Nice is a city on the French Riviera known for its fabulous modern hotel and white sandy beaches. It is the seventh most populous city in France and is considered a major hub for international air travel. Located on the south east coast of France, it has a port serviced by ferries mostly but a majority of the visitors arrive via its airport from countries such as the USA, France, and the UK.
The main airport in Nice is the Nice Cote d'Azur Airport which is considered to be the third busiest airport in the country. In addition to this, because of how close it is to the Principality of Monaco, it is also the State's official airport. This means that there are many Nice flights because it serves more than one major city.
There are a couple of international airlines which make Nice flights and they include Alitalia Airlines, British Airways, and Delta Airways all of which make direct flights from Rome, London, and New York, respectively. There are in-direct flights with an interchange in at least one city from airlines such as Emirates Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Air Lufthansa, and Turkish Airlines.
Using an airplane is a more convenient way to travel to Nice and it is also the fastest option. Although there is a good road network, there are major municipalities along the way and this means that there can be numerous traffic snarl-ups among other unnecessary delays.
The Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is just under 4 miles southwest of the city center, and it is linked by shuttle buses. Nice is concerned with environmental conservation, so once within the city passengers will find non-polluting methods are favored, such as bikes or low-emission trams.
There is a string of high-class resorts in and around Nice as well as spectacular beaches and harbors where there are numerous yacht parties all year round. Aside from this, one of the high-class resorts, Cannes is associated with movie star glamour and there is an annual film festival that brings together the high and mighty in the movie business from all over the world. Legendary painter and artist Matisse hailed from Nice, and most of his work can be seen at the Matisse Museum. There is a medieval castle which was built as a fortress to prevent invasions from other dynasties in the early centuries. Today it is a sanctuary for stunning views of the bay and its sandy white beaches.