Nice France Map Tourist Attractions
To sleep easy, come to Nice with reservations. Hotels fill up quickly, especially in the summertime, so book at least a few weeks in advance. The city has two clusters of budget accommodations near the train station and near Vieux Nice. Those by the station are newer but less centrally located, and the walk home at night can be unsettling for those traveling alone. Hotels closer to Vieux Nice are more convenient but tend to be less modem.
Relais International de la Jeunesse “Clairvallon,” 26 av. Scuderi (04 93 81 27 63; firstname.lastname@example.org), in Cimiez, 4km out of town. Take bus #15 to Scuderi (dir.: Rimiez; 20min. every lOmin.) from the train station or pl. Massena; after 9pm, take the N2 bus from pl. Massena. The amenities in this luxurious villa of a deceased marquis include a swimming pool and mini-football field, helping to keep the 160 guests entertained. Laundry 4, dryer 2. Lockout 9:30am-5pm. Curfew 11pm. Dorms 14. O
Auberge de Jeunesse (HI), rte. Forestiere du Mont-Alban (04 93 89 23 64; fax 04 92 04 03 10), 4km from the city center. From the bus station, take #14 (dir: Mont Boron) to i’Auberge (every 30-45min. last bus 7:50pm). From the train station, take #17 and switch to #14 at the Sunbus station. Ultra-clean hostel draws a cool, friendly crowd. Internet with phone card, 5 per 30min. 7 per hr. Breakfast included. Sheets 2.70. Laundry 6. Lockout 10am-5pm. Curfew 12:30am. Dorms 14.
NEAR THE TRAIN STATION
E3 Hotel Belle Meuniere, 21 av. Durante (04 93 88 66 15; fax 04 93 82 51 76), right across from the train station. Birds chirp in the spacious garden courtyard of this former mansion. Luggage storage 2. Laundry 5.50-9.50. Reception 7:30am-midnight, access code after hours. Dorms 14, with shower 19; doubles with shower 48; triples 57; quads 76. MCV.
Hotel des Flandres, 6 r. de Belgique (04 93 88 78 94; fax 04 93 88 74 90), 100m from the train station and 800m from the beach. With an imposing entrance and large bedrooms and bathrooms, this hotel appears more expensive than it is. Breakfast 5. Singles 35-45; doubles 45-51; triples 60; quads 67. Extra bed 12. MCV. Hotel Notre Dame, 22 r. de Russie (04 93 88 70 44; email@example.com), at the corner of r. d’ltalie, 1 block west of av. Jean-Medecin. Friendly owners rent huge, clean rooms in Grecian white and blue. Breakfast 4. Free luggage storage. Reception 24hr. Singles 39; doubles 45; triples 57; quads 60. Extra bed 10. MCV.
H6tel Les Orangers, lObis av. Durante ( 04 93 87 51 41; fax 04 93 82 57 82), across from the station. Behind a beautiful exterior lie bright co-ed dorms with closely packed beds, showers, and fridges. 2-night min. stay. Reception 8am-9pm. Lockout June-Aug. llam-lpm. Closed Nov. Dorms 16; singles 20-26; doubles 38-40; triples 54; quads 60. MCV. O
HStel Beausoleil, 22 r. Assalit (04 93 85 18 54; www.beausoleil-hotel.com), a 5min. walk from the train station. In addition to pastel decor, provides attentive service and a modicum of luxury to the budget traveler. Closed Nov.-Feb. Singles July-Aug. 58-65; doubles 75-85; triples 88-98. Prices reduced 10 off-season. AmExMCV.
HStel Baccarat, 39 r. d’Angleterre (04 93 88 35 73; www.hotel-baccarat.com), 2nd left off r. de Belgique. Offers large rooms with floral bedspreads and comfy mattresses and a secure atmosphere. All rooms with shower and toilet. Free beach mat loan. Breakfast 5. Dorms 18; singles 29; doubles and triples 44; quads 66. MCV.