Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community on the French Riviera

Information on groups, social clubs and activities for gay men and women living on the French Riviera...

The Cote d'Azur is generally gay-friendly and there are many places that welcome the gay community along the Riviera. Nice has one of the biggest gay scenes in France outside of Paris, and most of the gay scene is situated in the old town (Vieille Ville), which is full of lively bars and restaurants. Since 2015, Nice is also home to the gay carnival, which takes place during the famous Nice Carnival in February. In Cannes, the Suquet in the old town has many gay-popular venues, with many bars and restaurants open until the early hours. 

LGBT resources for the French Riviera

  • Gay Provence has details of bars, restaurants, nightclubs and gay-friendly hotels on the French Riviera
  • NiceGay is a website for the gay community on the French Riviera with information on sport, health and associations in the region
  • Gay French Riviera has information for the LGBT community on the Côte d'Azur, with details of events and gay-friendly establishments in the region

Gay and Lesbian Associations

There are several French-language gay and lesbian associations on the Côte d'Azur. Coordination LGBT PACA is a platform that lists and reunites these associations. 

The Centre LGBT Côte d'Azur provides practical information to the LGBT community and their family. It can assist with information about LGBT rights, health issues and what to do in the event of discrimination.

  • At: 123 rue de Roquebillière Nice
    Tel: 09 81 93 14 82 / 06 69 98 80 80

Caramelles is a lesbian association with regular events held in the Nice area.

AGLAE is an association promoting social, cultural, commercial, and gay-friendly life on the French Riviera. It also organises various events.

The Association des Transgenres de la Côte d'Azur is the main association for the transgender community on the Côte d'Azur. 

Front Runners Nice is a running club for the LGBT and gay-friendly community in Nice. It meets up each week on the Promenade des Anglais.

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