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Driving around Nice and the Côte d'Azur is the ultimate glamour holiday. Ok, so you may not be in a classic convertible, but let’s imagine… Along a fairly small stretch of coastline are some of the most iconic destinations in Europe.
Cannes, St Tropez and Monaco are all linked by the winding A8, which takes you over fabulous high bridges and through mountain tunnels.
Getting there is simple, and all budgets are catered for. You can fly in to Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, which is just a 13-minute drive from the city centre.
Or travel in style and try the Monte Carlo International Heliport, which is a 30-minute drive
Nice is also just 18 miles from the Italian border, so it is easily incorporated into a grand European tour.
Nice car hire is simple, with branches of the big rental car firms at the airport, or in town. Europcar, Enterprise and Sixt are all there, alongside firms like Firefly Car Rental and Truche. Or opt for something luxurious from one of the many high-end Nice car rental companies like Rent a Classic Car, or MC Luxury Rental.
Once you’re in Nice enjoy the glorious Bay of Angels. The sweeping seafront has all the elegance, sunshine and light that the French Riviera is famous for. There are plenty of markets to stroll around, with picturesque stalls making the abundant fruit and vegetables look more enticing than ever. Head to the winding streets of Nice old town for authentic local restaurants and brasseries and don’t forget to look up to fully enjoy the architecture and its sunshine hues of gold and red.
But with so much on your doorstep, take the time to leave Nice in a hire car and enjoy a trip out for the day. Antibes is about 40 minutes away, or 14 miles from Nice - either join the main A8 or the slightly slower but beautiful coastal road. Again, there is the cobbled old town, beaches and great shopping.
Another half-hour down the road is Cannes. The roads here are busy and slow-moving, but on the plus side that gives you time to get your bearings and avoid getting lost. They are also in a fairly simple grid pattern, all leading down to the famous seafront with all of its designer shops, flash hotels and beach bars. Monaco is also just over 30 minutes, or 13 miles, in a car from Nice. The relatively tiny principality is tightly packed with high-rise apartment blocks and hotels so popular with millionaires and those who love people watching.
Be warned, on-street parking is near impossible, but car parks are plentiful, so brave it and take the opportunity to navigate the area's legendary roads.
To research the best attractions and activities in Nice and other parts of France, as well as great car hire, flight and hotel deals, use the Expedia search tool and start planning.
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When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.
You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia+ rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.
Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.
To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.
Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.
A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.
We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.
When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.
Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.
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