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Nice, a cruise port

An originating, transit and excursion port, Nice-Villefranche has become the second cruise port in France with almost 300 stopovers and 487 440 passengers per year.

Nice is a member of the Med Cruises Association grouping the main Mediterranean cruise ports.

Units over 200 metres long can go to the Bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer nearby which offers safe shelter from the East wind and the Mistral.



Your technical partners

Technical Partner
Tél.+33(0)492 00 43 55

1 Esplanade Kennedy - BP 4079 - 06302 NICE CEDEX 4
Tél.+33(0)492 14 46 21

Jardins François Binon - 06230 VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Tél. +33(0)493 01 73 68

Nice, un port dans la ville
Port de Nice
Rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer

French Riviera Cruise Club

The Nice Cote d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau is part of the French Riviera Cruise Club, whose founding members are the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Comité Régional du Tourisme Riviera, the cities and tourist bureaux of Cannes, Nice and Villefranche-sur-Mer.

The purpose of this Club is to enhance and develop cruises in the Alpes-Maritimes département.

The Club's actions:
• Bringing together all tourism professionals in the destination French Riviera interested in this sector
• Being a privileged contact for cruise lines and their clients
• Offering innovating quality products for excursions and discovery of our département
• Raising awareness among local decision-makers to the economic effects of cruises

The FRCC set up the FRCC Green Award for the cruise ship most respectful of the natural and urban environment stopping in one of the ports on the French Riviera. Surprise visits on board ships, questionnaires to assess their environmental action, impact on air quality and noise, as well as to check on waste management: such are the measures taken by the FRCC to guarantee the sustainability of cruises in our region.



Access to the Port

By plane

Connection by Tram, line 2 between Nice Côte d'Azur Airport and the "Jean Médecin" stop
Then correspondence with Line 1 of the Tramway, from the stop "Jean Médecin" to the stop "Garibaldi.
Rates and hours:

From the autumn of 2019, the tram line 2 will connect Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport directly to the Port of Nice (Port Lympia) in 30 minutes.

By train

• Bus service between the SNCF railway station (Avenue Thiers) and the Port of Nice
• Tramway 1 - Direction Hôpital Pasteur, "Garibaldi" stop - Tehn Bus n°30, from the "Promenade des Arts" stop to the "Carnot" stop or
Bus n°38, from the "Promenade des Arts" stop to the "Le Port" stop
Schedule and rates:

Booking your taxi
Central Taxi Riviera 24 heures sur 24, 7 jours sur 7
Immediate booking: Tel. +33 (0)4 93 13 78 78

Booking in advance (from 48 hours to 30 minutes in advance)

By car

From Marseille by motorway:
- from exit 50 (Aéroport-Promenade des Anglais), follow the coast along Promenade des Anglais to the Port;
- from exist 55 (Nice-Est), follow direction for Centre Ville, then to the Port -
Parkings: Tel. +33 (0)493 217 217 (Riviera Port) or 33 (0)492 00 56 39 (Parking Port Lympia)

Stopovers in Nice:
For information on your stopover (information, excursions, events), go to the French Riviera Cruise Club website :
To consult this year's provisional schedule for cruise stopovers:



Located in the heart of the city, the Port of Nice comprises 7ha of docks and a dozen wharfs, six for commercial activity.
CCINCA - Quai Amiral Infernet - 06300 NICE
Tel.: +33(0)4 93 217 217

Opening hours: 8h-18h et 7h-21h l'été
The Port of Nice, surrounded by 18th-century buildings in the Genoese style, is actually named Port Lympia. The architectural complex seems inspired by the Italian Renaissance and influenced by the baroque urban planning of Turin.
Mde up of a 10-hectare body of water, 7 hectares of platforms, some ten wharves and provides over 500 berths. It is located 7km from the Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and just a few minutes on foot from the main tourist sights.
The Port of Nice-Villefranche, a base for cruise ships, transit and excursions, is France's 2nd port for intercontinental cruises with more than 487.440 passengers.

The Port of Nice has 530 berths, 24 reserved for yachts over 25m long. The following services are available: mooring on floating piers, catwalks, wharfs; fuel: delivered by lorry; electricity: 220V or 380V; drinking water; telephone, cable TV; daily weather reports; showers, toilets; launching ramp, coin-operated laundry, distribution of ice.

Nice is a member of the Med Cruises Association grouping the main Mediterranean cruise ports :

The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the management of the port of Nice provide free hospitality information for cruise ships on arrival and departure. Multilingual hostesses inform passengers and the many possibilities for tourists in Nice and the region

Language(s) spoken:
  • English
  • Italian
  • NICE
  • Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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