If you are looking for something different to do of an evening out in Vieux Nice, why not try L’Effervescence, the city’s first Champagne bar?
Located on rue de la Loge, just a few blocks away from Place Rossetti and Place Saint-François, L’Effervescence is an ideal spot to enjoy an elegant and original break. Be warned though, this little establishment is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention!
Whether you sit upstairs at the bar or in the basement, the atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, a perfect combination for sipping a glass of sparkling wine with your friends or your nearest and dearest. No DJ’s or loud music on the program here, just a great selection of drinks and the knowledgeable advice of the owner.
The drinks list features prestigious champagnes such as Taittinger Brut Prestige Rosé for 84€ a bottle and Bollinger Special Cuvée for 155€ a bottle, as well as more affordable wines such as the Langlois Brut Rouge for 29€ a bottle or the Labrusco Rosé for 24€ a bottle. And if you are not in the mood for bubbly, the list also includes cocktails, red and wine wines, whiskies and fruit juices.
To better appreciate the experience, you will be able to nibble on gourmet tapas that range from foie gras, cheese, and oysters to prawns, salmon, and anchovies.
Champagne is a classy drink, usually saved for special occasions. Thanks to L’Effervescence, it now also offers a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of Vieux Nice!
L’Effervescence Champagne Bar
10, rue de la Loge
Tel: 04 93 80 87 37
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – 12:30am
All images courtesy and © Mike Colquhoun