You could get dizzy skirting the Med looking for the best place to stop. There are gorgeous vistas, cultural sites, and delicious restaurants at every turn. Do yourself a favor and let your mind wander to the French Riviera. Now relax a moment as you sink into what that means… yachts docked in St. Tropez, celebrities cruising through Cannes, and you - shopping in Nice! When night falls, you start to hear the calling of champagne corks. The best way to respond (while meeting fellow travelers and enjoying an incurably beautiful view) is to head to the nearest hotel bar.
HI HOTEL (Nice): This hotel's Happy Bar has a fanciful art deco façade and a colorfully lit, modern interior. If you need some fresh air, the top floor of the hotel has a swimming pool. If you prefer crowds, join the dance floor on a weekend night.
HOTEL de PARIS (Monte Carlo): Enjoy the live jazz, including piano, double bass, and drums, in the richly decorated Le Bar Americain. Relax among the sumptuous leather furniture, wooden fixtures, and natural Mediterranean light as you toast the elegant life.
HOTEL SUBE (St. Tropez): Ahoy there boating enthusiasts! The Hotel Sube Bar has a fantastic nautical interior, and its balcony has a view of the port. Drink like a well-traveled sailor while you gaze upon all the masts lined up in the marina.
HOTEL VICTORIA (Roquebrune-Cap-Martin): This budget friendly hotel allows guests to see from Cap Martin to Italy. It is near the Jean Cocteau Museum, St. Michel Church, and Le Metropole Shopping Center. Best of all, its energetic bar will keep you entertained into the night.
HOTEL WELCOME (Villefranche-sur-Mer): Many people find this hotel a reasonable option for visiting Monte Carlo without actually staying there. Hotel Welcome's bar has outdoor seating, and the wine is served in chic French fashion.
LE NEGRESCO (Nice): Though the well-established hotel is 100 years old, the Champagne Bar on the salon Versailles terrace is not. This is a new venue within the hotel that lets patrons raise a glass while listening to funk and jazz. For a touch of the old, try the hotel's Le Relais Bar with its 17th Century tapestry and walnut interior. Live music here features jazz and Latin beats.