The best things to do in Nice at night
Do your interests lie in hiking, sailing and outdoor activities? Or rather museums, with the famous “musée Matisse”, discovering Nice at night in a local bar, or festivals such as the Nice Carnival? The advantage in Nice is that you do not have to choose! No matter what your interests are, you will always find the right outing idea for you in Nice.
There are so many must-sees in Nice. So, do not miss out! Here is our list of things not to be missed when you come. Between seaside, art-deco and pop art style, gastronomy and sun, you will find your happiness. Let’s discover Nice, a pearl on the Côte d’Azur …
The “Vieux Nice”: the Old Nice
The old town is magical at day or night. One of the best areas remains the Cours Saleya with its 18th-century buildings and its daily market, with the stalls more appetizing than each other, the awnings of all colors, the smells of spices, roasted meats, and cheese: a symphony for the senses.
One of the most famous markets of the Mediterranean is on Cours Saleya in Old Nice. The flower market is simply enchanting, and the market of the primeurs that it surrounds is full of local vegetables and specialties of Nice. It is a must, and it is open every morning, all year long.
The light of the Côte d’Azur has inspired many artists. The views are not lacking in the city, and the Vieux Nice offers a fascinating photographic playground. In alleys, play with shadow and light, with angles and perspectives, and the iconic architecture of French pop art and stained-glass windows is all around
Go to the Castle
You should discover the “colline du chateau” and enjoy the panoramic view of the “Baie des Anges”. If a local invite you to go to the Castle, you are likely to find yourself on a walk to the hill planted with pines, oaks, and cypresses. But from the Castle’s hill, what a panorama! On one side, the port Lympia. On the other side, you will also find a great view with the famous “Bay of Angels”, and the orange roofs of Old Nice.
Here you will see the whole city of Nice, with the hill of Cimiez, the Mont Boron, down to Villefranche sur Mer with the majestic Mont Alban, and the Mediterranean sea in the background.
Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais de Nice
Okay, here we fall a little in the cliché but what a more exotic place to empty your head and play sports that this turquoise sea edge lined with palm trees. The simplest pleasures are sometimes the best. A stroll along the waterfront on the Promenade des Anglais is like walking on the oceanfront in Florida. Its 8 km long offer plenty to have fun. Most: it is sunny almost all year!
Have a drink at Hotel Negresco
Luxury and decadence. Always on the waterfront, you cannot miss the pink dome of the Negresco Hotel. A sort of Versailles from the Côte d’Azur, the number 37 on the Promenade des Anglais has seen celebrities and crowned heads. Classified as a historic monument, this palace is nonetheless a private hotel of great luxury. To immerse yourself in the 60’s Riviera and enjoy the many works of art, do not hesitate to have a drink indoors or on the terrace. Prices are a bit high but what a class!
I would recommend joining some of the best night walking tours of Nice, so you can experience the beauty of the city.
There are 15 districts in Nice and it can be a bit difficult as a newcomer to find out your way and reach the most beautiful sites in Nice. Some great tour guides and organizers will bring you to amazing spots and I am sure you will get more than you ever expected.
Nice at night: bars and pub crawls in Nice
Our list of “must-see and do” in Nice, know that the city is known for its lively nightlife! Enjoy the many restaurants and bars of the Nice city center, the atmosphere is unique.
I particularly recommend joining some of the best the pub crawls in Nice. Those tours will take you to some of the best bars and pubs in Nice and you will have the opportunity for the real Nicaean nightlife.
I recently joined the Riviera Bar Crawl Tours, that took us to some amazing places to party in Nice. Freed inks and shots, a great way to meet new people and make new friends, and whole night of the party, before ending up to some of the best clubs for the hottest parties in Nice. This is the best way to live the nightlife on the Cote d’Azur as a newcomer in Nice.
Pub crawls and parties in Nice
For a bachelor party, a night out with friends or if you are visiting Nice by yourself, there is nothing better than a pub crawl in Nice! Discover the Nicois nightlife with a guided tour with some of the best nightspots of the city. Meet new people, chat, drink and enjoy your evening … it’s the perfect recipe for. A great night!
This pub crawls in Nice promise your laughter, dance, lots of fun and unforgettable moments for you and your friends. You will also be accompanied by other travelers and this will be an opportunity to practice your French after a few drinks! … Here are some of the best bars to party in Nice:
Nice area offers a thousand treasures
From Nice, you can easily reach many other cities in the region. The opportunity to go for a weekend or to vary the activities is fantastic in Nice with festivals, such as the famous Nice Carnival, museums such as the Matisse Museum or the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, the races at the Cagnes-sur-Mer racecourse, the VIP atmosphere of the Monaco casinos, the deliciously Mediterranean charm of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or Cannes, the refreshing beauty of the Gorges du Verdon … From Nice, all the treasures of the Côte d’Azur are at your fingertips!
Go to the Carnival of Nice
For more than 15 days, the city lives to the rhythm of this gigantic event. The colorful parades take place during the second half of February, day or night, and are animated by more than 1.000 musicians and dancers from the four corners of the world. The elegant flower battles of the Promenade des Anglais, a part of the Nice Carnival, are not to be missed with the most beautiful floral compositions, characters dressed in extravagant costumes, and a 2 wees-long party!
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