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Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

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Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Flight arrives NCE at 08:45 September 16. Will rent car at airport, then spend one or two nights in the area. Will drive the Corniches on day two. For accommodations, is there an area that is convenient for starting both drives (Corniches; Provence)?

The drive to Provence will likely be the direct rather than a scenic route.

Thanks.

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1. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Haven't these questions already been answered on your other posts?

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2. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

FYI, Nice is in Provence, the eastern portion.

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3. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Lots of good info was provided last month.

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4. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

No, this question has not been answered.

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5. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

I stand corrected.

Otherwise, do you have a constructive response?

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6. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

If you have decided on hiring a car at the airport, anywhere within 30 kilometers of Nice airport would potentially work as a base for driving the corniches and getting on the autoroute to western Provence.

Apart from driving on the corniches between Nice and Monaco , do you have any other plans while in the Nice area?

Do you prefer a rural village location or to be beside the sea- city, town or village? it may be useful to find somewhere to stay that offers free car parking .

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7. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Why don't you explore Nice for two days without a car then get one to drive to western Provence.

Are you looking for a hotel in Nice?

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8. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Villefranche and Beaulieu, both on the Basse Corniche, are also well placed for the other Corniches and for accessing the autoroute. For exploring Nice, either get the bus, 10 minutes from Villefranche, or it is a five minute, straight forward drive to the Nice port open air car park.

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9. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

SOOOZ,

Thank you for the reply.

No,we don't at this time have plans other than to drive the corniches. Our thought was to spend an overnight to rest up from the flight. We hoped the corniches drive might give us a good flavor for the area. Then we would move on to more rural areas of France.

But, since this will be our only time near the sea, it might be nice to stay close to the sea, but in a more rural location than say Nice.

Your advice is greatly appreciated!

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10. Re: Flying into Nice for two nights...then on to Provence

Doby47,

We understand that the area has great transportation options. However, we like to "stop and get off the bus" for pictures, etc. I assumed we'd need our own car to do this.

Thanks for your feedback!