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Nice holiday penthouse rental, Musicians' Quarter with beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace and TV

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Living Area with windows to the south facing terrace.

Penthouse / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3 Home 246515

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Penthouse / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

L'Art des amis (the art of friends) is a beautiful one-bedroom penthouse apartment on the 6th floor with a large south-facing terrace of a Belle Époque building in the Musicians Quarter in central Nice, 5 blocks off the beach, directly behind the Negresco Hotel. Step into the antique cage elevator and be swept up to a romantic vacation escape you will never forget! Facing south, warm sunlight floods the apartment from morning till sunset. French doors in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom open onto balconies where you will enjoy the breezes and rooftop views towards the sea. (That French flag you see fluttering in the distance tops the Negresco.) The art of personal friends is featured throughout.

Note: We respond within hours to all enquiries. Please check your junk email box should you not receive a quote.

A Nice Municipal Tax will be added at .90€ per person per day.

Size Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Multiple beaches off Promenade des Anglais 1 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nice International Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Nice Central 1 km
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, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Lift access, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Remodeled to bring it closer in feeling to the architecture of the Belle Époque period, the apartment features new wood flooring in the living room and bedrooms and period tile set in the entry and kitchen. The kitchen cabinetry has been completely replaced and matching wainscoting installed along with all new appliances and granite countertops. Step through the French door onto to balcony and enjoy petit déjeuner in the sun at your café table for two. Dishes, glassware, flatware, espresso maker and kitchen utensils are all provided should you choose to try your hand at Niçoise cooking. The living room features a black George Nelson-inspired couch for 3 and a comfortable modern 'lipstick' armchair. Flat screen TV, DVD, and internet access provided. The glass coffee table design is by Isamu Noguchi (1948), end tables by Eileen Gray (1927), and glove table lamp by Wilhem Wagenfeld (1924.) While this is actually an 'adult' apartment experience, children are welcome!

The tiled entry can be used as a "dining-room" for 4 people by expanding the kitchen table. The bedroom has a U.S. queen-sized double bed (160x200cm) and the couch in the living room folds down into a U.S. sized double bed (140x200cm.)

Further details outdoors

The apartment is in the Quartier Musiciens in central Nice, a well-kept, stylish, residential quarter 5 blocks from the sea and famous Promenade des Anglais- the perfect place to stroll as visitors have done for more than a century. The busy shopping/restaurant areas of rue Massena and Avenue Jean Medecin are 10-15 minutes on foot and the wonderful 'Old Town' a 20 minute stroll for dinner! Nearby on Boulevard Victor Hugo is the Jardin d'Alsace Lorraine, a quiet garden respite. Downtown terrain is basically flat which makes walking a pleasure!

A car is definitely not needed to enjoy your vacation in Nice. Train and bus service is easily available for visits to other wonderful Riviera sites and in addition Auto-Bleue, a short-term electric rental car service has autos available in the block next to the apartment. For information see their site at At the top of the screen you can choose an English translation of the page.

Transportation to & from airport:

Airport Express- take bus 99 (8AM to 9PM) toward Gare Nice Ville SNCF & get off Thiers/Gambetta, a 15 minute ride. Also can take bus 98 (6AM to midnight) to Gare Routière & get off at Gambetta/Promenade. It's a bit further from the apartment. Cost is 1.40 euros one way or 4 euros for a transportation day pass which includes buses & city trams.

Parking: Closest is VinciPark MOZART/ 11, Avenue Auber. Contact M. Jean Claude Ferrari.

Other options: VinciPark LOUVRE/ 20, Boulevard Victor Hugo

or Parking Palmeira/ 47 Rue St. Philippe, +33 4 93 96 40 16.

Cheapest: Airport Secure Covered Parking, 7-8 euros/day,

Further details

There is no "end-of-stay" charge for cleaning/linens, but there is a required refundable damage deposit of $500. Note: We respond within hours to all enquiries. Please check your junk email box should you not receive a quote.

The French Riviera - Cote d'Azur region

There are six different departments within the Provence-Alpes Cote d'Azur region in France and these are the Alpes-Maritimes, Hautes-Alpes, Bouches-du-Rhone, Var, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Vaucluse.

It is made up of the former French province of Provence, the former papal territory of Avignon, known as Comtat Venaissin, the former Sardinian-Piedmontese county of Nice, whose coastline is known in English as the French Riviera, and in French as the Cote d'Azur and the south eastern part of the former French province of Dauphine, in the French Alps.

Climate Type


Average Temperature

Summer: 22.7°c, Winter 6.4°c.

Average sunshine

2,835.5 hours per year (Marseille).

Average rainfall

Summer: 23.6mm, Winter: 53.8mm. Equivalent to 544.4 mm per year (Marseille).


Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades. But there are several spots that a tourist simply must see, such as the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, ancient Roman ruins, the Russian Cathedral and more. Nice is second only to Paris in the number of museums and galleries. Be sure you know which spots have the most allure before you visit.

1. Promenade des Anglais

Few spots epitomize Nice -- or, in fact, the joie de vivre of the French Riviera in general -- than the inviting Promenade des Anglais. It is always bustling with humanity.There are tourists relaxing in the royal blue chairs lining the shore. There are locals roller blading, biking or jogging along it. Vendors sell crepes and drinks on it. Best of all, there are delightful (if over-priced) seaside restaurants. Splurge on a chaise lounge, and let waiters bring you cocktails and appetizers.

2. Cours Saleya Flower Market

Nice's famous Flower Market is one of the best attractions in the whole city. The edges are lined with cafés and souvenir shops, and the stands themselves are packed with amazing produce and myriad flowers. It operates six days a week, replaced on Mondays by a flea and antiques market.

3. Matisse Museum

The lovely and innovative art of Henri Matisse was inspired by the fresh colors and lines of Nice. Just take a look at any of his art peering out of balcony windows, and you will surely see the Riviera shoreline. This vast museum shows Matisse's works from his more traditional early days to the end of his career. There are also some of his personal effects here. The museum gift shop features prints of the artist's works.

4. Vieux Nice, or Old Nice

Old Nice is downright dripping with atmosphere. Its narrow streets are a one-stop shop for take-home finds, such as Provençal wares, household items, wine, gourmet gifts, hip clothing and more. There are numerous restaurants in the area, as well as several fun bars and nightclubs. Be sure to stop off for a delicious ice cream in this neighborhood.

5. Le Chateau

The best reason to visit the chateau is for the spectacular panoramic view of the city and sea. You won't actually see much of a castle (only a few sections of it remain). You can take the elevator up for a nominal price or hike up the stairs for free to the park atop the hill. Be sure to bring your camera.

6. Rue de France Pedestrian Zone

The Nice pedestrian zone, or "zone pietonne," is a hub of activity. This is the place if you need to load up on souvenirs. Street entertainers frequent this area. There are gourmet shops, clothing shops, news stands, bookstores and more. (Check out the Ducs de Gascogne store for some real finds). Grab a café au lait and watch the world go by, nibble on a crepe, or visit in the evening for a robust meal with an Italian accent. This is just a lively spot!

7. Theatre de la Photographie et de l'Image

This homage to the photographic arts is housed in a lovely renovated building a couple blocks off the busy Boulevard Jean Medicine thoroughfare. The museum typically hosts exhibits of universal appeal, such as a show dedicated to portraits of Hollywood celebrities over the decades and an exhibition on American Indians. Entry is free.

8. Russian Cathedral

What a juxtaposition: the traditional Russian onion towers in the background, and the tropical palm trees in the foreground. As odd a pairing as the two seem, the Russian Cathedral is just one of many Russian attractions in the city. The Russian aristocracy used Nice as a balmy getaway, and left their indelable mark on the Riviera city. The cathedral is the finest example, and provides a rare opportunity to experience the former U.S.S.R. on the Cote d'Azur.

9. Nice Archaeology Museum and Roman Ruins

The Russians weren't the first to succumb to the allure of Nice. The ancient Romans also called the area home, and to this day visitors can see the ruins of a Roman arena and bathhouses at (or next to) this museum in the Nice Cimiez neighborhood (right next to the Matisse Museum). Inside, the archaeology museum houses an interesting mix of historic and archeological exhibits on the area.

10. Nice Port

The Nice Port area is one frequently overlooked by tourists, but it shouldn't be. Just around the corner from Old Nice and the Quai des Etats Unis, this is a great spot to watch the Corsica ferries lift off. There are also some of the city's hippest nightclubs here.

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3 Jan 2015


"How to be French without really trying..."

This apartment is situated in a primarily residential district which truly gives the guest the feeling of living "local", yet is only blocks from the waterfront, shopping and restaurants. This top floor unit looks out over the red tile rooftops of Nice and has 2 outdoor spaces to enjoy the view and sunshine. Neighborhood markets provide an endless supply of local produce, breads and meats which make dining at home as enjoyable as the restaurants particularly with the modern amenities such as washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave etc. Beautifully decorated with furniture and artwork that clearly reflects pride of ownership giving visitors the feeling of being a guest in someones home, and not a hotel. All arrangements, from reservations, payment and arrival to departure went smoothly and our expectations were exceeded. Can't wait to go back.

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      Calendar last updated:04 Oct 2015

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