127 years of historyOPERA PLAGE

Created in 1889, and formerly pavilion of the Opera, it is the oldest beach in Nice.


From generation to generation, the Maiffret family turned the Opera beach into an address of choice on the Cote d’Azur. OU Passed on from generation to generation, the Opera beach is one of the best address on the Cote d’Azur nowadays. Today, Michel and his wife Chantal offer a sunny chilling place just a stone’s throw away from the old Nice.

« We are offering a selection of wines of various aromatic intensities and origins. Our blackboard menu will be monthly enriched with new wines with character. »

Testimonial Nicolas Maiffret
Nicolas Maiffret
Wine specialist


The Opera beach, formerly pavilion of the Opera, is the oldest beach in Nice.
Located on the famous ‘Promenade des Anglais’ since 1889, the Opera beach is above all else a family history.

« Perpetuating 120 years of tradition and offering a contemporary experience,
constitute a way of life: that’s the Opera beach experience! »

Testimonial Michel Maiffret
Michel Maiffret
Opera Beach owner

Fresh and authentic Products

The Opera beach proposes a nice eating area for lunch and dinner, as well as a
freshly refurbished outside seating area to enjoy a wonderful view of the famous ‘Baie des Anges’.

Tradition allied to modernity for your greatest pleasureSERVICES OFFERED


Our attentive staff is present
to meet your every need.
A masseur is available
by appointment.


Swimsuit forgotten:
our sales assistant will
display her collection.


French and international
press delivered in
few minutes.


Our staff speaks French,
English, Italian, Russian
and German.

And even more …

Fantastic tasting time !OPÉRA RESTAURANT


You can also eat on the beach (cold dishes only).


Do not hesitate to book your waterfront table to enjoy your meal!
Service every day from noon until 5pm.

Grilled sea bass

Fresh sea bass grilled at your table/just in front of you (for 2 personnes), served with ratatouille and truffled mash. OU with ratatouille and truffled mash as side dishes.

Our hallmark dishes

Chantal’s salad

The restaurant’s speciality allies freshness and love of good food; composed of zucchinis and carrots in remoulade dressing, served with tomatoes, cocktail sauce and our famous marinated prawns.

Complete secca

Unique meat speciality, i.e. dried beef from Entrevaux, served with tomatoes and mozzarella, hot goat cheese and French fries.


Mix of fresh sea products according to the Chef’s mood: prawns meet salmon and other Mediterranean fishes, such as St Pierre.

Your Opera instant RESERVATION

Do not hesitate to book your waterfront table to enjoy your meal!
Service every day from noon until 5pm.

Open every day from 9am until 20pm (available deck-chair from 9am to 18.30pm)
The meal service is opened every day from 12:00 am till 5:00 pm
Opening in the evening according to the events and on reservation

Wine of the moment


JALETTIIGP côte de Provence

Appellation : IGP côte de Provence

Blend : 60% Grenache 40% Cinsault.

Tasting notes : Elegant pink salmon colour with a powerful nose of white peaches. This is a well-balanced wine that is both crisp and breezy and full of delicious red-berry fruits. Great fullness in the mouth, a rich wine with great character and excellent aromatic length.

Wine paring : Apertif, salads or fish

Alcool : 12 %

Serve chilled : 07 à 09 degrees.

Keep : Drunk in the year
Available In 50 cl, 75 cl, 150 cl

Testimonial Nicolas Maiffret
Nicolas Maiffret
SWine specialist

La Baie des AngesOPÉRA PLAGE


With almost 250 new deckchairs, the Opera beach welcomes you for a sunny relaxing day facing the ‘Baie des Anges’.

A day at Opera beach 18.00 €
Sunshade and beach hut/cubicle included
PASS 12 days 180.00 €
Season ticket not nominative, 2 days offered
Partner hotels, special price 16.00 €
A day at Opera beach sunshade and beach hut/cubicle included
Central management bodies, special price 14.00 €
A day at Opera beach sunshade and beach hut/cubicle included
Off-season 10.00 €
Mattress available

Opera beach


Véritable bijoux dans l’écrin de la baie des anges, l’Opéra plage est située entre les collines du château et la mer emplie de navires. Émissions de télévisions et radios, soirées à thèmes, défilés de mode, festival, spectacles, vernissages, congrès, mariages... Au fil des ans, les rendez-vous événementiels se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas.

Numerous stars, athletes and artistes have visited and do still patronize this legendary place.

  • Organisation of events for up to 1000 people.
  • Possibility to privatose the Opera beach on request (including security service).
  • From June on, come and share an unforgettable evening by candlelight with friend or family.

Le restaurant ouvre ses portes tous les soirs du Mardi au Samedi, venez déguster nos plats les pieds dans l’eau tout en profitant des orchestres ou du DJ résident pour animer vos nuits. Tous les Jeudis soirs à partir de la mi Juin venez manger les pieds dans l’eau au son du saxophone du musicien « Saxolove » !

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