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Christmas and NYE

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Christmas and NYE

Hello,

I have rented an apartment in Nice for 16 days over Christmas and NY.

A friend will be joining me for NYE. We are in our early 30's so we do wanna have a drink and a dance.

Wondering if there are any special events to look out for? .

Good places to make friends as I will be on my own for the beginning...Nice clubs, pubs etc..

I'm up to scratch with the galleries and museums, but would like to integrate with the locally abit more...

All advice welcome!

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1. Re: Christmas and NYE

There are a lot of restaurants with dine+dance events where they charge for heavily (€ 100 +), Casino Ruhl will do a "diner/spectacle" as well. Pubs in old town will be crowded but do not expect too many locals there, more language students.

Most of the locals are keeping calm behind their foie gras.

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2. Re: Christmas and NYE

What's this fascination with language students all about? I don't see places thronged with them when I am out and about in Nice.

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3. Re: Christmas and NYE

All right, can be exchange students as well, or just tourists. Anyway, you can expect to make a lot of new friends from all over the world. With just one exception: France.

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4. Re: Christmas and NYE

Sorry tplus is a very negative person, (see previous posts) I have made loads of French friends here in Nice as well as several British people working here....

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5. Re: Christmas and NYE

Right, but you met them at random in a club/bar? I had dozens of nice chats with the guys next to me in a restaurant, from all over the world. Almost.

It's not negative. The French are a bit réservée...

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6. Re: Christmas and NYE

(sorry, sent too soon)

Negative I am about the local bar scene (that's that previous posting). When amandamoo is indeed from London, he might be dissappointed. At least he should bring his own gin :)

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7. Re: Christmas and NYE

Guys I've been to Nice twice before, I was just asking specifically about Christmas. Aside from the first post nobody has really contributed anything to the original thread. If you have nothing practical about the original query to say then don't bother saying it, I'm not interested in trolling. If you want to complain why don't you sign a petition to stop Koreans eating dogs, or post a comment on the daily mail website about Miley Cyrus getting her tits out, but please stop posting nonsense. Thank you tplus for the Casino idea. Anybody else with a PRACTICAL contribution?

Edited: 13 November 2013, 10:51
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8. Re: Christmas and NYE

what sort of special events interest you?

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9. Re: Christmas and NYE

Speaking of casinos, the one in the Palais de la Méditerranée will sure offer some "spectacle" as well. Just check their websites a few weeks in advance. Also on

http://riviera.angloinfo.com/

you always find a "What's on"-guide.

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10. Re: Christmas and NYE

if you are looking for general fun and not something on NYE then try a

bike tour - www.nicecycletours.com

food tour - www.foodtoursofnice.com

visit the 'Le circuit des crèches' at Luceram - cms.sictiam.com/cms/52_luceram/index.php…

best pub for a party on NYE is waynes - http://www.waynes.fr/ plan to get in early

take care after about 2am if you are wondering the streets.