Nice, is a photogenic city located in the French Riviera on the southeast coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea. It’s near to Monaco, so if you are visiting in May and keen to take in the glamour of the city you can catch the Monaco Grand Prix. Nice is known for its stunning Promenade des Anglais, where you can sip a coffee on a sun-drenched terrace overlooking the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea - there is nothing better than a holiday in this French city. During your stay, wander through the cobbled streets of Vieux Nice, the old town and uncover boutiques, bistros, patisseries and historic churches, it feels like stepping back in time. Stoll around to the port and take in the grandeur of the super yachts, stop for a salad niçoise and a glass of rose. The stunning climate make this an outdoor city for everyone, from skaters, students, visitors and the well dressed couples on their way to Michelin stared restaurants. There is no better place than Nice.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Nice (NCE)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Nice
When to visit
Nice enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunshine, mild winters and moderate rainfall. Spring (March to May) is a great time to visit to soak in the sunshine, without the crowds and temperatures range from 12°C to 17°C. It's possible to swim in the sea, though the water temperature is cool. Summer (June to August) is hot ranging around 25°C, making it a perfect time to swim in sea, enjoy the festivals and dine outdoors at one of the many bistros in the Cours Saleya flower market.
What is the main airport called?
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport located 5.9 km southwest of Nice, France.
Arriving in Nice
When your flight arrives in Nice you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start.
Getting into Nice from Nice Airport
With a wide range of transport options available at Nice Airport, travelling into the city centre is easy. Choose from train, bus, tram, taxi, car rental or Uber to travel the short distance to the city. The nearest railway station to Nice Airport is Nice Saint-Augustin, located a 10-15 minute walk from Terminal 1, to take a train to Nice Ville station. Nice city centre is less than 30 minutes from the airport by tram, with trams running every 8 minutes during the week. By bus, The No. 12 bus - Promenade des Arts stops at the Promenade des Anglais, the Place Masséna (Masséna square) and the Vielle Ville (old town) from the “Aéroport / Promenade” stop in front of Terminal. Taxi ranks are available at the terminal, taking you to where you need to go or alternatively you may wish to request an Uber. It takes about 25 minutes to get to the city centre. If you wish to rent a car, to explore the Côte d’Azur and French Riviera on your own, car rental providers are available at the airport.
Getting around Nice
Getting around Nice is smooth with plenty of transport options depending on how you prefer to get around. Choose from public transport, taxis, Uber, car, on foot or bikes. Public transport options include the city's bus and tram network that cover Nice and also connect with over 20 other Rivera towns. If you wish to travel further on from Nice, you can take a train from Nice-Ville station. Taxis are available throughout Nice, or you may wish to request an Uber through the app. The Old Town and The Promenade des Anglaise are best explored on foot, and it’s a good way to take in the sights and stop at a cafe when you need. The city has a bike share scheme called Velo Bleu and hiring a bike is a good way to head around the Port. You may wish to rent a car, though it can be tricky to park with narrow streets as the city is quite compact, so it’s best to explore on foot.
Fly from Melbourne
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What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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