Travel with your family

Step by step, make your trip easier with your family.

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is the first airport in France to hold the Famille Plus label. This label certifies the airport's commitment to a comprehensive family welcome strategy.

  • Formalities

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    Your children are subject to the same regulations as you. If the country you are travelling to requires a passport and visa, your children must have their own.

    New regulations are in place since 15 January 2017 concerning minors leaving the country. An authorisation to leave the country is required for a minor child who lives in France and travels abroad alone or without parents. It is a form established and signed by a parent (or legal guardian). The form must be accompanied by a photocopy of an identity document from the signing parent. More information here

  • Security Control

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    Children's seating and mobility equipment such as strollers, and baby carriers... will be machine controlled for safety.

    Baby food and liquids, without limitation to the container size, will be allowed under certain conditions:

    • The authorised quantity shall be proven necessary for the duration of the round-trip journey as well as the length of the stay.
    • All products are subject to additional controls by the security agent.
    • These controls may require the security agents to open the products to inspect their contents.
    Mascotte Alfa

    Look out for ALFA, our mascot, who will lead you to a less stressful security check. The control process remains identical at the Famille Plus control points.

    For weekend departures during the Zone B school holidays (including Nice, Aix and Marseilles), trained staff will be there to welcome families with a smile, allowing your little ones to go through security without stress and turning these compulsory controls into a fun part of the trip.

    Stewardesses will hand out gifts in the form of colouring sets, coloured pencils and sweets, so that children are kept entertained while they wait to board the aircraft.

    ALFA, our mascot, will show you the way to the control points. Let your children find them, for there are surprises in store.

    After all these stages, you may leave the security control point and return to the boarding lounge.

  • Pushchairs & Childcare articles rental

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    Self-service pushchairs

    When you pass through the dedicated family security checkpoint, you are welcome to take a pushchair. They are self-service.

    To keep both parents and little ones happy, you can find the Alfa pushchairs:

    • at both terminals
    • airside only
    • near security
    • around ten pushchairs at each point
    • for children weighing less than 25 kg

    Childcare items

    The custom childcare equipment rental service, offering all the necessary equipment for a trip to the Côte d'Azur, whether it’s for a few days or for several weeks: rentals are available for a minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 6 months. Pushchairs; baby carriers; car seats, high chairs; folding beds; baby baths; etc. It’s now possible to travel light with children.

    Service offered in partnership with Kidelio, reserve now here.

  • Nursery

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    Most of the sanitary facilities are equipped with an independent unisex changing station. Mums and dads can both use them! The others have a changing table on the ladies’ side.

    Each changing station has:

    • a changing table, with disposable nappies.
    • toilets for children, as well as a carefully installed hand wash in this specially designed space.

    Terminal 1 changing station (dedicated premises)

    • Public area: near the toilets located in the arrivals hall
    • Airside: in Boarding area A, B and the Baggage claim area

    Terminal 2 changing station 

    • Public area (dedicated premises):
      In the departures hall: in front of the Relay store and near the Monop Daily
    • In the arrivals hall: near the helicopter desks & near exit A1
    • Airside (in the ladies’ toilets):
      •    in front of boarding gates A11, A12
      •    Area A, near Gate A20
      •    Area B
      •    Schengen side of Baggage claim area
      •    International side of Baggage claim area

    New: a dedicated changing station has just been opened in the toilets at gate A00

  • Play Areas

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    The boarding areas offer play spaces for children aged 3 to 12:

    • At Terminal 1 (boarding area B) and Terminal 2 (boarding area A), interactive play walls are available for young and old alike to have fun.
    • At Terminal 1 (boarding areas A & B), you can have some wild games of table football.
    • At Terminal 1, the Bar Restaurant La Plage offers a play space upstairs, as well as... a slide!

    Specially built for children, these play spaces have been designed so that your little ones can have fun while staying safe.

  • Restaurants & Shops

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    Come with the family. Practicality.

    More or less the keyword foranybody travelling with a tribe. Pick an eatery with table seating like Chez Jean with its terrace or Jamie’s Italian, two spots in Terminal 2 also offering takeaways. Or head to Saleya, the cafeteria on the first floor in the check-in hall, whose menu appeals to young and old alike. Lastly, give Eric Kayser’s delicious pastries a try! .

    Unless you prefer to take time for an aperitif in Bar Horizon with a view over the runways that will appeal to youngsters!

    Let yourself be tempted in Terminal 1 by the unusual decor of La Plage by Thierry Marx with its stylish Riviera seaside allure. In a hurry or overwhelmed? Opt for a takeaway: in the check-in hall, Monop’ offers a wide choice of sandwiches, salads, and hot dishes for reheating on the spot. You can also rely on Bread & Co for a snack or coffee break.

    And if you have a sweet tooth? Try a homemade cake or an original cookie from Emilie and the Cool Kids in the arrivals area, although there’s a wide range of savoury delights on offer too Last-minute travellers from Terminal 1 can choose between Tribs' gourmet recipes in the check-in hall, Starbucks (also in Terminal 2) or the so-British touch of Pret à Manger in the departure lounge.

    All of the airport's restaurants have child-friendly facilities. All these restaurants will be particularly attentive to the needs of families and children

  • Testimonials from families

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    Enfant Famille Plus

    Testimonial from the ROPTIN family

    Bérengère ROPTIN and her two children, Ludivine aged 5 and Gaël aged 2 and a half, took off from Nice on an Emirates flight to go and meet daddy who was on the Seychelles

    "This was the first time my children and I flew together. They were really excited at the idea of getting on a plane to go to see their father on the other side of the world, on the Seychelles. My husband is a sailor."
    "I discovered the Famille+ programme when I got to the airport, and I was pleasantly surprised because it’s truly convenient."
    "The children were given a small gift when we got to the boarding lounge. They spent part of the flight and some of the holiday colouring the book. I must confess it kept them nicely entertained."
    "While we waited to board, Ludivine and particularly my son Gaël had lots of fun in the play area: it’s a complete bonus for parents... it lowers stress levels, the kids enjoy themselves, they feel at home in the airport."
    "I strongly recommend all parents to make use of your airport’s Famille+ services, and I’ve already told people around me."

    Testimonial from the CHAPUIS family

    Témoignage de la Famille Chapuis

    Clarisse Chapuis, her husband and their two children Maïlys aged 6 and Mathieu aged 2

    and a half, followed Alfa on their way to take off on an Aer Lingus flight to Ireland.

    "I was not familiar with the Famille+ programme before flying out of Nice. I was greeted by an agent at the screening station, who showed us the dedicated lane for families."

    "It was a pleasant experience for all. My daughter got some face paint, and my son was too shy to try it but he really enjoyed the colouring set he was given."

    "I didn’t know what other services were available, but I discovered them reading the small brochure I was given. We came by bus because we live 20 kilometres from Aix en Provence. But if we come again by car I’ll look for Famille+ parking spots. Compared to other airports, this one’s really good! The programme is very comprehensive."

    "These small extras ensured my children’s experience at the airport was an enjoyable one! They set to work on the colouring book straight away, and especially when we were all together on the plane."