Nestled in the stunning Baie des Anges, Nice has been one of the top attractions on the Riviera for centuries now. But it does not rest on its well-deserved laurels and remains also one of the most vibrant cities in France. Therefore, when Bastille Day, the French national holiday, comes around this year, Nice will go all out again with the traditional military parade first, and then unbridled fun with no fewer than four parties simultaneously happening in four different locations along the famous Promenade des Anglais from 9:00 pm to 12:30 am.
The four themes could not be more different and still unmistakably reflect quintessential facets of French culture: Riri Biagini will perform at the Kiosque à musique and delight the more traditional crowd. DJ Denis will entertain electronic music fans at the corner of avenue des phocéens and quai des Etats-Unis. Azur Big Band will jazz and swing at the corner of rue du Congrès et of the Palais de la Méditerranée. Last, but not least, French pop music will headline the festivities at rue Cronstadt and the world-famous Negresco hotel.
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But no matter how much partying is done, Bastille Day in Nice would not be complete without the traditional fireworks from the water at 10:00 pm, right in front of the Casino Ruhl. This year, they will be inspired by “the 40th anniversary of man’s landing on the moon”, and we are promised a unique 20-minute creation that will revolve about the concept of space.
Packing yet? Then all you need to do is check out a few Nice vacation rentals to find the perfect one and you will be on your way to a fabulous experience before you know it.
To live the life of a real Niçois, you cannot do better than temporarily settling down in our spacious, fully furnished 1-bedroom apartment – Nice Old Town – PR 798, from where you will be able to explore the popular Old Town and beyond.
If you’re bringing company, our fully furnished 2-bedroom apartment – Nice Center – PR 802 will put you and them right in the middle of everything.
For an even bigger party, our fully furnished 3-bedroom vacation rental – Nice Les Baumettes – PR 864 will offer everybody plenty of space and a huge terrace from where you will enjoy incredible views over sea, city and mountains.
If you must be by the irresistible Mediterranean, our fully furnished studio apartment – Nice Vieux Port – PR 227 near the lovely old harbor will be the perfect home for you.
As many visitors will attest, Nice will not fail to delight you. If you’re been there, do you have any special memories to share with us below?