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Arriving at Nice

Nice is the fifth busiest district in France. The Nice Cote d'Azur Airport also serves as the state airport of the Principality of Monaco and often serves as an entry point to Cannes, St. Tropez, and Antibes. After purchasing cheap flights to Nice, you'll arrive in one of the two terminals of Nice Cote d'Azur Airport. Free shuttles transport passengers back and forth between Terminals 1 and 2.

Nice airport has a themed shopping area fitted with boutiques. Restaurants and coffee shops also line each terminal. Car rentals, buses and taxis are readily available. Please be reminded that taxi-cabs charge you extra for large luggage, airport surcharges, and extra passengers.

Getting Around

Aside from the usual taxi-cabs, travellers arriving on cheap flights to Nice can discover the region by riding a train. The central railway is the Nice-Ville, which has a speed train going to Paris and Marseille, as well as to Russia, Italy, Switzerland, and Belgium.

Buses and the 'Transport Alpes-Maritimes' travel through all Eastern Riviera towns. When going around in a rented car, you can cruise down the A8 Auto-route and the Route National 7 highways all the way to the Cote d'Azur.

When going to Corsica via Nice, you can ride a high-speed watercraft or a ferry leaving from Port Lympia.

Main attractions

Your cheap flight to Nice will not be complete without a trip to the scenic Promenade de Anglais, a seaside town on the French Riviera. Nice is famous for its seafront villas, but the beach is too stony for swimming. For a breathtaking view of the city, go up to the rustic Colline du Chateau.

When planning your Nice flights, don't forget to take a trip to the museums. Just across from the airport is the Museum of Asian Art, or you can visit the botanical gardens in Parc Phoenix. View the collections of renowned artists in Musee Chagall and in Musee Matisse.

Shopping, Dining and Night Life

With affordable airfare to Nice, you'll have more money for nightlife and shopping. The Av Jean Medecin is Nice's major shopping district and entertainment centre. Shops and boutiques selling CDs, DVDs, top-label clothes and books line the avenue. For bargain finds, head to the open market in the streets of Ventimiglia, which is near the Italian border.

Nice offers an array of gastronomic delights like socca (flat bread), pan bagnat (tuna sandwich), soupe de poisson (fish soup), and salade nicoise (tuna salad). The seaside restaurants across the port are well worth trying. Don't forget to drop by Fennochio's to sample their famous ice cream.

Meal prices cost more at night in Nice. Most bistros require table reservations. Going out for a drink is always a fine experience in Nice. Check out the ale at Ma Nolan's or go dancing at Wayne's. However you choose to entertain yourself, cheap airfare to Nice never disappoint.

On Arrival...
  • Cote D'Azur Airport (Nice, France)
    • Right now, 85 airlines operate out of Cote D'Azur Airport.
    • Cote D'Azur Airport offers nonstop flights to 104 cities.
    • Every week, at least 1,246 domestic flights and 1,547 international flights depart from Cote D'Azur Airport.

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