The gateway to the stunning French Riviera, Nice Côte d’Azur Airport sits on the Mediterranean coastline just shy of four miles from Nice, a port city famous for its waterfront. France’s third-busiest airport sees more traffic than any airport outside of Paris.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport sits on the Promenade des Anglais, which connects it with Nice. It is just minutes from the A8 autoroute, making it easy for those hiring motorhomes to self-drive from this busy air hub. Motorhome rental is a favoured way to explore beyond the city’s beaches and ports, and into the mountains.
Recommended campervan drives in Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Mercantour National Park:
this beautiful park made up of seven valleys and 28 quaint villages is the home of the famous Vallée des Merveilles. The 425 square mile park houses stunning flora and wildlife, and has around 370 miles of footpaths from which to spot nature. Explore the park from Rioclar Campsite or Caravanning a la Ferme Saint Joseph.
this gorge is considered to be one of Europe’s most beautiful river canyons. At around 15 miles long and 700 metres deep, it is a great place for hiking, kayaking and rock climbing. On the way, rest at Campsite Les Gorges du Loup and enjoy the magnificent views of the coast or explore the canyon from Camping Gorges du Verdon.
no matter which way you drive along the coast, there are beaches, glamorous resorts and museums and galleries. Wine and dine in the fashionable town of Cannes while resting at Parc Bellevue Camping Caravaning, enjoy the beach from Camping Motorhome Le Fréjus or watch the cruise ships while staying at Camping Club Holiday Marina.
About the airport
Over 10 million travellers pass through Nice Côte d’Azur Airport each year, many of which arrive on EasyJet flights since this low-cost airline is the biggest user of Terminal 2. However, numerous other airlines offer services here from within France and from other European destinations, as well as from worldwide air hubs.
The airport’s two terminals are connected by shuttle bus, and buses connect it with Nice railway station. There is a business centre in Terminal 1 that has eight meeting rooms and a conference centre, while complimentary Wi-Fi is available in both terminal buildings. Shopaholics will find plenty of shops throughout, while those looking for a bite to eat can take advantage of the airport’s great selection of sit-down restaurants and fast food counters.