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Nice International Airport is large (the second biggest in France) and modern. Nice airport is served by direct flights to and from America, most European cities, North Africa and other French cities. Nice airport has two terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights, and Terminal 2 is for European and internal French flights. A free shuttle-bus provides service between the two terminals and the parking lots. The shuttle-bus runs every 8 minutes during peak hours and every 15 minutes at other times.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has revamped its public parking facilities, rendering them more diverse, more complete and more appropriate. 400 taxis are waiting outside each Nice airport terminal at the arrivals level, ready to drive you to your meeting or to your final holiday destination. Taxis adhere to a Quality Charter illustrating their commitment to providing impeccable service!
There is a taxi rank outside each Nice airport Terminal on the Arrivals level:
- Terminal 1 : Gate A2.
- Terminal 2: Gate A3.
4 railway stations can be reached directly from Nice Côte d’Azur Airport. Information officers are available in Nice airport to answer all questions relating to the airport and air travel. Information desks can be found in the following Nice airport locations:
Terminal 1 : arrivals and departures areas
Terminal 2 : arrivals area
New Terminal 2 : arrivals area
Nice is the birthplace of modern tourism. It was to Nice that 18 th century Aristocrats travelled from England, Russia and the USA to enjoy the mild winter climate and create the bright fashionable way of life associated with the ‘capital of the Riviera’. It wasn’t until after WWII that things really started to boom for Nice. With the influx of new tourists wanting to enjoy some real sunshine the holiday high season switched from winter to summer.
Despite its up-market reputation, Nice has as many class problems as any other big city with the poor as much in evidence as the wealthy. Nice’s socio-economic imbalance has major part (or has been used as an excuse) in the flaring of racial tensions and like Marseille, Nice has a far from savoury political reputation – another victim of the creeping right wing fanaticism that seems to be gradually infecting France. However Nice’s concessions to tourism take pride of place both culturally and economically. Nice is far more than just a sunshine holiday resort, it dates as far back as 350BC and it therefore has a rich historic and artistic lineage, which is afforded equal respect to the fast-cash leisure and entertainments industries.
Nice’s beaches: Choose between 15 pleasant and comfortable private beaches, and well kept public beaches, wide open and free for all to use. The sea water is checked regularly and has a good rating according to European standards.
Nice and its region offer a geographical diversity and a mild climate which provide favourable conditions for a wide range of outdoor activities : from water sports to alpine skiing and including hiking, canyoning, para-gliding, rafting, etc.
Nice is an outstanding city, with an extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic heritage. Cultural life in Nice revolves around exhibitions in museums and galleries, and the programme of performances in the theatres and the Nice Opera House.
The medieval rabbit warren of the old town, the Italianate facades of modern Nice and the rich, exuberant, fin-de-siècle residences that made Nice city one of Europe’s most fashionable winter retreats have all survived intact. It has also retained mementos from its ancient past, when the Romans ruled the region from here, and earlier still, when the Greeks founded the city. In addition, Nice’s bus and train connections make Nice by far the best base for visiting the rest of the Riviera. Nice is the capital of the Riviera and fifth largest city in France.