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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Nice?
If your trip to Nice is all locked in but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.Soak up the best that this place has to offer by adding Cours Saleya and Nice Cathedral to your travel itinerary. If you have some spare time, have a look at Nice Etoile Shopping Center and Nice Theatre too.Plan a stop at Promenade des Anglais. It’s one attraction you’ll usually find on travelers’ to-do lists. Place Massena and Blue Beach are also close by and worth a detour.
What are the best road trip destinations near Nice?
If you find yourself with a little extra time and you don’t mind traveling 45 miles, take a look at Plage Neptune. This place offers lots of things to keep you occupied. Among the first stops you make here should be Sémaphore de Camarat, Plage des Douanes and Escalet Beach. Located 20 miles away, Plage de l’Aiguille is another popular tourist destination. If you drop by, make sure you check out Port de la Figueirette, La Pointe de l’Aiguille and Plage de la Petite-Fontaine.
Where are the best beaches near Nice?
Nothing says vacation like hopping in the car, blasting some tunes and cruising to the seaside. Nice has some gorgeous beaches close by, so bring along your favorite book (and a kite if it’s windy) and take a jaunt to one of these popular options:

  • Passable Beach (3 miles away).
  • Baie des Fourmis Beach (3 miles away).
  • Cros Dei Pin Beach (3 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Nice?
If you have some serious work-related business to attend to in Nice, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending loads of time in a major convention center. If that’s the case, you might like to know about some of the ones that have hotels, cafés and restaurants nearby:

  • Nice Acropolis Convention and Exhibition Center (1 mile away).
  • Chapiteau Espace Fontvieille (8 miles away).
  • Grimaldi Forum (9 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Nice?
Having your own car in Nice will give you more flexibility to go where you want, when you want. Maybe you can’t wait to leave the big city behind, hit the highway, and go wherever the wind takes you. If so, grab the keys to one of our full-size or mid-size SUVs and explore the beautiful sandy shores in the surrounding area. If you’d rather experience the bright city lights, take to the wheel of something small. Dashing around busy streets will be a whole lot easier with a mini or compact car.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Nice?
Sometimes it’s all about the journey, which makes choosing the right car important. If you’re about to embark on an unforgettable road trip around Nice, a robust and stylish SUV could be the answer. If you’re hoping for the cheapest possible price and plan on staying mostly in the city, an economy car is a wise pick. All you need to do is choose what will suit you best, throw your bags in the back seat, and rack up those miles.
Is it difficult to park in Nice?
Finding a parking space in Nice is a breeze. You don’t need to drive around the block in dense traffic here — and that’s what the locals love about it. There’s plenty of off and on-street parking on offer.
Does Nice have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Nice is about 338,600, you shouldn’t have too much difficulty with traffic. That being said, major roads usually get busy in the rush hours before and after work, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Are there speed limits in Nice?
While motoring around the streets of Nice, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 30mph to 80mph. Most residential zones are 30mph unless stated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Alpes-Maritimes?
More often than not, your chosen car rental company will charge the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes. Or they may share your contact details with local authorities, who’ll then send a fine to your postal address.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Nice?
As with many places, regular cell phone usage is not allowed while operating a vehicle in Nice. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to stay focused on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Nice?
When operating a vehicle in Nice, it’s illegal to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. Thinking of having a couple of glasses of wine with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Nice?
Turning on a red light is illegal in Nice. Always keep an eye on traffic lights and signs so that you don’t breach any traffic laws.
Are seat belts compulsory in Alpes-Maritimes?
In short, yes. However, there are some exceptions for vehicles operated by public transportation systems.

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Top rated Avis rental locations in Nice

Paris Roissy Cdg Terminal 2 E/F, Paris, FRA

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Gare Sncf, Nice, FRA

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Airport De Nice Cote D'Azur (N, Nice, FRA

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