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View from the balcony: Place du Pin and the park of Castle Hill in the background

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

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

Meticulously restored to its original beauty, Le Palais du Pin, a listed grand house built around 1840, has kept its original façade shape, style and colours, in tune with the buildings of Place Garibaldi nearby.

Its vibrant ochre walls, green shutters and decoration are a blend of Turinois and Genoese styles, that can also be admired around the grandest square of them all: Place Massena.

Note: The Savoy Dynasty run Nice and part of the French Riviera for 473 years until 1861. These buildings, including Palais du Pin, are a tangible reminder of their Italian architectural influence.

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 high ceilings, help keeping it, cool in summer and warm in winter.

New doors and windows were fitted with quality double-glazing for maximum light and best acoustic insulation.

A lift has been installed to service its 19 apartments.

Palais du Pin apartment is a well situated second floor, corner accommodation, south-west facing and enjoying full afternoon sun.

Its spacious, bright, well-aired, modern and uncluttered living area, is equipped with all the essentials from pots, pans and crockery to coffee percolator and teapot..

To help you organize your excursions, take advantage of the useful maps and guides, bus routes, time tables and leaflets that we have available. For your indoor relaxation, please feel free to pick your preferred books from our library.

Your entertainment is well catered for, thanks to a new 23"HD television with 160 Satellite channels to choose from. We also provide you with a radio with cd player as well as with a good selection of cds ranging from classical to pop music.

You can now also keep in touch with family and friends thanks to our in-house, safe hi speeds WI-FI connection.

Our overall simple but functional setting and décor will help you feel at ease..... just like being back home.

The bathroom is immaculately clean, spacious and is equipped with an easy to use shower that, believe it or not, works well!

The bedroom accommodates a comfortable double bed, a chest of drawers, a wicker chair.

From its 2 large windows you can enjoy a lovely view of Place du Pin and Castle Hill's park in the background..

Palais du Pin 3 m² balcony, is spacious and can accommodate 2 or more chairs.

You can sunbathe in the afternoon and enjoy the sea breeze, comfortably watching the world go by, on the square right below you.

Palais du Pin Apartment is ideal for couples who are looking for a central location full of character, charm and history, who love the sea, the activity of this buzzing Port or the romantic sea sunsets along its promenade.

If you love gardens and parks you will enjoy Nice even more, particularly now, with its recently opened Promenade du Paillon gardens and fountains, just at couple of minutes walk 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 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

Luxuries Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
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
Access Lift access

About this location

The French Riviera - 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


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

Place Massena,

Place Garibaldi,

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

Nice Observatory

Park Phoenix off Nice Airport

Nice Botanical gardens

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28 Oct 2014


"Fantastic apartment & location"

We stayed in the fantastic little apartment for a short week away at the end of September with our small 6 month old and cannot rate it highly enough. Fantastic location, less than five minute walk to… More

13 Oct 2014


"Excellent Location, Great Apartment"

The apartment is centrally located for visitors to Nice 2mins from bus route and 10 mins max to train at Riquer.Restaurants,Boulangerie, Pharmacy etc on the doorstep. Lift to 2nd floor apartment with … More

26 Jun 2014


"delightful french apartment"

Great apartment in the ideal spot for sightseeing nice and the surrounding areas. Had everything we needed and was close to old and new towns, railway,buses,trams,,restuarants,supermarkets,local marke… More

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

Dear Paul,

we are very pleased to inform you that Palais du Pin apartment is now linked
to a fast WIFI/internet connection, which we provide free, to all our guests.

You can now also enjoy a brand new 23"HD television with 160 satellite channels to choose from.

We look forward to welcoming you again at the Palais du Pin apartment
and take this opportunity for thanking you for your glowing review.


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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    • 2 Years listed

    90% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:27 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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    • French
    • Spanish
    • German
    • Italian

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