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The Swallows' Nest: Vieux Nice, breathtaking views

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Swallows' Nest Nice - view of Nice Cathedral from bed

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

High above the roofs of medieval-baroque Old Nice, with an amazing dawn-to-dusk southern exposure, this immaculate apartment has views to match: from the greenery of Castle Hill park or Château, to the green-and-gold stucco of the Cathedral directly opposite and across Place Rossetti.

Completely redone in 2013 in a studiously comfy, feel-at-home retro style, with walls painted in the salmon hue of Nice's centuries-old architectural tradition, this fully equipped holiday rental prides itself on a brand new kitchen (incl. both oven and microwave, all kitchen implements) with dining table and area; a sitting / reading space, with an ample window each; and a separate night area, partitionable with sliders. The night area includes a real double bed plus coordinated desk, drawers and wardrobe, showcasing the Cathedral from the bed and the desk.

The Swallows' Nest further features private Wi-Fi for all your computer needs and an MP3 CD reader / music box, with USB port, for your favourite music (but no TV; the show goes on outside the window...) You will find a brand new bathroom with shower, a ceiling fan, a classic desk fan — or a solid wall-mounted radiator for winter visitors (Carnival on the Côte d'Azur, anyone?)—; more shelving and storage space, and the sturdiest armour-plated door in town ... not just safe but positively soundproof. Look out into the Mediterranean sky from the Swallows' Nest at Nice, and you won't know there is a building attached to your apartment!

***NB: Important facts about price structure***

Please note that your HL quote will relate to rental only; there is a separate housekeeping charge of 110 Euros, payable locally. This is inclusive of: «meet and greet» costs; linen and towels; and final cleaning after your departure. You will be contacted, and greeted upon your arrival, by my English/French speaking representative, who will give you the keys and show you around the apartment.

Please note that in case of late arrivals (from 8pm to 8am) a separate charge will apply.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Baie des Anges 100 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Only 20mins by bus from the airport to old town, Nearest railway: 20 mins walk or a few minutes by tram
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access
General CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided

The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region

Nice, the capital of the legendary Côte d'Azur or French Riviera — a short train hop to Cannes, Monaco / Montecarlo, Mentone, with the Italian riviera a little farther afield to the east, and to the west the Provence's sea (St. Tropez, Bandol, Cassis, Lavandou, Ramatuelle, the Camargue) and historic towns (Avignon, Arles, Aix, Gordes, the Camargue...). Inexpensive local bus rides to St. Paul de Vence, Villefranche, Èze, Antibes (and Monaco), and to many Alpine resorts in the interior, right inland from Nice. Daily ferries Nice to and from Corsica.


Just below the «Nest», or steps away, one finds formal and informal dining, excellent gelato, food and wine shops, the Marché aux Fleurs, the «Monoprix» supermarket for yoghurt and sun lotions, the beaches, the greenery and the view terraces of the Château, the Opéra de Nice, the bus stops to Nice's museums (Chagall, Matisse) and to Côte d'Azur destinations from Cannes to Monaco and Mentone, plus the tram to Nice Centrale train station.

Take city bus # 98 direct from, and eventually back to, the airport (6 €, every 20'); from the train station, take the Line # 1 tram (1.50 €, every 3-4'). The stop is "Cathedrale - Vieille Ville".

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17 Sep 2014


"Beautiful apartment in the middle of Nice!"

I stayed here with my partner for six nights, it was perfect! Very beautiful, mediterranean style decor and a kitchen with everything you could need. We cooked all nights but one, saved a fortune, the… More

13 Sep 2014


"Great apartment, fantastic location only (minor) drawback was lots of stairs!"

Lovely apartment, very well furnished and clean. Amazing location in the heart of the old town, right opposite the cathedral - what a view to wake up to! The doors and windows will cut out any noise b… More

13 Aug 2014


"Great Value in Heart of Nice"

We were looking for a place for two that was close to the beach, shops, restaurants and attractions and this spot delivered. Fantastic view of Place Rossetti. Easy bus ride from Nice airport, on a Sun… More

31 Jul 2014


"Fantastic base for exploring Nice"

Note that the second picture here is actually the view from your window. Beautiful. This is Nice Old Town and if you book the Swallows Nest you'll be staying right in the heart of it. Which means… More

15 Apr 2014


"Excellent Romantic Hideaway"

Excellent romantic hideaway perched above the incredible old town of Nice with it's wonderful restaurants, shops and bars all within a stones throw. Recommend highly to any couple looking for an … More

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      Calendar last updated:02 Jun 2015

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