French Riviera Pubs Overview

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In such a high-end and expensive part of the world, one wouldn’t think that the Côte d’Azur would be a bastion of great English and Irish pubs, but one would be mistaken as there are a good deal of pubs in the French Riviera serving up authentic grub and sudsy brews.

In Cannes, Nice, and Antibes, there are pubs of every variety. Some have live music, others pool tables, while others feature karaoke. But what they all have in common is the Boddingtons and Guinness poured from the taps, the bangers & mash and fish & chips served fresh, and the latest rugby or football match on the TV.

One of the best features of French Riviera pubs is that they provide a total alternative to the rest of the nightlife along the Mediterranean. Whereas so many of the bars, clubs, lounges, and restaurants cater to the upper crust and see-and-be-seen crowd of celebrities and wealthy finance types, the pubs here are completely unpretentious, the prices are much more budget-friendly, and no one cares who you are or how much money you make.

So if you want a laid-back, hassle-free environment where value is placed on great beer and better conversation, check out the surprising array of pubs in the Riviera, and get a little bit of the UK in the south of France.

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