Palais Nikaia

Palais Nikaïa is an indoor concert hall and multi-purpose facility located in Nice, France. It opened on 4 April 2001, and is located five minutes' drive from Côte d'Azur International Airport.

Palais Nikaia
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Address163 Blvd du Mercantour
06200 Nice, France
OwnerVille de Nice
OperatorVega and Live Nation[1]
Opened1 April 2001 (2001-04-01)
Venue Website (French)

On its own, Palais Nikaïa has seats for between 1,500 and 6,250 persons depending upon configuration, with an upwards maximum of 9,000 capacity including those standing. However, in a unique arrangement, it is located next to the outdoor Stade Charles-Ehrmann, with sliding glass doors to operate between them, and the two in combination can be used to host very large concerts with up to 50,000 or more in attendance.

Depeche Mode performed at the concert hall on May 4, 2013 during their Delta Machine Tour, in front of a sold-out crowd of 9,904 people.

In addition to concerts, Palais Nikaïa can host variety shows, sporting events, conventions.


  1. ^ "Live Nation Continues Expansion In Asia Through Creation Of Joint Venture With Leading Japanese Promoter Creativeman". Bloomberg (Press release). 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2014-06-21.

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Coordinates: 43°40′42″N 7°12′1.06″E / 43.67833°N 7.2002944°E / 43.67833; 7.2002944