Palais du Pin
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Meticulously restored to its original beauty, Le Palais du Pin, a 19 century listed grand house, has kept its original façade decorated in the typical Niçois colours: ochre walls, green shutters and the six symmetrical balconies.
The restructuring of its interior was completed in 1999, to a high standard, including quality building materials and fittings.
Its 2 foot thick local cut stones perimeter walls and its high ceilings, help keeping Le Palais du Pin, cool in summer and warm in winter.
Its new doors and windows are fitted with quality double-glazing for maximum light and best acoustic insulation.
A lift has also been installed, to service its 19 apartments.
Palais du Pin apartment is a well situated corner building, second floor accommodation, facing south-west and enjoying full afternoon sun.
Its spacious living area is bright, well-aired, modern and uncluttered, is equipped with all the essentials from pots, pans and crockery to TV, DVD-player, maps and books.
The overall setting and décor are functional and simple to help you feel at ease..... just like being back home.
The bathroom is suitably fitted out, immaculately clean, fairly spacious and has an easy to use shower that really works well.
The bedroom accommodates a comfortable double bed, a chest of drawers, a wicker chair; there is also room for at least 2 suitcases and its 2 balconies offer a lovely view of Place du Pin.
Finally, its ample 3m² balcony, has also space for you and 2 chairs. You can sunbathe in the afternoon and enjoy the sea breeze, comfortably watching the world go by, on the square right below you.
Its location is ideal for couples who are interested in a central location full of character, charm and history, who love the sea, the activity of this buzzing Port or the romantic sunsets along its promenade.
If you love gardens and parks you will appreciate Nice's beauty, particularly now, with the new gardens of promenade du Paillon, just at couple of minutes from Place du Pin.
Although there are 2 main car parks well within walking distance, why not take to take full advantage of Nice's cheap public transport (€ 1 per person if you buy a book of 10 tickets) with so many bus and tram and coach services right on our door step?
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Plage Castel - Off Castle Hill 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice Cote D'Azur 8 km, Nearest railway: Gare SNCF Nice Thiers 3 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
The French Riviera or Côte d'Azur, the idyllic stretch of land squeezed between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, has been and still is a magnet for the rich and famous like Queen Victoria and the Rothschild, celebrities like Brigitte Bardot and Elton John, artists like Bonnard and Matisse, writers like Cocteau and Nietzsche, thanks to its mild, sunny climate and its picturesque settings.
There is always a place for everyone's taste: Saint-Tropez for the show offs, Cannes for its Film Festival, Grasse for its perfumes, Vallauris for its Picasso's inspired potteries, Saint Paul de Vence a medieval village, crammed with art galleries, the ancient market town of Villefranche-sur-mer for its unique fortress, Monaco and Montecarlo for its Casino, Formula one racing and exotic gardens, Menton because it is simply nice to retire there,
And of course Nice, the Capital of the French Riviera itself, famous for its Promenade des Anglais, the new spectacular Promenade du Paillon, the Casino, the Opera House, the interesting museums, its buzzing night life and the magnificent Park of Castle hill, right opposite us.
Situated at No.5 Rue Emmanuel Philibert, 6300 Nice, Palais du Pin apartment overlooks Place du Pin: an historical sunny square, carved between the heart of Nice Old Town and Nice Harbour.
This open space is criss-crossed with streets teeming with restaurants, bars, boutiques, bazaars, confectioners, bakers, family run mini-markets, you name it.
If you like to savour the simple things in life, like walking to collect your paper, your oven baked baguette, your freshly ground coffee and croissant, and if you enjoy mingling with the locals, this is your location.
Palais du Pin is near major bus stops including that of Bus 98 to and from Nice Airport and just off Place Garibaldi to which Place du Pin is linked, via the ancient Rue Bonaparte. This magnificent Italianate 19 century square is our nearest stop for the tramway and is the gate to the heart of Nice Old town, its famous flower market, the modern Promemande du Paillon, the Museum of Contemporary art and the Acropolis: Nice's international conference Centre.
Nice Port district was built after the destruction of Castle Hill's Cittadelle ordered by Louis XIV in 1706. Half a century later, Charles Emmanuel of Savoy III king of Sardinia, orders the digging of a new Port to the east of the Castle. This marks also the birth of this new district built around two poles: Port Lympia and Place Garibaldi, dedicated to the Italian hero born in the neigbourhood.
* Nice flea market
* Quartier des Antiquaires: Art and antiquity quarter off Place du Pin
* A busy art and antiquity market is now on operating every Saturday from Place Garibaldi as an offshoot of the nearby well established Quartier des Antiquaires
* Nice Port festival is held every year in September, to promote regional traditions. This popular fête is a melting pot of folk music, singing, popular dance, local art and craft and gourmet cuisine.
* Nice's star class Christmas Regatta
* The famous Nice Carnival held between February and March
OTHER INTERESTING SITES
Matisse Museum in Cimiez and Monastery gardens
Massena Museum along the Promenade des Anglais
Le Palais de la Mediterannee Casino, Hotel Negresco
The Museum of Modern art just Off Place Garibaldi.
The Acropolis: Congress centre just behind Place Garibaldi and Jardin d'Eden
Castle Hill Park opposite le Palais du Pin apartment + The Naval Museum + Waterfall
The new Promenade du Paillon gardens and children park
Nice Old Town, Palais Lascaris, the flower Market in Cours Saleya
Nice Harbour + 2 parcs: Park Vigier and Jardin T. de Banville
Park Castel des Deux Rois
Park du Mont Boron and its Fortress
Park Phoenix off Nice Airport
Nice Botanical gardens
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16 Sep 2013
"Good, clean apartment in a good location..."
Just to echo most of what has already been said in the reviews, this is a good apartment with everything a couple needs for a comfortable stay in Nice. Everything is well organised by the owner who re… More
13 Sep 2013
"pleased with apartment, price, location, friendliness of the owner"
Would go back to this apartment, would also recommend it to friends and family.Tips= near to bus stop, tram stop, restaurants, supermarkets.Its about a 10 minute walk to the beach which is pebbled, a … More
10 Aug 2013
"Clean appartment with good support from booking to arrival, Excellent for short stay in Nice"
Very close to transport links within the port Old town area. Buses cheap to use and once you have learnt the location of the bus stops it is easy to get to monoco or Villefranche. Bus to Airport was e… More
30 May 2013
"Terrific Apartment for Monaco Grand Prix 2013!"
We stayed here for 5 days so we could go to the Monaco Grand Prix, and we would thoroughly recommend this apartment. It was two minutes walk to the bus stop for the number 100 bus to Monaco, and each … More
13 Dec 2012
"Fantastic central location, friendly owner, perfect Nice apartment."
We visited in Nice in August 2012. Stayed this apartment for 1 week. Nothing was to much trouble for Alberto who sorted everything out for us and arranged for the house keeper to let us in and show us around. The location is great, everything is walking distance. You can even rent bikes from practically outside the apartment to explore the promenade. The apartment was reasonably priced and just what we needed as we ate out most evenings, being spoilt for choice in the centre ville. All in all a perfect apartment for 2 giving you a central base from which to explore Nice and the south coast.
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