Nice Apartment - Rue de France
Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Rue de France apartment is only 3 minutes away from the main beach. A Mediterranean haven with plenty to see and do during your stay. Relax and enjoy this spacious airy apartment or stroll to the bustling palm fringed broad-walk of Promenade des Anglais to experience the magnificence of the splendid Old Town and Port area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Promenade Des Anglais 200 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice airport 7 km, Nearest railway: Gare De Nice 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
- The apartment is spacious, on a South-East facing corner of the attractive building and benefits from all day sunshine. Dine in French bourgeois style in the large lounge which leads on from a fully equipped, self-catering American style kitchen. Three double bedrooms allow friends and family to stay in comfort with fully sound-proofed double glazing windows throughout .
- Although the building's general condition is not uncharacteristic of Nice, once passed the communal areas, the clean comfortable apartment is an extremely welcome sight.
- Three double bedrooms, ideal for two, four or six people.
- TV, DVD, CD player equipped with an Internet Café literally 2 minutes away.
- Fully equipped self-catered kitchen with oven, hob and large luxury Toshiba fridge for stocking your wine or fresh market produce.
- A light bright bathroom, with his and hers basins below a wide beauty mirror, a bath/shower unit and WC.
- A second WC with a small sink is situated at the back of the main living area.
- Shutters and double-glazing throughout for privacy and peaceful calm.
|Further details outdoors|
• Laundrette and dry cleaner available on same road.
• Supermarket and fashion outlets surrounding apartment.
• New tramway close by.
• Bus stop 'Gambetta/Promenade' only a 3 minute walk from apartment (no.98) from the airport .
• Taxi costs from 25 Euro from apartment to airport terminal 2.
• Gare De Nice is 20 minute walk from apartment.
• All welcome
• English speaking representatives on hand.
• French holiday makers please email, we can arrange a French speaker to call you.
• Some glass tables in apartment, so be cautious with young children.
• The entrance hall to the building has been fully rewired to improve lighting.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Everyone knows of Provence Cote d'Azur and Peter Mayle made a particular image famous the world over. However the region is bigger than Belguim and with a population larger than New Zealand. Therefore it is no surprise that it includes such diversity from the beaches of the Cote d'Azur to the mountains of the Luberon and the ski slopes of the Provencal Alps.
In the 19th century the Riviera resort was seen as a great place to escape the gloom and it still is! Provence is perfect for a Winter break as temperatures remain pretty much balmy all year round.and you don't have to be noble or rich to make the most of it. Nice is one of those rare geographical treasures. A stunningly beautiful setting, it has been written about, filmed, photographed and painted so often that it seems at once both familiar and timeless.
The Cote d'Azur has one of the most colourful and rich histories in France. Its history is liberally scattered with European and British royals, struggling artists who later found fame, glamorous movie stars, writers and musicians. Where ever you go on the Riviera, it is hard not to find a plaque attached to a house or building proclaiming how someone famous lived there once. Many of these homes have in, in latter years, become small museums.
The golden light has drawn artists to the region for centuries and much of their work is exhibited around the city. Nice is only second to Paris as an art lovers destination. Chagall, Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, Cocteau, Leger, Bonnard and Matisse were all drawn to the South of France (the light, the sea, the wine, the women) where their brushes all got bristling! Several have museums dedicated to their works, while the Fine Arts Museum has a delightful collection of works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Van Gogh and Raoul Dufy (his ice-cream coloured canvases of the city are a cliche for the South of France). A short drive away, in the beautiful town of Antibes, is the stunning Picasso museum. A new Bonnard museum opened in Le Cannet last year.
Historically, as early as 7BC the Romans named a province Alpes Maritimae - the capital was then Cemenelum, today Cimiez, a suburb in the North of the city. In Cimiez, Roman bath ruins testify to its importance at the height of the Roman empire. When in 1860, Nice became French, it was still a small town and the department had fewer than 200,000 inhabitants.
However, the population grew quickly from 300,000 at the beginning of the 20th century to over a million.With a distinctly Italian flavour, Nice has been a favourite with English speaking visitors for over 200 years and is now the fifth largest and second most visited city in France. There are panoramic views from the Parc de Chateau and long pebbly beaches for sun-worshippers.
Nice has a great street life, especially during Carnival, a two-week celebration involving parades and dances, culminating in fireworks on Shrove Tuesday.
• A short drive from Nice, skiing on the pistes of Isola 2000 and Auron which are only 1hr 30 mins away.
• Or do some superstar spotting in St.Tropez, within easy reach only 75 mins journey on Autoroute A8.
• For film lovers, the Cannes film Festival (apprx 25 minutes drive) is on 11 to 22 May 2011.
• Monaco Grand Prix (approx 45 minute drive) dates are 26 to 29 May 2011.
• Italy is a 30 minute drive away and 45 minutes by train - stop off at picturesque Ventemilia or San Remo.
• The centre of the French perfume industry - Grasse is within easy reach.
Your culinary education will reach its apogee in Nice, often referred to as Paris by the sea, is where the great chef, Auguste Escoffier, learned his craft and you will find small local bistros where the true spirit of great French food is alive and well. Simply order Le Plat du Jour, the meal will be one of the most sublime you've ever tasted , particularly when accompanied with local house wine. Parfait!
Provencal foodie treats await along Rue Saint Francois de Paule, which opens into scenic Cours Saleya, a Provencal bric-a-brac market on Mondays, but otherwise awash with Moorish spices, Mediterranean herbs and flowers. Chocoholics will sniff out Maison Auer and nearby Alziari, patron of Nice's last working olive press, entices with tastings of basil, truffle and lemon oils. The piece de restistance is tapenade, a tart, flavoursome dip made from olives, anchovies and garlic - Provence on a plate.
• With the beach only 150m from the apartment, you can jog or stroll along Promenade des Anglais at your leisure. Scooter and car hire are available on the same road as the apartment. (Rue St Philippe)
• If you like your seafood, restaurants and vineyards, this is the place to be. There are many excellent restaurants and markets surrounding the apartment. If you're feeling lucky casinos and nightclubs are all nearby.
• Experience the rare art collection at the world renowned Negresco Hotel around the corner where a pot of tea is just €3.50!
• The apartment is 5 mins from the popular Musiciens area and central to all facilities you'll need for a great holiday. Explore the works of Chagall and Dufy at museums, with the Massena and Matisse Museums nearby.
• The Bay of Angels, charming chocolate shops, palm-tree lined streets and the azure water that gives the Cote d'Azur its name will invite you to stay. A walk to Mont Boron is rewarded with a breath-taking view of the City and the Old Port.
• Every June music and architecture blend as the Festival de Musique Sacree take over the old town. Organ and choral music are the main attraction here. The Nice Jazz festival takes place in July every year in the Jardins de Cimiez. Stars like James Brown, George Benson and BB King have featured. Jazz takes over the beaches and nightclubs at select venues throughout the year.
• Explore the art museums, absorb the culture of the Old Town (Vieux Nice) cast in warm shades of apricot, ochre, terracotta and enjoy the splendour of the ancient Port area. Nice has 300 days of sunshine and boasts excellent suntan opportunities.
• Nestled into the hills rising up from the shore are narrow streets, red-tile roofs, churches, outdoor markets, al fresco restaurants, parks and dozens of museums. The bay lights up after dark to usher in Nice's vibrant nightlife.
• If shopping is your thing, Avenue Jean Medecin boasts high street shops to fulfill all your retail dreams!
BEST RESTAURANTS IN NICE.
With restaurants outnumbering even estate agents in Nice, local ex-pat resident Anthony Collins gives his take on the best places to eat, for all tastes and pockets.
Flaveur - 20, rue Gubernatis
Very original high quality bistro dishes. French cuisine mixed with exotic flavours of the orient. Contemporary ambiance. Alternatively, try:
Le Chantecler - 37, Promenade des Anglais
A Michelin starred restaurant based in the smart Hotel Negresco on the seafront. Fabulous service and food with a price tag to match! A bit stuffy for those who prefer informality, but great for a special occasion.
La Ville de Sienne - 10, Rue Saint Vincent
Based in the Old Town. Great and tasty portions of authentic Italian food in a warm atmosphere. Very popular, so can become busy during peak periods. Alternatively, try:
La Voglia - 2, rue Saint François de Paule
Another splendid if basic Italian restaurant, near the flower market. It is forever busy, despite having many tables. Highly recommended.
Delhi Belhi - 22, Rue de la Barillerie
A wonderful restaurant, with warm atmosphere and terrific, no-nonsense food at a great price. Indian food addicts will love it. A must visit.
Au Vieux Four - 1, Rue Emmanuel Philibert
Family run restaurant with clay oven cooked pizza. The colours and the taste of real Italian pizza.
René Socca - 2, Rue Miralheti
Something of an institution in the town, but not compromised because of that. Famous for its 'socca' (Provençal pancakes), as names implies. Cheap but charming.
La Route du Miam - 1, rue Molière
Great family atmosphere and delicious and plentiful dishes at this restaurant that specialises in dishes from the South West of France. Seats only around 20 people so check before turning up.
L'Ane Rouge - 7, Quai des Deux Emmanuel
Delicious bouillabaisse and other seafoods at this restaurant located at the port. Terrace has great view of the port, but traffic rather spoils it. As an alternative try:
Le Grand Café de Turin - 5, Place Garibaldi
A more basic restaurant, but wonderful fresh seafood and an ambiance to match it. Often busy, so service is sometimes poor.
Restaurant Le Grand Bleu
24 Cours Saleya, 06300 Nice 0493 622951 Superb!
Best Wine Bar
20 Sur Vin - 18 bis rue Biscarra
Great selection of wines with lovely food to accompany it. Can be rather busy, and service is then affected by the crowds.
Le 21 Septembre - Rue Centrale,
Located in the Old Town. Not a vast range of dishes, but what there is is tasty and good value.
There's something for everyone in Nice.
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8 Nov 2013
"We had a great holiday, Nice apartment, great location."
We really liked the apartment. It is in a great location- just a street away from the Promenade des Anglaise, ten minutes from shopping area and within walking distance from Old Town.Three large bedro… More
30 Sep 2013
The apartment was great for the group of frineds and was in a great location for exploring the city. The Promenade is close by with good local amenities and access to public transport was only a short… More
12 Aug 2012
"Excellant apartment, fantastic location"
This apartment is in the centre of Nice it is large and well equiped. We had a fantastic time travelling on the efficient french public transport. We will be returning to Nice and hopefully using the same apartment it it is available.
7 Jun 2012
"great place to stay, very close to beach & shops!"
my 3rd time in this apartment, its so light & airy, large rooms. its so close to the beach 2 minutes walk & supermarket literally over the road! sam is lovely she's welcoming & very informative. i will definately be coming back again!
20 Jan 2012
"Great location for the seafront and for skiing"
Only ten minutes on the bus from Nice airport, this is a really easy journey which combines well with budget flights from the UK, the apartment is just one block back from the seafront. Our own visit coincided with the Carneval and the end of the skiing at Auron. Ski slopes are within a day's drive and a car would be recommended, but trips to Monaco and Italy can be easily achieved on the frequent rail services from the main station. Lots of good restaurants nearby, and thankfully not too touristy - many offer regional or international cuisine, and quality is pretty good.
The apartment itself is airy and spacious and has a reasonable selection of rooms, and has a small but comprehensive kitchen. Home cooking here is not a problem. Also very good linen and furnishings.
13 Jan 2012
"a wonderful welcoming apartment to Nice"
We have stayed at this apartment 3 times in the last few years and are going back again in May'12.
The apartment is central, spotless and very welcoming.
Sam welcomed us on our arrivals and was more that helpful in filling us in on where to go, transport and shopping. There is a supermarket quite close and has all you need. The bed rooms are quite spacious and very private and comfortable. Excellent value for money and the owner is very helpful. I had never booked over the internet before, Chris was very helpful in guiding me through the necessary proceedures. Would deffinetly recomment this appartment to all groups of people.
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