The city of Nice has always attracted artists and has been a cultural centre for many years now. The Théatre de Nice is on the Promenade des Arts and was inaugurated in the 1960s. Today music concerts are played here as well as dance performances. The Opéra de Nice is also another cultural venue with the season running from November to April. It is located in 4-6 rue St-Francois-de-Paule, www.opera-nice.org.
Promenade des Anglais is probably the best area in Nice, with plenty of bars and clubs, and if you like the Casino there's one here in the Cabaret du Casino Ruhl, (tel. 04-97-03-12-22). There are also many elegant hotels and restaurants in this area. Going to the cinema is also a good option to occupy your nights in Nice with the Rialto and Mercury cinema having the best atmosphere by far.
There are many festivals and carnivals all year round in Nice. Two of the most important ones are: The Carnival of Nice and the Jazz Festival. Some others are:
« Carnival de Nice, a very traditional and colourful carnival at the end of winter, with floats decorated with fresh flowers and
fireworks at night.
« Nice Jazz Festival, some very famous jazz musicians have visited Nice and participated in this Festival.
« Castellada Festival, takes place in the Colline du Château and is held in the summer season, from July to September.
Some places you can visit in Nice at night are:
Barrio Latino, 73 quai des Etats-Unis, Tel. 04 93 92 94 04.
Bodeguita del Havana, 14 rue Chauvain, Tel. 04 93 92 67 24.
Wayne's has become world famous as a cultural melting pot where people from around the world can get together for the sole
purpose of having fun.
15 r. de la Préfecture, Tel. +33 (0)493 134699
In the Hôtel Negresco, 37 promenade des Anglais
Scarlett O'Hara Irish Pub
At the corner of rue Rosetti and rue Droite
15 rue de la Préfecture
4 rue Centrale