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Nice, a gay friendly destination

Nice, a city of daring in all areas, offers countless quality activities for LGBT tourists from the world over.

Nice naturally offers all the features sought by this clientele for holidays: a remarkable site and climate, an exceptional cultural and historical heritage, easy access and events year round.

Every year, the city organises Lou Queernaval, the first gay Carnival in France, as part of the official Carnival of Nice (in February) and the Pink Parade (in July), the inescapable ‘March of Visibilities.’ Nice also hosts two major LGBT festivals: the In&Out Festival (in April) and the Polychromes Festival (end of September). The gay scene tends to be concentrated near the Port, ‘Le Petit Marais Niçois’ (a reference to the Marais district in Paris), especially along Rue Bonaparte. With gay bars, clubs, saunas, etc, the city also features many gay-friendly addresses, associations and events.

To optimise what is already a riche offering in this segment, the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Nice, in association with the City of Nice and in partnership with Gay and Lesbian associations, has just created a referential system defining the rules for quality hospitality that enables member establishments to obtain the 'Nice, irisée naturellement' label.

Today, Nice is the first city in France to have obtained the Travel Out Now's «Gay Comfort» international label, awarded by IGLTA (International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association).