Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This 3rd floor apartment was built in the 1780s and totally renovated in 2011. It's perfect for couples or independent travellers looking for a stylish, well-located base to explore fabulous Nice. The apartment has its own small balcony, overlooking a private courtyard, ideal for leisurely breakfasts or pre-dinner aperitifs.
The building is typical of old Niçois properties built before Nice became part of France. It has characteristic red ochre walls, green shutters and wrought iron railings. Unusually, the apartment runs the full depth of the building so has windows at both the front and back which makes it particularly bright and airy. Like most historic Old Town properties there is no lift/elevator.
WiFi, and phone calls to fixed line numbers are available free of charge.
Nearby Place Garibaldi is one of the City's most beautiful public spaces with lots of cafés and restaurants. At one corner, right at the start of Rue Neuve, is Café de Turin, one of the most famous seafood restaurants in the city dating back to 1908. On a practical note, there's a supermarket on Place Garibaldi which is where you'll also find bus and tram stops.
The Old Port is a few minutes walk beyond Place Garibaldi. In the other direction, the Old Town's narrow streets full of shops, restaurants and cafés wind their way towards Cours Saleya where the daily fruit, vegetable and flower market is held.
For art lovers, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) is just round the corner, and next to it the National Theatre of Nice. The new Promenade du Paillon - 12 hectares of gardens, water features and public spaces built over the river - starts at the Theatre and extends right down to the sea.
The beach, and Nice's famous Promenade des Anglais, is a 10 minute stroll from the apartment. Rue Neuve is a car-free street.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Promenade des Anglais 800 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Côte d'Azur 6 km, Nearest railway: Nice Ville 1.5 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan living room with large sofa, individual reading lights, TV and Bose Sound Dock for iPod/iPhones. There's also a small collection of maps and books about Nice and the wider area.
Open plan fitted kitchen with electric oven/grill, ceramic hob and fridge (with ice box). The kitchen is equipped with a good range of crockery, pans and utensils, an electric kettle, cafetière and stove-top expresso maker.
Large bedroom with king size bed, wall mounted reading lights, bedside tables, console with drawers and mirror, chair, full-length mirror and built in wardrobe with shelves. The bedroom is also equipped with a tower fan which can be set to switch off automatically between 1 and 8 hours.
Separate dining room with a table and chairs.
Tiled bathroom with 'monsoon' shower, wash basin and toilet, large mirror and shaver/hairdryer power point.
Washing machine, ironing board and iron.
The apartment is all-electric, and for chillier winter nights the apartment is also fitted with thermostatically controlled radiators.
Whilst the apartment is designed for one or two people, the separate dining room could be used as an additional bedroom for younger kids. Spare pillows, blankets and 2 single-size air beds are provided. Guests are required to bring sheet sleeping bags for their children.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment has a small balcony overlooking a quiet courtyard at the rear of the apartment with a café table and chairs.
Secure 24 hour car parking is available one block away at the Promenade des Arts.
English/French speaking managing agent will meet guests and hand over keys.
Electricity, bed linen, bath/hand towels, beach towels and end of stay cleaning are included in the rental price.
Pre-arrival shopping and mid-stay cleaning can be arranged for an additional charge payable directly to our local agent.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Alpes-Maritimes is one of the 6 departments that make up the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region. The Alps form a stunning backdrop to Nice and are a fantastic year round resource for walking, hiking and skiing.
The area has one of the best climates in France with a great temperature pretty much all year round - hottest in July and August and coolest in January and February, although it rarely snows. The mountains also shelter Nice from the cold Mistral winds that sweep down the Rhône Valley across Provence to the coast.
For a good overview of places to visit we'd recommend the Lonely Planet guide to Provence and the Côte d'Azur, and the Michelin guide to the French Riviera. The website www.nicetourisme.com (in French and English) is the best tourism website for the city and surrounding area.
Vieux Nice (the Old Town) has existed on the left bank of the River Paillon, below the Chateau, for two thousand years. Although the river itself was culverted in the 19th century as the city expanded, Vieux Nice has remained intact - a beguiling mix of winding streets, courtyards, squares and Baroque churches. An authentic slice of Mediterranean life.
Most people live in apartments arranged 1 or 2 per floor served by a common stairwell. The ground floor is normally given over to commercial enterprises. There are no shops, restaurants, bars or cars in Rue Neuve itself but rather a handful of traditional businesses including a window shutter repairer. However, at the end of the street is Place Garibaldi, one of Nice's loveliest squares full of restaurants and cafés.
Other than simply enjoying being in Nice, there is a wide range of parks and gardens to explore - not least the nearby grounds of the former chateau. There are many art galleries, museums, theatres, shops, markets and, of course, more places to eat than you will ever work your way through.
Nice's public transport system is superb. All single bus and tram journeys cost €1.50, with a variety of travel passes on offer. By train Monte-Carlo and Cannes are less than half an hour away and Grasse, the perfume capital of France, about an hour. There are also two rail lines from Nice into the Alps.
Some of the area's most popular annual events are:
- Nice Carnival (February)
- Menton Lemon Festival (February)
- Cannes Film Festival (May)
- Monaco Grand Prix (May)
- Juan les Pins Jazz Festival (July)
- Nice Jazz Festival (July)
- Christmas Market (December).
Nice is also a great base for skiing, and the daily ski-bus picks up and drops off near the apartment. Isola 2000 and Auron are the closest resorts.
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18 Feb 2014
"A perfect apartment"
The apartment is perfect for a short trip to Nice. The location is excellent, and is really easy to find of Palace Garibaldi, where the bus from the airport stops. Down a narrow street with locals liv… More
14 Jan 2014
"Perfect base in Old town Nice"
This apartment is nicely tucked away in the charming alleys of the Old Town, with super proximity to all major attractions. Bus stand is a few minutes walk from where you can go to Monaco, Cannes, Ant… More
3 Nov 2013
"Fantastic old town location"
The apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town a stone's throw from the modern art gallery, a truly wonderful new park that leads to the sea and easy tram and bus links to all parts of the city. The apartment is well equiped and made a super base for a city break. Easy walk to the sea which was warm enough to swim in in October! We did a great trip to Monaco, less than 30 minutes by train. We hope to visit again!
17 Oct 2013
"Such a little gem in the hub of la Vielle Ville, Nice"
Fantastic directions to actually get to Rue Neuve in the first place - thank you! Wonderfully clean and very well equipped. The location was just perfect, but what it is with bells ringing at 7am?! Everywhere we go is the same but it did make us laugh when we arrived. Wonderful feel to the whole area and brilliantly located for the trams/buses etc. Another mega plus with the king size bed - my husband is over 6 ft and often finds beds in France somewhat on the small side. Will certainly be recommending this to our friends.
15 Aug 2013
We enjoyed our stay very much. Apartment is simply wonderful, very nice, well equipped and the location is perfect :-)
Don´t miss the specialité nicoise and vin rosé!!
9 Aug 2013
"WONDERFUL, WELL SITUATED APPARTMENT."
Really well appointed apartment, just the right size for two people. Clean, well decorated and well equipped.
Handy for the old town and beach, there is a Monoprix supermarket nearby and it is just around the corner from Place Garibaldi, which has some lovely cafes and bars.
The little balcony is a great space for breakfast or an evening drink. We were looking for somewhere with outside space and it certainly came in useful in the heat.
Dorine, the local Managing Agent, was very friendly and helpful, we didn't arrive in Nice until 9:30 on the Saturday evening and she came to meet us within 5 minutes of calling to say we had arrived.
We would certainly use this apartment again and have already recommended it to friends.
24 Jul 2013
"We love this place"
Great little place, very central and also close to the beach. Has everything you could need for a great stay and having a kitchen is a real bonus when staying somewhere for onger than a few days. Would recommend to anyone.
Thanks for choosing to rent our apartment again. We're really pleased you still enjoy staying there on your trips to Nice.
2 Jul 2013
"Lovely Apartment, Excellent Location"
Tha apartment was spacious, very well furnished, spotlessly clean. It was an added bonus to have a little balcony for breakfast and a selection guide books. The arrangements for collecting and leaving the keys worked well.
22 Apr 2013
"A great apartment in a great location"
We really enjoyed our stay in this apartment. We were met by the Managing Agent, Dorine, who was very friendly and helpful (and don't worry if you don't speak much French because she's bilingual). We had to call her after a couple of days because of a problem with the shower and she responded and fixed the problem impressively quickly. The apartment is very well equipped, very clean and very comfortable. The location is ideal, in the old town, just off Place Garibaldi - very handy for buses and trams and for exploring the lovely Vieille Ville. The street is pedestrianised and quiet (by city centre standards) and we loved hearing the locals chatting to each other, the sound of the bells from the nearby bell tower and a neighbour's canary singing away! There are some excellent restaurants nearby (try Chez Palmyre - great value for money and great food), as well as a handy Monoprix supermarket and 2 good boulangeries for morning croissants. All in all, it was a great apartment and our dealings with the owners and the Managing Agent were friendly and straightforward. We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again!
3 Jan 2013
"Small, yet perfectly formed."
When we were choosing an apartment in Nice, we wanted something in the old town - and this cute little place was in a perfect location. Easy to find off Place Garibaldi, it is on the edges of the hustle, bustle and narrow streets that make up Vieux Nice and has great access to the trams and buses that run through the city.
The apartment itself is on the third floor - so make sure that your suitcases aren't too heavy!
It is small - my partner was surprised by this, although I think that the photographs on the Holiday Lettings site give an accurate impression. However, it is also very comfortable and perfect for a base from which to explore what Nice has to offer.
The house is very well organised and the kitchen especially has almost everything you could want to self-cater (the only things I missed were a garlic press and egg cups!)
The sofa is great and the bed is more comfortable than our own at home.
We had worried that the apartment might be a bit chilly at this time of year, but this wasn't a problem at all. The heating was incredibly efficient and we were really cosy during our stay.
In fact, everything in the flat is really fabulous. There were only two 'downsides' - both out of the control of the owners. The first is the lack of a view (as it was a winter stay, we did spend quite a bit of time inside playing Scrabble and keeping cosy) but I don't suppose this will be so much of an issue later on in the year when it is warm enough to sit on the tiny balcony to eat breakfast overlooking the courtyard beneath. The second is the sound of the bins being emptied reverberating through the alley... Sometimes this happened before 6.30 a.m. and always woke us up. The answer to this one would be either to bring earplugs - if you are a light sleeper, or to make sure that you have an extra couple of glasses of wine to help you sleep through.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend the apartment to anyone who wanted a lovely holiday in a beautiful place.
For those who have a budget to eat out a lot - you are really spoilt for choice around the apartment. For those who like to shop locally and make your own meals - you will also have a great time. There are supermarkets nearby for the basics, and then wonderful specialist butchers, fishmongers, cheese shops, bakers and pasta makers all within a few minutes walk.
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