BACKPACKER INDEX: US$71.89
Nice hotel prices
Nice hotels begin filling up in May and by June prices have begun the peak that will last through August. The low season at Nice hotels runs from November through March at most places, and during this period you can get good deals at many of the fancier places. In summer the hostels in Nice get crowded as well, so book as early as you can.
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Nice is the largest city along the Côte d’Azur, and it’s got plenty to recommend it, especially for those who don’t mind a beach made of gravel. In addition to several notable attractions of its own, Nice is a short train ride from both Cannes and Monaco, so it’s an ideal base for those wanting to explore the more expensive parts of the French Riviera.
Along with being the largest city, Nice is also the cheapest city in the area for tourists, as long as you are willing to stay at least a few blocks from the beach. There is a good budget-travel infrastructure in the city, so even backpackers can find things they can afford on a short visit.
Food and drinks do tend to be expensive by most standards, though quality is predictably high as well. If you are a budget-conscious traveler you’ll likely want to limit your time in this region unless you are coming during the winter months.
Nice attraction prices
|Musee Matisse guided tour||The Matisse Museum is free to enter so these prices are for the guided tour.||adults||6.76|
|Musee Chagall||The museum dedicated to the varied works of Marc Chagall is also popular.||adults||12.84|
|Sightseeing bus tour||Take the standard double-deck hop-on, hop-off 24-hour pass bus tour to all of Nice's highlights.||adults||27.03|
Nice Transportation prices
|Taxi from airport to city center||29.73 - 47.30|
|Airport express bus to city center||8.11|
|Public bus from airport to city||2.03|
|3km taxi ride in Nice||12.16 - 16.22|
|Bus ride in Nice||2.03|
|1-day bus pass||6.76|
Nice food and drink prices
|Budget breakfast||A continental breakfast will be included with most hotels or hostels, but if not you can find filled baguettes nearby.||4.05 - 8.11|
|Budget lunch||There are cheaper restaurants near the train station, plus food stands near the market offering good deals.||6.76 - 13.51|
|Budget dinner||Location plays a big part in dining costs in Nice. There are good budget options if you look around.||10.81 - 20.27|
|Beer (.33l bottle)||Beer can be found cheaper than in Paris, but it's still pricey in Nice.||4.73 - 8.11|
|House wine (.5l jug)||Simple locals wines are good value compared to other drinks here.||5.41 - 10.81|
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|Airports||Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE)|
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Nice has a typical Mediterranean climate, with beautiful summers that are always warm and dry, and mild winters that are nicer than most of the rest of Europe. Spring and autumn tend to be pleasant, although autumn does tend to be wet.
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