Flights to Nice: Flights from UK to France
Airlines flying to Nice from which airports in the UK?
One of the original cheap flight destinations, Nice has been well-served by flights from all across the UK for some years now.
Indeed, passengers heading to the south of France from London have the choice of flying from all the capital's main airports, namely City, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted.
In the south of England, these services are complemented by regular flights from Bristol and Exeter, while direct flights to Nice also leave from Jersey.
Both Birmingham and local rival East Midlands offer cheap flights to the French city, as do Belfast International, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle, with this healthy competition in all parts of the UK helping to keep airline tickets affordable for those looking for a weekend break in the sun.
Airlines flying from the UK to Nice
British Airways operates the longest-established links between London and Nice, departing from Heathrow Airport for the south of France on a daily basis, while Ireland's national carrier Aer Lingus operates a similar route from Gatwick.
BA's CityFlyer also leaves from London City Airport to Nice.
Over recent years, however, these airlines have been joined by a number of low-cost airlines offering cheap flights to the sun from the UK.
These include easyJet, which offers the greatest number of services to Nice, as well as bmibaby, Flybe and Jet2.com.
Where is Nice in France?
Located in the very south of France, Nice has long served as the main gateway to the stunning Cote d'Azur.
For decades, the city has served as a holiday destination for international celebrities, French families and European tourists alike and therefore boasts hotels to suit all budgets.
As well as its popular beach, Nice is well-positioned for short breaks to Marseille, the French Alps and to neighbouring Italy, with the historic city of Genoa just over the border.
At just over two hours, flights from the UK to Nice are not long enough to require a stop over.
However, many travellers opt to touch down in Nice and jet home from another Mediterranean port, with the coastal journey well-served by numerous top hotels, while cheap cruises offering a leisurely passage to Italy are also widely available.
Things to see and do in and around Nice
It is not hard to see why millions of tourists keep flocking back to Nice and the French Riviera in general.
With excellent weather all-but guaranteed over the long summer months, the city's beach and 'Promenade des Anglais' are the highlights for most holidaymakers looking for nothing more than a relaxing break.
However, away from the waterfront, the city's historic centre offers visitors the opportunity to explore quiet squares and winding alleys, with a number of chic bars, restaurants and hotels to be found here.
Other places of interest for tourists include the Botanic Gardens, and the Place Massena, where a leisurely cafe culture is the order to the day.