Until 2003, the Concorde flew from the east coast to Europe in 3 hours. Today it takes 7 3/4. Progress?
Until 2003, the Concorde flew from the east coast to Europe in 3 hours. Today it takes 7 3/4. Progress?


We will be departing from various venues, but Nice Cote d'Azur (Code: NCE) will be the airport of arrival. It is located a short 32 kilometers (20 miles) from our Villa.

There is only one non-stop flight from the U.S. to Nice: Delta has a daily flight (#412) leaving New York (JFK) around 8:00 pm and arriving Nice about 10:30 am the next morning (the time difference is +6 from the east coast, +9 from the west coast). This is recommended for those wishing to avoid connecting in a major European city. It also is the only flight that will get you there relatively early in the day; all European connections will arrive Nice mid to late afternoon.

Nice is served by all the major European cities but London and Paris will normally be preferred as Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle airports offer the most connections on flights from the U.S. If you take Lufthansa across the pond, then Munich will likely be your connecting city. The flight time for the European segment down to Nice will be about 1.5 hours.

 
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport -- French Alps in Background
Nice Cote d'Azur Airport -- French Alps in Background
 
When you arrive at the Nice airport and leave the secured area, you will be greeted by a limousine driver with your name displayed on a placard. (The company name is Executive Transport Services based out of Nice -- Tel. No. 33 04 92 98 06 29) He will assist with your luggage and drive you directly to the Villa. The ride should take about 25 minutes and this will be your first opportunity to test your Francaise. The French adore Americans that converse in the their native tongue, even if you stumble a bit.
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