Nice is the seventh most populous urban area in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department. The metropolitan area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of nearly 1 million on an area of 744 km2 (287 sq mi). Located in the French Riviera, on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille. Nice is approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the principality of Monaco and 30 kilometres (19 mi) from the French-Italian border. Nice’s airport serves as a gateway to the region.
The natural environment of the Nice area and its mild Mediterranean climate came to the attention of the English upper classes in the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of aristocratic families took to spending their winters there. In 1931 following its refurbishment the city’s main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais (“Walkway of the English”) was inaugurated by Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, and owes its name to visitors to the resort. These included Empress Victoria of India along with her son Edward VII who spent winters there, and Nice born Henry Cavendish, who discovered hydrogen.
The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to notable painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman. Their work is commemorated in many of the city’s museums, including Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse and Musée des Beaux-Arts. International writers have also been attracted and inspired by the city. Frank Harris wrote several books including his autobiography My Life and Loves in Nice. Friedrich Nietzsche spent six consecutive winters in Nice and wrote Thus Spoke Zarathoustra here. While Anton Chekov completed writing his play Three Sisters when he was living in the city.
Nice has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and it is one of its most visited cities, receiving 4 million tourists every year. It also has the third busiest airport in France, after the two main Parisian ones. It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice.
Situated near the magnificent beaches of the French Riviera, the newly renovated 3-star Campanile Hotel Nice Aéroport l’Arenas offers truly mesmerising views. The hotel is conveniently at the exit of the A8 motorway at the Provence-Italie junction, at the heart of l’Aréna’s financial quarter. The Phoenix Botanical Gardens are only a stone’s throw away!
For those who enjoy a relaxing excursion into nature, you won’t be disappointed. The famous Promenade des Anglais is within fifteen minutes walking distance, with its tranquil pebble beaches and breath-taking musée des Arts Asiatiques.
The Campanile Hotel in Nice Aéroport l’Arenas has 170 air-conditioned and sound-proofed rooms. 5 rooms are adapted for guests with limited mobility.
For your benefit, you can also enjoy our exclusive WiFi+ service: free broadband WiFi throughout the hotel to surf, chat and watch videos to your heart’s content.