Bulgaria

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For an escape to Bulgaria

A trip to Bulgaria

Hop aboard a Nice-Sofia flight and Bulgaria is yours to discover. We promise you lots of fantastic finds! It may be the most modest of EU countries, but it’s not the least interesting! Its long history has been enriched by the Thracians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Ottomans and the Russians. That means your Nice-Sofia direct flight will open the door to a whole world of charms, with multiple influences. There are Roman ruins, mosques, Orthodox monasteries and Soviet monuments. Then there’s the Black Sea…

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    Bulgarian

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Cathédrale Alexandre Nevsky à Sofia
Sofia

Cathédrale Alexandre Nevsky Sofia

Théâtre national à Sofia

  • Useful information for your trip to Sofia

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    With our partner, Misterfly, it’s easy to find your Nice-Sofia return flight, and book it at the best available price with no additional fees. You’ll soon be taking off to see the golden dome of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the ancient cities of the Black Sea.

    The formalities for travelling to Sofia

    • Formalities: Despite being a member of the EU, Bulgaria is not part of the Schengen Area. Nevertheless, European citizens do not need a visa to enter the country. However, a valid passport or identity card will be required when you arrive in Sofia.
    • Currencies: the Bulgarians pay for their famous yoghurts using their national currency, the lev. There are about 4 lev to 1 euro.

    Your Nice-Sofia direct flight

    The only flight to Sofia from Nice with no stops is with Wizz Air. This Hungarian low-cost airline, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe, offers you the chance to discover the Balkans at the best price, with its low-cost Nice-Sofia flights. Wizz Air flies from Terminal 1 of Nice Airport.

    For Nice-Sofia flights with Wizz Air, as for all flights within Europe, get to the airport at least an hour before your departure time, with your boarding pass ready. Allow an extra quarter of an hour if you need to check in at the airport or put bags in the hold.

    Departure airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport
    Departure terminal Terminal 1
    Arrival airport Sofia Airport
    Arrival terminalTerminal 1

    Arriving at Sofia Airport

    In Sofia, Wizz Air will land at Terminal 1. A shuttle bus leaves every 30 minutes to Terminal 2, where you can find most of the car rental companies and the metro.

    It is around 10 kilometres to the city centre. To get there, you have several travel options:

    • the metro: line 1 will take you to the heart of the Bulgarian capital in less than 20 minutes. The station is at Terminal 2.
    • the bus: from Terminal 1, lines 84 and 184 will get you to the centre in 30 to 45 minutes.
    • a taxi: the airport’s official partner, OK Supertrans, provides yellow taxis in front of Terminal 1.
    • a hire car: there are around 15 specialist car hire companies competing for your business. Remember: only a third of them have a desk in Terminal 1. The others are in Terminal 2.

What to do in
Sofia ?

Although still a little-known destination among the general public, Sofia is well worth a visit. For a start, it is the departure point for a great discovery: that of Bulgaria, the plains of Thrace, the Rose Valley, the shores of the Black Sea… This little state (which can be crossed in just four hours) is especially enchanting because it is modernising in leaps and bounds, without forgetting its roots. Its offer for tourists is just one example of this! It combines comfortable accommodation, low everyday costs, untamed landscapes and a well-preserved heritage.

Coucher de soleil sur église St Cyrille et St Méthode à Sofia
Sofia

Eglise St Cyrille et St Méthode Sofia

  • A destination of many faces

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    Set off to discover Bulgaria, alone or as a couple, safe in the knowledge that you’re in for a great holiday. Its population is welcoming, its culture rich and varied, and its capital young and dynamic. Brave the train, the motorways (even though they’re often far from perfect) and the side roads, to discover three countries in one…

    • Urban Bulgaria’s cities and towns: Monuments, museums, shopping, great places to eat, stay or visit, and a good nightlife: Sofia it is not to be missed. With its picturesque old town and its Roman ruins, Plovdiv is unbelievably romantic. The former capital of the Bulgarian kingdom, built on hills, Veliko Tarnovo is dominated by the Tsarevets mediaeval fortress.
    • Rural Bulgaria: Vitosha Nature Park, where the people of Sofia come to ski and hike, is the oldest of its kind in the Balkan Peninsula. Visit the Rila mountains, to see the splendid monastery that shares their name. Or fall in love with the Rose Valley, which from May to June is covered with flowers as far as the eye can see.
    • Coastal Bulgaria, with its age-old fishing villages: Nessebar and Sozopol. These havens of cobbled streets and wooden houses are fully deserving of their place on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • The top 10 things to do in Sofia and Bulgaria

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    • Look up and admire the golden domes of Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, one of the largest cathedrals in the Orthodox world.
    • See the Changing of the Guard in front of the Presidency Building, then go into the courtyard to discover the Church of Saint George, the oldest building in Sofia.
    • Walk down Vitosha Boulevard, an endless pedestrian street and Sofia’s shopping paradise.
    • Immerse yourself in the history of Soviet era Bulgaria by visiting the Monument to the Soviet Army or the unusual Museum of Socialist Art.
    • Cross Eagles’ Bridge, then stroll around Borisova Gradina, a green haven in the city. This park offers tranquillity, nature, a Japanese garden and a zoo.
    • Experience Sofia by night in a local club, such as Yalta Club, a favourite among top DJs, or Mixtape 5.
    • If you’re visiting in the warmer months, do like the locals and take bus line 3 to Lake Pancharevo. Here you can enjoy pedalos and kayaking, take a dip, or just relax.
    • Sample rakia, Bulgaria’s national drink, in the “Soviet” surroundings of Raketa Rakia Bar, or on the panoramic terrace of the Sense Hotel Rooftop Bar.
    • Take a BDZ express train to Plovdiv. The journey takes 2h30. “Ancient and eternal” according to its motto, Plovdiv is the second-largest city in the country. Visitors can see ancient ruins, wooden houses and Belle Époque buildings. A superb sight!
    • Cross the entire country in just three and a half hours’ drive, to see the two pearls of the Black Sea: the villages of Nessebar and Sozopol. They might remind you of Saint-Tropez, but without the jet set and sky-high prices.

Regular flights Nice - Sofia SOF

Nice → Sofia SOF

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