Cafés and bars
Le Cadratin 17 rue St-Saëns, 1er. Friendly and cheap bar with 1960s music playing on the jukebox and a great mix of people, both foreign and local. Daily till 2am.
Café Parisien 1 place Sadi-Carnot, 2e. Very beautiful old-fashioned café, where people play cards and chess. Occasional painting exhibitions. MonWed 4.30am11pm; ThursSat 4.301am.
Le MP Bar 10 rue Beauvau, 1er. Gay and lesbian bar near the Opera. Daily 5.30pmdawn.
Le Petit Nice 26 place Jean-Jaurès, 1er. Cosy, local bar overlooking the market. MonSat 6.151.15am.
Le Red Lion 231 av Pierre Mendès-France, 8e. Popular spot when the weather's Nice, along Plage Borély. Daily till 4am.
La Shambhala 40 rue des 3 freres Barthelemy, 6e. Berber teahouse with tea, cushions and relaxed, shoeless atmosphere. TuesSat 5pm1.30am; Sun 38pm.
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