Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This spacious fourth floor apartment is in the Musiciens quarter, built in the age of elegance at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. It is a largely residential area, but with good local shops nearby, and is very conveniently situated, with the beach, railway station and the main shopping area on Rue Jean Medecin only a 5-10 minutes walk away.
The apartment, served by an elevator, has a spacious hall with living/dining area on the right. Two sets of french windows lead out onto the west-facing terrace where you can eat or enjoy an evening sun-downer. To the left of the hall there are two large double bedrooms situated at the back, both having access to the bathroom that has a bath and shower. Toilet facilities are separate. There is also a well-equipped kitchen for self-catering. All linen/towels including beach towels provided.
For entertainment there is cable television for French and English news channels, a DVD player, and full wireless internet access. There is plenty of information about Nice and the environs with some local recommendations to help you make the most of your stay in this vibrant city.
Some comments from our visitors:
'You are so lucky to have such a wonderful apartment in somewhere as fantastic as Nice – thank you so much for sharing it with us! We had an amazing week thanks to your comprehensive of information and recommendations. It made all the difference. We have appreciated all the efforts you have made to ensure the apartment has everything needed for a comfortable stay – Thank you again!'
Tim, Vanessa, Leon and Bianca, Australia
'Our time at 32 Rue Gounod has been a memorable experience. From the perfect weather, amazing scenery on the Nietzsche trail to Eze to delicious dinners; some of the best memories were had at this apartment and thank you for hosting us!'
Joe, Amy, Emily and Keith, USA
'Lovely apartment in a great location, which helped us to spend a great holiday in Nice. Highly recommended – we had everything we needed here.'
Anne, Pauline and Patricia. Northern Ireland
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Nice airport 5 km, Nearest railway: Gare SNCF, Ave Thiers, Nice|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), 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 provides an ideal base to explore the whole of the Alpes-Maritimes, whether it is along the coast or into the mountains, and most of it is easily accessible by public transport using the train or the excellent bus network. The train ride eastwards towards the Italian border via Monte Carlo and Menton gives the most spectacular views of the coast and with none of the traffic problems. And westwards, Cannes and Antibes are less than an hour away. For something a bit different, try the Chemin de Fer de Provence, a small-guage railway that takes you right into the heart of the mountains.
If you want to drive, why not try the Auto-Bleu? This is a new system of electric cars run by Nice Council, with a depot close by the apartment. This will enable you to explore the many small hill towns around the area, the most popular being St Paul de Vence and Mougins, home of Matisse, Picasso and others.
Nice has something for everyone. In the summer it draws crowds to the beach, but the climate makes it a great all year round resort. And it is a great city to wander around and explore.
The Musiciens quarter where the apartment is situated was built at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries with many elegant squares and belle époque architecture, which lead down to the Promenade and the iconic Hotel Negresco - a major Nice landmark. The old quarter beneath the castle has quite a different flavour and is an endless place to explore with many small shops and excellent restaurants. And if you want some peace, the Monastery, Matisse Museum and Roman remains at Cimiez, a hill above Nice, will provide it.
But most people find the Promenade des Anglais irresistible, either for some exercise or simply to people watch...