Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Marseille

Waaw

Marseille’s creative chameleon and the heart of the cours Julien scene, Waaw ('What an Amazing World') has everything you could possibly want for a night out. Whether that’s a cold cocktail, a late-night dancehall D…
Top Choice Cafe in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

La Ronronnerie

Kitties rule the roost at this one-of-a-kind cafe, an absolute must for cat-lovers. Five free-range felines roam about the tables, seeking the right lap to sit in, yawning and stretching on plush pedestals or climbi…
Top Choice Wine Bar in New Town & Promenade des Anglais

La Part des Anges

The focus at this classy wine shop–bar is organic wines – a few are sold by the glass, but the best selection is available by the bottle, served with homemade tapenades and charcuterie platters. The name means ‘the …
Top Choice Craft Beer in Le Port-Garibaldi

Beer District

One of Nice's coolest new nightspots, Beer District pours a regularly rotating line-up of 16 draught microbrews and 50 bottled beers from all over the world. The vibe is chilled and friendly, with free tastes cheerf…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Cannes

L'Epicurieux

A cosy little spot for a glass or two of a local vintage – the wine list here is great, with hand-picked choices from local domaines including Côtes de Provence and Côtes du Rhône. Bistro snacks and live bands at we…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

Sénéquier

Sartre wrote parts of Les Chemins de la Liberté (Roads to Freedom) at this portside cafe – in business since 1887 – which is popular with boaties, bikers and tourists. Look for the terrace crammed with pillar-box-re…
Top Choice Club in St-Tropez

Les Caves du Roy

The star-studded bar at the infamous Hôtel Byblos remains the perennial champion of nightclubs in St-Tropez, if not the whole Riviera. Dress to impress if you hope to get in and mingle with starlets and race-car dri…
Bar in Le Port-Garibaldi

Rosalina Bar

Way back before Le Port-Garibaldi became so trendy, Rosalina was the neighbourhood's nightlife pioneer. A decade later, it's still an inviting, friendly spot for drinks or dinner, whether you're sipping wine and nib…
Bar in Marseille

La Caravelle

On the 1st floor of Hôtel Bellevue, this lovely little bar is styled with rich wood and leather, with a zinc bar and yellowing murals that hint of its 1920s pedigree. If it’s sunny, snag a coveted spot on the portsi…
Cafe in Vieux Nice

Les Distilleries Idéales

The most atmospheric spot for a tipple in the old town, whether you’re after one of the many beers on tap or a local wine by the glass. Brick-lined and set out over two floors (with a little balcony that’s great for…