Cote d'Azur, France

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Right in the heart of the action on the pulsating Cote d’Azur

Nice is the French city in which to see and be seen, and do business. It boasts not only some of France’s most golden beaches (and therefore most golden people) but a stylish waterfront spectacle of superyachts, designer boutiques for super-shopping and glamorous clubs and cocktail bars. What’s not to like about it?

Destination overview
  Language: French
  Currency: Euro
  Time zone: GMT +1 hour (GMT +2 hours in summer)
  Flight Time: 2 hours 25
  Holiday type: Beach, Summer sun, City break
  Weather: Average maximum temperature: 14.8C
Rainfall: 804mm a year
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The stunning Cote d'Azur is only a private jet away.

Visit a whole host of destinations - Nice and Cannes in the South of France; Avignon in Provence; St Tropez on the French Riviera and the glamorous city state of Monaco, all accessible with private flights from Manchester Airport

Private jets offer flight flexibility and you can land at smaller airports closer to your destination. Helicopter transfers are also available for short flights across the French Riviera and into Monaco.


Route Price Aircraft Flight Time No. Adults Return
Nice 10,800 Citation C550 2 hours 10 7 3 days
Cannes 10,500 Citation C550 2 hours 10 7 3 days
St Tropez 12,000 King Air 2 hours 40 7 3 days
Avignon 10,500 Citation C550 2 hours 5 7 3 days

Must see:
It’s impossible to be an Englishman abroad in Nice and not do the celebrated walk along the Promenade des Anglais – named in your honour.

Must eat at:
A Nice institution, Le Chantecler is the best – and arguably most expensive – restaurant in town. Save your euros and book in advance, then let your tastebuds do the walking to 37 Promenade des Anglais. None of your senses will be disappointed.

Must be there for:
One of the key events on the French Riviera in the ‘quiet season’, the Nice Carnival celebrates its 125th anniversary in the last two weeks of February 2008 with a suitably understated theme - ‘King of Masquerades’.

Well-travelled tips:
- If you’re travelling further afield, don’t leave the ferry to chance. Places are limited, especially in high season, so always book ahead and don’t risk turning up on spec.
- Get your art in gear and pay homage to some of Europe’s finest painters while you’re here. Nice is home to both the Musee Chagall and the Musee Matisse.

British citizens do not need a visa to visit France.

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