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Getting to the Côte d'Azur
By plane
With 10 million passengers, Nice Côte d’Azur is France’s busiest international airport after Paris. It is a vital piece of infrastructure for the tourist and events industry of the Côte d'Azur.
In summer, Nice Côte d'Azur is linked to over 100 direct destinations in 32 countries, with 55 scheduled airlines. It offers a diverse range of transport, between the domestic carrier, traditional scheduled airlines and low cost companies.
Ideally located in the heart of the Alpes Maritimes, it is at the gates of Nice, practically equidistant between Cannes and Monaco. It also offers easy access to the winter sports resort of the Southern Alps.

Air FranceAir France runs 454 flights a week to Nice airport, direct from 18 cities in France, Europe and the rest of the world, including 1 link to New York. Also, thanks to 6 daily links with its hub in Charles de Gaulle, Air France offers access to Nice from over 225 cities worldwide.

 Air France

By car
France's motorway system links the Riviera to the whole of Europe.
Reckon on an 8-hour drive from Paris to Nice.
A few examples of distances in kilometres from Nice: Paris 950 km, Milan 320 km, Geneva 630 km, Barcelona 670 km, Rome 710 km, Munich 810 km, Brussels 1,220 km, Amsterdam 1,400 km.

 Via Michelin

By train
High-Speed and Express Trains (TGV and Train Corail) from the Riviera link the coast to all French regions and all major European cities. The TGV Méditerranée (high speed train) speeds you from Nice to Paris in 5 hours 25 minutes.
For information: Tel. 00 33 (0) 8 92 35 35 35


By boat

The ports of Nice, Cannes, Villefranche-sur-Mer and Monaco are Mediterranean stopovers for major cruise lines. Their passenger stations located in the heart of the city provide direct access to shopping and sight-seeing.
2 car-ferry companies provide regular links to Corsica and feature some very attractive discount rates, depending on the date of your journey :
- Information & reservations for international callers: 33 (0)825 88 80 88
   En France: 3260 ou

For private yachting, 33 harbours all along the Riviera coastline accommodate small pleasure boats as well as luxury yachts.


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