• The Halloween party will be well celebrated on the Côte d'Azur and especially in Nice with all kinds of activities.

  • Escape games, concerts or more family-friendly events,

    20 Minutes 

    offers a non-exhaustive list of local events to do for the occasion.

What do “the biggest horror show on the Côte d'Azur” and “the biggest club in France” have in common?

Answer: Halloween and Nice.

These two events are part of many others organized on the French Riviera to celebrate the traditional pagan festival of October 31.

Between escape game and ice rink,

20 Minutes

 has selected various activities to do with the family, or not!

Always more puzzles

It is the flagship activity of the moment: the escape game. This puzzle game, which is generally experienced in a team, takes place most of the time in a closed and themed place. Players must solve a series of puzzles within a given time to successfully escape or complete a mission. On the occasion of Halloween, the Villa des Légendes offers “the greatest horror show”, the “Dementia Park”, with 12 rooms and 250 m2 of sets, from Tuesday 26 to Sunday 31 October. This experience will be an opportunity to meet "the most dangerous criminals staged at the scene of their crimes".

The city of Nice is also transforming its cult establishments into escape games.

The Opera or the Phoenix Park immerse themselves in the world of mysteries.

Saturday October 30 and Sunday October 31, at 7:00 p.m., you will have to go in pursuit of the phantom of the Opera with a return to 1885. A trip that can be combined with a visit to the "sorcery school" in Phoenix Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, October 31.

On the program, a training of wizards to fight "He-who-doesn't-love-sweets".

Unconventional concerts

More than 4,500 “monsters”, from 16 years old, are expected on Saturday, October 30 at the Nikaïa palace, to be part of an evening in “the largest ephemeral club in France”, promises the “Paranormal festival”.

For the event, the artistic scene will be “local and of high quality” with Le Pedre, Thoj and Roman Riviera.

Two rooms, two atmospheres.

The Nice Philharmonic Orchestra also puts on its costume to present a concert at the Opera at 11 a.m. on Sunday October 31 with compositions by John Williams (

Harry Potter

, Hedwig's theme) or Paul Dukas (

The Sorcerer's Apprentice)

and also Camille Saint-Saëns (

Dance of Death)


In the same style, Friday, October 29, the Palais de la Méditerranée is hosting an “intimate concert, under the flickering light of thousands of candles”.

For "the most terrifying party of the year", the music of the "greatest composers" will be played for "a most mystical evening".

Family activities

The Jean-Bouin ice rink in Nice offers two times to make the most of the Halloween party, Sunday, October 31, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.

First, parents and children from 2 to 8 years old will be able to enjoy musical entertainment, a candy distribution and a make-up workshop in a fun and attractive ice course with tunnels, cones and other obstacles.

Then, this ice garden is open to everyone for "twice the thrills".

The city advises to “come in disguise”.

The Louis Nucéra library is also transformed for the occasion.

From Thursday October 28 until Sunday October 31, activities from 4 years old are offered around Halloween themes.

Tales, sound effects and dubbing on a horror film scene, not to mention the makeup workshop.


A man from Nice brings old Halloween pumpkins to life


Garbage fires, a local fire and a devastating egg fight for Halloween night

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