is easy to get to from almost anywhere in Europe,
making it an attractive choice for relatively short
breaks as well as longer holidays. And, with the
advent of budget airlines, it needn't cost much either.
International Airport is just 15 minutes around the
Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) by car or taxi. Over
60 airlines fly to Nice from over 70 locations.
the UK, for example, you can take direct flights
from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands,
Liverpool, Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and
Manchester. Other European countries are served equally
well, and there are also direct flights from the
Particularly if you know when you want to travel (you
have already booked your stay at Les Trois Palmes perhaps!),
you can easily check on all flights to Nice from the
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport web site.
This will give
you details on the airline and time for each plane
arriving on the day you want to travel. You can then
use the airline links also on this site to go to
the web site of the airline operating the flight you
interested in to check on fares and to book. You can
book your return flights the same way.
Perhaps you are not yet sure when you want to come,
and want to check on availability and fares. There
are, of course, many sites that allow you to search
for flights, but a new one well worth recommending
Here you can easily check on all flights to Nice operated
by all airlines. But you don't have to specify any
particular dates. In fact, you can even look at flights
over a period of a whole month to find the cheapest.
And for cities with more than one airport, such as
London, you can either specify a particular
airport or include all in the same search.
fully up-to-date availability chart, you
might be able to plan your break away from it all for
You can get a taxi from outside Nice Airport to the
house - depending on traffic, this will take about
15-20 minutes. Taxis from outside the airport cannot
be regarded as very good value, however - the fare
will typically be over 50 euros.
If you take one of these, it is important
to stress when you state
your destination as Rue
go to Old Antibes (Vieil Antibes - pronounced 'vee-ay
ant-eeb') and not Juan-les-Pins (there is a major road
there which often confuses drivers not intimate
with the Antibes/Juan les Pins area).
Since the driver will probably not be local, it is
perhaps best to ask them to drop you at the top of
the market rather
than actually outside the house. It is a very short
walk from there to Les Trois Palmes. If there
is any doubt, mention the Bar de la Tour (Tower
View a map of this (PDF file, 103 kB).
desired, we would be pleased to book a taxi for
you. The driver would greet you
as you leave customs with a sign. In fact we prefer
this, as the driver can also call ahead to inform
of your expected arrival time and help smooth your
check-in. Rates vary depending on
number of people - for up to three it is about
The company we use
also has a minibus which is particularly cost-effective
and convenient for larger parties that would otherwise
require two taxis.
There is also a frequent and reasonably fast (about
40- minute) bus service from the airport to Place de
Charles de Gaulle,
is just a 5-10 minute walk from the house. Place
de Charles de Gaulle is close to, but not actually
at the bus station in Antibes. It is easy to identify
as it is lined with orange trees.
The bus costs 7 euros and goes from immediately
outside the airport at Terminal 1.
For extensive information on where to get the bus,
timetables etc, visit
antibes.co.uk, which also has
information on other bus services and many
pictures of and much information on Antibes!
For after you have arrived in Antibes, you can
view a map (PDF file, 318 kB) of how to get to from
Place de Charles de Gaulle to the house.