Are you considering renting a car to explore the French Rivièra? A vacation in Nice is best enjoyed by rental car. Take your time to discover all the highlights that the French coast has to offer. The world-famous seaside resort with its pebble beaches and well-known Promenade des Anglais, is also known as “the queen of the Côte d’Azur”.
Discovering the French Rivièra by rental car
Nice, also called “la bella Nizza” or “Nissa la bella”, is the ideal starting point for exploring the French Rivièra by rental car. All the important cities in France are located within a couple of hours drive from Nice. The city has about as many museums and cultural highlights as Paris. Therefore it is a perfect city to stay for a couple of days. From the 19th century the city has been a source of inspiration for many writers and artists. Get inspired by the old city with its colorful markets. Navigate your comfortable rental car through the narrow streets or drive out of the city through the hills with orchards and vineyards to explore the French coast.
- Tour the French Rivièra
- Get inspired by the outstretched vineyards
Frequently asked questions about car rental in Nice
Do you want to know more about the traffic rules or do you have other questions about car rental in Nice? We have listed all the frequently asked questions for you so you have all the information you need. Is your question not answered? Then do not hesitate to contact us.
1. Where can I park my rental car in the city?
Parking in Nice can be a challenge, especially at night. The parking meters work from 9 AM till 8 PM. In many parts of the city you will find Vinci parking garages. If your hotel or apartment is located in a popular neighborhood then there is probably a garage near by. In these garages you can buy a multi day parking pass which is a lot cheaper than paying by day.
2. What should I pay attention to while driving in Nice?
The old center of Nice has narrow streets. The locals know perfectly how to navigate their car through this maze, so they drive at a considerable speed. Therefore be careful when you drive through the old part of Nice. Outside the city center you will find wider roads where you can cruise without worry. Make sure you follow the traffic and parking rules in the city. Most officers will not think twice before they give you a ticket.
3. What is a one way?
A “one way” booking offers you the opportunity to pick up your rental car in Nice and return it in another French city. Contact us for more information on one way rates in France.
4. What are the rental conditions for Nice?
Download the as a PDF file and find out the conditions for your rental contract. Book your rental car in Nice here.
Options for car rental in Nice
Do you have any special requirements to make your stay in Nice more comfortable? At a small surcharge you can rent these extras to make your vacation perfect.
- Baby-seat: so your baby can be transported safely
- Children’s seat: mandatory in France for children up to 12 years and less than 1.50m
- Booster seat: so your child sits a little higher and can look out the window
- NoRisk Warranty: travel around knowing everything’s taken care of!
- Redeem cancellation fee: if you choose this option, you will receive a full refund if you wish to cancel the booking up to 24 hours before the rental period commences. This way you can always profit from the early bird deals so make your booking now
Car rental locations and map of Nice
In Nice there are 2 locations where you can pick up a rental car. You have the choice between picking up your car upon arrival at the airport, Aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur, or in the city center of Nice near to the SNCF train station. Do you want to drop off your car somewhere else? No problem! At a small surcharge you can return your rental car in another French city.