On-line Guide: Parking in Nice
Most locals use public transport for a reason: driving and parking around Nice city centre isnít fun, or cheap. Public transport around the city is far more relaxing, easy and kinder to your wallet.
When visiting Nice for a stress-free break, recharging the batteries and getting a taste of local life, public transport is usually the way to go. We think for most guests, renting a car in Nice will be more hassle than itís worth. 50% of our guests have stayed with us more than once, and if they brought a car first time around, most donít the second time.
The city has excellent transport links which come at a small price, including the new Ouest-Est tramline, which will eventually run from the airport all the way to the Port down the Promenade des Anglais. Itís going to be all most of our guests really need. See our Transport Guide and Tram Guide Post.
If you want to go sight-seeing by car, consider hiring it for the day, rather than the duration of your stay. Please also note that because car spaces are hard to come by in the centre, 90% of our apartments do not have a car parking space, and if youíre lucky enough to spot a space on a road, youíll have to have gold-medal parallel-parking skills to squeeze into the gap.
If you really must have a car, then Nice holds around 19000 car parking spaces so worry not, there are enough to go around - but be prepared to flex that credit card.
Tourists can expect to pay around Ä30 per day to park, so close to Ä500 for a two week stay. Some car parks do offer special deals for customers Ė take the Promenade des Arts for example, which offers a seven-day deal where customers pay Ä110 instead of the standard Ä24 per day. You can also get 60 minutes of free parking in most car parks in Nice, but be warned, if you go over by even one minute you will be charged.
For the tech savvy, try the app Zenpark where you can reserve and pay for your parking space online and use the app at the car park entrance.
Please donít presume you will be able to unload your bags outside a Nice Pebbles apartment; this is usually not possible due to busy and one lane only roads in Nice. If you stop, every car behind you has to wait. Itís best to contact your Pebbles Rep / reservations before you leave so we can plan where you can unload, and then of course help you take your bags to the apartment.
Below is our map of Nice centre with the main car parks guests might need. This isnít a full list. For the nearest car park to your chosen apartment, see the listing page where we include a ĎHow to Get Thereí section towards the bottom.
Name and address of car park (left to right):
- Californie. 6 Avenue de la Californie.
- Louis de Coppet. Rue Louis de Coppet.
- Palmeira. 47 Rue Saint-Phillipe.
- Palais Massena. 29 Promenade des Anglais.
- Interparking Grimaldi. 11 Rue Maccarani.
- Corvesy. 3 Rue Alexandre Mari.
- Parking Vinci Park Palais de Justice. Place du Palais du Justice.
- Marshall. Place du General Marshall.
- Parking Vinci Park Saleya- Marchť aux fleurs. Cours Saleya.
- Promenade des Arts. 18 Avenue Jean Baptiste.
- Port Lympia. Quai Amiral Fernet.