Cote d’Azur Airports

18 September 2017

The French Riviera is serviced by 3 airports between St Tropez and Monaco. A little further along the coast there are also Toulon-Hyères Airport and Marseille Provence Airport with a range of European and international liasons.

Exclusive Cannes Apartments will happily organise your airport transfers.

Nice Côte d’Azur

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is the largest airport on the French Riviera and the third busiest airport in France. It is connected to the principal European cities and well served by budget and scheduled airlines. The approach to Nice Airport was voted in the top 3 most stunning landings in the world in a 2016 poll.

The airport has 2 passenger terminals with lounge/dining and shopping facilities. The airport was first used for postal flights by hydro-plane to Corsica in 1918. After being used as a military airbase during the war a hard surfaced runway was built in 1944. The current runway is built on reclaimed land from the sea.

Connection to Cannes take around 30 minutes by taxi or private car. There is a regular express bus service to Cannes. The 210 express service takes 50 minutes to the Cannes bus station which is situated in front of the train station. Be aware that the service runs from 08:00 to 20:00, the night service is the N200 departing from terminal 1. More information about the bus connections can be found here.

Cannes Mandelieu

Cannes Mandelieu airport is a business/private jet airport and there are no scheduled flights. The airport started life as a small airfield with an ‘aéro-club’ in the 1930s and was taken over by the government during the Second World War. The post-war era saw the airfield become an international airport.

Situated on the banks of the Siagne River in the La Bocca district, 5 km west of Cannes city centre. With a runway length of 5282 feet and is suitable for small props, small jets and regional airliners.

St Tropez La Môle

The glamorous resort of St Tropez is served by, Golfe de Saint-Tropez Airport, a small airport 15km to the west of the town. There is a short runway and helicopter landing pad. Flights can only land between sunrise and sunset due to the lack of night lights.

Baron Charles Boyer de Fonscolombe built the airport for his family’s private use in 1964 on the land of their family pile, Chateau de la Môle. It was first registered as a category D airport in 1983 for private and business use. International flight arrivals must be booked at least 24 hours in advance for immigration purposes. 

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