BEST WESTERN Hôtel Alba ****
41 avenue Jean Medecin - 06000 Nice
How to come to us?
Nice Côte d''Azur Airport at 8 km
Cannes-Mandelieu Airport at 37 km
- 56 lines connect the Nice Côte D''azur Airport to 90 cities in 40 countries.
- There are 36 airlines in the airport and a real flying bridge between Nice and Paris: 185 flights per week.
- 942 flights every week for the passengers of the franco-italien Riviera.
Nice is the favored entrance gate of the Southern Europe.
The airport is situated on the Promenade des Anglais, at the west entrance ot the town, at 7 kilometers from the city center and close to the business center of Arénas and to the activities area of Plaine 1, Saint Isidore et the commercial center of Lingostière.
By the sea
At the heart of the city, the port of Nice has a water body of 10 hectares, a land of 7 hectares and a dozen of wharves. The big navigating companies and numerous cruise ships make their stop-over here.
A sealift from Corsica is daily ensured by a regular car-ferries service.
Yachting is present in the port of Nice with all its related services: mooring to the floating bridges, catways, wharves, slip-ways,
Laundromat, ice distributors, fuel, showers, lavatory, telephone, cable TV, daily weather display, and boat rental.
Capitainerie du Port
2 quai d''Entrecasteaux, 06300 NICE tel. : +33 (0)4 93 89 50 85 - fax : +33 (0)4 92 04 95 93
Liaisons with Corsica:
- SNCM, quai du commerce, 06300 NICE tel. : +33 (0)4 93 13 66 66 - fax : +33 (0)4 93 13 66 81
- CORSICAFERRIES, quai Am Infernet, 06300 NICE tel. : +33 (0)4 93 55 55 55 - fax : +33 (0)4 93 55 22 12
By car :
From the 8 Highway, exit Nice Promenade des Anglais, then gare Nice-Ville and avenue Jean Médecin
Touristic roads leading to NICE
ROUTE NAPOLEON - Digne, Castellane, Grasse, Cannes, Golfe-Juan and Nice.
VALLEE DU VAR - Digne, Puget- Théniers, Nice.
GORGES DE LA ROYA - Col de Tende, Sospel, Menton, Nice.
ROUTE NATIONALE 7 - Fréjus, Saint Raphaël, Cannes, Nice, ou Menton, Monaco, Eze, Nice.
By train :
The SNCF ensures 20 daily liaisons from French big cities and 11 frequent liaisons from abroad. The T.G.V. (high speed train) connects Paris to Nice in 6 ½ hours - 2 liaisons by day from October to May, 3 from June to September.
The "auto-train" service is connecting the big French cities: the cars are transported at the same time as their owners in the sleeping cars.
A convenient location
The BEST WESTERN Hôtel Alba **** is at 10 minutes walking distance from the Promenade des Anglais, the Old Town et the famous flower Market. Also very close: the Acropolis and the Old Port. Furthermore, the tramway stops very close to the hotel and it reaches the entire city center.
Finally, the hotel is located at 8 km from the Nice-Côte d’Azur airport and at 500 m from the train station of Nice-Ville.
Activities and events
The Carnival of Nice
It is one of the most important carnivals in the world, along with the carnivals from Rio. Every year, at mid-February the streets of Nice see the parade of fanfares, carnival floats, with the Promenade des Anglais as their rallying point.
Visit the official website of the carnival: www.nicecarnaval.com
Nice has approximately 8 km of public beaches, with a free access for most of them. Discover the Beau Rivage beach in the old town. At the end of the Gambetta boulevard, there’s the Forum beach. The Centenaire beach is accessible to the persons with reduced mobility.
Make your choice on www.plagesdenice.com
The Riviera Pass
The amateurs of culture and art will certainly appreciate this pass giving access to some museums and to public transport of the French Riviera. Terms and rates on: www.frenchrivierapass.com
For the more sporty of you there’s a wide choice of activities such as the canoeing, the climbing, a ballade in pirogue, etc.
Rendezvous on www.nicetourisme.com/loisirs-sportifs and filter the sports activities according to your likes or by location.