A small Nice boat offers you a shortcut from one shore to the other of the port of Nice. Allegory of Nice and the Alpes-Maritimes: land of travelers and tourists from all over the world. Exploration in photos, video and virtual visit.

Cross the port of Nice by boat

Lou PassaginA holiday look for this free activity half-practice semi-unusual in the heart of the beautiful city of Nice.
Every day of the week, a small boat, about seven meters long, allows you to cross the harbor from the Charles Félix dock on the west side (Quai Lunel) to the Entrecasteaux dock (east side) and vice versa. The rotation lasts only a handful of minutes and runs from May to the end of September.
This crossing makes it possible to save about 800 meters of walk to make the tour of the Lympia basin but especially to sail on the waters for a few moments ...

Lou Passagin an old local tradition tinged with electric modernity

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The electric motorization of the boat ensures the passengers a calm and almost complete silence. The boat is called "The Ratapignata", which means bat in Nice; one of the symbols of the city. Note that the 2008 edition of the Carnival of Nice was "King of Ratapignata, Raminagrobis and other Ramassis of Rats Masques"

Two captains of ship (Andréa and Manon) ensure, this year 2019, the piloting and the reception of the passengers with kindness and availability. This service managed the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) and the department of Alpes-Maritimes since 2012 is a real success since almost 300,000 people were already transported.

This little shuttle looks in a certain way to the Venetian Traghetto, the song of the gondoliers less, the big sun and the socca and more ...


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