and sea, will give you the impression to be on the deck of a luxury cruise liner

The terrace of the Plaza is the rooftop where you have to go to be seen in Nice. It offers a panoramic view of the observatory of the city to the airport through the Castle of Nice, the Vieux Nice, and Place Massena, not to mention the Mediterranean sea. You can order cocktails and Provencal dishes at the rooftop bar and enjoy a great live DJ night every Tuesday and Thursday.

The Farago on the Promenade des Anglais

The Farago on the Roof is the latest in rooftops Nice: a pop-up restaurant straight from Paris. This restaurant, that has taken over the huge terrace of the AC Hotel by Marriott star hotel, is the perfect place to meet up with friends.

Here, everything is made to have a good time. You will find a bar a great selection of cocktails, a pool, and the view of the sea and the hills is just amazing. The Farago also offers Mediterranean cuisine and tapas, and you can sit on large tables to share with other guests, order rosé wine and let yourself be carried by the music.

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Le Méridien on the Promenade des Anglais

On the 10th floor, the terrace of Le Méridien overlooks the Promenade des Anglais. At nightfall, the lights of the city are reflected on the sea. Every Thursday and Friday nights, between 7 and 11 pm, a DJ comes to liven up the early evening.

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The Moon Bar at the Aston La Scala Hotel on Avenue Felix Faure

Climbing to the top of the 4-star Aston La Scala Hotel is one of the most incredible views of old Nice. On the terrace of the Moon Bar, on the 7th floor of the establishment, we can see Place Masséna, the city roofs, Mont Boron, the Mediterranean sea and its beaches, or the Mercantour hills.

A stone’s throw from Place Masséna, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the 7th floor of the Aston La Scala hotel. The Aston Club is open all year, from 5 pm to midnight. On the program, jazz, blues, and soul.

It is also possible to share some plates for the aperitif and have a classic French board of cheeses and charcuterie with some of the best cocktails in Nice

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Movida on Quai des États-Unis

This is one of the best bars in Nice for aperitifs in music. “Movida” means “movement” in Spanish, and at Movida, there is in this place to enjoy some of the hipster Nicaean vibes, since artists perform regularly here with lives and DJ sets at night. If you’re in a chill mood, head over to the two terraces of this tapas bar, which offers a panorama of the palms and azure blue of the Mediterranean Sea.


The EssenCiel Bar on Boulevard Victor Hugo

Lovers of breathtaking views, here is the place of your dreams. Take the elevator to the Splendid Hotel & Spa, hit the number 8 floor button and land on the sober and charming EssenCiel Bar.

It is a safe bet as it is in action every day of the week, the bartender offers creative cocktails and classics. All of which can be enjoyed with a view of the rooftops of Nice, at the edge of the water of a swimming pool.

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The Calade Rooftop at Radisson Blu Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais

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Want to get high above the Promenade des Anglais? This rooftop restaurant/pool bar/lounge is the largest rooftop in Nice, nestled on the roof of the Radisson Blu Hotel. With its panoramic view of the city and the “Baie des Anges”, you will fly between sea and sky to enjoy Mediterranean cuisine in a chic and casual atmosphere. In the evening, the pool bar offers a wide variety of cocktails and tapas for your after-works or your evenings with family or friends.


I hope that this little tour of the most beautiful bars with a view has brightened your eyes! Do not forget to book directly there to fully enjoy your moments in all serenity. Have a good time in Nice!

Don’t forget to visit the city and fully discover its beautiful corners. If you wonder what is worth seeing in Nice you can have a look and our article ‘What to visit in France’ and wonder no more!