Party Earth Review Located under a large staircase across from the beach, L’Escalier’s easygoing, dive-bar vibe attracts a slightly gritty clientele looking for late-night fun. The bar’s street level area offers a few scattered tables and a large projection TV for watching sports, while the more spacious downstairs area features some small ... more
10 Rue Raoul Bosio
Cigar Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review Cigar enthusiasts will want to head directly to the posh Havana Room, a hotspot for connoisseurs of Cuba’s finest and part of Pavillon Croisette restaurant, which features fine dining and its own terrace right next door. The very spacious cigar lounge is highlighted by marble floors, large open windows, and cushy leather ... more
42 Boulevard de la Croisette
Party Earth Review Patrons in need of escape from the sometimes wild atmosphere of old town Nice might want to try Bliss Bar, an upscale haven where misty white windows guard the privacy of those who have slipped inside. The original antique stone and low ceilings of the historic building have been combined with modern pop art and ... more
12 Rue de l'Abbaye
Lounge / Pub
Party Earth Review Though it’s located just off the main shopping street of Rue d’Antibes, Morrison’s Irish Pub offers a homey refuge from the luxurious décor of its glitzy neighbors. This friendly English bar draws a faithful crowd of casual sporty types and features a rustic environment of dark wood tables ... more
10 Rue Teisseire
Hotel Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review The façade of the Hi Hotel may be art deco, but inside is pure futuristic fun, the centerpiece of which is the sleek and colorful Happy Bar. The modern décor draws a young and trendy crowd that gathers to sip cocktails and spend a few leisurely hours chatting beneath an ever-changing display of multicolored lights and ... more
3 Avenue des Fleurs
Bar / Lounge
Party Earth Review A popular nightspot for locals, Le Ghost is usually packed with a boisterous and fun-loving crowd, all dimly lit by the antique lamps that are the bar’s only source of light. One of the city’s hidden gems, the lounge looks closed from the outside, but guests need only ring the doorbell to call a bouncer who will usher them ... more
3 Rue de la Barillerie
Lounge / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Located above the French-Asian fusion restaurant Tantra – and actually part of the restaurant earlier in the day – Loft is a classic Cannes lounge that draws a very fashionable clientele. Recessed stone walls, luxurious seating areas, unusual sculptures and artwork, and imaginative touches like faux chandeliers made of ... more
13 Rue du Docteur Gérard Monod
Lounge / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Nestled in a square filled with high-end bars and restaurants, Down Town offers a more down-to-earth environment and fairly modest prices that attract a diverse international clientele. Restaurant patrons sink into velvet couches around low tables to enjoy the spicy Middle Eastern cuisine, while those preferring a bit ... more
10 Rue du Batéguier
In a part of the world that’s already incredibly relaxing and laid-back, the lounges in the French Riviera are merely an extension of the desire to hang out and enjoy some of the most pristine settings on the planet.
When thinking about French Riviera lounges, the first thing that obviously comes to mind is the high-end scene – and for good reason, because there are some great chichi spots all over the Mediterranean. In both Cannes and Nice, the lounges offer their clientele everything from ocean-side views with champagne flutes to white-curtained daybeds with tableside hookahs.
But it’s not all Egyptian cotton and Veuve Clicquot in Côte d’Azur as there are plenty of budget friendly lounges in Nice and Cannes as well – especially for those who want to take a date to a lounge without breaking the bank. And if you’re looking for some live music to chill out to or just a conversational friendly spot, the Riviera has plenty of those too.
After a long day of sun-tanning, beach-bumming, and shopping, there’s no better way to end the day than in the multitude of relaxing lounges all over the French Riviera.