Le Bâoli (Port Canto, Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes) – this is another famed nightspot in the French Riviera – catering mainly to the rich & famous, especially during the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix period. It is both a restaurant and disco that demands a strict dress code for men (dress to […]
LC Club (21 Quai des Antilles, Nantes) – located near the Loire River, this huge (3,500 square meter) disco caters to a mostly 21-year-old (young) crowd, playing mainly House, Techno and Hip Hop music. Sometimes, Bachata and Reggaeton are played there as well. Local dance music DJs are occasionally booked there, too.
La Marquise (20, Quai Victor Augagneur, 69003 Lyon) – located in the vicinity of “Ayers Rock Boat”, this is another disco on a boat in Lyon (in business for over 20 years). This one has a larger following than Ayers Rock Boat, with a variety of musical genres booked there – from jazz to Brazilian […]
La Havane (32 rue de France, 06000 Nice) – for those in the South of France, and want an alternative to nightspots that play House or Hip Hop music, this venue is great, since it plays mainly Latin music (ranging from Salsa, to Bachata, and Merengue). Obviously, this club and restaurant’s interior celebrates all things […]
L’Usine (18 rue d’Allemagne, 44300 Nantes) – this venue books a variety of ethnic bands (ranging from Salsa to African Kizomba). It also hold Karaoke events. The crowd that comes here tends to be both Frenchmen and foreigners (including crowds from Africa and Latin America) – many of whom are 30 and over.
Jimmy’z Sporting Monaco (26 Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco) – this is perhaps one of the oldest nightspots within Monaco. This doesn’t mean that it’s “played out”. Even now, Jimmy’z still manages to attract “A list” celebrities (from Bono to Hollywood icon George Clooney). It is also open all year round, so deeper-pocketed travelers (and those […]
High Club (45 Promenade des Anglais, Nice) – this nightspot attract a mainly 20-something year old crowd, playing a mix of R&B Soul, Hip Hop, and House music, as well as booking on occasion big-name DJs, like Benny Benassi, Hardwell, Avicci, and others. There is also an adjoining bar called “Studio 47” (which caters a […]
Chez Wayne’s (15 rue de la Prefecture, 06300 Nice) – located in the heart of Nice’s old section, this is a theme restaurant & bar of sorts (with lots of British and American memorabilia on its walls). A large expat British crowd tends to hang out here for the drinks. In addition, live rock bands […]
Blue Cargo (plage d’ilbaritz – 64210 Bidart) – this is a beachside restaurant in Biarritz that attracts a mature (30 and above) upscale crowd that come here for both seafood and local dining, as well as its seaside nightlife (occasionally booking popular DJs like David Vendetta, among others).
Billionaire Club (Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel, 12 Avenue des Spélugues, Monaco) – launched by Italian entrepreneur and former Renault Racing Team boss Flavio Briatore, this has become a must-see stop in the South of France’s trendy club circuit. Briatore intended to draw into his club some of the world’s estimated 1,645 billionaires, which he certainly […]