Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Renovated to a high standard, situated within 'Vieux Nice' , the apartment benefits from a number of full length, double glazed windows making it feel light and airy. It not only looks out onto the Rue de La Croix and some of the typical old buildings seen within this 'quartier' but also towards the Chapelle Saint Croix , a lovely baroque chapel dating back to the 17th century ( open Tuesday afternoons to the Public).
The building itself is18th Century and exudes charm with balconies and shutters and is typically French. The apartment sleeps 2 people comfortably. The lounge area benefits from two large windows to give alot of natural lighting with one of the windows opening onto a small balcony looking towards the chapel, the other window opening onto the fascinating streets within the Old town. The property has Satellite TV with (english) Sky News, CNN , BBC News, Bloomberg etc + many Freeview channels ( mostly in French but a great way to learn the language !) and Wi-Fi Internet access .
The bedroom is fresh and light and benefits from a large built in wardrobe and a floor to ceiling window which opens onto a small balcony which looks towards the 'Parc' and beyond. The new en suite shower room has been freshly tiled and painted, with a wall mirror and suitable lighting. It also provides heating if necessary.
The brand new kitchen area provides all the amenities you require to make your stay a comfortable one with a round folding table which easily seats up to 4 people to enjoy your freshly prepared meals, accompanied of course by a glass of rosé in the evenings !
In the cooler months , the apartment benefts from wall mounted heaters, both in the lounge area and the bedroom which soon heats up the apartment to make it warm and cosy.
The surrounding area has a real French feel to it with lots of narrow streets to navigate your way through to the many restaurants and patisseries for you to try some of the local delicacies, all of which are a short walk away towards the Cours Saleya. Place Massena is within a 10 min walk and has many restaurants, bars and shops with a great vibrant feel to it whether it be during the day or at night when the place buzzes with enthusiasm and excitement. Not to be missed !
Behind the property, you can walk up to Le Parc du Chateau with spectacular views over Nice and beyond. Here you get an amazing view over the bay of Nice ( the Baie des Anges) towards the airport and also towards the Port with its many private yachts and cruise ships. Alternatively, you can catch the white tourist train along the Promenade des Anglais to the top of the park, which takes you through the Old Town along the way and is well worth a trip. Or, you can simply stroll along the Promenade or sit and watch the world go by whilst appreciating the breathtaking colour of the azure blue sea which can be seen on many of the sunny days. In the evening, why not watch the sun as it sets over the Baie des Anges. As they say, the world is your oyster and here you can enjoy and savour every minute of it to the full.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||The Baie des Anges 500 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice International Airport 7 km, Nearest railway: Nice Ville Train Station 1 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors||
There is comfortable seating in the lounge area with a settee to sit and watch a DVD or to read if you prefer
( DVDs and books are provided) and additional seating too so there is plenty of room for everbody. Information re the surrounding areas has been provided together with details of any Special Events happening whilst you may be there.
The apartment has been tastefully furnished to give it a ' home from home' feel for you to settle in and enjoy your stay. The stairwell to the apartment has been newly renovated and is fresh and welcoming and well lit for you to find your own little 'haven' in Old Nice. Whilst the apartment is close to all amenities, it is quiet at night
|Further details outdoors||
There are many shops within the narrow streets surrounding the apartment which can supply you with all your needs during your stay. There are also many others such as artisan shops, jewellers, leather goods, footware, individual clothes shops, in fact everything you might like so why not 'treat' yourself as a momento of your stay in Nice. Intermingled are many boulangeries and cafes for you to try some of the local produce or indeed why not try one of the many ice cream makers found around this area with so many incredible and unusual flavours to sample.
* Welcome pack provided on arrival with basic produce i.e milk, water , baguette and a bottle of wine
* Bed Linen and towels are provided for your convenience
* Beach Towels and mats are provided
*Please let us know in advance the estimated time of your arrival so that we can plan ahead.
GUEST REVIEWS :
We have enjoyed our stay enormously. Having stayed in many apartments across Europe, we can honestly say that this is one of the best. Everything you would wish for is here and the location is fantastic - right in the heart of the Old Town , with added local atmosphere makes for a truly authentic experience. Thank you to Sheena for the kindness she has extended to us during our stay would recommend without hesitation. Amazing weather ( unexpectedly good and very welcome ) - Lytham St Annes UK
We have both had a wonderful holiday once again in Nice. This has been our first visit though in an apartment and after our experience this vacation, will do so again. We both echo all the positive comments mentioned previously by other guests . A special thank you to Sheena though who has made our trip memorable from her first e mail to her fond farewell. We also loved the special touches such as the free Wi-Fi and welcome pack. - Southport UK
Had a great short stay in Nice. We could not have chosen a better place to stay - the apartment is fantastic ! The location is perfect and the Old City is fascinating. Thank you to Sheena and Mike for your warm welcome. Hopefully we will be back. ' Pretty Much Perfect ' - Birmingham UK
Our second stay in this lovely apartment and thank you once again for the little touches that make this break so special - such a superb location. Thank you once again - Devon UK
Had a lovely stay here in Nice ! The apartment is in an excellent location, close to everything but still felt nice and quiet and lovely to come back to after a long day sightseeing. It was great to be met at the bus by Gail. Our favourite places to visit, Antibes, Villa Rothschild and Monaco - loved looking at the luxury yachts ! Many thanks - Bristol UK
Thank you Sheena for giving us the opportunity to stay in your fabulous apartment. We honestly couldn't have asked for a better / nicer place to stay whilst in Nice. The location is perfect and the apartment is so clean and modern and the welcome pack is a lovely personal touch. We have had a great few days and will definitely return to Nice and stay here again. It will be recommended to friends and family !! Thanks again and maybe we'll be in touch in the future .......... Kilkenny Ireland
Second time in Nice for us and the apartment was a great base to explore from. The larder was very thoughtfully stocked with basics which we did not expect plus a couple of generous extras ! Thank you - New Forest UK
Had a lovely stay here in Nice - 4th time of coming to Nice forgot how lovely it is. Great apartment in a great location. Thanks Sheena - we will be back ! Buckinghamshire UK
What a lovely time I had in Nice - so much to do, see and eat and enjoy this great City ! Coming 'home' to Sheena's apartment at the end of the day was fantastic - it has so much charm and really is a home away from home, so well equipped and spotlessly clean. The personal welcome off the bus and the welcome groceries were very much appreciated and took the stress out of everything, as did Sheena's first class customer service in the run up to my visit keeping in touch by phone and e mail. I would love to come back - Belfast
We've had a lovely time in Nice ! The apartment was lovely, clean, well situated and had everything we needed to have a lovely time. Anywhere you could want to go is within easy reach and the airport and train station are not too far away, Its lovely to be this close to the sea front. Thanks to Sheena and Mike for helping us to enjoy our Honeymoon even more by having such a lovely apartment - Lancaster UK
This was our first visit to Nice. The apartment has played a large part in making it an unforgettable holiday. A wonderful location and everything we needed. Sheena and Mike were so helpful too - much appreciated !! Heswall UK
Our stay in Nice was brief - just 4 nights . Correspondence with Sheena leading up to our break made us feel our trip and our stay in this lovely apartment was going to be smooth and trouble free and that has proved to be the case. We had trips to Villefranche and Menton and had time to enjoy a day on the beach lying out at the Opera Plage. Once again thanks to Sheena - definitely a place we would like to come back to. Ross on Wye Herefordshire UK
What a lovely apartment . We really appreciated its superb location and its cleanliness. Thanks Sheena for such a wonderful apartment - London UK
Well we know by now how lovely the apartment is ! Thanks Sheena for a great week ! A fantastic place to stay - will be letting friends and family know - Wirral UK
A wonderful holiday and the apartment was perfect. Central to all the action and so easy to get around - slightly exhausted after the stairs but it helped to work off Fenochio's ice cream ! Cardiff Wales UK
Fantastic week in the sun and a joy to re visit this place - as clean and well equipped as I had remembered. So well situated and yet so quiet. Discovered new restaurants including La Petite Cocotte - you will need to book ! Still things to explore next year - thank you ! Warwickshire UK
A perfectly situated apartment in easy reach of all the attractions Nice has to offer. Really enjoyed living the life of a local and baffling the natives with my O'Level French. Got used to the stairs and felt fitter after a 2 week stay. We had a great holiday and alot of fun - UK
This is a fantastic flat in a marvellous location - spotlessly clean and well furnished and equipped. Sheena has thought of everything to make our stay enjoyable - Thank you so much - Scotland
Thank you for the beautiful flat & hospitality. We were last week in Villefranche , it was also beautiful but the high stairs in the town were a little too much for our old feet. The atmosphere in the Old Town here is wonderful - Thank you Sheena - Finland
Again I enjoyed my stay in your lovely apartment. There is no better one in Nice - thank you - Germany
Great flat ! Thanks for taking such good care of us . We appreciated all the supplies you provided to make the beginning of our stay so easy. The flat has such a great location. It was wonderful to have easy access to the sea, markets and the bus lines. We truly appreciate how clean and well kept the flat is. thanks for helping our stay in Nice so wonderful - Maine USA
Such a lovely stay ! Your apartment was just wonderful ! Merci Beaucoup - Wisconsin USA
This is a lovely flat furnished & equipped with great care & an ideal location for exploring every part of Nice. Convenient for public transport in all directions and only 2 or 3 minutes walk from the sea. Its charm is further enhanced by the view of the church facade right opposite. Thank you for a terrific holiday - London
A perfectly positioned apartment , well equipped with everything we required for a very enjoyable week. I hope to return very soon. Many thanks to Sheena - Norfolk UK
We have really enjoyed our week in Nice, despite v mixed weather ! The apartment is lovely - quiet, yet near to everything ,well equipped , comfortable and very welcoming. We hope to be back and would definitely stay here again , thank you ! Nottingham UK
Great to come to Nice again for some much needed winter sun. Charming little enclave opposite the pretty chapel - a convenient,compact bolt hole away from the hustle & bustle. lovely and quiet. Suffolk UK
We're sad to leave ! We've enjoyed our stay very much. Thank you for your excellent hospitality especially the delicious bottle of rosé Thank you for everything - Bristol UK
This nice and very well decorated flat is the perfect location to discover Nice and all the other wonderful surroundings - a ' must' would be the amazing Villa Rothschild and those wonderful gardens. What a loveable different world is Vieux Nice ! Dont hesitate to do the things you adore! Many Thanks Sheena - Weyhe, Germany
A great stroke of luck to find this wonderful, well appointed apartment. Incredibly warm & cosy for a winter break, everything we could want. Enjoyed the Monday antiques market in the Cours Saleya. Many thanks to Sheena for the excellent service and accommodation. Somerset UK
A very nice apartment in the heart of the Old Town - so close to everything , a perfect location. Denmark
A lovely half term break with lots of warm sunshine. Ideal location for exploring Old Nice - 2 mins from restaurants & shops but very quiet .Took the bus to St Paul de Vence ( not great in the rain !) and to Villefranche ( lovely lunch and a glass of rosé in the sun !) A great way to spend my Birthday - thank you ! Toddington UK
Thank you ever so much for having us stay in this lovely apartment. We enjoyed every bit of it . Hope to have stayed longer and will miss this place. Thank you SO much , hope to come back again - Jo' burg South Africa
We saw this apartment advertised online whilst looking for a last minute 5 day break & were delighted to have found a real gem. Tucked away in the quiet street of the old town it is the perfect location for discovering Nice. The apartment itself is of high quality and spotlessly clean and we were very grateful for the extras provided. We couldnt have wished for anything better other than maybe a longer stay - Swanses Wales
We have had a wonderful break in this lovely apartment. The attention to detail from the presentation of the apartment to the welcome pack is 2nd to none. We feel we have found a wonderful gem in a superb location whether you just wish to chill or explore Nice. Thank you for making our stay so special - we are so looking forward to our next visit - Plymouth Devon
This is our 2nd stay in this nice & cosy apartment. Been here for 2 weeks this time. We love Nice and to have this apartment with great service/contact and support from the owners does this visit to this wonderful town even better! Looking forward to coming back - perfect location - thank you ! Bergen Norway
A comfortable apartment and the personal welcome was a nice touch. Everything is clean and fresh and alot of thought has been given to the little things, such as being met off the bus and the welcome pack of provisions. Thank You ! Newcastle Upon Tyne UK
Wonderful apartment ! So nice to feel truly at home especially after long days out enjoying the region. Cant wait to come back and stay again soon. Thank you for a wonderful time and all your help. Cambridge UK
Great location ! Easy access to the beach, promenade & train station. old Nice was great with the amount of shops , restaurants , bars & sights. Recommend a day trip to Monaco ! Sheena was a great hostess and the place was outfitted with everything we needed. We would ABSOLUTELY come back and would ABSOLUTELY stay here again - Thank you ! Hawaii , USA
Perfect location, lovely stay. Had everything I needed for a relaxing stay. Cute place with attention to detail and a perfect hostess, very kind & friendly - New South Wales, Australia
We have had a lovely stay at the apartment which is perfectly located in Vieux Nice with a perfect view - Coleraine, Ireland
We have both thoroughly enjoyed staying in this perfectly situated apartment. The owners were both very helpful and made a big effort to make us feel at home. We would recommend a trip to Villefranche which is just up the coast - Bradwell, Derbyshire UK
Great apartment in a great location! We've had a lovely time in Nice and the extra touches have really come in handy ! Would recommend it to everyone. We hope to come back again soon ( if the boyfriends will allow !) - Thanks for everything ! Leicestershire UK
We stayed in the apartment for 3 weeks. As others have mentioned, the owner was extremely helpful with everything. some great local restaurants, Chez Juliett just around the corner is just one. We took most of the trips suggested in the Guestbook provided plus the mountain train. Just a brilliant holiday and I would recommend the accommodation to anyone. Belfast N Ireland
We've had a great time in Nice. The apartment is lovely and the owners could not have been more helpful - Birmingham UK
We've had a wonderful holiday the weather has been idyllic and the Cote D'Azur just dazzling. The personal welcome off the bus was a really thoughtful and caring touch. The apartment was perfect for our needs and very well equipped and finished to a high standard. We especially loved the central location which made us feel part of the hustle & bustle of Nice - SAD to leave ! Gateshead Tyne & Wear UK
Very comfortable & clean and a perfect location. The owner made us feel very welcome and valued. We will be back Delray Beach, Florida
A fantastic oasis amidst the hustle & bustle of the Old Town. A home from home but with all the little touches of a boutique hotel. The owner gave us a great welcome ! Made full use of the tram , train & bus between cannes and monaco. We will come back and definitely recommend to our family and friends Sutton Coldfield UK
Probably the best holiday Ive had with the best accommodation ! A home from home in the perfect location, cant praise the owners enough for being so helpful and for providing such a great little treat of an apartment
Definitely coming back ! Thank You Devon UK
We have stayed in many apartments in various European cities and this is certainly one of the nicest. The felling is so relaxed it really is like being at home. Thanks for the extra touches, tea bags, soap etc it really does make a difference. I can see why you speak so highly of Nice we had a lovely time and will certainly recommend the apartment to friends - Hertfordshire UK
We have so much enjoyed staying in your lovely apartment - so clean and well equipped. The surroundings are beautiful with many great places to eat - we can recommend Chez Juliette in Rue Rosetti - Denmark
Its one of the most welcoming, cleanest and well equipped rentals Ive ever stayed in. Thank You ! What beautiful views from such a central location - so handy for the market, the shops, the promenade - always something new to discover in Nice ! Stratford - upon - Avon UK
Thank you very much ! The apartment is really great ! Bon Santé Germany
You have accomplished a home away from home for us. The apartment is equipped with everything you could possibly wish for. The location is extraordinary, in the middle of everywhere you want to be but still quiet at night, close to the waterfront and public transport within easy reach. We've been to Nice a few times but this is the best we've ever had. We'll be back if you want to have us ! Hamburg , Germany
I had an amazing time in your cosy apartment ! It is so light and full of air. I hope to come back one day for a longer time - Thank You ! Vienna, Austria
We have had a lovely few days in Nice and the apartment has proved to be a great base to go exploring. Your apartment has everything we have needed. Highlight for us was visiting Monaco on Sunday, which was so easy to do. Thanks Sheena , we WILL be back ! Kent UK
What a beautiful apartment in a beautiful spot ! Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality , I really enjoyed exploring Nice and the coast. Notting Hill London
Wonderful warm & sunny weather for Feb and Nice at Carnival time is a great place to be. This is a lovely modern well equipped apartment in a perfect situation. We enjoyed a trip to Ventimiglia, Menton for the lemon festival & St Paul de Vence - all so easy with the excellent transport choices nearby. We appreciated the provisions kindly left for us and we will certainly recommend this to friends and hope to return ourselves. Wimbledon UK
We had a great time here in Nice ! Thank you so much for accommodating us on such short notice. We would happily recommend this lovely apartment to all our friends - Happy New Year - Australia & USA
Great location, well functioning studio and lovely to visit Nice for a Pre Christmas holiday. Good fun to swim in the sea and go directly to the Christmas market afterwards !
Lovely, cosy place, all facilities are provided. Great location in the Old Town reachable to bus and tram. I had the best days of my life , enjoyed the lovely food and wine - Germany & Jordan
Lovely apartment, clean & fresh when we arrivedand just the right size for 2. Had all the things we needed for a very comfortable week! The apartment is very well located - within easy walking distances to most places - going to Ventimiglia market in Italy was also great fun ! Would certainly return to Nice and to this apartment as it is an ideal location. Thank you very much - Hertfordshire UK
We definitely had a great time here in Nice. We loved the area as well as the apartment, the location is perfect. Thank you for trusting us with your home and we look forward to coming back in the future - thanks again
New Jersey , United States
We've had a fantastic Honeymoon in the South of France and our week in Nice was wonderful. We loved the decor of the apartment, the comfort , the welcome basket and information provided - Thanks so Much ! The location is just perfect - quiet, but just besdide everything. We hope to come back sometime - Edinburgh UK
WOW - how fantastic ! Love the apartment , the area - this 3 day taster has been so wonderful, we will be back. Thank you so much we will recommend Nice and especially your apartment - Bristol Uk
Great Holiday ! Such a great central apartment. Walked till we dropped in Cannes & Monte Carlo ! Good memories - Herts UK
After a busy week travelling Italy, we enjoyed a relaxing week in Nice with its beach , shopping, museums and of course food & wine. This is my 7th visit to Nice and this apartment is near to everything you could wish for and very convenient for the bus, tram and train. Your apartment was 'the best' , perfect for our stay , one word just PERFECT. Thank you so much for your kindness and helpfulness, the contact with you has been perfect from start to end, we definitely hope to come back to your lovely apartment. We will recommend you to family & friends - Bergen , Norway
Merci Beaucoup !! A beautiful cosy well equipped apartment in a brilliant location ! We have had a wonderful week exploring Nice and its coastline, St paul de Vence, Villefranche , Villa Rothschild and Monaco all worth a visit. I will certainly recommend this lovely apartment to friends and hope to return again soon - Thank You ! Cheshire UK
My return to your apartment was even more perfect ( if possible ) than my first visit. You have thought of absolutely everything - the presentation, cleanliness and attention to detail made my stay very special. The location is perfect for restaurants, bars and travel to the many beautiful places along the coast. A fabulous holiday - thank you so very much ! Cheshire UK
One week away is too short ! We've been travelling all over France for more than 10 years now & we've seen very beautiful places but Nice & the Cote D'Azur is definitely one of the highlights of the country. The apartment is beautiful and cosy, We've had more than we needed. The location also couldnt be better. We want to thank the owners for their warm welcome - Merci et a la prochaine - Belgium
Now that I really dont know what I can compare these two weeks of our stay with, this place is wonderful. The owners efforts to make this apartment as cosy as possible are undoubtebly worth it. This place has everything you need and more. Its location has also pleased us alot, a magnificent fruit market & the beach are just 5 mins away. Our trip was full of gastronomical, cultural & walking experiences which we will never forget. Thank you so much for your kindness & warm welcome. We're already missing Nice and longing for coming back.
From Moscow Russia
We feel SO lucky to have found such a lovely apartment in gorgeous Nice. We have enjoyed our week exploring the French Riviera but have looked forward to returning in the evening to the apartment with just a short walk from the train station & bus stop. Such a great location ! We recommend visiting Villefranche & Cap Ferrat just a short bus ride away. We hope to return as there is so much left to see and do ! Merci - Swansea UK
JULY / AUGUST 2011
Two wonderful weeks and what a marvellous apartment. We had a very good time here. Thank you to the owners for their kindness, we have felt at home. We have seen many beautiful places and have swam nearly every day. We want to come back again - Thank you So Much !! Mora, Sweden
We stayed in 2 apartments here in Nice and this was definitely our favourite ! Everything we needed was here & we never struggled to find anything. Great finish to our Honeymoon and we'll definitely recommend this place to family & friends ! PS Was lovely to come back & watch a DVD after a long day sightseeing Reading UK
We have been to various apartments before and this apartment definitely belongs to one of the best we have stayed in. The apartment was good equipped for a short term holiday ( we stayed for 9 days ) be it the kitchen, the livingplace with the cosy sofa, the bedroom with its comfortable doublebed and the bathroom as well. The situation of the apartment is more than perfect - we would definitely recommend this apartment - its worth it !
Weve had a brilliant time here in Nice. The apartment is great, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Whilst here we visited Monaco by bus and Cannes & Grasse by train - great holiday hope to come again. Hull E Yorkshire UK
This apartment was perfect for us : we loved the view & the atmosphere around it - we think we'll come back !
Thanks for this warm welcome. This apartment is a beautiful jewel in the Old Town of Nice. We have great holidays. Thank you sooo much - Germany
A spotlessly clean apartment that helped make our stay in Nice an enjoyable one. Take the free lift at the Colline Du Chateau up to the park up at the top for fantastic views over Nice & the Promeande des Anglais. Leamington Spa UK
What a lovely apartment ! We couldnt have wished for better. It's light, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. As for the location, we loved it ! So close to Place Rossetti & the rest of lovely Vieux Nice. It was so helpful to be met from the bus and we did appreciate the ' Welcome Basket ' ( what a nice touch ). We so enjoyed our week, if only we could have stayed longer. Portsmouth UK
This apartment is in the best location in Nice! We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back soon to visit and for sure to stay in this fab apartment.Thanks for a warm welcome and all the info. on Nice , it was a great help ! Tipperary , Ireland
We really enjoyed our time here in Nice and the apartment was wonderful. Thanks for all your help and the info you provided on the surrounding area. This was a great way to finish our honeymoon and we hope to come back some day ! Silver Spring USA
Our stay here was so enjoyable. The apartment had everything we needed all in great condition. This was a perfect location for what we wanted to do. The owners were great, helping us settle in our stay. We would recommend this apartment for anybody that wants a homely atmosphere - Houston Texas
We have had an amazing few days. Apartment is in a fantastic location & is just lovely with everything we needed and more. We will definitely be back again Thank you sooo much - Reading, Berkshire
Merci Beaucoup mes amis ! You have thought of everything ! The apartment is so tastefully decorated! I felt comfy & right at home the moment I walked in. You have anticipated every need & detail and the wine & welcome basket were such a treat ! Of course the location is fabulous --- this has been a truly wonderful week that we will NEVER forget . We cant thank you enough !!! Columbia, Missouri - USA
Excellent apartment in a great location and gave us the opportunity to enjoy Nice & the surrounding areas of the Cote D' Azur ! Thank you for the warm welcome at the tram stop and the Goodies - We have felt very much at home in this very well equipped apartment - Thank you ! Sydney, Australia
Cant thank you enough for this holiday in Nice. We enjoyed staying in your place where we felt at home. Kept very well and we had some lovely breakfasts - Thank you for this Niçoise Dream Holiday ! Finland
Wonderful apartment right in the middle of everything and still very quiet. Thanks for the warm welcome with all the essentials provided. We relaxed in lovely Nice where you can go everywhere on public transport for just 1 euro. We would love to come back ! Denmark
The best apartment we have stayed in. Great location for the old town, market & beach. Lovely decor and very well equipped. The attention to detail has made us feel very welcome & comfortable. We particularly appreciate being met at the bus stop, the welcome pack of provisions & added extras eg toiletries, beach towels etc. Would love to stay here again , Thank You ! London
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
If this is your first visit to the Cote D'Azur, then you are in for a real treat ! There is so much to do for all members of the family with so many exciting places to see, you will not be disappointed. Nice is fun, cultural, sophisticated and exudes charm with a capital C , so enjoy ! We are blessed here with a most amazing Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures most of the year and some 300 days of sun ! The summer months can be particularly hot with temperatures reaching 30°c during July and August.
There are so many wonderful places to explore along the coastline such as Cannes and Monaco both within easy reach either by bus or train and well worth seeing to get the full flavour of the glitzy side of the Cote D'Azur with the many super yachts of the rich and famous. A few stops after Monaco by train and you are in Italy where there is a huge market held every Friday morning with lots of bargains to be had with special mention here of the wonderful Italian leather goods ( takes approx 45 mins by train from Nice station).
Provence is clearly renowned for its rosé wine and lavender fields and if you want to venture further inland then why not pick up a hire car and head towards the vineyards and sample some of the locally produced goods - a fantastic way to see rural France at its best ! Alternatively, in late July / August why not head towards the lavender fields , they really are a truly magnificent sight to behold with a ' carpet' of lavender everywhere.
During the winter months, then why not spend a day or two at one of the ski resorts which are within easy distance ( about 1 and a half hours by car) - the resorts of Isola 2000 and Auron are very popular and are well worth a visit, even if its your first time then why not give it a go - there are not many places where you can be by the sea in the morning and ski-ing by midday !
Nice has attracted many famous people over the years and is full of culture and if art is your 'thing' then why not visit some of the many museums such as the Musee Chagall or Musee Matisse or indeed the Maeght Foundation in nearby St Paul de Vence which holds a mix of modern and contemporary art and contains one of the most important collections in Europe ( you can get to St Paul de Vence in about an hour by bus from the main bus station in Nice). Alternatively, you can visit one of the many Churches / Cathedrals in Nice, some dating back to the 17th Century.
Throughout the whole year there is something going on and events NOT to be missed include :
*The Fete du Citron in Menton with fantastic exhibitions and carnivals with floats made out of citrus fruits
*Nice Carnival - 2010 years theme is The Blue Planet - FULL of huge floats and a great party atmosphere
*Nice Jazz Festival - held at the end of July and attracts people from all over
* Cannes International Firework Festival - countries compete with a grand spectacular of fireworks to music
NOT forgetting to mention of course, the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix and many, many more events !
If you prefer to simply 'chill' and enjoy the sunshine then why not take a sun lounger on the beach, take a dip in the azure sea and maybe treat yourself to a leisurely lunch at one of the many wonderful restaurants along the beach front and sit and watch the world go - what a wonderful life !