A Travel Price Comparison for France Nice vs. Aix-en-Provence for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Nice and Aix-en-Provence can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Nice or Aix-en-Provence?

Nice

Nice, in the French Riviera, is one of the most popular destinations in France. It's located on the southeast coast along the Mediterranean Sea and is the second largest French city on the Mediterranean. It is an energetic city that attracts all types of vacationers from every age group and demographic. It's the 5th largest city in the country and is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes departement. The metropolitan area has a population of about 1 million.

Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence is a city in the south of France about 20 miles north of Marseille. It was the birthplace of Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cezanne. A walking trail links sites including his childhood home, Jas de Bouffan, and his former studio, Atelier Cezanne. The white limestone mountain Sainte-Victoire overlooking the city as well as the surrounding countryside were frequent subjects of his works. The city is all class with its flourishing boulevards and public squares are lined with 17th- and 18th-century mansions, punctuated by gurgling moss-covered fountains. Haughty stone lions guard its grandest avenue, cafe-laced cours Mirabeau, where fashionable Aixois relax on terraces sipping espresso. While Aix-en-Provence is a student hub, its upscale appeal make it more unique and charming to visit than some university towns.

Which city is cheaper, Aix-en-Provence or Nice?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Nice is €105, while the average daily cost in Aix-en-Provence is €111. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Nice and Aix-en-Provence in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Nice 47
    Aix-en-Provence 65
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nice 94
    Aix-en-Provence 130
Compare Hotels in Nice and Aix-en-Provence

Looking for a hotel in Nice or Aix-en-Provence? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Nice


Hotels in Aix-en-Provence


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Our Analysis
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Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Nice 20
    Aix-en-Provence 26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nice

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nice:

  • Airport Transfer: $183
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Cannes in Business Car: $100
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Monaco City: $103
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Monaco City in Luxury Van: $126
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Nice City in Business Car: $84
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Nice City in Luxury Van: $87
  • Cannes Private Transfer from Nice Airport to central Cannes: $146
  • Departure Private Transfers from Nice City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $90
  • Departure Private Transfers from Nice City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van: $87
  • French Riviera: Private Luxury Transfer: $147
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Nice City - One Way: $53
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Villanova D'Albenga International Airport to Nice City - One Way: $320

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Aix-en-Provence

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Aix-en-Provence:

  • Private Transfer Gare TGV to Aix-en-Provence: $75
  • Private Transfer Airport: $100
  • Private Transfer to Cassis & Calanques: $361

Is it cheaper to fly into Nice or Aix-en-Provence?

Prices for flights to both Aix-en-Provence and Nice change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Nice 39
    Aix-en-Provence 26
Typical Food prices in Nice

Some typical examples of dining costs in Nice are as follows:


  • Slushee
    2.50
  • Strawberries
    4.00
  • Loaf of Bread
    3.20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nice

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nice.

  • Mamaz Social Food Lamb Dinner: $38
  • French dinner with a Mediterranean touch in the heart of Nice: $44
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice: $49
  • Nice Food Tour: $50
  • Garden-Fresh Dinner with a View of Nice: $54
  • Provencal cuisine cooking class and meal in Nice: $77
  • Mediterranean fish dinner in Nice: $79
  • Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting: $87
  • Food Tour Specialities Half-day from Nice Small-Group: $95
  • Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch: $100
  • Small-group French Cooking Experience in Saint-Jeannet: $114
  • Nice Afternoon Walking Food Tour with Dinner: $118

Typical Food prices in Aix-en-Provence

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Aix-en-Provence:


  • Dinner for 2
    47

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Aix-en-Provence

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Aix-en-Provence.

  • Fresh market food tour: $31
  • Aix en Provence: Gourmet Food Tour: $39
  • Small-Group Walking Food Tour in Aix-en-Provence: $106

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Nice 9.45
    Aix-en-Provence 18

Tours and Activities in Nice

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Nice are as follows:

  • Old Town of Nice Private Tour and Exploration Game: $4.84
  • Digital Self-Guided Sightseeing Tour: $5.66
  • Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus: $19
  • One Hour Nice Highlights Pedicab Tour: $24
  • French Riviera Mediterranean Coastline Sightseeing Cruise from Nice: $27
  • Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Nice Including Meal: $27
  • Old Town Treasures Walking Tour: $28
  • Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus: $29
  • Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide: $30
  • New Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill: $33
  • Nice Walking City Tour with a Glass of Wine: $38
  • Nice City Small-Group Half Day Segway Sightseeing Tour: $40

Tours and Activities in Aix-en-Provence

Here are a few actual costs in Aix-en-Provence for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Highlights from the capital of Provence on an audio tour: $5.99
  • Aix en Provence City Walking Tours. English Language: $37
  • Aix en Provence Gourmet Walking Tour: $42
  • Aix en Provence Walking Tour with Author: $44
  • Guided Tour in Historical Old City: $62
  • E-Bike Tour of Mount Sainte-Victoire: $62
  • From Half Day Afternoon Lavender Tour: $62
  • Lavenders in Valensole Small Group Afternoon Tour from Aix-en-Provence: $63
  • Provence Lavender Fields Tour from Aix-en-Provence: $70
  • Lavenders in Valensole Small Group Half Day Tour from Aix-en-Provence: $70
  • E-Bike tour of Sainte Victoire Mountain, Aix-en-Provence: $74
  • Aix en Provence Big tour by e-bike + Wine and cheese tasting break: $77

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Nice 13
    Aix-en-Provence 11

Sample the Local Flavors in Nice

Also in Nice, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Nice Bar Crawl and Clubbing: $25
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in an awesome apartment in the heart of Nice: $62
  • Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice: $74
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting and Saint Paul de Vence Tour from Nice: $81
  • Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting: $100
  • Full Day Tour of French Riviera Perched Villages and Wine Tasting from St Jeannet: $118
  • Nice Evening Food & Wine Tasting Tour with a Local: $124
  • Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice Small-Group Tour: $136
  • Côtes de Provence Wine Tour from Nice: $141
  • Wine tour of Provence vineyards in the hills of Nice: $153
  • Full-day Wine Tour in Bellet & Saint-Paul de Vence from Nice: $156
  • Calanques of Cassis, Aix-en-Provence & Wine tasting Shared Tour from Nice: $180

Sample the Local Flavors in Aix-en-Provence

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Aix-en-Provence:

  • Half Day Wine Tour in Coteaux d'Aix: $79
  • Food Tasting, Wine Tasting & Farmers Market in Aix en Provence: $86
  • Cotes de Provence Wine Tour from Aix-en-Provence: $89
  • Half day Wine Tour in Côtes de Provence Sainte-Victoire from Aix en Provence: $89
  • Half day Wine Tour in Coteaux d'Aix and Luberon from Aix en Provence: $89
  • Half day Wine Tour in Bandol & Cassis from Aix en Provence: $101
  • Full-Day Wine Tour Around Aix en Provence from Marseille: $125
  • Full day Wine Tour around Luberon from Aix en Provence: $139
  • Private Full Day Wine Tour in Provence: $360


When comparing the travel costs between Nice and Aix-en-Provence, we can see that Aix-en-Provence is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Europe, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.


When is the best time to visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence?

Both destinations experience a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. And since both cities are in the northern hemisphere, summer is in July and winter is in January.

Should I visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence in the Summer?

The summer attracts plenty of travelers to both Nice and Aix-en-Provence. Most visitors come to Nice for the beaches, snorkeling, and the family-friendly experiences during these months.

In the summer, Nice is around the same temperature as Aix-en-Provence. Typically, the summer temperatures in Nice in July are around 23°C (73°F), and Aix-en-Provence is about 24°C (75°F).

In July, Nice usually receives more rain than Aix-en-Provence. Nice gets 16 mm (0.6 in) of rain, while Aix-en-Provence receives 14 mm (0.6 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Nice 23°C (73°F) 
    Aix-en-Provence 24°C (75°F)

Should I visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence in the Autumn?

The autumn brings many poeple to Nice as well as Aix-en-Provence. The autumn months attract visitors to Nice because of the shopping scene and the natural beauty of the area.

In October, Nice is generally around the same temperature as Aix-en-Provence. Temperatures in Nice average around 17°C (63°F), and Aix-en-Provence stays around 16°C (61°F).

Nice receives a lot of rain in the autumn. Nice usually gets more rain in October than Aix-en-Provence. Nice gets 108 mm (4.3 in) of rain, while Aix-en-Provence receives 78 mm (3.1 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Nice 17°C (63°F) 
    Aix-en-Provence 16°C (61°F)

Should I visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence in the Winter?

Both Aix-en-Provence and Nice are popular destinations to visit in the winter with plenty of activities. The shopping scene and the cuisine are the main draw to Nice this time of year.

Nice is a little warmer than Aix-en-Provence in the winter. The temperature in Nice is usually 9°C (48°F) in January, and Aix-en-Provence stays around 7°C (44°F).

In January, Nice usually receives more rain than Aix-en-Provence. Nice gets 83 mm (3.3 in) of rain, while Aix-en-Provence receives 47 mm (1.9 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Nice 9°C (48°F) 
    Aix-en-Provence 7°C (44°F)

Should I visit Nice or Aix-en-Provence in the Spring?

Both Aix-en-Provence and Nice during the spring are popular places to visit. Many travelers come to Nice for the beaches and the natural beauty.

In the spring, Nice is around the same temperature as Aix-en-Provence. Typically, the spring temperatures in Nice in April are around 13°C (56°F), and Aix-en-Provence is about 13°C (56°F).

Nice usually gets more rain in April than Aix-en-Provence. Nice gets 62 mm (2.4 in) of rain, while Aix-en-Provence receives 48 mm (1.9 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Nice 13°C (56°F) 
    Aix-en-Provence 13°C (56°F)

Typical Weather for Aix-en-Provence and Nice

Nice Aix-en-Provence
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 9°C (48°F) 83 mm (3.3 in) 7°C (44°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Feb 9°C (49°F) 76 mm (3 in) 8°C (46°F) 54 mm (2.1 in)
Mar 11°C (51°F) 71 mm (2.8 in) 10°C (50°F) 44 mm (1.7 in)
Apr 13°C (56°F) 62 mm (2.4 in) 13°C (56°F) 48 mm (1.9 in)
May 16°C (62°F) 49 mm (1.9 in) 17°C (63°F) 42 mm (1.7 in)
Jun 20°C (68°F) 36 mm (1.4 in) 21°C (69°F) 28 mm (1.1 in)
Jul 23°C (73°F) 16 mm (0.6 in) 24°C (75°F) 14 mm (0.6 in)
Aug 23°C (73°F) 31 mm (1.2 in) 23°C (74°F) 29 mm (1.1 in)
Sep 21°C (69°F) 54 mm (2.1 in) 20°C (69°F) 47 mm (1.9 in)
Oct 17°C (63°F) 108 mm (4.3 in) 16°C (61°F) 78 mm (3.1 in)
Nov 12°C (54°F) 104 mm (4.1 in) 11°C (51°F) 58 mm (2.3 in)
Dec 10°C (49°F) 78 mm (3.1 in) 7°C (45°F) 56 mm (2.2 in)


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