Nice is best for...

The Old Town: With bars, pubs and open-air terraces, the Old Town has a great atmosphere during the evenings

Live music: With live bands, classic acts, jazz and funk on the menu, Nice is the perfect holiday for music lovers

Beach bars: Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and spend your evening enjoying the cafes and bars along the seafront

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Paris is French

Currency: The currency used in Paris is the Euro (€)

Local time: Paris is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Paris's main airports are Charles de Gaulle Airport and Orly Airport

Nice is the perfect destination if you’re looking for great European nightlife over the summer months. Start your evening along the waterfront, where the Promenade des Anglais is lined with beach bars that get busier as the sun goes down.

Nice nightlife is all about cocktails, little beers in street cafés while people watching, and elegant bars where you can relax into a sofa and order a glass of champagne. The city has nightlife from the whole spectrum, with tiny local bars to ultra-glamorous parties and everything in between.

If you’re in the mood for live music, you can find everything from jazz to indie within Nice’s lively streets. The weather in summer is so good you can have an adventure just walking around the main nightlife districts in Cours Saleya or Rue Mascoinat.

Nice specialises in little cocktail bars and boutique live music venues, making it a chilled place to be in the evening. That doesn’t mean it isn’t full of life though, and you’ll find that Nice is full of energy every night.

If you want to plan a bar crawl, the clubbing scene in Nice is centred around Rue Droite, Place Masséna, and Cours Saleya. If you’re after something a bit different, there are also bars that showcase Baroque classical music. Decked out like a stylish jazz hangout, the appropriately named Baroque Bar also serves drinks, like mulled wine, to continue the traditional theme.