The Vélo-Bleu is a great way to get around the city. There are 1750 blue bikes available at 175 stations (bournes) between Nice, St Laurent du Var and Cagnes sur Mer, and a designated bike path runs between these three towns. To sign up, it costs €1/day or €5/week (€10/mo; €25/yr) and the first half of use is free. The second 30 minutes costs €1, and then it’s €2 an hour after that. You can get around this by simply stopping and returning the bike at any station and then re-renting it. Register online for short-term rentals but when providing your mobile phone number be sure to include your international country code. Why? To access a bike, you have to call the station you are standing in front of and it will only recognise your international number. Contact Vélo-Bleu at 04 93 72 06 06 or visit

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