Cheap Car Rentals in Nice Cote d' Azur Airport
Nice Cote d' Azur Airport offers eight different car rental companies in the flight arrivals terminal. You can choose from Avis, Advantage, Hertz, Budget, EurpCar, Firefly, Sixt, and Goldcar. Once you get off the airplane, head over to the area of gates A1-A3 to pick up your car. Each of the car rental companies has several different vehicles to choose from; depending on the needs of your party, you can rent:
- Luxury cars
- Compact Cars
How Long Can I Rent a Car
Each of the car rental companies offer hourly rates, daily rates, and monthly rates. Use the <a href="www.skyscanner.com/car-rental">car rental tool</a> on Skyscanner to get the best price for your rental vehicle.
Driving Around Nice
Driving around Nice, France is a beautiful experience once you get to know the roads of the city. There are highways that will take you around the region as well as city streets. In Nice, people drive on the right side of the road. Most of the roads are maintained and paved. Americans may find that driving around in Nice can be a challenge because most drivers do not use their turn signals when making a turn; it is best to keep your focus on the road at all times. If you want to check out scenery, pull to the side of the road to enjoy the sights.
Rules of the Road in Nice
Unlike driving in the United States, in France it is the law that you drive with a breathalyzer in your vehicle. Talking on a cell phone and texting are also prohibited while operating a vehicle.
Parking in Nice
Nice has plenty of parking garages available, but the parking stalls are small and can be challenging to maneuver into. If you plan to drive a rental car while visiting the city, it is best to park in a garage for the day and do your exploring on foot. There is street parking available throughout the city, but many people double park and so it could be hard to find a spot where you could safely squeeze into.
Gas Stations in Nice
There are gas stations located throughout the city. Look for the BP, Avia, Station Service Joffre, Le Gall Philippe station and more. Customers pump their own gas and it is important to carry a credit card that is accepted in France with you as some gas stations are unattended. You will need to make sure to top off your tank before returning your rental car to the airport; there is a Total gas station located at the airport that accepts credit cards.
Attractions in Nice
Nice, France is a beautiful coastal community that has scenic byways, historic buildings, delicious French food, and a culture that is worth getting to know on a deeper level. While you are in town, take a drive along the French Riviera, head up to Castle Hill and get a bird's eye view of the city, or explore the historic buildings at Old Town. You can take a guided tour and learn about the culture while getting your fill on fine French cuisine.