The Old Port fills with yachts at any time of the year and is a great place to soak up the maritime atmosphere and Nice, both past and present. To head out from Nice port and out onto the water you may hop on one of the ferries which can transfer you to ports on Corsica: Ajaccio, Bastia, Calvi and Ile Rousse.
The area just west of the Quai Lunel, Quartier Segurane, is known for its antique shops and flea market, where you’re much more likely to find an authentic antique bargain than in the center of Nice Old Town.
To reach the Port of Nice from central Nice, walk around the waterfront on the balcony-style walkway or head through the Old Town to Place Garibaldi and along rue Cassini.
This is easily the best way to travel into Monaco. My wife and I took this tour on September 13, 2012. The boat leaves from the central port in Nice, and the boat’s captain acts as the tour guide along the way. This particular captain had a wonderful sense of humor and made the trip even more enjoyable. When the boat arrived in Monaco, there was a hop-on hop-off tour bus waiting for us at the port. You can buy your ticket without reservation for this, and it made for a very easy day to see all the main attractions in Monaco. We stayed on the bus for it’s entire route, and then selected how we wanted to spend the rest of the day. We returned to the port by 5:00 for the return to Nice, and the captain gave us an even more in-depth, fun tour on the way back. This tour is an excellent value and we highly recommend it.
very easy to locate the ferry at the port. the
crew were very friendly. the trip was wonderul.you have over 5 hrs in St Tropez there is so much to do. I want to go back.
Review by Anonymous, September 2009
Doing what: Ferry to St Tropez from Nice