Discover our local Gay Nice Guide and insiders’ recommendations, for best gay bars, clubs, restaurants, museums, monuments, shopping …
Nice is the capital of “Côte d’Azur,” or French Riviera.
With half a million inhabitants, its proximity to Italy and heaps of tourists visiting every summer, it is also the gayest city in the South of France.
The city stretches along the famous “Promenade des Anglais,” a seafront jetty that extends over 5 kilometers and borders many beaches.
The city is known for its many museums as Côte d’Azur has attracted artists since the 19th century, formerly Picasso or Matisse, and now Madonna or Brangelina.
Another curiosity is the surprising Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, which reminds us that the Russian aristocrats contributed significantly to the city’s wealth and prestige.
The Old City reflects Nice’s Italian past. The district is full of baroque churches, beautifully listed facades, and palaces hidden in secret alleys.
You will also find great restaurants and food shops to taste the unique specialties of Nice.
Gay day trip in French Riviera
If you have a car, do not miss the visit to the medieval village of Eze.
The most famous gay beach in the region is just at the foot of this perched village.
Stroll through the narrow streets, in the typical small squares, and you will discover at every corner, a medieval building, a lovely carved door or a superb and expensive restaurant. Yes, you are very close from Monaco.
After your overpriced lunch, climb to the ruins of the castle, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, the whole region and the gay beach. Open your eyes for a first sighting.
Gay area in Nice
Gay life is much more developed in Nice than in most South of France cities.
A great evening begins with a few drinks in the gay-friendly (very) busy bars of the Saleya Court. After 9 pm, getting a sit can be epic.
Then, after 11 pm you will explore the gay venues located all around the old town.