+33 (0)9 81 00 33 44 contact@operaplage-nice.fr

Opening hours : 09h00 - 20h00 every day | Opening in the evening according to events and on reservation

132 years of history


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


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! »

.Michel Maiffret
Opera Beach owner


From generation to generation, the Maiffret family turned the Opera beach into an address of choice on the Cote d’Azur. Or passed on from generation to generation, the Opera beach is one of the best address on the Cote d’Azur nowadays. Today, Nicolas offer a sunny chilling place just a stone’s throw away from the old Nice.
Come and discover our beautiful region.

« 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. »

Nicolas Maiffret
Wine specialist

Fresh and authentic


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 pleasure


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.

  Our friends the dogs are accepted.

And even more …

Fantastic tasting time !


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

Our kitchen


Don't hesitate to reserve your table ``with your feet in the water`` in order to make the most of our restaurant area.
The service is provided every day from 12:00 am to 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.

Opera Beach


Your Opera instant


    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

    IGP 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

    Nicolas Maiffret

    Wine specialist

    La Baie des Anges


    With almost 250 new deckchairs, the Opera beach welcomes you for a sunny relaxing day facing the ‘Baie des Anges’.
    • A day at L’Opéra Plage
      Umbrella and cabin included
      22.00 €
    • PASS 12 days
      Non-nominative subscription, 2 days free
      220.00 €
    • Special rate Partner Hotels
      A day at the beach with umbrella and cabin included
      20.00 €
    • A day at the beach with umbrella and cabin included
      Special rate for works councils
      18.00 €

    Opera beach


    A real jewel in the setting of the Bay of Angels, the Opera beach is located between the hills of the castle and the sea full of ships. Television and radio broadcasts, theme evenings, fashion shows, festivals, shows, openings, conventions, weddings… Over the years, events have come and gone but they have never been the same.

    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.

    The restaurant opens its doors every evening from Tuesday to Saturday, come and taste our dishes with your feet in the water while enjoying the bands or the resident DJ to liven up your nights. Every Thursday evening from mid-June onwards, come and eat with your feet in the water to the sound of the saxophone of the musician « Saxolove”!

    Just a step from the old town

    Localization & contact

    The nearby car parks are :

    • Corvesy
    • Sulizer
    • Palais de justice
    • Cours Saleya

    30, Quai des Etats Unis
    06300 Nice

    Horaires : 09h00 – 20h00 tous les jours

      Opéra Plage