Alpes-Maritimes is a department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. It has 300 sunny days per year, making it an excellent tourist destination.


Absinthe Museum in Antibes

Other destinations


The beach of Nice on the Quai des États-Unis

The department can be divided into three parts:

Get in

By plane

Get around

By train

The main lines run along the coast, and allow going either to Italy (east) or Marseille (west). The local trains are following the two following lines:

Trains also stop in smaller cities (see time table)).

From Nice, high-speed trains TGV runs to Lyon or Paris, with several a few stops in the middle. Note that the portion between Nice and Marseille (2:40) is not operated at high-speed.

The SNCF, the national railway company, also also operates the line train des Merveilles from Nice to the back of the country (Breil-sur-Roya, Tende). This train is often used by tourists.

The region also operated the line Chemin de fer de Provence between Nice and Digne-les-bains in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence departments in the nord. This line is also often referred as Le train des Pignes. It's also serving many small villages as Puget-Thenier, Entrevaux or Annot. Interail cards are not accepted. The trains are not equipped for disable people.

By bus

The Conseil Général (local council) operates a bus network called TAM. It offers to route to almost every town and village within the département. The one-way ticket costs €1 whatever the destination.

The main routes are :

This network also operates (on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and the nights before a public holiday) a night service called NocTAM'bus. The three night routes are:

There are also two special airport routes:

Warning Special fares apply on the airport routes (110 and 210):

Time tables are available online (in French)


Socca, a Niçois speciality, being made in the old city of Nice (Vieux Nice)

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