Vieux Nice is a unique area on the French Riviera with charming old streets, colorful shops and cafes, however given its popularity, finding a spot to park your vehicle is not easy. There is almost no free street parking available, and even if you are able to find a spot on one of the narrow streets the metered parking time is limited to two hours. In practice most visitors choose one of the five paying car parks, which operate around the clock and almost always have parking lots available. We provide an overview of the most convenient car parks in Nice Old Town below.
103 Quai des Etats-Unis, tel: +33(0)4 93 53 15 95
The Sulzer car park is our favorite options in Nice. It is operated by Interparking and is clean, modern and spacious. It has been in service since only 2013 and compared to other public car parks in the Vieux-Nice area is by far the most modern and pleasant. It has 455 underground parking lots and the first hour is free if you manage to stay less than an hour (otherwise you will have to pay for it). The exit takes you by elevator to a green square (Esplanade Georges Pompidou) overlooking the sea and less than 100 meters from place Masséna, and a similarly short distance from the Nice Opera house. Prices range from Euro 4.10 for an hour, Euro 5.90 for two hours and 27 Euros for one day.
3 rue Alexandre Mari, tel: +33(0)4 92 17 54 39
The Corvesy car park occupies a building on the recently renovated rue Mari about half-way between place Masséna and place du Palais de la Justice. While the car park itself is somewhat less spacious than Sulzer, it’s easy access from place Masséna make it quite popular.
The following three Nice old town car parks are all operated by Indigo (formerly Vinci Park)
Cours Saleya, tel: +33(0)4 93 85 17 39
The Saleya car park is located under the Cours Saleya flower and food market. It is also steps away from the palais de la Préfecture and the chapelle de la Miséricorde.
Palais de Justice
Place du Palais de Justice, tel +33(0)4 93 85 17 39
This car park is underneath the place du Palais de Justice – for many the center of the old town. The courthouse is located on this square as well as several popular cafes. It’s the closest car park to place Rossetti as well as the eastern part of the old town.
Parking Place Masséna
Place Masséna, tel +33(0)4 93 85 17 39
Finally, Indigo operate another car park on the masséna square. It is rather dark with what feels relatively narrower parking lots and difficult access, however you are on the main square in Nice and can easily access the old town as well as Promenade du Paillon, avenue Jean Médecin and rue Masséna shops and restaurants once you go overground.
Note: metered street parking is free on Sundays and at night after 8pm, however finding a free spot is challenging.