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In Nice we recommend the following car hire offers

from 21 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

Compact Van
14 Days from 31.07 - 14.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 37 £ per day

Alone on the road or only with small baggage? Then this will be sufficient!

e.g. Toyota Aygo
14 Days from 31.07 - 14.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 43 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500
14 Days from 31.07 - 14.08.2024
Example vehicle

Hire a car in Nice and explore its beautiful surroundings

Over the course of the centuries, Nice has drawn artists, aristocrats, and celebrities from all over the world. The mild climate—which makes it a year-round destination—and the stunning landscapes surrounding the city will surely captivate you.

It is the ideal place to take a break from your everyday life. With its green gardens, Mediterranean flair, and the bustling bars and restaurants scattered all over the city, Nice is the very essence of the popular French Riviera. Additionally, it makes a great gateway to the rest of the mesmerising coastline of the Côte d'Azur. With DriveBoo, you will be able to compare offers of many different hired car companies.

Best Beaches in Nice for summer

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Are you planning a trip to Nice? The world-famous city of France is opening its doors again this summer for tourists from around the world. A hired car tour along the Côte d'Azur is not only exciting but also a real nature experience due to the many great beaches and forests. The entire city is situated along the kilometre long Promenade des Anglais. Here, there are several different pebble beaches. 15 private and 20 public beaches embrace the bay and open up for restaurants, water sports and umbrella-covered sunbeds. On private beaches, you will find many amenities such as changing rooms, towels and sunbeds, yet entrance fees have to be paid. What is the weather like in Nice in summer? The beaches open from April to October every year. You can also orientate yourself by these times when it comes to the climatic conditions in the city

Here you see our recommendations for your summer beach visit in Nice!

Beach Entrance Distance to Place Massena
Opéra Plage Yes 600m
Le Galet Yes 500m
Villefranche-sur-Mer No 8,4km
Blue Beach No 1,4km
Castel Beach Yes 800m

Can I hire a car in Nice at the airport?

The nearest airport to Nice is just 7.5 km from the city centre. Nice Airport (NCE) offers a wide variety of car hire companies that will cater to the needs of even the most demanding tourists. Regardless of whether you plan a short or a long trip, the easiest way to get a vehicle is to hire it at the airport. There are plenty of hired car desks to choose from. This way, you will be able to start your holiday as soon as you arrive in Nice.

What about the insurance of my hired car in Nice?

Usually, car hire companies offer a wide variety of insurance possibilities. However, it would be advisable to choose full insurance for the vehicle of your choice. The price of such insurance is dependent on the type of car and the insurance options that you go for.

Are there any speed limits in France?

The speed limits in France are as follows:

  • Inside city limits: 50 km/h
  • On country roads: 90-100 km/h
  • On highways: 110-130 km/h

Are there any toll roads in France?

The majority of highways will require you to pay a toll. In most cases, the toll is either payable when driving onto the motorway, or a ticket must be drawn to pay the fee when you leave the road.

Where can I park my hired car in Nice?

There are plenty of paid parking zones around Nice. You will also find a number of free public parking zones. To park in a “blue zone” you will need to have a parking disc or a parking ticket on the dashboard of your car to indicate your parking time. Parking discs are available at police stations and in tourist offices.

Other important rules concerning driving a hired car in Nice:

  • You can use hands-free mobile phone devices, but driving and texting will result in high penalties. The on-the-spot fine for such behaviour is EUR 135.
  • Mandatory vehicle equipment includes: a vest, warning triangle and set of spare bulbs.
  • The legal blood alcohol level is 0.05%.
  • Wearing seatbelts is mandatory for all passengers.

Explore Nice and its highlights with a hired car

The Old Town of Nice is a beautiful place to start your journey around the city. It is full of romantic winding narrow alleys and cobblestone streets. You will feel the town’s lively ambience on all corners. While strolling along the main street, it is worth stepping into one of the bustling restaurants where you will be served a number of French delicacies.

Just a stone’s throw from Nice’s Old Town, you will find the fashionable Promenade des Anglais. It is a popular place among skaters and cyclists, who spend their evenings pulling off tricks against the backdrop of the warm waters of the Mediterranean.

Castle Hill is another notable Nice highlight. It overlooks the stunning coastline and is a romantic option for couples. Originally, the fortification was perceived as impenetrable; however, in 1706, the castle was destroyed by King Louis XIV’s army. Today, it is a lovely park offering wonderful views and plenty of space for long strolls.

All art lovers should consider a visit to Musée Matisse. The museum is located in a delightful historic Genoese villa and houses a diverse collection of Matisse’s masterpieces. The collection comprises 218 drawings, 236 designs, and 68 paintings. There is also something for fans of sculpture, as the museum holds 56 exhibits created by the artist.

Those art lovers who are left unsatisfied after a visit to Musée Matisse should head towards the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, where they will find an extensive collection of paintings created by 20th and 21st-century artists. In the courtyard, there is a peculiar installation depicting a creature that resembles a lizard. If you are into art, you should not miss Musée Chagall either.

Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas is an interesting example of religious architecture. It is considered one of the most beautiful churches in Nice. The cathedral was mostly inspired by the Muscovite style and is a showcase of detailed ornamentation. Inside, you will find a number of murals, icons, decorative walls, and interesting wood-carved sculptures.

Discover the surroundings of Nice with a hired car

Destination Distance by car Time
Monaco 21.1 km 31 min
Saint-Paul de Vence 18.5 km 29 min
Eze 12.5 km 27 min
Villa Ephrussi 10.0 km 27 min
Cagnes-sur-mer 13.8 km 21 min

After a trip around the city, it’s time to explore the tourist gems located in the wider region. Sitting at the heart of the Côte d'Azur, Nice is an ideal choice as a starting point for the exploration of the highlights in its vicinity. There are plenty of tourist attractions waiting to be discovered.

The following table includes a list of interesting places that can be found near the city. The distance to each place is specified:

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251 Experiences of our customers in Nice

Rating of Bernd A.

“The service was very good on site. There were no long waiting times. The rental car was in very good condition. The model met our expectations. I will certainly book with you again. Everything worked out without any problems...”

Rating of Maria B.

“At Nice airport everything worked smoothly. Very good service.”

Rating of Thomas H.

“Top service, everything transparent and without any additional costs! On site we were received friendly. For a small fee we received a top vehicle. Gladly again!”

Rating of Walter K.

“Fast and uncomplicated handling of the rental and drop-off. Highly recommended.”

Rating of Luca S.

“Fast handling during pickup and return. Everything in the best way.”

Rating of Wilhelm R.

“Very nice handling when picking up the car in Nice....Upon return, there was a short, friendly all-around check...”

Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Nice

How much does a hired car cost in Nice?



Hired car for one day

You can hire a car in Nice from as little as 21 £ per day. 

Hire a car for a week

For a week you can hire a car in Nice from 147 £.

What is the cheapest car hire in Nice?

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Nice Airport Cheap Car Hire

Enterprise is currently offering the cheapest car hire. When searching for the best car hire offer, it is also advisable to compare car rentals at Nice Airport (NCE). Here vacationers expect a particularly large offer. 


From what age can I hire a car in Nice?

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Young drivers in Nice

You can hire a car in Nice from the age of 18. For drivers under 26 years, there is usually a young driver fee, which is already included in the total price shown.

With some car hire companies, the young driver fee is already reduced or waived before the age of 26. A car hire comparison is therefore particularly worthwhile for young drivers.

Can I pick up the hired car in Nice and return it somewhere else?

Eze an der Côte d’Azur

With the one-way rental, a pick-up in Nice and return somewhere else is possible without any problems. Just enter the desired return location in the search form and let all available offers be displayed.

The following places in South of France are recommended to visit:

  • Marseille
  • Cannes
  • Saint Tropez

Book a cheap hired car and take advantage of the one-way rental so you can experience all the beauty of the South of France.

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