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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This fabulous air-conditioned apartment is on the 1st floor of an historic Old Nice building, inside it's been renovated with style and flair to produce a sophisticated town centre apartment that's the ultimate home from home in the centre of the capital of the French Riviera.
Situated in Rue Saint Vincent, a quiet street off the main drag the apartment is very spacious and has a loft flavour that's accentuated by the huge beams on the ceiling and the very tall French windows.
The apartment has been recently renovated with a lot of style, and it's now presented, decorated and furnished to perfection.
It's very large living room (40 sq m) is complimented by a new kitchen, a beautiful walk in shower with 2 shower heads and three bedrooms.
* Twin beds in 3rd bedroom can be joined upon request
GOOGLE MAP LOCATION: http://bit.ly/HlPOX8
Just off rue de la Préfecture, on a quiet street off the main drag this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town. It is just a few minutes walk from both the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais. There are countless cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer. The bus station is just a five minute walk through the Old Town. There is a nearby public car park directly underneath the Cours Saleya.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Nice Beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Airport (NCE) 6.2 km, Nearest railway: Nice Gare 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Extremely spacious lounge and dining room with high oak beamed ceilings. Includes 40" HD Sony TV with Bose surround sound and Wi-FI connection. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need for self catering holiday. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have king size beds, Bedroom 1 also has a TV. The third bedroom has twin beds. Fully fitted air conditioned except Bedroom 2 which has a De Longhi portable air con unit, clock radios, table lights, hairdryer. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space with hangers and bedside tables and draws. Bathroom with walk in shower and mirrored cupboard unit.
|Further details outdoors|
Bikes are available for rental, there is a bike station at the end of Rue Saint Vincent.
There is a car park at the end of Rue Saint VIncent called "Palais de Justice" , it is expensive though as are all car parks in Nice.
English/French speaking agent on hand to answer any questions or assist in tourist trips, translation, car hire etc.
If you need help on transport I use a local tour company who offer a door to door service and are cheaper than Airport taxis
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The Côte d'Azur polarizes opinions like few other places in France. For some, it is the quintessential Mediterranean playground – the glamour queen of the coast – for others, it has become almost a parody of its image, an overdeveloped expensive victim of its own hype.
But in the gaps between the uncontrolled and often eclectic developments, and on the offshore islands, the remarkable beauty of the hills and land's edge, the scent of the plant life, the mimosa blossom in February and the impossibly blue water after which the coast is named, the Côte d'Azur remains undeniably captivating.
The chance to see the works of innumerable artists seduced by the land and light also justifies the trip: Cocteau in Menton and Villefranche, Matisse and Chagall in Nice and Vence, Léger in Biot, Picasso in Antibes and Vallauris, and collections of Fauvists and Impressionists at St-Tropez and Hauts-de-Cagnes. And it must be said that Monaco and Cannes, places you either love or hate, certainly have an entertainment value, while the two great cities of Marseille and Nice have their own special magnetism.
THE 7 DAY RECOMMENDED ITINERARY:
Nice's historic Old Town is a magnet for tourists and property buyers alike. Full of lively bars, gastronomic restaurants, Provencal boutiques and oozing with atmosphere, the Old Town is undoubtedly one of the most popular areas of Nice.
The Old Town, or Vieux Nice, as the locals call it, dates back to the 16th century and is bordered by the Promenade des Anglais, the 'Chateau on the hill' and Boulevard Jean Jaures. The main bus station, the beach and the new Tramway stops are all within 5 minutes of anywhere in the Old Town, making it an ideal location for holiday-makers.
The Chateau on the hill is the former site of a once great castle that had panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Demolished in 1706, the site and adjacent grounds now contain a large park, playground, a waterfall and many areas from which one can enjoy spectacular views of Central Nice, the Port, the Promenade des Anglais and the long beach that winds itself around the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). If the 213 steps to the top seem daunting, one can take the public elevator for a token fee.
Vieux Nice is a traditional Medieval village characterised by narrow, winding streets and buildings that date back to the 16th Century. There are many traditional shops selling Provencal fabrics and Nicoise gourmet foods, such as Socca, a pancake made from chick peas and olive oil. The Salad Nicoise is also a local favourite, featuring prominently on restaurant menus in the city. In the evening, the Old Town comes alive with an abundance of fine restaurants and late-night bars, from French Brasseries to Irish bars, from Indian restaurants to Provencal gastronomy.
The Palais de Justice (the courthouse) is the major landmark, linking the Cours Saleya - a street filled end-to-end with restaurants and bars which is famous for its daily markets- with the more typical narrow streets behind rue de la Prefecture. Nice's Opera house, an architectural masterpiece, is in the heart of the Old Town and has regular performances throughout the year.
The area of the Old Town that looks onto the Promenade des Anglais is known as the Ponchettes, and is one of the most sought after locations in Nice.
Vieux Nice is one of the prime attractions of the Riviera, an area with clearly defined boundaries that is carefully protected and maintained and steeped in history. It is an essential port-of-call for holiday-makers and an excellent location for investors. For individuality and charm, nowhere beats it.
There are also "ski stations" : Isola, Valberg, Auron and Val d'Allos. Approx 1.5hours drive in buses for only 1 euro
Also if you have time visit the ltalian market on a Friday in Ventimglia (the French refer to it as Vintimille) Its only a 30 min trip on the train from the main Nice railway station. Things are a lot cheaper!!Ventimiglia has the bigger open-air market (400 stalls) on Fridays, and is connected directly to Nice by half-hourly trains taking a little under 50 minutes.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous then take the train from Ventimiglia to San Remo.
San Remo's market is on Wednesdays and Saturdays and is smaller (230 stalls), though its adjacent covered food market (like Ventimiglia's open every morning except Sunday) is much larger. To get to San Remo requires a change of train at Ventimiglia, or the slower but more frequent bus (buy bus tickets in station bar) which also drops you off nearer the market. If the train connections work perfectly you can get to Sanremo in less than 90 minutes - but don't count on it.
There is also Bordighera's Thursday market - right by the train station, or a much shorter bus journey than to Sanremo. This is the same size as San Remo's, but much more pleasantly situated all along the seafront.
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8 Jul 2014
"Superb apartment and location"
This was my second stay at this apartment with my partner and again was not disappointed. This time the owner an extremely nice and helpful guy called Mike had totally redecorated the place with a new… More
4 Nov 2013
"Amazing Place to Unwind - Chill and Relax"
The Apartment was very comfortable, well equipped and fitted out and we enjoyed our stay and will return again in 2014. All the facilities are to a high standard, and the apartment is spacious. It is … More
Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you back next year.
11 Aug 2013
"A fabulous mix of great location, modern facilities and genuine local character."
This was my second visit to stay in this apartment in 2 years and my 4th to Nice. This time I was with a friend from University on her first visit to Nice. I could just say that returning to the property is enough recommendation but then I would not be doing it justice!
If, like me, you are an explorer of regions whilst on holiday then this apartment is a joy. It's location is almost beyond compare. Positioned at the heart of the Old Town of France's 5th largest city, the apartment is ideal for those wishing to explore the myriad of narrow streets that make the area so characterful. It was great for us to be able to walk almost everywhere from the apartment door. The Promenade des Anglais is 5 minutes gentle stroll with a good selection of sunbathing options. If dining out, as it was for us, is your choice then an outstanding number of reasonable priced, good quality restaurants and bars are within 10 minutes easy walk. We did spend some time exploring other areas along the coast and found it easy to access the excellent and low cost bus network, as all the stops are within 10 minute walk from the apartment.
The facilities within the apartment are fabulous. It is clear from the outset that the owners have taken time to carry out a sympathetic modernisation of the apartment whilst not affecting it's original features and wonderful character. Equipment levels are outstanding in the kitchen area which means we could have cooked in should we have wished. The Wi-Fi and TV / Audio facilities mean that we were always in touch with friends / family and we were able to relax in the excellent living area after our evening out.
Sometimes, apartments have poor storage in bedrooms which is not the case here and was most welcome. As we were in Nice with temperatures hitting 33 degrees on a daily basis, our 6 day stay was made so much better by the air conditioning in the apartment which is very effective and easy to operate.
Finally, I have read some other reviews of this apartment where people have mentioned the street noise at night. I can honestly say that this was not an issue to us and did not affect our sleep! We were happy to be in the centre of a city which offers something for everyone and takes a pride in its appearance.
Thank you, very nice of you to take the trouble to write this review and you are always welcome back
14 Jun 2013
"Location, location, location"
Perfect stay in beautiful Nice. We stayed in the apartment for 5 nights 6 adults. So glad that we chose to stay here. The apartment is Gorgeous and much more spacious than it looks in the photos.
The owner was brilliant answered all my questions before we set off and was very quick to reply to any queries. Booking process very easy and straightforward. We were met in the apartment by the agent. Even though it was very late. Helpful and explained everything.
The apartment is furnished to a high standard with everything you need. Wifi and English TV greatly appreciated.
The location is great. Just around the corner from the lovely flower market and in the old town. We felt like we were in the thick of it. A great boulangerie that you can nip down for breakfast. The monoprix 10 min walk. We feel like we have only just scratched the surface of Nice. So will be back to stay here again.
We booked transfers with Med tours excellent. On time very professional .
thanks, great review
11 Nov 2011
This apartment is fantastic, very spacious high wood beamed ceilings and quality furniture. The beds are very comfortable, the aircon works a treat, loved the sony playstation for the kids and british tv channels available.
Great location for the restaurants and only 30 sec walk to local bakers whre the baquettes and croissants are to die for. wi fi works at treat, only 1 euro to Monaco/beauville/VIllefranche and Cap Ferat, bus station 2 mins walk.
Valerie who met us is exctremely helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
and, the kitchen has more equipment that Jamie Oliver!!
9 Nov 2011
"Old town magic"
Having spent time in Nice previously, we found this place to be 'the' authentic French old town accomodation with the high ceilings, wood beams yet spacious and modern. Even nicer than the p… More
7 Nov 2011
"Great location, great apartment"
The apartment is perfectly located - easy walk to the beach, to transport, to fantastic restaurants. Spotlessly clean and really well equipped. You need to be aware that right below the apartment is… More
31 Oct 2011
"Stylish apartment in the centre of Old Nice"
Stayed for a week in this beautifully appointed 1st floor apartment situated in the middle of the old town of Nice opposite the well known Theatre/Bar des Oiseaux. There are two double bedrooms and another bedroom with twin beds, lots of storage space. One of the bedrooms is at the back of the apartment where it is quieter. The apartment is immaculate and you really feel that you are staying somewhere very special. The living room/kitchen is enormous with beautifully high ceilings with beams, large very comfy sofas and a dining room table that amply fits six people. Step out of the front door and you are surrounded by a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and shops. It's only a few minutes to the beach, the tram stop, the bus stop and the Museum of Modern Art. We had wonderful weather for late October (around 25 degrees), apart from one day when it rained so we went to the wonderful little Cinema Mercury which was showing English language films with subtitles just five minutes walk away on the Place Garibaldi. There is as much or as little as you want to do in Nice. We spent leisurely days along the Promenade, at the flea markets, on a day trip to Monaco on the picturesque train journey along the coast, shopping and visiting museums and art galleries. Highly recommended.
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