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Nice sits on the Mediterranean coast in the South east of France. A place for the young and older generations with so much to offer. A gem of a city on the French Riviera coastline that attracts many a visitor all year round. Those needing a summer break or those seeking some winter sun.

In the 18th Century the British aristocracy made it a number one winter spot to travel to, and the great walkway along the seafront was made and has gathered its name from these times, "Promenade des anglais". Beaches, seating spots and the sun all combined with the sea has made this walkway a special place to be.

Away from the gorgeous blue of the sea at the front you can take in "Old Nice" and the romantically delightful medieval part of town. Cobbled and narrow streets with local shops, restaurants and small open air markets.

Seeking fresh air around the city is never a problem. The sea air by the front or you can escape just a short way to the hilltops and take in views and vistas that make you fall in love with the whole area. Art lovers have much to choose from in the city. The French Mediterranean views and sea air has inspired famous artists down the ages and the local museums have some great options to see from archaeology of the Roman Empire right up to Modern Art.

For culinary tastes there is so much to choose from. There is the restaurant diversity you would expect from a tourist destination but you cannot go wrong with local specialities. The markets in Nice are famous for food lovers. Fish, olive oil and vegetables all very local and unique. Gorgeous food taken of course with a local Rose Wine. Special.

Nice is a gorgeous spot in a gorgeous climate. It is no wonder people have been discovering and coming back for so long.

By Paul Steele

FAQs

Are there any buses from Nice airport to town centre?

The best way to reach town centre from Nice airport is the airport express bus. Take bus 98 which will take you to Nice bus station via town centre.

When is the best time to visit Nice?

The best time is between April - May and September - October.

Where to stay in Nice?

Promenade des Anglais is the one of the best place to stay if you are in Nice.

Is there any train from Paris to Nice?

Yes, TGV trains runs between Paris and Nice and the journey takes about 6 hours.

Transport from Nice Airport

Nice airport is well connected by Bus, taxis, airport shuttle and trains. Trains station is not in the airport so you have to walk to reach the station but airport shuttle bus stop close to the station. Bus stations are there at both the terminals. Airport express buses 98 and 99 travel from airport to Nice city, bus no. 99 travels from Nice airport to central railway station and bus 98 travels from airport to Nice Riquier.

Is there any Airport Luggage Storage at Nice airport?

Yes, you can keep your luggage at terminal 1; per day charge is €14. For more information please visit Nice airport website

What’s the taxi fare from Nice centre to airport?

From city centre to Nice airport the taxi fare is about €35 but fare may depends on the time of the day.

Are there any easy jet flights to Nice?

Yes Easyjet fly from   London Gatwick, Sansted and Luton to Nice

What’s the best time to visit Nice?

The best time to visit nice is from March till August when you can enjoy long daylights and warm weather. As it is the peak season so flights may be bit expensive but if you book your flights to Nice well in advance then you might get a good discount.

How long is the flight from London to Nice?

The average flight time between London and Nice is 3 hours.

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This is useful information about Nice

Photo of Nice   Nice
Avg temp for this month inNice27.5 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg monthly rainfall inNice9.9 mmSource: World Weather Online
Average flying time toNice2 hrs 2 mins
Rate of exchange inNice€1.00 = £0.79Source: Oanda
Airlines flying toNiceBritish Airways, Swiss and Norwegian Air Shuttle
Available deals toNice845
Advertisers with deals toNiceMonarch.co.uk, British Airways and CheapOair.co.uk
Number of partners with deals toNice7
Lowest flight deal toNice£80
Avg flight offer toNice£138

 How much do things cost in Nice?

  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £4.19
  • Pair of jeans: £84.49
  • Cheap meal: £11.15
  • Small bottle of water (0.33 litre): £1.58
  • 1 bedroom flat outside of centre: £456.78
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £2.77
  • Large bottle of water: £0.61
  • 3 bedroom flat in city centre: £982.20
  • Loaf of white bread: £1.24
  • Pair of Nike trainers: £83.17
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