Nice holiday apartment rental, Port of Nice with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and TV

Charming Port of Nice holiday 1 bedroom apartment

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Nice Harbour District - View from the balcony over place du Pin and Castle Hill

Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 239469

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Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

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

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
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
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
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
Furniture 1 Double Bed, Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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


Following friendly, caring & enthusiastic exchanges when booking, Nice Nest went far beyond our expectations.

On arrival we immediately felt relaxed and at home in the bright, clean & comfortable apartment.

Within easy walking distance of the Port, the Old Town, La Promenade des Anglais, Cours Saleya, Massena, there is endless variety.

We particularly like the Port area which has great character with its little shops selling fruit & vegetables, Le Lac, the fantastic cake shop, not to be missed and Les Alpes Maritime where the bread is baked daily in an open oven with wood.

The apartment kitchen is fitted with everything you need, so you can experiment a little with wonderful local produce & fish.

There is endless variety for dining out. Just a few doors up from the apartment is a simple restaurant with excellent cooking called Le Vieux Four. Fish restaurants are abundant with plenty of mussels & oysters, in particular a well known one in Place Garibaldi and the Old Town & Cours Saleya is teaming with restaurants.

The Port is very near Bus Stops to go to Ville France, one of our favourite places & to Cap D'ail or indeed to Monaco.

We can't wait to return to Nice Nest.

Suzanne and Neil , Dublin - Ireland


We had a wonderful time at Nice Nest.

We took a chance with this internet find when our previous accommodation became unavailable.

We were pleasantly surprised by Alberto's friendliness and professionalism when it came to the booking.

The apartment is in a well maintained building, in a lovely district. It is close to everything you need, the old town, the beach and many nice cafes and restaurants. We were within 50 yards of Place Garibaldi which is a cool square to wander about.

While we ate out quite a bit, the apartment is also close to shops, boulangerie and Monoprix (french supermarket chain). Our routine consisted of an indulgence of baguettes and pastries in the morning from the 30 second away boulangerie followed by walkabouts of Nice.

Bus journeys to most of the neighbouring towns like Eze, Menton, Monaco etc are a euro each. Personally, Nice is our favorite spot for some time (and we are both well travelled)

We will be returning to Nice Nest within the year.

We would highly recommend Nice Nest to anybody. Its clean, comfortable & modern.

I found myself on the balcony the odd afternoon reading a book in the march sunshine (Paul Theroux's 'Dark Star Safari', highly recommended) enjoying a glass of rose and forgetting about the global recession!

We felt like we were leaving our home at the end of the trip.

Its a lower cost more flexible option to a package holiday and it left us with a lot of happy memories.

John & Sinead, Waterford - Ireland


Nous avions décidé de réserver avec vous, car j'avais beaucoup apprécié les rapports établis, d'une grande courtoisie et disponibilité.

Nous avons ressenti une confiance qui nous a permis de réserver par le biais du net. Le sérieux du document de réservation, les messages réguliers nous ont permis de créer un lien de confiance et ainsi de passer de bonnes vacances.

Déjà à l'arrivée et pendant notre séjour, Mme Gravini était très accueillante, toujours prête à nous aider; nous pouvions la joindre à n'importe quel moment de la journée pour tous renseignements. De plus c'est une vraie fée du logis: pas un seul grain de poussières, même au fin fond d'un placard. Avec son aide nous avons aussi trouvé les magasins les moins chères du coin.

Notre séjour a eu lieu au cours de la dernière semaine de décembre; nous souhaitions profiter d'un peu de douceur climatique et ce fût reussi! Le 1er janvier, nous sommes allés au château et nous nous sommes endormis sur un bac le visage chauffé au soleil.

L'appartement est situé au coeur de la ville, tout est accessible à pieds, le port, la plage, la place Garibaldi, le vieux Nice; (d'ailleurs oubliez de prendre votre voiture, c'est un enfer) mais lorsque l'on se promène autour de Nice, les yeux s'ecarquillent et le coeur se gonfle de beauté: le soleil rayonnant sur la baie des anges est rève déjà de Nice revêtant sa parure de printemps.

Nou réserverions encore avec un grand plaisir.

Celine et famille, Lille - France


Mary and I had a wonderful holiday in Nice.

The apartment was a nice size, very clean and up to date; the balcony was tremendous. There are plenty of great restaurants and shopping close by.

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the accommodation at “Nice Nest”.

Alberto and his wife were very helpful and pleasant upon our arrival. We would love to stay here again when we come back to visit Nice.

Rus & Mary, Detroit - USA


We spent the Easter week (2007) at Nice Nest and had an absolutely brilliant time.

The apartment was lovely: modern throughout, clean, had all the appliances we needed and Alberto went out of his way to make our arrival as smooth as possible. Its location, just set back from Nice's Old Town, the Port and Le Château, is perfect for seeing Nice, eating out and exploring the Côte d'Azur and Provence due to the closeness of the Gare Routière (Bus Station).

A week was certainly not enough to explore the whole of the area, but apart from the obvious attractions of Monaco and Cannes, some “must do's” are the train from the Gare de Provence up Var Valley; the smaller towns between Nice and Monaco where life has a slower pace; a bus trip up to Vence and St Paul; and a meal at Sapore – right on the apartment's doorstep.

Our thanks to Alberto.

Matt and Arlette, West Sussex - UK


I was in Nice in October 2006 with my mother on her 70th birthday; she preferred a trip to Cote d'Azur to a noisy restaurant party. Besides, she specializes in Russian literature and France has long been a home for Russian intelligentsia.

I chose The Nest as it seemed the best cost/value option. On the one hand, it is a safe residential quarter with supermarkets, bakeries and cafes; on the other hand, the Old Town is only a stone's throw away. You can go sightseeing on your own with the Central bus station nearby, or you can go to the beach, not far either. Whatever the weather, you can always make a programme for yourself.

I was particularly encouraged by Alberto's prompt and comprehensive responses to my numerous questions. It proved to be absolutely vital. Russian travelers have to present a whole pile of original documents signed by their landlord to apply for an entry visa to the French consulate, and Alberto had them sent to me in no time.

On arrival we were met by Mme Gravini, the friendly and efficient caretaker. She speaks French, but you will find it no difficulty to understand how everything works.

We found a lot of useful appliances, brushes, dusters, washing liquids, a lot of towels, etc. One feels at home, with everything thoughtfully arranged, not in an hired place. Besides, there were local maps and bus timetables, which made sightseeing planning much easier.

It was a very pleasant stay indeed, and I am looking forward to come back to Palais du Pin!

Alla, Moscow - Russia


Eine 1,5 Zimmer Wohnung im schönen Osten von Nizza. Mit einem schönen Badezimmer mit Dusche, Balkon und Schlafzimmer mit Blick auf den Place du Pin.

Die Wohnung befindet sich im Palais du Pin, ein Gebäude mit Aufzug. In der Nähe finden Sie interessante Sehenswürdigkeiten wie zum Hafen von Nizza, der kulturelle Altstadt mit ihren zahlreichen Restaurants, Bars und Galerien und die Akropolis. Sie können auch auf den Strand oder das Stadtzentrum bequem zu Fuß erreichen.

Von Osten Nizza gibt es gute Verbindungen wie der Bus vom Hafen bis Cap Ferrat und Monaco oder Riquier Bahnhof nach Monaco oder Italien ebenso wie Cannes und Antibes. Ich schlage vor, der Bus Nr.100 Hafen von Nizza nach Monte-Carlo (auf dieser Reise entdecken Sie die unberührte Schönheit der Côte d'Azur) oder mit der Buslinie 81 aus dem Hafen von St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat auf der Halbinsel Traum!

Ich wünsche Ihnen einen angenehmen Aufenthalt an der französischen Riviera.

Michael, Hamburg - Deutschland


My girlfriend and I recently spent an unforgettable week in Nice having chosen the 'Nice Nest' as our place to stay. On arrival at the airport we jumped onto the bus and after a short ride arrived in central Nice. The bus station is very close to the apartment: just a 5 minutes' walk.

The flat was spotlessly clean throughout. The space was well allocated with a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchen diner, a fairly spacious living area and a balcony which we thoroughly enjoyed.

Living in the apartment and its great location really made us feel part of this wonderfully traditional area.

Alberto's service was prompt and very efficient. His friendly attitude and knowledge of the area was of great help in our fact finding research prior to arriving in Nice.

We recommend the 'Nice Nest' to any visitor and we plan to visit again in the the future. Many thanks!

Stuart & Louise, Norwich - UK

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Review 1-10 of 14

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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      Calendar updated:31 Jan 2016

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