If you are passing through the city of Nice, you should know that there are some of the most extraordinary rooftops in France. With their plunging view on the Promenade des Anglais and the Mediterranean Sea, these rooftops offer you the opportunity to enjoy cocktails and local specialties while being nestled in an idyllic, even bucolic place.
In order to help you better discover the rooftops and to make you the synthesis of their different specialties, we have selected 6 rooftops that we think are essential to visit if you wish to fully enjoy your free time in Nice.
The most popular rooftops in the city of Nice
If you are passing through the historical center of Nice, how not to pass by Le Hussard, perfectly located on the edge of the Cours Saleya and which will allow you to overlook the atypical alleys of the old town. No sea view, but a rooftop on the third floor that will allow you to breathe the urban softness in the evening and to fully enjoy the sunny evenings of the French Riviera. Open every evening, the restaurant will propose you some local specialities and tastings such as pizzas, planchas or tapas. Try its cocktail bar and you’ll love it.
If it is the sea you wish to observe, the rooftop of the hotel Le Méridien located on the 10th floor is the ideal place to observe the big blue. Its bar-restaurant called La Terrasse offers a splendid view of the Promenade des Anglais via a breathtaking panoramic view. You will also see the often atypical rooftops of the city from one of the highest rooftops in Nice. You will taste a large choice of cocktails, some of them original.
The other rooftop not to be missed if you have the opportunity is La Terrassa del Plaza de Boscolo Hotel Plaza. You will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and a breathtaking view of the Bay of Angels. This terrace overlooks some of Nice’s most popular spots such as the Promenade du Papillon and the Albert 1er gardens. On the tasting side, you will enjoy succulent tapas and good cocktails with, depending on the evening, DJ nights to set the mood.
Unusual rooftops that are worth the visit
Other rooftops of smaller capacity but just as attractive exist in Nice. If you spend some time there to relax, we advise you to visit Rooftop 17 of the Hotel Monsigny, located in the heart of Nice. A special feature of this rooftop; a 360° view of the city of Nice, its hills, and where you can even make out the first mountains. Its round central swimming pool does not leave indifferent to spend beautiful evenings in the summer with a good cocktail in hand.
Another rooftop with a swimming pool to relax, the roof terrace of the Aston La Scala hotel. Here too, this rooftop offers an exceptional view, especially on the Mediterranean. Open for lunch and dinner, this place is famous for being trendy and parties at night to contemplate the lights of the city and the French Riviera. A place you will like if you like the atmosphere.
Finally, let’s finish our tour with Farago on the Roof of the Hotel by Marriott in Nice which has been completely transformed to be modern and practical. There too, you will enjoy a 360° panorama just a few steps from the sea and the latest furniture to be comfortable all evening. The speciality of this rooftop is the food to be shared in the form of tapas and its “Gin Bar”, for very creative gin cocktails.