Hiring a car from Nice airport Terminal 1
Why hire a car at Nice airport terminal 1?
That all-important first mile: driving out of Nice airport terminal 1?
60-second guide to Nice airport Terminal 1
in its own head
"Azure seas, beautiful beaches and a Mediterranean climate - it's no wonder this city's called Nice. There's no better place to sit back, enjoy the sun and sip on an ice-cold G&T."
but more realistically
There's more to Nice than lounging on the beach. The city has enough museums to quench anyone's thirst for knowledge, while history buffs will be turned on by the ancient Roman ruins.
Had your fill of sun, sea and culture? Then grab a seat in one of the many squares, enjoy an espresso and watch the locals stroll by wearing sunglasses.
Nice is, like much of the French Riviera, a playground for the rich and famous. Expect to rub shoulders with the odd Formula 1 driver in the local supermarket.
Don't forget to pack your flip-flops - Nice is pretty warm all year round, especially between May and October. Prepare for a spot of rain between September and March though.
the local speciality
A pan-bagnat - essentially a Nicoise salad in a bap - is a local lunch favourite. They're also partial to a bowl of ratatouille on the Cote d'Azur.
Celebrity babies Knox Leon and Vivienne Marcheline - the spawn of Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt - were born at the Lenval Hospital in Nice.
did you know?
During the 1500s local heroine Catherine Segurane apparently helped defend Nice from Turkish invaders by exposing her bare bottom and offending their morals.
"Nice has an undeniably sophisticated touch with its cafe terraces and palm-lined seaside promenade stretching along the water." - Time Out Guide
Nice airport Terminal 1 Q&A
Where are the car hire desks?
Car hire desks are conveniently located in the arrivals hall of the terminal building.
What should I buy at duty free?
Maison Côté Sud should take care of any last-minute gift shopping - the shop stocks a variety of tempting goodies, including locally produced glassware by Verrerie de Biot.
Are there any cashpoints?
Terminal 2 has plenty of ATMs located in the arrivals hall, as well as a bank and bureau de change.
Where's the best place to eat?
Head to the fourth floor of Terminal 2 for the delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at La Badiane. For a quick snack, you're best bet is Paul - the popular French boulangerie and pâtisserie is located next to the security gates.
The secret tip
Fingers crossed for a fit and healthy holiday, but if you do come down with a bug and need to visit a chemist, you'll find a pharmacy in Terminal 2 that's open every day from 8am to 8pm.
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