Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This superb apartment with it's panoramic sea views from the main and kitchen terraces,marbled floors and parking is on the third floor of Le Melisande, on the Boulevard du Mont Boron and the coastal road between Nice and Villefranche sur Mer. This is one of the most sought after areas in Nice.
The views from the terrace are panoramic, stretching from the old port of Nice, across the Baie des Anges to Cap d'Antibes and with wide-open Mediterranean views.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nice 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice 10 km, Nearest railway: Nice 4 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment comprises of a sitting room, terrace (approx.9 sq. m) hall, kitchen, double bedroom, family bathroom and an additional separate toilet. There are fitted cupboards in the bedroom and hall. On the terrace there is a foldable outdoor dining table, small drinks table and four modern sun chairs.
The sitting room has a marble floor as does the hall and is equipped with a large sofa bed, two armchairs, TV (French channels plus BBC world service), DVD player, stereo system, coffee table and modern Habitat lighting. Wireless Broadband is installed and additionally there is a dining table for six.
The bedroom has a large double bed with side tables. From here, there are hillside views up Mount Boron. The main bathroom is mostly marbled with a big mirror stretching its length.
The kitchen is fully equipped with washer/dryer, dishwasher, hob, self-cleaning oven, microwave, electric kettle and toaster and so on. There is also a table sitting up to four and which can also be used on the rear terrace at breakfast to catch the morning sun.
In the hall cupboard are stored an iron and board, hair dryer, Hoover and a spare single camp bed. Linen, duvets, towels and sheets are provided.
|Further details outdoors|
Entrance to the building is either through the glass and marble lobby to the lift or stairs to the third floor, or from the car park and which is also served by the lift. Access to the car park is by using a hand held electronic gate opener and which is provided. The lift serves only two flats per floor and all communal areas are kept spotless by a live in concierge.
You will be checked in by Tony, who is English, and who will also clean the apartment at the end of stay and handle the laundry.
Although the apartment is self-catering, Tony can arrange to purchase a start up pack of food etc should you wish. However there is a supermarket to the rear of the premesis so food and provision shopping is easy.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Given Nice’s location it is a great spot from where to explore the region. Villefranche is close to the apartment, approximately 3 kilometres away and is one of the most perfectly situated towns on the coast. With its deep natural harbour it is a regular port of call for cruise ships. From there and looking across the beach you can see the exclusive peninsula of Cap Ferrat. Here exist some of the most sumptuous villas on the coast, and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is well worth a visit, as is the zoo should children accompany you. The small chic port with its restaurants should not be missed.
There are, of course many other nearby places worth visiting including Beaulieu, Eze sur mer and Eze Village, Monaco and Menton, and it would not be difficult to pop over to Italy for lunch. This would take about an hour using the autoroute, or less, by train. Attractive villages abound and the food in some of their restaurants can be amazingly good whilst being reasonably priced.
We have been regular visitors to this part of France for very many years and have never found it anything other than delightful.
Nice is a wonderful, alive city and considered the capital of the Riviera. There are many things to do and see and the beach is vast and popular. The Promenade des Anglais, established by the English community in 1822, is tree lined and allows an excellent stroll along the beach. It also passes the famous Negresco Hotel and the façade of the art deco Palais de la Mediterranee. Vieux Nice (Old Nice) with its narrow winding streets, bistros, cafes, boutiques and churches is magical. It’s pastel colours and balconies reflect back to when the city was Italian, pre 1860. There are also a great many Museums and galleries in the City.
It is relatively easy to walk to the beach at Cap de Nice, straight down the hill and from there into the beautiful old port of Nice should you wish.
Local events include:
• January: Sacred music festival, Antibes; Monte Carlo Rally; Mimosa Festival, Mandelieu
• February: Mardi Gras Carnival, Nice; Lemon Festival, Menton; Circus Festival, Monaco; Boat Show, Nice Old Port
• March: Flower International Expo, Cagnes ur Mer; New Orleans Jazz Festival, Juan Les Pins
• April: Tennis Open, Monte Carlo
• May: International Film Festival, Cannes; Monaco F1 Grand Prix
• June: End of the Opera season, Nice; Sacred Music Festivals, Old Nice
• July: Jazz Festival, Nice
• August: Firework Festivals, Monaco; Beaulieu sur Mer, Cap Ferrat, Nice
• September: Grand market for traditional arts and crafts, Old Nice; Start of the Opera season, Nice
• October: Blues Festival, Nice
• November: Start of the skiing Season, Southern Alps; Fireworks spectacular, Monaco
• December: Festivals and markets, Nice
There are events, exhibitions and concerts taking place all year around. To obtain details of events during your visit I recommend you purchase ‘ Semaine Des Spectacles’ which costs 1 Euro and is available at most newspaper shops (Presse) in Nice. Also the many Tourist offices provide details of coming events.