The cruise port of Nice

Docking in the cruise port of Nice

The cruise port of Nice, your starting point for great excursions

In Nice you dock at one of the piers of Lympia. It's a small but busy port with an important ferry connection to the island of Corsica. The port is located in the east, within walking distance of the historic city and its highlights. A large tent serves as a cruise terminal. Further up north in the dock are many small boats and yachts. From the cruise port of Nice you can explore the city itself, but there are several possibilities for excursions by public transport to places like Cannes and Monaco.

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Cruise to Nice

During a cruise vacation to France, Nice is not so often on the program. Yet this fascinating city is beautifully situated along the Western Mediterranean. Cruises to Nice are popular for those who wish to explore the city or want to make excursions along the French Riviera.

Nice cruise facts

Language in Nice
The language in Nice is French, but on touristic spots you can also use English.

Currency in Nice
The currency in Nice is Euro (€). You can find ATM’s along the city.

Opening times in Nice
Opening times differ a lot around France, but generally are as follows:

  • Monday to Saturday
  • from 9.00h - 12.00h
  • and 14.00h - 19.00h

On Sundays and holidays shops are closed. Of course there are exceptions.

Landmarks and highlights in Nice

Promenade des Anglais
Promenade des Anglais is a beautiful promenade along the Mediterranean. It  dates from the second half of the 18th century

Opéra de Nice
Opéra de Nice is the most important opera in Nice. Nowadays are scheduled regular programs and performances there.

Place Masséna
Place Masséna is a central square of the city. It´s located between the ancient and modern city

Place Garibaldi
Place Garibaldi is a grand square in the center. Once it was the gateway to the city. There is a tram connection to Nice Ville train station

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate
Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate is a cathedral of the Diocese of Nice. It´s located at Place Rossetti and was built between 1650 and 1699

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Weather in Nice

Nice has a typical Mediterranean climate with warm dry summers and humid winters.The average annual temperature in summer is between 26°C and 30°C and in winter between 4°C and 8°C

Organized shore excursions in and around Nice

You can discover Nice on your own, book a shore excursion through the cruise line company or book a shore excursion from one of our partners. We offer shore excursions at local prices straight from the local companies.

Excursions in Cannes

Excursions in Monaco

Excursions in Nice

Nice tourist information

You can find a Tourist Office at the intersection of the Quai des Anglais and Rue Massenet.

Cruises to Nice

The following cruise lines offer itineraries and schedules to Nice: