New Year’s Eve 2025 in Nice

New Year's Eve in Nice offers many surprises: in addition to the classic dinner, a party in the square with fireworks over the sea and an intense nightlife to keep the night going!
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The most ‘Italian’ city on the French Riviera is ideal for spending New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, you will find shops, restaurants and attractions open: Nice is in fact a lively, young, dynamic city, pleasant to experience outside the summer season.

What to do in Nice on New Year’s Eve

The city lights up and comes alive for the events organised during the festive period.

The evening of 31 December

On the evening of 31 December, the traditional Fête de St. Sylvestre is organised: a torrent of people line the streets and attend music and cabaret shows, as well as street performers, stalls, evening markets and the inevitable fireworks over the sea with toasts on the beach. Not to be missed.

The veglione

The city’s best restaurants organise the much-loved Réveillon de St. Sylvestre , the classic New Year’s Eve dinner with numerous courses ranging from seafood to inland produce.

We advise you to book well in advance so you don’t find yourself without a table! Shun the touristy restaurants in central areas and opt for the more hidden and authentic ones.

And don’t forget to try the typical Côte d’Azur dinner dishes: ratatouille en salade, Niçois ravioli and veal Provençal style.

How to continue the evening

After the dinner and the fireworks, the evening continues in the city’s various clubs. The most popular are the High Club Nice, one of the most popular and renowned discotheques on the French Riviera, which overlooks the central Promenade Des Anglais, or the Guest, frequented mainly by locals, or Wayne’s Bar, a disco pub that organises live music concerts.

The first of the year

On the morning of 1 January, you will find everything closed, but in the course of the day, activities begin to reawaken and life resumes its course towards the evening.

Don’t miss a nice rejuvenating walk, to admire the colours of the sea, which on a sunny day shine and show magnificent hues. If you’re lucky with the weather, you can even venture out for a coffee al fresco or brunch.

Things to see during the holidays

On the subject of festivities, you can visit the exhibition of cribs that is organised every year.

If you have a few days at your disposal, Nice is a true open-air museum: picturesque alleys and neighbourhoods, beautiful and colourful markets, museums of great artistic value such as the Musée Matisse and the possibility of reaching other interesting places on the Côte d’Azur such as Monaco, Cannes or Saint-Paul de Vence in a very short time.

In addition to the classic tourist attractions, we recommend a night out in the new Marais, a lively bohemian quarter stretching from Place Garibaldi to Rue Bonaparte and the area behind the harbour, recently redeveloped and now one of the coolest in the city, with less touristy addresses offering inexpensive restaurants and excellent shopping.

Where to stay in Nice

1 The Deck Hotel by Happyculture
Nice - 2 Rue MaccaraniExtra sanitary measures
8.5Fabulous 2.755 reviews
The Deck Hotel by Happyculture is located in Nice City Centre, a 5-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais, the sea front, the central square Place Massena and the main shopping street Jean-Médecin. It offers stylish guest rooms with a flat-screen TV and facilities for making tea and coffee.
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2 Le Windsor, Jungle Art Hotel
Nice - 11, Rue DalpozzoExtra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 1.321 reviews
This hotel is set in a 19th-century building in central Nice and features a tropical garden with a swimming pool. The hotel’s fitness and wellness centre offers a hammam, a sauna and massage treatments.
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3 Hotel Suisse
Nice - 15 Quai Rauba-CapeuExtra sanitary measures
8.3Very good 1.003 reviews
Set on the seafront in Nice's Old Town, Hotel Suisse is an Italian-style hotel offering a partnership with a local private beach, where meals and beverages can be enjoyed for an additional charge. Guests can access the private beach for a discounted rate.
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4 Le Dortoir Boutique Suites
Nice - 11 rue ParadisExtra sanitary measures
8.9Fabulous 949 reviews
Le Dortoir Boutique Suites, is located between the second and the fifth floor, with no elevator, in the city centre of Nice on one of the centre’s quieter, pedestrianised streets, is a luxury accommodation with city views.The rooms feature modern décor and all feature air-conditioning, heating, a safe, TV, coffee machine, free Wi-Fi and private bathroom.
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5 Hôtel La Pérouse Nice Baie des Anges
Nice - 11 Quai Rauba CapeuExtra sanitary measures
8.8Fabulous 290 reviews
This hotel is located high above the Promenade des Anglais nestled into the Colline du Château. It is 250 metres from both Cours Saleya and the harbour, and offers a heated outdoor swimming pool and a sun terrace with sea views.
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