Car Hire in Nice

The city of Nice is the fifth largest in France in terms of populous and is certainly one of the most popular with visitors from France, Europe and indeed the rest of the world. Millions of visitors fly in each year to Nice Airport to visit the beautiful Cote D’Azur – aka The French Riviera – a delightful area well worth exploring.

Nice Airport Car Hire

There’s a great choice of car rental companies at Nice Cote D’Azur Airport, ready and waiting to help you on your onward journey.  The airport is located less than 6 km from the city and is incredibly busy with flights from all around the World. This is actually the third busiest airport in France after two of the Paris airports, Charles de Gaulle and Orly.

A great selection of car hire firms are represented at Nice Cote D’Azur Airport including;

  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Dollar
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • EasyCar
  • Thrifty
  • Holiday Autos
  • National Car Rental.

Hiring a car from the airport or elsewhere in the City of Nice, really does provide the best option for getting the most out of your visit to this beautiful part of the Mediterranean coast.

Attractions in and Around Nice

Promenade des AnglaisSome of the superb sights and attractions within a short drive include;

  • The Nice Observatory – provides unrivaled views across Nice, the beaches and the sparkling Mediterranean Sea from the hills overlooking the City.  The short drive from the city below is enjoyable in itself and helps to further enhance this spectacular attraction.
  • The Castle Cemetery – or Cimetière du Château is the final resting place of many French notables including opera singers, dancers, actresses, film directors, writers and novelists. Even people who are not avid “culture vultures” will admire the magnificent 16th century fortress, allegedly one of Frances most secure strongholds of a bygone era.
  • The French Pyramids – are a short drive from Nice at the nearby town of Falicon and boast a rare example of European pyramids. Nobody knows exactly why they were erected in the early 19th century, but they are a welcome addition to the itinerary of many tourists and visitors and well worth the short trip in a hire car.

Of course, the delightful French Riviera also boasts miles and miles of sun-kissed sands lapped by the gentle waves of the sapphire blue Mediterranean Sea just waiting to be explored by intrepid travelers.  There are many car hire companies represented at Nice airport and in the surrounding area of the City so don’t be afraid to shop around to find the best deals available. Check out a number of websites before making your final decision including:

Sources:

http://www.timeout.com/nice/

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g187234-d3240892-Reviews-Cote_d_Azur_Observatory-Nice_French_Riviera_Cote_d_Azur_Provence.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_pyramids