Senior Travel in Nice

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Beautiful scenic locations along with its famous waterfront have added to the popularity of Nice senior travel.

Getting to Nice

You can easily reach the city by a flight to Nice airport. It has frequent daily flights arriving from Paris and direct flights from major cities in Europe, Moscow, New York and Atlanta. You can get a glimpse of the beautiful French Riviera if the weather is good during the arrival or departure of your flight. Tourists can then take the airport express buses to reach central Nice. Nice is also connected to France via the SNCF train network. You can take a direct TGV from Paris to Nice which is journey of around 6 hours. Nice is also connected to major cities in Italy like Milan, Rome and Venice through the Trenitalia trains. Senior travelers can purchase train tickets online via the IdTGV service. The new IdTGV service offers tickets at lower prices for a single trip between Paris and Nice.

How to Get Around Nice

The Lignes d’Azur” (local bus network) is the main form of urban transport in Nice. TAM or Transport Alpes-Maritimes is another popular bus network among tourists which connects the Eastern Riviera towns between Cannes and Menton and all the major villages like Eze and Vence. However, older travelers should prefer the SNCF rail service since the buses are usually over-crowded with travelers. The rail service will cost more than the bus service and links all the major coastal towns. You can also get the local bus and tram route maps online.

Places to Visit

You can enjoy a view of the entire city of Nice from the Colline de Chateau. However, avoid visiting this place if you have any health problems as you will have to climb up the stairs to reach to the top of the castle. You can instead take the asenceur or the lift which will take you three quarters of the way up. Remember that the castle closes around sunset. Nice is also well-known for several museums. Museum of Asian art, Musee Chagall and Musee Matisse are some of the popular museums in Nice.

Accommodations

There are many holiday rentals in Nice ranging from low budget to expensive hotels. Several apartments are located in the town center while some are located in the hills. It would be advisable to select a hotel in the center of Nice city as all the major tourist attractions are easily accessible from there.

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March 15, 2010 change by imran_m

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