Parking in Nice
In a word its a challenge to find easy parking, which is why we dont recommend that you drive while in Nice. However, below are a few tips if you do have a car and some suggestions for parking near our various apartments.
Le Trésor Nice has street parking inside the gate
Le Trésor de Paradis in on a pedestrian street and multi level parking is nearby
Free parking is not to be found downtown during the day – you will have to look further out.
Two hour metered parking is available in the central area of Nice between 9h and 20h, Monday-Saturday. Cost is €1.30 for one hour with maximum of 2 hours. You have to feed the meter with coins , taking the ticket and placing on your dash so details are visible. The first 30 mins are free and you must take a ticket. The fine for staying over 2h15′ is 16€/half day. Metered parking is free on public holidays, after 20h and on Sundays. This link to an interactive map is a useful resource. A further resource for searching can be found here
The good news is that most parking lots give you 1 hour free parking BUT dont stay for 61 mins – they will bill you for the time. prices at the various lots varying from €2-€2.5/h and between €24 and €27 for 24h. The best parking lots for the Old Town is Parking Sulzer, which is a ideal location for evening dinning in Old Town. Sulzer has spacious lanes and parking spots and to help you find an open spot there are little green lights above the spot.
You will get a ticket when you enter the lot, keep it with you so you can pay before getting to your car at the payment machine or ‘Caisse’. These machines are often near the elevators or at entrance. The machines take cash[bills and coin] or credit cards with chip and pin [not swipe-only cards]. Some lots have an office that will take payment with swipe only cards. Once paid you will get your ticket returned and you will use it to exit the lot.
There are a couple of Apps, Parkopedia and NeoParking, you can download to your mobile. These will help you locate the closest lots, rates, availability of spaces and directions! You can also use these Apps to book a stay.
If you are going to the Port or Chateau, there are a couple of options, Port Lympia and Parking du Phare
Nearest Lots to our Apartments
- Le Trésor de Nice: Parking is free inside the complex
- Le Trésor de Paradis: Ruhl Méridien at 1, Promenade des Anglais; €3.60/h, €6.80/2h, €25.40/24h, 5 days €110.00 and €130.00 for 7 days