France is large country, with plenty of long country roads to explore. This is why renting a car is a good idea for anyone visiting the south of the country, around Nice, who wants to be laid back and flexible about what they do and see.
Nice is actually the fifth most populous city in France, which means that car hire at Nice airport is not hard to find. Anyone staying in Nice itself will find plenty to keep them occupied, with the city often referred to as ‘Nice the Beautiful’. Indeed, its beautiful coastal setting means that there has been human settlement here since at least 350 BC, when the Greeks founded a colony.
Some reasons to use a car rental Nice Airport service
That means that there is a lot of history to be found in the surrounding area. This, of course, is another very good reason for renting a car. Your own vehicle makes it much easier to reach all the great historical and cultural sites surrounding the city, without having to worry about using public transport.
This is particularly important for families with children. Travel by public transport can be expensive and stressful in a foreign country, especially if you do not speak the language. Hiring a car means that you can drive straight away from the airport to where you are staying, and then travel around the area as you would wish.
One of the great delights of France is the way the country roads meander through delightful small villages. It is in these places that you can find charming restaurants, serving delightful food, which, as in much of Provence, uses fish and olive oil in abundance. You can appreciate the subtle differences of emphasis and nuance in the various villages around Nice by hiring a car.
There are also a number of other really charming and attractive towns that fall within easy reach of Nice if you have hired a car. Cannes, with its glamorous annual film festival, is full of the suave and sophisticated at any time of year. Quieter places like Antibes, where Picasso lived and worked for some time, also come within reach when you have a car. The gorgeous countryside of Provence makes for lovely driving country, while the coastline has some lovely beaches to stop off at. If you want to leave France itself, just for a little while, then drive across the border to Monaco, and soak up some of the glamour of Monte Carlo.
A car also makes it possible to book your accommodation in a more pleasant rural location rather than in the city itself. This not only makes it a more relaxing environment, away from urban bustle, but also allows you to really soak up the spirit of this lovely part of Provence.