For over 56 years, Auto Europe has become a leading company in the car hire industry, with quality car hire services offered at over 8,000 locations in 135 countries. We focus in offering our clients not only the lowest prices in the market, but also a quality, client-oriented service. We understand that clients are not all the same, and that there is not a "one solution fits all".
Thanks to our strong relationship with both international car hire companies and small local companies, we are able to offer you the right choices, so that you can have a car rental experience tailored to your own specific needs. In order for you to have the most flexibility when choosing where to pick up a car in Nice, we have 8 different pick up locations available, including Nice Airport, two railway stations and five downtown locations.
Geographic Information Nice is located in the south-east of France, in the so called French Riviera. The Côte d'Azur, as it is also known, is a popular tourist destination, owing to the region's temperate Mediterranean climate, which makes it a perfect holiday spot. Summers in Nice are hot and dry, and winter temperatures are mild. Even during the winter, rainfall is not a major concern and Nice enjoys in average over 300 sunny days throughout the year.
Nice Airport Official Name: Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur (NCE) Address: Rue Costes et Bellonte, 06206 Nice, France Official website: http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/ Phone number: +33 820 42 33 33 Services Centre: Open every day, from 8am to 8pm. Located in Terminal 1. Phone: +33 820 423 333. Email: CS@cote-azur.aeroport.fr
Railway Stations -Gare de Nice-Ville The Nice-Ville station is the main railway station in Nice and was built in 1867. The station is centrally located. While originally this was not the case, the city grew around it over the years. Nice-Ville offers connections to other French cities, such as Marseille, Toulouse and Bordeaux, to Monaco, to Rome, Milan and Venice in Italy, and to Moscow in Russia (with stops in Minsk, Warsaw and Vienna). The TGV train system connects Nice to Paris, with the trip taking around 6 hours.
Hotels in Nice Nice has been a popular tourist destination since the 18th century and the city boasts a vast array of hotels, B&B and hostels, with something suitable for every purse. Here are some suggestions.
Au Picardy - 10 Bd Jean Jaures, 06300 Nice, France. Phone: +33 4 93 85 75 51. Located in the Old Town. Just a few minutes walk from the beach.
Nice Garden Hotel - 11 rue du Congres, 06000 Nice, France. Phone: +33 4 93 87 35 62. Centrally located.
Vista Azzurra - 80 Boulevard Mantega Righi, 06100 Nice, France. Phone: +33 4 93 44 51 34. Small B&B. Great atmosphere.
Public transportation Nice's bus network is called "Lignes d'Azur" and connects most of the city. You can buy a ticket directly on the bus. Besides single-trip tickets, you also have the option to buy a day pass or a seven-day pass. It's important to note, however, that most buses stop quite early in the evening, at around 7pm. Bus tickets can also be used in Trams, which run until midnight.
Things to know when driving your car rental
Traffic and Parking Traffic is heavier during peak season, particularly in August, than in the rest of the year. With that in mind, it's preferable to avoid the hours of most traffic when travelling with your car hire in Nice. The A8 auto-route is the best option to head to Cannes or Monaco.
Street parking in the city itself can be difficult in the centre and near the beach (and it's invariably paid), but you always have the option of using one of Nice's many multi-storey car parks. Here are some car parks you may consider:
Parking Semiacs Arénas 455 Promenade des anglais 06200 - Nice
Parking Vinci Park Barla Rue Auguste Gal 06300 - Nice
Parking Semiacs Corvesy Rue Alexandre Mari 06300 - Nice