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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This 3rd floor apartment is perfect for couples or independent travellers looking for a stylish, well-located base to explore fabulous Nice. The apartment, which dates from the 1780s, has its own small balcony overlooking a private courtyard.
The building is typical of old Niçois properties built before the city 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. Rue Neuve is a car-free street.
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 many cafés and restaurants. 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 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.
|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, 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||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 a bluetooth speaker for playing music or radio from smart phones, tablets or laptops. 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 there are thermostatically controlled radiators. The full height French windows at the front of the apartment are double glazed, as is the window/door to the balcony.
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 with a table and 2 chairs overlooking a quiet courtyard at the rear of the apartment.
Secure 24 hour car parking is available one block away at the Promenade des Arts.
Our English/French speaking property manager meets guests.
Electricity, WiFi, 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 property manager.
The French Riviera - 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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1 Nov 2014
"comfortable, bags of atmosphere and everything on your doorstep."
This was the best short break we have had in years. The flights were easy, the bus into town a half hour journey dropped us very close to the apartment in Old Nice. A short walk took us through all th… More
28 Oct 2014
"Lovely apartment, great location in old town"
Spent 3 nights here in October and the apartment had everything we needed for a pleasant stay. It is in a great location, minutes from Place Garibaldi for the buses, supermarket and some lovely bars a… More
13 Oct 2014
"Fab place…great location!"
My wife and I spent nine nights at 14 Rue Neuve, Oct 3-11. We loved the top-floor apartment, the neighborhood, and the best location for doing everything. Transportation is steps away, whether you n… More
4 Oct 2014
This apartment is truly great, just in the middle of Old Town, surrounded by restaurants, shops, cafes. Only 10 minutes walk to the beach. It has everything you'll need! Girl who was looking afte… More
28 Sep 2014
"fantastic property in the old town Nice"
Beautiful property very well decorated right in the middle of the old town in Nice. It was so handy when we got off the airport bus,the apartment was just across the road,and that is where you could g… More
30 Aug 2014
"Good for heavy sleepers."
Flat itself is great, ideally suited in old town. However... early morning street cleaners, rubbish collectors, scooters at all hours,(no cars, car free road.) other peoples TVs on all night etc etc. … More
8 Aug 2014
Es war ein TraumSehr Zentrale Lage .Die Ausstattung ist Luxuriös das Bad ist einfach nur Toll sogar mit RegenduscheDie Küche war auch perfekt eingerichtet .Wir hatten leider nur etwas Pech mit dem N… More
1 Jul 2014
Apartment was fantastic and in a fabulous location. Found just on the edge of the old town a minute away from the eclectic streets with many things to see. Restaurants are great and you cannot go wrong. The market and food shops offer everything all on you doorstep. Access to the sea front is easy and the walk always offered something new.
The apartment itself has everything we needed and is much more spacious than the pictures suggest.
The only down side was the building work on the street outside. Started at 8:30 Monday morning!
We will be coming back and would recommend to all.
Really glad you enjoyed your stay and delighted that you hope to rent the apartment again. I'm assured the re-roofing work across the street will soon be finished.
4 Jun 2014
"Great Apartment and location"
I've not often stayed in an apartment where the description matched the reality, this one does. Really nicely finished esp. the bathroom and presented to us spotlessly clean and everything worked… More
4 May 2014
"Very enjoyable stay - a little noisy at night"
Quite spacious apartment in the Old Town. Enjoyed the front and rear windows. A little disappointed that the building opposite is a construction site (of course, that's out of the owners hands) but given it's only three metres away the proximity if a little daunting. The apartment was in a quiet location, but noisy revellers passing by in the early hours of the morning woke us a few times - as did the hosing down of the nearby rubbish bins at 4am. If the front windows were double glazed like the back, it would have been perfect (although I understand the desire to retain the authentic character internally). Very convenient to a well-stocked supermarket at Garibaldi, and also trams and buses there. We had a query about the washing machine, which the local contact was able to answer quickly.
Thank you very much for your review, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay overall. The building opposite is having its roof renewed and hopefully the work will be finished soon, however I understand your disappointment. Likewise regarding the overnight street cleaning which happens throughout Vieux Nice to avoid disruption during the day. 4am is earlier than usual so I do appreciate your point of view.
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