Nice is a popular city with tourists and after Paris is the second most visited city in France with around 5 million visitors per year. Nice is an important tourist hub for the French Riviera due to its central location and the Nice Cote d’Azur Airport which is the third largest airport in France after the two Paris airports for passenger numbers. In 2015 12 million passengers used Nice Airport, utilising 57 airlines from 103 destinations in 30 countries. 40% of the tourists spending €1.5 billion who visit the French Riviera pass through Nice, utilising Nice’s 200 hotels, bed & breakfasts, and holiday apartments…some 10,000 rooms available in total.
Nice welcomes 1 in 100 visitors to Europe, who spend at least one night in the city. The airport is the leading low-cost airline hub in France, with 3 million visitors using these airlines. Another way into Nice is via the port Villefrance-sur-Mer which has 300 moorings, and welcomes over 480,000 passengers each year. Nice itself is a tourist attraction for its cultural density, housing 19 museums and art galleries. And Nice city limits contain more vineyards than any other city in France.
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