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Le Nice - an iconic 1960's apartment block

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Home description

'Le Nice' is a two-bedroom air conditioned apartment on the fourth floor (with lift) of an iconic 1960's block.Central for all the facilities of Nice it is also a tranquil location with views over the city and hills, and a glimpse of the sea.

Sleeps 4 in 2 double bedrooms with 1 double and 2 single beds. The large living room has French doors onto the terrace which enjoys wide views over the city and the hills beyond. There is a fully equipped kitchen. A designated parking space is provided in the gated private car park.

The apartment block is located in the Baumettes district, just West of the Negresco Hotel. It is a few steps from the Museé des Beaux Arts, and less than 10 minutes walk to the beach, the Promenade des Anglais - easy walking, cycling, or in-line skating for several kilometres in both directions - and the Rue de France with its shops, bars and restaurants. Don't miss enjoying a drink or a meal at one of the many beach restaurants too!

Shoppin is plentiful - there are Boulangeries for your morning croissants and baguettes, beautifully decorated cakes and Nicois specialities such as Pissaladiere; a number of green-grocers for fruit and veg; butchers and 'traiteurs' who sell pre-prepared dishes. For all other needs you have several supermarkets very near by, mostly open till 8.00 p.m. and on Sunday mornings.

A short walk along the sea-front Promenade takes you to the Cours Saleya market and the bustling 'old town' where you will enjoy being part of Niçois life.The 'Cours Saleya' - the famous flower market hosts the 'Marche Provencal', with all manner of local products and delicacies, and a superb range of eateries and places to sit in the sun and watch the crowds pass by. On Mondays there is a huge antiques market which gives a good impression of life in olden days in Provence.

At the Port of Nice where luxury yachts tie up and the ferries leave for Corsica you can find a variety of shorter trips up and down the coast.

Nice boasts a wonderful Carnival in February, with colourful floats and a 'Battle of flowers'. Or for music lovers try the jazz festival in July, recently moved down from Cimiez to the centre of Nice! The Riviera has long been a haunt of and inspiration to artists, and there are numerous large and small galleries and museums in Nice and in the surrounding towns.

Good transport links – including buses at the flat rate of €1 to anywhere in the Alpes Maritimes! - connect Nice with the surrounding resorts and interesting hinterland of Eastern Provence. Vence and St. Paul are favourite haunts of the artists; and Grasse is the centre of the Provencal perfume industry. If you come by car you will be able to explore the coast and countryside of SE France, enjoying Mimosa in the Spring and Lavender in summer time.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Nice 500 m
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nice Cote d'Azur 7.25 km, Nearest railway: Nice Gare SNCF 1 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

We provide bath towels for use in the apartment and our representative can provide beach towels for your use at a small additional charge if you don't want to bring your own. The apartment is cleaned and serviced between each stay, with additional cleaning available if you stay for longer than 2 weeks.

Further details

25% deposit secures your booking

We provide a welcome pack of essentials for your arival

Our english speaking representative will meet you at the apartment to show you round

The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region

Nice is a ‘City by the Sea’, the original tourist destination and now also the fifth largest city in France. Its visitors come from all over the world creating a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Nice's charm comes from its exceptional climate as well as its beauty. Sheltered by the Alpes Maritimes and warmed by the Mediterranean the average temperature ranges from 27° in summer to 13° in winter. Together with 11 hours of sunshine in summer (5 in winter) its the light in Nice that brought so many artists here – and their legacy remains a part of Nice’s attraction.

Its architectural heritage reflects its history as a favourite winter resort during the 19th and early 20th century – and then its transformation into an all year round resort in the current day. Nice is also a city of art and culture and after Paris, has the most museums in France. The city is animated at night as well as in the day especially in the summer with the Nice Jazz Festival. In February the Nice carnival brings colour and vitality to the streets both day and night, with numerous processions including illuminated night-time parades and the flower "war" (Battaille des Fleurs) on the Promenade des Anglais.

The Cours Saleya hosts the daily flower market where you can also find fruit and vegetables in the mornings and eat in the centre from lunch time onwards. In the evening there is a market where local artists and craft workers sell charming knick knacks – a great place to hunt for gifts and souvenirs. Other markets to explore include the ‘Marche Brocante’ now held on the Place Garibaldi, and the books and prints market; of course like every French city Nice also has its ‘Marché des Puces'! Each quarter in Nice is alive with markets, boutiques and restaurants making the whole city a lively place to visit.

Some of the local dishes to savour include Pissaladière (onion, anchovy and olive tart), the vegetable and tuna sandwiches known as Pan Bagnat, the Salade Niçoise or the famous Ratatouille (tomatoes eggplant and zucchini squash stew). Try ‘Soca’ a pancake made with Chick Pea flour – and in the winter you can find ‘oursins’ a form of prickly sea food and a great delicacy!

There is a large selection of nightlife for all styles and tastes in Nice, mainly centred around the bars and restaurants of Vieux Nice (old Nice) and the pedestrian zone (off place Massena). The general ambiance is a relaxed informal environment with many Pubs and clubs catering for an international clientele. And 2 casinos on the Promenade des Anglais which present a range of shows and entertainments.

And if you ever tire of Nice itself the city has great transport links enabling you to visit up and down the Riviera coast – Cannes, Antibes, Menton amongst others; go to Italy for the day! Or up into the hills behind nice to visit some of the ancient ‘perched villages’, explore the perfumeries of Grasse, and the art at St Paul de Vence!

Nice

The ‘Baumettes’ area is located just West of central Nice and retains numerous ‘belle époque’ villas. It is blessed with numerous trees as well as the small park around the Museé des Beaux Arts. Up a small hill from the Rue de France we have views over Nice in several directions and catch the summer breezes.

The Rue de France is partly a pedestrian zone running from Place Massena, roughly parallel to the seaside. It is full of shops, including some exclusive clothing boutiques, restaurants and cafes with outdoor terraces - a great place to sit and watch the world go by, while you eat or drink.

The Promenade des Anglais stretches about 7 km around the Baie des Anges, a favourite for leisurely "promenades", jogging, cycling and roller skating, or just sitting and watching the sea - and the sunbathers on the beach.

The beaches of Nice, and along the coast to Antibes, are shingle (smooth stones). From Antibes-Juan-les-Pins to Cannes (and also West at VilleFranche), the beaches are sand. It's obvious which you need for building sand castles, but many people actually prefer the grit-free shingle beaches. In Nice there is a good arrangement where the beach is equally divided between the ‘private’ beaches, where you pay to use a chair, umbrella, towels etc – and you can also just go and have a drink or a meal – and the public areas where everyone brings their own. So there’s plenty of space for all!

For other forms of exercise Baumettes is within easy walking distance of the ‘tennis club de Nice’; there is a public swimming pool at Magnan, a short walk away; and you can hire bikes and skates to ride along the Promenade and further afield.

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18 Aug 2014

4/5

"Wonderful time in nice"

We had a great time in Nice and the apartment Le Nice was perfect for our needs. Everything was exactly as represented in the advertisement and the local agent Julian was so helpful and lovely to deal… More

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Beautiful Nice"

Susan was very easy to contact & always responded promptly. Julian the agent was also easy to deal with. This apartment was perfect with everything you need. There is a lift that opens into the apartm… More

7 Jun 2014

5/5

"Marvellous break"

This was the best apartment we have used in Europe. Its location is excellent with easy access to public transport to go anywhere on the Cote D'Azur. We spent a very relaxing week here despite vi… More

29 May 2014

5/5

"A Wonderful Stay"

I suppose we have stayed here circa 10 times because the owners & the agent are lovely people & easy to deal with. The apartment is well located being circa 15 min walk from the main station. The sea … More

28 May 2014

5/5

"LIGHT, BRIGHT, COMFORTABEL & CONVENIENT!"

We had wanted to visit Nice for many years and this year we chose it as our "chill out" place after a busy couple of weeks in Europe. I chose it because is was within our price range, was p… More

6 Sep 2013

4/5

"Holiday at Le Nice"

A well situated apartment with all amenities including wi-fi and air conditioning.10mins walk from the Promenade des Anglais. Loads to do there ideal for a short stay or longer. Great transport connec… More

20 Aug 2013

5/5

"Comfortable and well equipped apartment with lovely views over Nice"

This was a perfect apartment from which to explore Nice. Booking was easy and both the owners and the local agent were extremely friendly and helpful. The apartment was comfortable and well equipped, … More

21 Jul 2013

5/5

"exellent apartment"

I am staying with my family in this apartment already for 4 Years in summer.Apartment have everything you may need,quite,clean and about 5 min by foot to the beach. Also it is situated in the very nic… More

Thank you Yulia! We love have you back and we really appreciate your comment about our manager who does his utmost to ensure all our guests have a trouble free stay! Hope to see you again next year!

5 Jun 2013

5/5

"Sparkling clean, light, airy and conveniently located."

Le Nice was exactly what I wanted for the 5 weeks I was in Nice. A spacious and bright outlook, great table on the patio for dining outside, great amenities. It was in very good shape and the efficien… More

27 Mar 2013

5/5

"A lovely, enchanting nest to rest and enjoy the warmth of Nice"

This was our fourth year to stay at Le Nice. The booking arrangements with the owner can be best termed as "user friendly." Su lays out the agreement and the rules in an easy to understand f… More

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  • 3 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014

Based in United Kingdom

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