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Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed


This elegant bourgeois apartment has high ornate ceilings, large French windows and parquet/marble tiled floors. It consists of 3 main rooms, plus separate kitchen with dining table, bathroom & separate WC with hand-basin. It is extremely versatile: for a couple renting as one bedroom with the ample double livingroom, or for two couples or a family, then the french doors and curtains can be closed off dividing the living area into a 2nd bedroom, hence a totally private room, still leaving a generous livingroom area. The owners of this flat lived there for 7 years with their daughter and own a "home decor" shop a couple of minutes' walk away from the property. (English/Italian wife with French husband).

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Promenade des Anglaises 500 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 20 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nice Côte d'Azur 5 km, Nearest railway: La Gare de Nice 500 m
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 Internet access
General Central heating, TV, CD player, 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, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Lift access
Further details indoors

Delightful and versatile cosy apartment. One immediately feels at home with the exclectic mix of old and new.

The living area actually consists of two rooms, and so one half can easily be closed off with solid doors and curtains should your group need to make use of the sofa-bed. You will still therefore have a proper separate living area next to the kitchen dining area.

It really is so easy to walk to most places of interest in Nice from this address. No expensive car hire/taxi necessary (and you get fit in the process!)

Further details outdoors

The livingroom has French windows that open onto a little, typically French, wrought-iron balconette. We have recently added a little round garden table and chairs set just inside this balconnette to create an attractive "inside/outside" area for that glass of rosé wine !

Further details

Terms & Conditions


1. Minimum stay of 2 nights.

2. Unless alternative arrangements have been made, normal arrival time is 2pm and departure time is before 11am.

3. The apartment has one double bedroom, one room with sofa-bed and a further living room and can accommodate upto four people.

4. Please do not smoke in the apartment.

5. Bedding and bath towels for the apartment will be provided, however, please note that beach towels will not. There is an additional one off fee of €40 for linen and towels should the sofabed need making up.

6. A charge will be levied should the apartment key be lost.

7. The apartment must be left clean and tidy as found as the rental fee does not include cleaning. Guests who prefer to book a cleaner for after their departure will need to organise this during reservation, and there will be an additional fee of €60. (Otherwise bathrooms and kitchen to be left clean, floors hoovered and mopped, beds stripped and bins emptied)

The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region

Nice airport is just 10 minutes' drive from the centre of town, making it ideal for a long week-end as there's no time wasted on long bus/taxi journeys.

The town of Nice is shaped around the huge bay in the Mediterranean along what is known as the Cote D'Azur or the "Baie des Anges".

We are lucky to have what they call a "micro-cimate" which means the surrounding hills block the clouds, and we therefore tend to have sunshine almost all year round. Many a winters day do we sit and lunch at a bistro terrace. There are often sun-bathers in bikinis on the odd day right upto mid November and starting out again in February!!!

Nice has a long and interesting history, once upon a time being owned by the Italians, and was made famous in the early 20th Century by the glamorous jet-setters of the day putting the French Riviera on the map, and not to mention Queen Victoria regularly staying in the hills of Cimiez!

There is the long, stunning beach, a wonderful mix of fabulous architecture, a wealth of restaurants to please every palette and purse, a new Casino at Palais Mediterrane, various nightclubs and a multitude of shops to entice both the bargain-hunter and the designer-label addict.

Naturally visitors are drawn to Nice for its beaches, sunshine, Jazz Festival and Carnival, but let's not forget the Monaco Grande Prix, and Cannes Film Festivals which are both just a short train ride away.

During winter months we are perfectly placed to go skiing for the day at either Auron or Isola 2000 in the snow covered Alpes. Both these ski resorts have good bus services or the other option is to hire a car for the day. Isola is about 1 1/2 hours' drive away and Auron just a little further up.


Situated in the highly regarded Musiciens' Quarter right in the centre of Nice and is a mere 5 minute walk from Nice Railway Station and 10 minute bus-ride from Nice Airport.

Whilst you are here you will be very tempted to visit the "Le Vanillier" which is just a block away, and across the road from our shop "Jolie Maison" in rue Verdi. "Le Vanillier" is renowned for its delectable cakes and handmade chocolates. Just seconds away from the apartment we are lucky to have most commerces including various bakeries (for those fabulous French baguettes and croissants!) and a very good selection of restaurants as well as a cinema down the same stretch of road (going along to the beach on rue Rivoli) which shows films in "V.O"; which stands for 'Version Origianle' - therefore very often in English to boot!

The fabulous thing is that Nice is a city to discover on foot - the pedestrian area with its chic shops bars & restaurents, the labirynth of streets and night life in the old town, the world famous flower market, the antiques market on monday, the pavement cafes with some of the best 'people watching' in the world, the Opera House, the museums and of course THE BEACH!

For art lovers the famous Matisse museum is located in Nice together with the museum of modern and contemporary art, in fact after Paris Nice has the most museums in France.

The property is centrally situated and so no need for a car.

For day trips, Nice is efficiently serviced by bus, train and sea ferries to Monte Carlo in Monaco, St Tropez, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Menton, and just a short distance away over the Italian border Ventimiglia and San Remo with their enticing markets!

Ferries run from the Old Port (In the centre of town) to Italy, Corsica ( A possible day trip or for a couple of nights' stay) and of course local spots along the coast.

Alternatively, you can hire a car (or a scooter!) for the day and explore the hill-top villages of Mougins, Eze and Fayence. Just behind Nice the wonderful region of Provence, with its beautiful towns like Grasse, Lorgues etc are easily accessible. Although there are buses/trains that service all these beautiful places.

The Promenade Des Anglais curves alongside the ocean for at least 5 kms with the Nicoise and visitors walking, rollerblading and cycling during the day and in the evening - especially interesting in the summer months with the street artists and performers.

Throughout the year the French Riviera hosts the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival - Nice is ideally located and just a short train ride away to enjoy the fun!

Approx 30mns from Nice Airport, Domaine de Terre Blanche Golf course is a must. It is a luxurious resort located in the heart of Provence, within easy reach of the main towns of the Côte d'Azur, French Riviera and Italian Riviera. This PACA region of France features two of the most beautiful golf courses in Europe and a David Leadbetter Golf Academy.

There are also other beautiful golf courses at: Biot, Cannes-Mougins, Nice Golf Country Club, Valbonne,

Chateauneuf de Grasse, Mandelieu & MonteCarlo.

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14 Jan 2015


"The Apartment wasn't the problem in Nice!!!"

If you really want to visit Nice, Palais Mirafiori is not a bad place to stay!! It is clean, close to the train station. The only problem I had is that I was there during New year Eve and the owner wa… More

Thank you very much for your review. Arriving on New Year's eve in an unknown city and a private apartment is perhaps not the best idea. You are probably right that a Hotel would have best suited your needs and we are very sorry about that. I did give plenty of notice that it was going to be complicated (see emails on 13th December). I do not run an airport pick up service so all my clients make their own way to the apartment and the key collection shouldn't have been that complicated as it was left with a lovely couple who live in the same building… They did say you mentioned being rather jet lagged so I can appreciate how daunting it all must have been for you. I do hope that your stay in Nice was overall a good one? Thank you so much for leaving the flat as you found it. Wishing you all the best, Lucia

6 Jan 2015


"Roomy apartment, eclectic decor and convenient location"

We liked the location because it is close enough to walk to the 'action' on the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and even to the train station...but far enough away to be quiet. The dec… More

15 Jan 2014


"Excellent stylish and comfortable apartment"

We are a family of 4 and enjoyed a fabulous stay in Nice. This charming apartment is an easy walk to the amazing local attractions, restaurants and patisseries in Nice. We really appreciated the thoug… More

Thank you so much for your kind comments and for leaving the flat so nice and tidy!
It was a real pleasure meeting your lovely family - you will be eligible for a little discount should you pass through Nice another time!
Best regards

26 Oct 2013


"Great location but badly ripped off"

Had a wonderful stay and the apartment was beautiful... BUT- Lucia mistook our arrival date and hurriedly cleaned it- no washing machine- Then after we cleaned the apartment spotlessly and left a six … More

Unfortunately these guests were the first to book with me through the a new Holiday Lettings system I had just signed up to and I was not used to and due to not being familiar with the diary system I admit I missed their arrival date and the beds were not made up when they arrived. This is the first and only time this has ever happened all the years I have been renting. They turned up at my shop and as soon as I realised, I dropped everything, locked the shop, and rushed round to make the beds up for them - the flat was fully cleaned! The guests complained about lack of washing machine - there is no mention of a washing-machine in my property details. There was no mention of one long before they booked. Regarding the breakages deposit: I used to take cheques from clients and not bank them, and simply tear them up or post them back after inspection of the property once clients leave - but for this let, Holiday Lettings had taken the deposit - I was not aware of this, but after Chris complained, I checked with my bank and I immediately posted a cheque to Australia. I have an email from the guest confirming safe receipt!! He then mentioned he feels I am greedy. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but, I personally have never stayed anywhere half as nice and in such a great location for the price! And as for being English - I have NEVER pretended to be French!

18 Dec 2012


"Great location and apartment"

Great location, clean apartment, cosy, and quite area.

Would recommend to friends and family.

Has all facilities you would need, home away from home.

Local shops nearby to purchase food.

8 Apr 2012


"We will definately be back....loved it!"

I stayed here from 2 - 7 April 2012 with my Fiancee and 13 year old Son. The apartment was everything we had hoped for, very spacious and typically French with lovely big windows. The kitchen had everything you would ever need. We had a night in and cooked ourselves a lovely meal and had wine from the corner shop that you can see from the front window. There are numerous boulangeries a stones throw away where we bought croissants and bread daily. The location was perfect. We got the number 98 bus from the airport for 4 euros each, it takes 15 minutes and you get out on the promenade opposite the Negresco Hotel. The apartment is up the street that runs to the side of the hotel approx 400 metres away. Lucia the owner couldnt have been more helpful from the moment I booked. I explained the trip was a surprise 30th birthday present and could she leave a bottle of red wine for us. She didnt disappoint and left a bottle of Perrier water aswell - Thank you! We will definately be booking to stay at the Palais Mirafiori in the near future as we had a fantastic time and would like to show my Parents.

1 Dec 2011


"The perfect apartment for a stay in Nice"

What a wonderful place to stay. The apartment is lovely - an eclectic mix of old and new and very French (felt like I had stepped into a French movie, shame I hadn't had the elegance transformati… More

26 Sep 2011


"Spacious apartment in great location"

Great central apartment just off Victor Hugo, 5 mins walk from the promanade and city centre shopping and also the station in other direction if you want to travel further afield to Cannes, Monaco etc… More

4 Sep 2011


"We will definately return"

Palais Mirafiori was a perfect apartment for four friends to stay in while celebrating a 60th Birthday. The location was superb, far enough away from the noisy parts of town, such as the promenade and near enough to reach the different areas on foot. Nice is not a place to hop in a taxi. Airport bus within walking distance.
The apartment was full of charm and just as we imagined it from the photographs and description on the website. Old traditional French with all mod cons and comfortable.
As we found Palais Mirafiori met our expectations and was good value for money we have decided to return to celebrate the remaining 60th birthdays!

Thank you for such a lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We will offer you a special rate for your next visit! Kindest regards, Lucia & family

27 Aug 2011


"beautiful flat.we will go back again"

the flat was well located near to local shops, the beach and other locations such as main squares, train and bus stations.
it was decorated with great flair, we loved the antiqe bed in the bedroom. plenty of storage too. kitchen had all we needed to make breakfast as well as couple of dinners and with style too.
we loved the power shower in the bathroom . we managed to use all the facilities offered, did a quick vacuum and wash our clothes too.
the lighting in the flat was imaginative , i want some of that in my home, divine.
this is a place we would like come back again and again, i hope we have been good guests and owners will have us back. thank you.
ps. sorry about no capitals my shift key is broken.

Review 1-10 of 14

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Calendar last updated:29 Jan 2015

Based in France

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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