Gay Travel Nice
Nice (pronounced “neese”) is nice, so the saying goes. And while not as glamorous as her southern sister city Cannes, Nice is an idyllic town that epitomizes the French Riviera: deep blue seas, plunging coastlines, Mediterranean lifestyle. Being one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, Nice has an exceptional architectural palette, and has been attracting LGBTvisitors for centuries.
Essentially the hub city of the French Riviera, Nice is a charming port town that offers picturesque ocean views, fine dining, and easy access to the entire Riviera, from Cannes to Monaco. With a feeling uniquely its own, the city has been a popular destination for vacationers for more than 100 years.
The climate is of course the primary reason that Nice has become the second most visited city in France after Paris. The summer bliss lasts for more than 6 months, from May to October, with some days in April and November also rising above 68 º F. Bring an extra towel though, because pebbles and stones are the name of the sun-tanning game here – no sand in sight!
The long beaches give way to a picturesque town that artists have long drawn inspiration from. In fact, several museums in the city are dedicated to some of the West’s most outstanding artists who painted through the clear air and soft light of Nice. Visit the Musée Matisse, take a stroll down the main seaside Promenade des Anglais, and then pop open a bottle of bubbly with a newfound ami at a chic bistro.
The Gay Scene in Nice, France
While not a classic gay destination, Nice has emerged as the second most visited city for gays and lesbians in France after Paris.