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Riviera Pebbles Blog: Renting a post box in Nice

Posted on 6th May 2022 in Guest Info


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Being abroad shouldn’t mean that you miss out on online purchases or letters from loved-ones – and it doesn’t. Guests staying for more than a couple of weeks often ask us how they can receive parcels and letters whilst living in France. It is not feasible to send post to the letterbox in the building as this needs the building manager and post service approval, and without it, it’s likely your post will go astray. There are a couple of companies in Nice that allow you to rent post-boxes (much like a PO Box in the UK), for a fee. Pebbles also offers a service if guests purchase our post package. Here’s how each works.

Post office - Pay-as-you-go (all post offices)

If you only have a couple of items to receive, it might be worth using the Poste Restante service at the local post office. To use this service, you need to make sure that all items addressed to you are written in the Poste Restante format – the sender simply writes your name on the envelope, followed by the words Poste Restante and the full address of the post office of your choice.

The closest post office to our French office is located at 18 Rue de l’Hôtel des Postes, 06000 Nice.

The cost is €0.95 for letters and €0.48 for newspapers and journals. For parcels it is €4.

Mondial Relay

The principle is exactly the same as for delivery in relay points but the shipment can come from an individual. Register on Mondial Relay, create an expedition by defining the weight of the package and choosing the delivery relay centre where the package should arrive (they have 9000 in France). Pay. The sender only has to print the label, stick it on the box and drop off the package at the relay centre closest to their home.

Amazon lockers

Amazon Lockers are sort of big lockers managed by Amazon in which they deliver your orders. Just scan a barcode to open the locker that concerns you. It is obviously reserved for fulfilling orders from Amazon. There are Amazon lockers located right outside the Nice Ville train station.

If shopping online, most of the retailers offer delivery in one of their relay centre instead of home address.

La Poste

Most post offices in Nice will also offer a rented post-box service, at around 70 euros a year for the smallest box. Officially, La Poste will only rent to businesses or professionals, but it is worth enquiring inside as they can sometimes be flexible.

Pebbles Post Office

Pebbles can collect post, but no parcels for guests for a fee of £30 for 30 days or £60 for 90 days. The office collects letters and then emails our guests as the post arrives ready for pick up from our office. Please go to our packages page to order.


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