Nice Côte d’Azur, a Gay Friendly destination

Book your holiday in Nice Côte d’Azur and discover a Gay Friendly destination par excellence. Whether you’re single, in a couple or with friends, your stay will be a sultry mix of parties, relaxation, culture and encounters.

Here, everything is good for fun! To begin with, make yourself comfortable on the terrace of a bar and enjoy the sunshine and the cocktails that pass by your table. Let the music gradually take over and then head to one of the city’s nightclubs to set the dance floor alight until the early hours. Unless you prefer to be entertained by a burlesque show by Drag Queens? Finally, to meet new people, don’t hesitate to venture into a sauna or Cruising Bar, they are waiting for you…

After a good night’s sleep, explore the city centre and visit the many shops. From underwear shops to tanning salons to hairdressers, there’s plenty to keep you busy all day. But don’t forget to look up to admire the architecture and monuments you pass on your way. Fancy a bit of idleness? Relax on your deckchair and let the sun’s rays caress your skin! The beaches, both public and private, are ideal places to meet people, whether they are friendly or not… Don’t forget culture, which is very present in the area. Visit one of the many museums to discover art in all its forms.

To welcome you in the best conditions, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Tourist Office, a member of the IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association) has also created the “Nice Irisée Naturellement” label. The establishments that proudly display this logo have all signed a charter and participated in a training programme in collaboration with the Nice Côte d’Azur LGBT Centre and local associations.

Vibrate to the rhythm of LGBT events throughout the year

In Nice Côte d’Azur, the year is filled with Gay Friendly events. It is in the heart of the Nice Carnival that Lou Queernaval was born, the first and only Gay Carnival in France. A festive moment where everyone gets together to celebrate this Nice tradition in an offbeat and energising way.

For lovers of the 7th Art, don’t miss two festivals with Rainbow colours. The Rencontres In&Out and ZeFestival open the competition to gay and lesbian cinema each year and very often offer us true masterpieces.

With 300 days of sunshine a year, how about partying in the open air? In July, stroll along the Promenade des Anglais during the Pink Parade. Dance, sing and have fun in a festive procession that ends with a giant aperitif.  The summer is also punctuated by two editions of the Dolly Party. On the programme: cocktails, DJ sets, entertainment, artists’ shows, all under the open sky in a very friendly atmosphere.

Cover photo @World Mappers

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