Nice is one of France's most popular holiday destinations. Great for a weekend break or for a longer holiday, Nice has Mediterranean beaches, great shopping, good food and an exciting nightlife. There are street markets in the old city and luxury shopping centers in the newer part of town, and the beach is popular for sunbathing, swimming and even surfing. Other interesting attractions on the Cote d'Azur, such as Monaco and Cannes, are just a short drive away and make good daytrip destinations. Here are some tips for finding a cheap Nice airfare.
The busiest holiday season in Nice is the European summer season in July and August. Prices for flights can be very high during these months and if you need to travel during the school holidays, it is best to book as far in advance as possible. If you can travel outside the peak season, you can find much better deals, especially if your travel dates are flexible. Mid-week flights are usually cheaper than flying during the weekend. Another peak season in Europe is Christmas, and it does not even matter so much where you fly during the Christmas and New Year period because all airlines increase their prices in December.
Most major European cities have frequent flight connections to Nice. Several low-cost airlines fly to Nice from most European countries, and if you book early, it is easy to find very cheap airfares. Some major airlines often offer good deals if you can be flexible with your travel dates. Some of the best times to fly are in the spring before the busy summer season starts, and again in September when the crowds have gone and flight and accommodation prices are lower. The weather on the French Mediterranean coast is pleasant around the year, and although the summer months can get sometimes very hot, September offers beautiful warm weather and more affordable accommodation. The spring months of March and April are generally warm and sunny, and can be a good time to visit the South of France.
Another good way to find cheap fares is to book online. Many airlines offer good deals for online booking, especially if you can book months in advance. Online deals are often the cheapest with both low-cost airlines and traditional airlines, so if you can, do an Internet search to compare airfares. Price differences between airlines can sometimes be significant depending on your time of travel.