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4 Fun Things for Car Lovers to do in Nice – 2020 Guide

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As far as superlatives are concerned, Nice is the most famous city on the famous French Riviera and located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. The best option to discover all the charms of the area would be to rent a car since in this way you will have complete freedom to explore the city and its surroundings. Although its spas and Mediterranean beaches attract a multitude of tourists each year, they are not the only reasons to visit Nice. With its distinctive culture, delicious gastronomy, endless leisure options and Mediterranean climate enjoy your holidays and visit the best tourist attractions with your rental car.

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Discover the famous mountains of the Alpes-Maritimes. During winter, you will have more than 700 kilometers of ski slopes available, while you can enjoy various adventure sports, such as walking, hiking, climbing or mountain biking. If you prefer something calmer, there are walks in the mountains to get to know the fauna and flora of the place.

Relax on the wonderful beaches of the area. You can choose from more than 30 beaches, in addition to being able to enjoy a promenade full of palm trees, bars and restaurants. Some of these beaches are private, like Castel Plage beach, and you will have to pay between 10 and 20 euros to enjoy them. However, it also has several public beaches, such as Beau Rivage and Reserve.

If you are looking to enjoy culture and history, we recommend you visit the Roman Ruins, the famous Russian Orthodox Cathedral or the Church of Jesus. Don’t forget to visit the most famous museums in the city: the Chagall Museum, Musée Matisse and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC).

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the city from the Du Chateau hill at sunset, visit the old part of town “Vieux Nice”, go shopping at the famous Flower Market “Cours Saleya” or explore the nightlife offers in the bars and restaurants in the beach area.

After knowing and visiting all the charms of Nice, you can travel by your car rental to other nearby places such as Cannes, Monaco, Montpelier, Rome or Spain.

Renting a car is the best option to enjoy Nice and its surroundings freely and independently and to fit you into the luxurious surroundings of Nice, then the best choice for you is to rent a luxurious car too.

Fan things for car lovers

1. Take a ride on the Promenade des Anglais

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The first and unavoidable place where you have to ride is the famous Promenade des Anglais. This famous promenade next to the Mediterranean is over 7 kilometers long. The beginning of this long street is at the airport and ends at Quai des États-Unis. There are the most luxurious hotels, restaurants, and the view is mesmerizing. You must not drive fast, but you will not have the desire to do so. Start from the airport and enjoy the view of the sea, luxury, the castle on top of the hill you are driving towards. Along the way, you will encounter many luxury cars, as it will be your own, if you rent one.

2. Drive from Nice to Monte Carlo

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This is a road of about 30 kilometers. You have to drive carefully because you will drive on a serpentine road. But you will enjoy the view and eventually arrive in the capital of luxury, Monaco. Avoid rush hour, as you can get stuck in a big traffic jam. That is a very busy road, but well worth driving it.

3. Corniche Roads of the French Riviera

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These are three routes that stretch from Nice to Menton, which is located near the border with Italy. The routes are similar to Monaco but also offer a beautiful driving experience. These three routes are called – the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Corniche Inférieure. Corniche means cliff road, and they stretch more or less parallel, but that doesn’t mean it’s enough to drive only once. Each is interesting and beautiful in its own way.

4. Drive the Train de Merveilles route

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Since you are car lover, you will not be satisfied with the train, but you will ride this amazing road from Nice to Tende. Take your time to enjoy the trip and also make a stop at the Saorge. A place which will certainly take your breath away.

Where you can rent a luxury car in Nice?

As this is a city where many rich people come, the choice will be great for you. Although you won’t be able to find something like some regular Mercedes model for rent in most places in the world, it is common here to find a Ferrari or a Lamborghini. Also the most luxurious sedans like the BMW 7 and Mercedes Brabus models. There are also companies like Rentluxecar that rent luxury cars in Nice and which have gone a step further and even offer models like the Bugatti Veyron, the fastest car in the world.

Advantages of renting a luxury car

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Driving a rented car certainly makes it easier for you to get to distant parts of France. By renting a luxury car, you can be sure of several things while driving carefree to the desired locations. Apart from the fact that during that time you have the opportunity to enjoy state of the art technologies, there are simply various models with high electronic security and assistance system, as well as modern multimedia systems.

This way your car tour is safer, faster, more efficient and more comfortable. Also, this gives you a better driving performance which is good news for fans of fast driving.

The appearance of a car sometimes has not only an aesthetic role but also a significant role in traffic. This is important, for example, when it comes to LED technology on headlights that guarantees you clear visibility and that is necessary if you drive at night through one of the Corniche Roads we already mentioned.

Conclusion:

Renting a car is the best option to enjoy Nice and its surroundings freely and independently and to fit you into the luxurious surroundings of Nice, then the best choice for you is to rent a luxurious car too. Have fun!


Peter is a freelance writer with more than eight years of experience covering topics in politics. He was one of the guys that were here when the foreignpolicyi.org started.

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