Where in Nice ?
When staying on “La Citronneraie” you can combine the advantages of the big city of Nice (beach, luxury shops, excellent restaurants, cultural highlights, busy and cosy evening- and night life, ....) with the advantages of the outside the city-life / “Campagne-life” (a lot of green, big garden, fresh air, …). The Nice city-centre is only a 5 minutes drive from the villa, the beach a few minutes more ! From "La Citronneraie" to the central trainstation Nice it is only 3 kilometers (2 miles). And to the historic Russian Church / neighborhood it is just a 5 minutes drive down the hill. Driving from the villa to the north further uphill and in 5 minutes you can also start walking or cycling in a big forest or tasting the local Nice wine in a great wine-estate (wine castle/chateau) ! From the villa it is approx. a 15 minutes drive to the airport (with next to it Cap3000, a big shopping mall) and to the main A8 Motorway Exit from where you can go easily to Cannes, Antibes, Monaco, Italy, ....
Below a map of the city of Nice; the situation of Villa La Citronneraie is pointed out with a red icon;
How to come to Nice ?
The holiday-resort Nice is located on the mediteranean Sea in the sunny south of France. It is in the middle of the famous Cote d'Azur region. Nice is very accesible both by car, plane and train:
When you come with your own car, Nice is perfectly accessable by the modern French highways. Both from the northern (Lyon / Paris / Brussels/ Amsterdam / Geneva / Cologne / …), as from the eastern (Genua / Milan / Venice / …) as from the western directions (Marseille / Barcelona / Madrid) you can reach Nice directly and easily by motorway.
It is only a 10 minutes drive from the city centre of Nice to the modern airport of Nice. After Paris, Nice International Airport is France busiest airport with a lot of direct connections. From 103 cities you can fly directly to Nice including from most of the European capitals, 20 cities in France but also from big cities outside Europe as New York, Montreal and Dubai. For a list of all cities with direct fly-connection to Nice, please click HERE. For a list of all companies flying to Nice, please click HERE for a link to the website of the Nice Airport.
Of course you can also come to the Cote d’ Azur by flying to another airport. Other nearby airports are Marseille (185 km / 115 miles ), Genova (190 km / 118 miles) and Milano (300 km / 185 miles).
Europe has one of the worlds most extensive railroad systems and in the last decades many european countries have invested a lot in their high-speed-train-network. France is the leading country with their TGV, „train-de-grande-vitesse”. On several trajects these trains are travelling with a speed of more than 350 km per hour (more than 220 miles an hour) !
These quick TGV trains are also leaving from the Nice CentralTrain-station ( 3 km/ 2 miles from the villa !) and bring you directly and quickly to cities as Marseille, Lyon, Paris and Brussels ! More and more groups who stay at our villa are combining their holiday in the Cote d’Azur with a stay of a few days in Paris and use the TGV trains. Quickest train-connection between Paris and Nice is 5 hours and 45 minutes; between Brussels (Belgium) and Nice is 8 hours. Click HERE for a map of France with all the TGV lines.
XL pictures and slideshow in our PhotoGallery !