A friend and I decided somewhat spontaneously to take a trip to Madrid next month and I would like to combine it with a short stay in Nice / Cote d'Azur on the front or back end. We plan to visit at least one other Spanish city, either very close to Madrid or "on the way," loosely speaking, to Nice. I have been researching one-way flight options between Nice and Madrid/other Spanish cities and so far have found economical (<200 euro) nonstops only between Barcelona & Nice. I found Iberia flights from Madrid but they are over $1000! And Brussels Airlines has cheap flights from Madrid and Bilbao, but these go through Brussels. I am somewhat resisting flying through Barcelona for reasons not worth getting into, so would be interested in hearing alternatives filling my criteria, i.e., not too expensive, nonstop and near Madrid or on the way to Nice. Otherwise, I'll fly through Barcelona, which in the end, will be just fine, too. Thanks in advance, everyone!