Prepare your stay

1 June 2023

Holidays coming up? It’s time to satisfy your desire for a getaway…

With the arrival of spring, do you feel the need to stimulate your senses asleep through the winter? Irresistible and addictive, Nice Côte d’Azur invites you to take advantage of its many assets. A unique and multiple destination, Nice Côte d’Azur seduces and inspires millions of visitors every year, and has done so for 150 years. An area to live without moderation, as a couple, with family or friends!

Just a few hours from home, the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area offers you a total change of scenery. Nice offers a range of activities that few cities in the world combine with so much talent. Its Baie des Anges, its lively city centre, its pedestrian and shopping areas, its old town with its typical narrow streets, its museums, its colourful markets, its craft shops and its sunny gastronomy… Nice is a discovery around every corner! It is also the ideal starting point to visit the mythical territory of the French Riviera, from the coast to the perched villages and snowy peaks.

Sea, authentic towns, picturesque villages, snow-covered mountains… There is something here to satisfy all thirst for adventure and discovery!

1 – How to reach Nice Côte d’Azur?

Coming to Nice Côte d’Azur is easy and you are spoilt for choice.


By plane

Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is the 2nd largest airport in France. It offers 120 direct flights to 45 countries, to which numerous charter flights are added during the season.

By train

The central station, Nice-Thiers, concentrates most of the main lines: 11 regular international connections and 20 with major French cities. However, from Cagnes sur Mer to Cap d’Ail, there are stations providing local access.

By Bus

Today many coach companies provide connections with the major cities of France and Europe…

By car

Nice is served by the A8 motorway “La provençale” towards Aix-en-Provence to the west and the Italian border to the east. 5 exits allow you to go directly to the district of your choice (exit 50 Promenade des Anglais – 51 Saint Augustin – 52 Saint-Isidore – 54 Nice Nord – 55 Nice Est)

2 – Where to stay

From luxury hotels and hotels of international chains in the city centre, to small charming hotels located around the old town, on the hills or in the hinterland, from contemporary architecture to Belle Epoque style, the choice is vast!

To choose your accommodation, we advise you to go to the free booking platform of the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention & Vistors Bureau and choose the right establishment for you.

3 – Visit more, spend less!

Do you want to make the most of your stay in Nice to enjoy a full range of visits and activities? The Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau recommends the French Riviera Pass!

Can you imagine being able to approach wolves just 1 hour from Nice or dolphins, sharks and killer whales just a few kilometres from the capital of the French Riviera?

Nice and the French Riviera have so much to offer … that you just had to imagine a way to make your stay easier and more enjoyable. The French Riviera Pass allows you to visit more and better at a lower cost. A single card to help you discover the Baie des Anges from the double-decker bus Nice le Grand Tour, the major tourist sites and museums of Nice… with options to Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins, Biot, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Eze and Monaco where you are welcome with free access. According to your desires, exclusive advantages listed in the address book allow you to continue your discoveries…

The French Riviera Pass is available for 1, 2 or 3 days. Don’t go out without it!

4 – Are you coming with your family?

You couldn’t go on holiday without your children? We fully understand!

Within the Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolitan Area, the towns of Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Saint-Martin-Vésubie and Auron are labelled “Famille Plus”. They offer a wide range of activities adapted to your little ones.

Creating perfume, meeting marine mammals, unusual workshops in museums, treasure hunts, rides on the little train, carousel and children’s games in the town centre, water activities… the choice is so vast!

We have listed the establishments and activities that will make your children’s stay unforgettable.

5 – Visit Nice differently!

Go for a walk with a “Greeter”, a Niçois by heart or by adoption who likes to help tourists in search of originality and conviviality discover his city, for free and on a voluntary basis.

A bike ride around the city, historical anecdotes, discovery of the beautiful districts, good shopping tips, Nice garden side, Nice with the family… The range of discoveries is wide!  A different way to discover Nice, through its inhabitants, in an informal and relaxed way! Please note that it is advisable to book your outing before your arrival.

6 – Nice Côte d’Azur puts on a show!

Nice Côte d’Azur celebrates celebration, culture, sport and music with passion. Whether you’re a fan of classical concerts, jazz, urban, world or pop rock music… amateur sportsman or great champion, art lover or partygoer, you’re sure to be delighted by the events on the programme!

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Head of the Press Department of the Nice Côte d'Azur CVB