If having an aperitif is the custom on the Côte d’Azur, Nice locals now love to go up and nestle on the rooftops of hotels with their secret and trendy terraces, with a view that makes us say #ILoveNice. Here is a selection of the best rooftops for an aperitif in Nice.
THE MOON BAR – HOTEL ASTON LA SCALA
Want an aperitif, why not enjoy a roof terrace with panoramic views of Nice.
With live concerts every weekend, its signature cocktails and panoramic views of the Promenade du Paillon, the rooftops of Old Nice and the Colline du Château, the Aston La Scala Hotel’s Moon Bar has become “the rooftop to be” on the Côte d’Azur. Its strong point? The Aston Club on the 7th floor of the hotel. In winter its huge windows put you right in the front row to watch both the Nice Carnival parade and the Ferris wheel during the Christmas festivities.
LE MOON BAR – HOTEL ASTON LA SCALA
12, avenue Felix Faure – Nice
ROOFTOP 27 – HÔTEL MONSIGNY
Rooftop in the centre of Nice with a 360 degree view of Nice!
In the heart of the Libération district, Hôtel Monsigny is the only 3* establishment in Nice to offer a rooftop like the 4* and 5*hotels in the city. Here, no sea view on the horizon but, as in Paris, you overlook the rooftops of this rapidly growing area, just a few steps from the famous Gare du Sud. For the more adventurous, an indoor jacuzzi where you can sip one of the head bartender’s creations, reigning in the middle of the terrace, relaxing some and entertaining others. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed for an aperitif in Nice.
ROOFTOP 27 – HOTEL MONSIGNY
17, avenue Malausséna – Nice
THE POOL BAR & LOUNGE IN HÔTEL RADISSON BLU NICE
Overlooking the Promenade des Anglais: one of the biggest rooftops in Nice!
In the west of the city, the Radisson Blu has one of the biggest rooftops in Nice. Its location offers a unique view with to the right of the landing strips of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport, straight ahead the sea as far as the eye can see and to the left, the most beautiful setting for the city dominating the Baie des Anges. All for a very affordable aperitif… In addition, the large terrace gives plenty of space between tables, which could well be a plus for a romantic aperitif admiring the stars.
POOL BAR & LOUNGE – RADISSON BLU NICE
223, Promenade des Anglais – Nice
L’ESSENCIEL BAR – HÔTEL LE SPLENDID
Push the door of the Splendid Hôtel & Spa and go up to the 8th floor to l’EssenCiel Bar!
Hôtel Le Splendid offers an out of the ordinary rooftop… on three floors! The first floor has a space with sofas and coffee tables surrounded by a pool and a jacuzzi. The second is a more trendy lounge with TV screen (perfect during the World Cup). At the top, a “splendid” 360 degree view of the rooftops of the city that gives you the impression you rule the world. The happy hours are a must and Nice locals (as well as the hotel customers) like to meet up there in a friendly atmosphere.
L’ESSENCIEL BAR – HOTEL SPLENDID
50, boulevard Victor Hugo – 06000 Nice
Tel. 04 93 16 41 00
LA TERRASSE – HÔTEL MÉRIDIEN
La Terrasse, a breathtaking view of thea Baie des Anges.
On the 10th floor of the Hotel Méridien, this rooftop is one of the highest in Nice. Its unique setting, offering a spectacular view to the horizon, gives you the impression of being on the deck of a boat, leaving behind the vagaries of terra firma. Comfortably settled in the “Lounge Corner”, you’ll be quickly tempted by the original cocktails. For gourmets, the terrace extends into the restaurant where Chef Eric Brujan offers his seasonal cuisine.
LA TERRASSE – HOTEL MERIDIEN
1, Promenade des Anglais – 06000 Nice
Tel. 04 97 03 40 37
THE TOP 5 ROOFTOPS
FOR AN APERITIF IN NICE
Every day since July 2015 I have been sharing my Côte d’Azur favourites on the Mister Riviera blog – there are some great trendy gourmet addresses, my shopping guide and the program of amazing concerts and festivals held on the Côte d’Azur.
By Mickaël Mugnaini, Mister Riviera Blog