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Download a city guide of some of Europe's most beautiful cities onto your iPod, mp3 player or phone. As we guide you through the streets, along the route we've planned for you, our city guides will tell you what you're looking at and how to make the most of your city break.
We only had a long weekend to do the city and so your tour really helped us get our bearings. There's just so much to see there! I know we only scraped the surface but it worked really well for us.
Tanya Ellison - (27/08/06)
This was a great tour that took you everywhere you needed to go. Particularly liked the walk through of the mosaic frescoes on the front of the Basilica. We had a great time in Venice, made all the more special by this evocative guide. Like the speaker's voice too - one of the best I've listened to.
Andrea How - (19/02/06)
NICE CITY GUIDE: The ancient Greeks who first settled here called it Nikaia after Nike, their goddess of victory.
It was during the eighteenth century that the English started arriving in the area and the Reverend Lewis Way initiated the building of a seafront walkway, the Promenade des Anglais, in the 1820s.
Ever since, Nice has been synonymous with luxury holidays. Our guide to Nice gives you a tour of the old and new towns to complement your beach holiday while our unique, regularly updated pdf Printed Guide tells you where to eat, drink and shop.
NICE TOURIST INFORMATION:
Getting in from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport:
Taxi is the easiest option. There are taxis outside both terminals. The journey takes about 15 to 30 minutes depending on traffic to the centre of town and costs about €20-30 (about £15-20).
The number 98 bus operated by Ligne d’Azur departs from both terminals every day from 6.50am – 7.40pm and stops regularly as it goes along the Promenade des Anglais, through the new town and then up to the Port. The price is €4 (about £3) per person for a single ticket.
From Nice Ville station:
There are taxis and buses outside the station. A journey within Nice itself should cost no more than €20 (about £15). Make sure that the meter is running before you set off.
Nice’s buses are reasonably efficient, cheap and safe although they do stop regular services around 8.30pm. Noctambus services run later – check timetables at bus stops.
Buy your ticket on the bus for €1 for a single journey and insert it into the machine to validate it. You can buy up to 10 tickets at a time. You can the use same ticket to change onto another route, within a maximum time period of 74 minutes. Return trips or a second onward journey on the same route are will require another ticket.
The Ligne d’Azur office is at 10 Avenue Félix Faure. Open: Monday to Friday 7.15am – 7pm and Saturday 8am – 6pm.
Nice’s taxis are relatively expensive and scarce. There are taxi ranks outside Nice Ville railway station, by the Jardin Albert Premier at the Meridian Hotel, in the Place Garibaldi and outside the Negresco Hotel. To ring a taxi: + 33 4 93 88 25 82. They normally arrive within about 15 minutes.
Nice’s smart new tram system is mainly for commuters but line one goes from the Nice Ville railway station to the Gare Routière (bus station) near the Old Town. Tickets are the same as those for the bus but must be bought before boarding and, again validated on board.