The cruise port of Nice

Cruise ship pier location in Nice

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.

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

  • 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

  • Opéra de Nice

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

  • 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

  • Place Masséna

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

  • Promenade des Anglais

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

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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

Local 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.

Nice Tourist information

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