The Place Massena is the main square in Nice and is about 15 minutes walk from our apartment. It is located at the southern end of Avenue Jean Medecin - the main artery of the City of Nice. Galeries Lafayette is situated on the Place and the numerous streets leading off the Place Massena are home to some of the most famous designer boutiques in France.
The old town is Nice’s most colourful area. It lies behind the seafront in the Cours Saleya. Cours Saleya has a daily fruit, vegetable and flower market and on Mondays, an antique market.
In February, the annual Carnival happens. The city is host to an exciting spectacle of parades and events including the Battle of the Flowers.
The pedestrian area around rue de France has an abundance of reasonably priced restaurants and cafes.
Aeroport de Nice Cote d’Azur is located 20 minutes west of the City Centre. There is an excellent bus service form the airport to the city centre and a ticket costs around 4 euro.
Gare de Nice Ville is the main train station for Nice. It is a 20 minute walk up the Avenue Jean Medecin from the Promenade des Anglais.
The central bus station in Nice is the Gare Routiere located on boulevard Jean Jaures between the Place Massena and the Acropolis Convention Centre. A local bus service is available for approximately 1.4 euro and day passes are available for 4 euro per day. The bus service is also a good way to visit the surrounding towns of Monaco and Cannes – for example the 40 minute ride from Nice to Monaco costs 3.90 euro. Local trains are also available to Monaco and Cannes and they run every 30 minutes
The ferry service runs form Nice port to area such as St Tropez, Monaco and San Remo
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