NB, please do not rely solely on this information for your travel plans.
COTE D'AZUR: BY AIR
From the UK: carriers include British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, BMI, Flybe and Jet2. Flight times are around 2 hours from London.
Within Europe: try Vueling, easyJet and Iberia.
From the USA: Air France and Delta.
By train from the UK: From Lille Europe (connections with Eurostar) or from Paris Gare de Lyon, the TGV races down to Avignon, Nimes, Montpellier or Marseilles; the latter service then carries on to Cannes and Antibes en route to Nice. Journey times from London, changing at Lille Europe, are:
Avignon: 6 hours
Nimes / Montpellier: 7-7.5 hours
Nice: 9 hours