Find cheap car rental deals in Nice, France
Sun, sea and sand are not the only reasons to visit Nice. Provençal cooking, galleries packed with masterpieces and old-world streets combine to make this one of France's most popular cities. Rent a car with the help of Orbitz to ensure you see every corner of Nice, as well as the beaches along the Côte d'Azur.
Not only does Orbitz make car rentals easy with quick price comparisons, but we also want to help with the whole process. Keep reading for answers to frequently asked questions.
The national minimum age for renting a car in France is 18, although many car rental firms set their lower limit at 21 and add significant surcharges for drivers under 25. Check with any potential car rental company in advance before booking.
As with many major tourist destinations, Nice has numerous car rental companies vying for the attention of visitors to the city. Use Orbitz to narrow down your choices, searching between companies such as Hertz, Alamo, Enterprise, Thrifty, National, Dollar, Budget and more.
Key points for car rental in the center of Nice are next to the main train station, by the Promenade des Anglais and near the port. However, if you're flying into Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, pick up your rental car within the terminal or on the surrounding roads.
Most obviously, you'll need to take your driver's license. In France, it isn't a legal requirement to take an International Driving Permit, but it's useful to have if you're driving to nearby destinations such as Italy. You also need to take your credit card with you for a security deposit that will be returned after your trip.
The intoxicating combination of old-world architecture, year-round sun and fascinating historical attractions makes Nice endlessly appealing. It could take days to fully explore, so we've highlighted three of the most interesting places you can easily drive to on your trip here.
The old town of Nice is one of the most atmospheric corners of the city. The pastel-colored houses and cafés feel unchanged for centuries. Nice Cathedral is one of the sightseeing highlights here, but part of the appeal is just wandering around the charming streets and the Promenade des Anglais.
The New Town area of Nice, usually known as Jean-Médecin, is filled with stylish shopping destinations, entertainment venues and popular hotels. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) and the Musée Masséna will capture the attention of culture vultures who aren't as keen on shopping.
The sprawling region north of Vieux Nice is home to some of the finest attractions in the city. The celebrated Musée Matisse and Musée Chagall display the work and history of these two legendary painters. Ruined Roman baths and an amphitheater further add to the appeal of this historic district of Nice.