Mas des Oliviers – Gay Owned B&B in Nice, France

Author: , December 2nd, 2016

Mas des Oliviers

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Planning your next vacation in France on the Cote d’Azur? Mas des Oliviers Bed and Breakfast is the perfect escape – located on a hillside looking over Nice, Mas des Oliviers has Mediterranean and mountain views, and lovely gardens for you to wander through and relax in during your stay.

Enjoy our broad lawn, orchards, and small vineyard during your stay,

We offer a table d’hotes one or two times during the week, and you’re invited to join us then for dinner.

Mas des Oliviers is perfect for both vacationers and business travelers – we offer wireless internet access and a beautiful, relaxing environment for all of our guests.

We are centrally located – both Cannes and Monte Carlo are just twenty five minutes’ drive away, and the Promenade des Anglais is just fifteen minutes away. We’re also just ten minutes by car from the airport.

We offer four guest rooms:

Chambre Azur: this room features a wide terrace and views of the Mediterranean, and has a private bathroom, sitting area and writing desk.

Chambre Les Vignes: Our two room suite also has a terrace with Mediterranean views, as well as a private bathroom and seating area.

Chambre Olivier: A cozy double room on the ground floor – perfect for one or two visitors. This room also has a private bathroom, and a garden view.

Chambre Pamplemousse: This oversized studio has a kitchen, private bath, and a dining area in the room.

The property also features a full-sized swimming pool, an on-site workout room, and a tennis court nearby with free access for guests (as long as there’s a court available). Enjoy drinks by the pool form our pool bar.

The next time you visit France, come stay with us at Mas d

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France’s First Gay Carnival – Nomadic Boys

Author: , March 30th, 2016

Lou Queernaval

Lou QueernavalFeather boas…glitter…cray cray make up…sexy topless men… This is Lou Queernaval, France’s first gay carnival and part of the famous Nice Carnival.

We spent 3 days dancing and partying through the streets of the city celebrating Lou Queernaval clad in our medieval outfits.

The carnival originated in the Middle Ages as a festival authorised by the church, allowing anyone wearing a mask to safely ridicule those in power. Anyone without a mask got flogged with stockings filled with flour. This is the time of year when Christians go crazy with overindulgence, eat loads of meat, fatty foods and party like mad before the 40 days of fasting for Lent begins.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

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Queernaval to Launch in Nice, France in February

Author: , December 5th, 2014

QueernavalFluff up your feathers, stock up on glitter and get that headdress sorted – a new gay and lesbian carnival, or ‘Queernaval,’ is to launch in Nice, France next year.

The free event will take place in the sunshine city on the 27 February, with a burlesque procession passing through the streets of Nice Old Town.

Its organizers – including Jean-Louis Longo of July’s Pink Parade, the city’s annual gay pride event – promise an evening of ‘feathers, sequins and extravagant make-up.’

By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News | Southeast France Gay Travel Resources

Exploring Nice at Night

Author: , December 2nd, 2013

Nice, France - Carlos MeliaDinner last night at Regence private Restaurant at Le Negresco Hotel in Nice, France was just outstanding. Private room just for our group with an exquisite menu and selection of wines. You should try either this restaurant, or Chantecle or La Rotonde (which BTW is so kitsch and camp that at the same time is fabulous. You will literally be eating in a carrousel), both at the same property.

Now THIS is my kind of Christmas Tree to lift up my holiday Season spirit. HO HO HO.!! By Le Negresco Hotel located on their Royal Lounge contiguous to the Lobby of the hotel. #Baccarat Crystal 16,309 pieces chandelier which was commissioned by Czar Nicholas II, who due to the October revolution was unable to take delivery. Now is part of their extensive collection of art in the hotel. Very Xmas Chic at Nice.

Authored By Carlos melia – See the Full Story at the Carlos Melia Blog

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Nice, France – A Hidden Gem

Author: , May 31st, 2012

France is one of the best gay travel destinations- and Nice is a hidden gem of a city that will leave you planning your next romantic vacation! This idyllic town epitomizes the French Riviera: deep blue seas, plunging coastlines, and Mediterranean lifestyle. This is one of the oldest human settlements in Europe, and has been attracting visitors for centuries. Nice has tons of hidden gems of its own though, so check out a few of our favorites during your next French Riviera visit!

Coco Beach: Coco Beach is Nice’s gay beach that is also clothing optional most of the year. There are usually a number of gay people clustered together on the rocks sunning themselves with still plenty of space to have some room for your self. This beach is a bit secluded but the breathtaking location and views are well worth the journey!

Castel Beach: Home of the Castel Plage beach restaurant, this gorgeous beach is nestled under the Chateau. There’s a wide stretch of beach and the water is often calmer than elsewhere on the Baie des Anges so this is an excellent place to catch some rays and waves!

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Nice and Cannes on the French Riviera

Author: , July 14th, 2011

The French Riviera, or Cote d’Azur, ranks among Europe’s most enduring – and alluring – gay playgrounds. True, this stretch of rugged Mediterranean coastline at the southeastern tip of France doesn’t generate quite as much buzz with GLBT travelers as Sitges, Ibiza, or Mykonos, as it’s not a pure party playground. But the sunny and sophisticated French Riviera ( is ideal for a romantic getaway, and the most gay-popular communities – Cannes and Nice – abound with beautiful beaches, chic shopping, exceptional art museums, and atmospheric cafes and open-air markets.


Nice ( – the largest city in the region, with about 350,000 residents and an international airport with direct flights from North America – also supports an active GLBT organization, AGLAE ( which sponsors Gay Pride each July and produces a gay guide to that’s distributed free at many businesses. The city is home to several fine museums, including the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Matisse Museum of Nice. This is also a fine city for shopping, with dozens of upscale boutiques set along Rue Pastorelli and Rue du Marechal Joffre, including the famous Galeries Lafayette department store.

For great views of the city and harbor, climb the stairs to Castle Hill and stroll among the botanical gardens and medieval ramparts, soaking up the views of the bustling port neighborhood – you can see for miles up and down the coast. At the base of the hill, bustling, Old Town’s narrow streets, classic architecture, esteemed galleries, and open-air flower and food markets contain a number of the city’s gay-frequented businesses.

Full Story from SFGN

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Nice Welcomes Gay/Lesbian Travelers

Author: , February 16th, 2011

Gay Nice, FranceTourism authorities in Nice have launched an advertising campaign to emphasise the city’s potential as a holiday hotspot for gay and lesbian travellers. Hotels and bars in Nice support local government plans to attract more clientele from the gay and lesbian community

Carrying the slogan “gay-friendly”, the first phase of the project, called ‘Sincere Nice’, will see adverts popping up in bars, hotels and restaurants all over the city. And this is only the beginning: a number of other promotional activities are set to follow, all in an attempt to establish the city as one of the world’s major LGBT holiday destination.

Denis Zanon, the director of the Office of Tourism and Congress, explained that the industry is waking up to the importance of catering for gay and lesbian clientele, who often have more disposable income and can travel outside of the peak school holiday periods.

Full Story from The Riviera Times

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