The city stretches over a coastal plain open southward onto the Mediterranean and bounded from East to West by a succession of wooded hills. In the background rise the first peaks of the Alpine foothills, some reaching over 9,000 ft above sea level, only 31 miles from the coast as the crow flies...
It is also the first airport outside Paris to offer a daily connection to New-York, Beijing and Dubai and the leading provincial low-cost airport, with 3 million passengers a year and 18 airlines. The infrastructures provided make it the second busiest airport in France, a secure, resolutely modern activity cluster, integrated in the Alpes-Maritimes's development and harmony.
It has two terminals : T1 and T2.
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The SNCF (National Railway Company) provides regular connections from abroad and daily connections with the largest cities in France.
The TGV (high-speed train) connects Paris and Nice in 5 1/2 hours.
Direct daily connections.
Located in the heart of the city, the Port of Nice comprises a 10ha harbour, 7ha of docks and a dozen wharfs, six for commercial activity. It is just 7km from the Nice-Côte d'Azur International Airport and just a few minutes on foot from the city's main points of interest (Old Nice, Place Massena, shopping areas, Acropolis Convention Centre).
Nice is connected to all the great European cities by a major motorway network. In particular, the A8 motorway, 'La Provençale', running from Aix-en-Provence to the West to the Italian border on the East.
To reach the city centre:
The motorway provides direct access to the neighbourhood of your choice, with 5 exits:
• exit n° 50: Promenade des Anglais
• exit n° 51: Saint-Augustin
• exit n° 52: Saint-Isidore
• exit n° 54: Nice-Nord
• exit n° 55: Nice-Est