In the footsteps of Garibaldi!
Sea, landscapes and lots of art and culture await you in the capital of the Alpes Maritimes. Who chooses Nice as a destination for their holidays, could incur the serious mistake of labeling the city as a simple seaside resort. Nothing could be more wrong.
The town of the French Riviera is a place characterized by a splendid historic center, and an incredible myriad of museums, among the immense spaces of the modern city. Beautiful walks await you among its immense squares, green spaces and splendid alleys. And of course the prestigious Promenade des Anglais, where the view stretches from Cap Ferrat to Cap d'Antibes: the splendid, incredibly wide promenade, between wonderful flower beds and incredible hotels.
HOW TO GET
TheNice-Cote d'Azur international airport, it is located at the end of the very long Promenade des Anglais, just 6 km from the center. It is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European and non-European destinations.
The bus 99 LIGNES D'AZUR connects daily, except for the 01 May, the airport and the Gare Nice-Ville train station. The 98 bus connects the airport and the Nice-Riquier train station. The bus stops at the 1 Terminal / 4 Rail and 2 Terminal.
The bus observes the following times: 7.53 - 8.18 - 8.48 - 9.18 - 9.48 - 10.18 - 10.48 - 11.18 - 11.53 - 12.23 - 12.48 - 13.18 - 13.48 - 14.23 - 14.53 - 15.18 - 15.53 - 16.23 - 16.48 - 17.18 - 17.48 - 18.18 - 18.48 - 19.18 - 19.48 - 20.23 - 20.53.
The ticket, valid for the 98 or 99 line, can be purchased directly at the airport. The AERO ticket is valid 74 minutes from validation, and can also be used in conjunction with the city tram and bus. Costa 6,00 €, one way.
Alternatively, you could stop at theMarseille airport and, from the latter, by train, reach Nice.
Nice-Ville is the Central Railway Station, also referred to as Gare Thiers, from the name of the street where the building is located. Its construction dates back to the distant 1867. This is the main passenger station of the Maritime Alps Department.
Nice Ville is an important railway junction of the South and of France, with which it is connected through a dense network of connections. From here the Intercity, ICE, TGV, TER and Thello trains pass through the most important destinations: Cannes, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Toulouse and many others. With night lines you can reach Milan, Innsbruck, Warsaw, Vienna and even Moscow. To reach Marseille, it takes 2 approximately half hours, by TGV. Less than 6 hours, however, to reach Paris, by TGV, passing through Antibes, Cannes, Toulon and Avignon.
The charm of a road trip along the wonderful landscapes of the Côte d'Azur and Provence, is more than a simple suggestion. Suffice it to say that Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and the beautiful Ligurian Riviera, in Italy, are not far away. Moreover, the city is perfectly connected through the panoramic road and the motorway network.
Just under 1000 kilometers separate the city from the French capital, while to reach Lyon you have to travel about 470 kilometers. Ventimiglia, on the border with Italy, is just 39 kilometers; along other 163, you reach Genoa. The Spanish Barcelona is, instead, 660 kilometers around.