Francois Guisol-with port view
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Large elegant one bedroom holiday apartment with balcony and port view, located in the picturesque Nice Port area.
The apartment is incredibly spacious with its 70 square meters and small balcony with view of the picturesque port. Nice port not only has beautiful views to offer, but is also one of the up and coming areas in Nice with trendy eateries and bars opening up . There are a choice of small shops just minutes away with a larger supermarket just a five minute walk away. Place Garibaldi, Promenade du Paillon and the old town are also only a five minute walk away, as is the tram so Nice is literally at your fingertips. Take advantage of the beautiful coastal walks from Boulevard Franck Pilatte to Villefranche or in the opposite direction take the Promenade from the port passing all the beaches to Nice airport and beyond.
The apartment is location on the second floor of a typical Nicois building with lift. It is bright, spacious, with lots of personality and has all the comforts of a home. The modern kitchen which is open plan to the living area, comes fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, induction hob, oven and lots of storage space. There is also a washing machine provided which is located in the bathroom.
The living area has a very comfy wraparound sofa with plenty of room should you wish to invite friends around. There is a dining table and chairs with ample room for four persons. Bookshelves filled with books, lamps and artwork dotted around the room create a warm and homely atmosphere for a relaxing holiday. Planning an evening in, then you can avail of the TV with choice of BBC entertainment, DVD player and WiFi . French doors lead out onto the balcony with beautiful views of the port with its luxury yachts and the colourful Nicois buildings. The perfect view point for enjoying breakfast or sipping a glass of wine and watching Nice life go by.
The bedroom is also very spacious and finished with a twist of French. It has a king sized bed, two bedside tables with reading lamps, a double wardrobe, chest of drawers finished with a French polish and two individual chairs for relaxing. The two large windows allow lots of natural light but also have pretty green shutters so typical of Nice to keep out the light (as do all the windows in the apartment).
The bathroom is located off the hallway and has a rain shower, sink with mirror overhead, a storage shelving for your personal vanities and a toilet. The washing machine is located in the bathroom area.
On your arrival:
You will be welcomed on arrival to the apartment and given the grand tour. Maps and tourist info will be available in the apartment and we can tell you our secret favourite restaurants etc.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 minute walk 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/ 9 km, Nearest railway: http://www.sncf.com/ 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region
Nice is a warm, vibrant and fascinating city with everything to offer the visitor with its beaches, restaurants, art galleries, night life and museums. Vieux Nice (old town) is so charming with lots of pretty cobbled streets lined with shops, bakeries, restaurants concocting delicious smells. If you have time and can pull yourself away from the charm of Nice, then I definitely recommend that you explore a few of the areas outside of Nice. The coastline is incredibly beautiful and the hilltop villages are a must most having incredible viewpoints.
Trips inland could include St Paul de Vence, Grasse and the many enchanting hill top villages and are easily accessible by car, train or bus. Don't forget to take your camera and arrange and stay for lunch for a very enjoyable day trip.
Trams and buses are closeby, and for 1.50 Euro you can travel to medieval hilltop villages (villages perches), such as St Paul de Vence and Eze, or visit Antibes, Cannes, Monaco. By train you can quickly be in Italy. Ferries from nearby Nice Port take you along the Mediterranean coast to St Tropez or across to Corsica.
If you haven't been to Nice before then you are in for a treat. Nice is a small vibrant city with an old town and new town. It oozes charm and is incredible picturesque with it's pretty coloured buildings, monuments, the beautiful azure coastline so bring your camera. Nice really does have everything to offer and I guess that's why tourists keep returning.
On your doorstep literally just a few minutes walk from the apartment it the very scenic Port area and plenty of restaurants and cafes to choose from. For those of you who like keeping fit there is an english speaking fitness studio 'Fithub' just one minute away - with a large selection of drop in classes from Pilates, yoga and cardio. The staff are very friendly and will give you a warm welcome.
Wander around the port viewing the impressive yachts and the charming and colourful fishermen boats. it is also one of the up and coming areas in Nice. Trendy eateries are popping up off the side streets - rue Bonaparte just off Place Garibaldi being one of the most trendy of these to dine and socialize. There are a few small shops just one minute away with a larger supermarket just a five minute walk away. Place Garibaldi and the old town are also only five minute walk away, as is the tram so Nice is literally at your fingertips.
A scroll through the newly opened 'Promenade du Paillon' is a must. It is a beautiful urban walkway 1.2 in length and starts just off Place Garibaldi, passing through Place Massena and stretches right down to the promenade and sea. Enjoy the water mirror pavements, water jets, pretty vegetation and a childrens park. For other walks, take advantage of the beautiful coastal walks from Boulevard Franck Pilatte to Villefranche - it is a must. Or in the opposite direction you can take the pedestrian footpath - The Promenade, which takes you all the way to the airport and beyond. On the way you will pass the many pebbled beaches and you can turn off and wander the narrow enchanting streets of Vieux Nice (old Town). Here you can find the famous Cours Saleya flower market, it also offers fresh produce and local favourites such as fruit, vegetable, cheese, olives, soaps, and flowers from early morning until midday. The wide sweep of the Baie des Anges is visible through the arches of the old town walls. The cobbled streets of Vieux Nice (old town) are alive with bustling restaurants, cafes, museums which are free, art galleries, theatres, jazz bars, magnificent baroque churches and little shops selling delicious Nicoise specialities and artisan wares. Enjoy the many pretty plazas - Place Rossetti where you can treat yourself to one of the best Ice Creams at 'Fenocchio's', Place Francois for the daily fish market and the spacious Place Garibaldi which is just a stones throw from the apartment, is lined with a choice of bars and eateries.
For a great way to see an overview of Nice, take the steps or lift up to the Colline du Chateau which sits on top of a hill between the Port and the Old Town and offers stunning panoramic views. Bring your camera as is a very popular vantage point for photographing the stunning Baie des Anges. There are only the ruins of the Chateau remaining at the top, but you can also find a lovely park area with a choice of two cafes. If you prefer to avoid the steps up then you can also take the little white tourist train from the Promenade, or you can walk, cycle or use the lift.
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