|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
This fabulous 3 bed air-conditioned apartment is on the 1st floor of an historic Old Nice building, in a quiet street off the main drag. Inside it's been renovated with style and flair to produce a sophisticated town centre apartment that's the ultimate home from home in the centre of the capital of the French Riviera.
The apartment is very spacious and has a loft flavour that's accentuated by the huge beams on the ceiling and the very tall French windows.
The apartment has been recently renovated with a lot of style, and it's now presented, decorated and furnished to perfection.
Its very large living room (40 sq m) is complimented by a new kitchen, walk in shower and three bedrooms.
NB: THERE IS A MEET AND GREET CHARGE OF €140 for supplying linen, towels and cleaning apartment after departure.
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Its reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The clearest-possible light spangles the Mediterranean to create a setting for sybarites, and shadows for well-dressed decadence. The inauguration, last autumn, of the brand new Promenade du Paillon - 30 acres of park running from the city centre to the sea - indicates that it has the imagination and drive to fulfill its ambitions. This is a glorious, and playful, slice of urban greensward. And it’s bewitching at pretty much any time of year.
To Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (00 33 489 88 98 28; en.nice.aeroport.fr) is served by British Airways (0844 493 0787; ba.com) from Heathrow and Gatwick. Aer Lingus (0871 718 5000; aerlingus.com) from Dublin and Cork year round; Flybe (081 700 2000; flybe.com) from Southampton (from May 1, 2014) and Exeter (from May 2); Jet2 (0871 226 1737; jet2.com) from Leeds-Bradford (from May 2) and Manchester (from April 4).
EasyJet (0905 821 0905; easyjet.com) flies from Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool, Bristol and Stansted year-round, and from Edinburgh (from March 31, 2014), Belfast (from April 5) and Newcastle (from April 1). Monarch (08719 405040; monarch.co.uk) flies from Birmingham (from May 2) and Gatwick (from May 1).
Finally, Norwegian (0843 3780 888; norwegian.com) flies year round, Gatwick to Nice - and is often the cheapest option.
Cannes city break guide
From Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (00 33 489 88 98 28; nice.airport.fr), a taxi to the city centre will cost you €22-€30 (£18-£25) by day, depending on where you want dropping off, or €27-€32 between 7pm and 7am. There will be extra charges for a fourth person, and luggage.
If you wish to book a taxi ahead, telephone 00 33 493 13 78 78. The shuttle bus is cheaper (€6 one way – but the ticket is valid for the next 74 minutes on all Nice buses and trams), and easy as pie.
Jump on either the No 98 or No 99. One or the other leaves about every 30 minutes, serving both airport terminals. The 98 ends up bang in the city centre, the 99 at the main railway station. I use Med Tours which are just as cheap as Airport Taxis
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On flower market mornings (every day, bar Monday), the Cours Saleya is a barely-controlled explosion of colours and aromas.
Nice is served by two ports – the city’s own, and that of Villefranche-sur-Mer in one of the Med’s loveliest bays just round the corner. In Nice, ships tie up at the port, where tourist office staff will be waiting with information. It’s a pleasant 20-minute stroll to the old town and city centre. If that sounds too tiresome, taxis are available and, in high season, shuttle buses are laid on.
If Villefranche is your port, arriving in the bay is a glorious experience – enfolding mountains, sea, sun, sky and the little town nestling in among it all. This is a tender port, so the boat will anchor and you’ll be shuttled ashore. If time is tight, I’d settle for Villefranche itself. It’s a fine old Mediterranean seaside spot with ample sights and shopping to keep you occupied for a couple of hours – or more, if you want a decent lunch or dinner. If you’ve more than a couple of hours, head for Nice.
There are taxis at the port – though it’s almost as easy, and much cheaper, to get to Nice by bus (12 minutes; €1.50) or train (seven minutes; €1.60). The tourism office at the port will tell you where to catch them. Services are frequent throughout the day.
Nice centre is easily walkable. Indeed, if you’re doing the Old Town (Vieux Nice) it is only walkable. The streets are barely wide enough for a donkey, never mind a bus. But some things you’ll want to see – the Matisse Museum, the full length of the Promenade des Anglais – will involve a tidy amount of leg-work, which you may care to avoid. Fortunately, Nice has a first-class public transport system.
Buses and trams
For a place thick with billionaires, these are commendably cheap. And the (relatively) new tram system is an elegant delight, studded along its course with art-works. The price per journey - a Solo Ticket - rose last May by a hefty 50 per cent, but it’s still only €1.50. This entitles you to 74 minutes’ travel (don’t ask), including one change. It’s operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes département (county).
The former home and studio of Henri Matisse, who lived in the capital of the Côte d’Azur from 1917 to his death in 1954.
However, you can’t use the same ticket for a return journey, even if it’s within the 74 minutes. Wherever you’ve got to, you must buy a new ticket to come back. Nor may you use the €1.50 ticket on the Nos 98 and 99 shuttle buses to and from the airport.
Should you wish to go beyond Nice, buy a Ticket Azur - also €1.50 - and it's operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes departement (county). If you are going to make lots of trips, or are in a big party, the 10-trip multi-ticket may be the best bet, at €10. Meanwhile, a one-day pass is €5, a seven-day pass €15.
Overall it’s a brilliant scheme. Not only is the Matisse Museum within €1.50’s range, but so are Cannes, Monaco and Antibes. Buy tickets at bus or tram stations, from bus drivers or the agencies at 3 Place Masséna and 29 Avenue Malaussena. Remember to validate tickets each time you get on a different tram or bus. Forget, and you’re in for a €29 fine. Details: 00 33 810 06 10 06; lignesdazur.com.
Nice is excellent cycling and rollerblading terrain, especially along the long, long Promenade des Anglais. As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice that everyone is at it. You might like to join them.
You can hire bikes at Holiday Bikes (00 33 493 82 27 00; loca-bike.fr) at 4 Rue Meyerbeer near the seafront, and bikes and blades from Roller Station (00 33 493 62 99 05; roller-station.fr) at 49 Quai des Etats-Unis – the extension of the Promenade des Anglais. A bike will cost €14-€15 a day, rollers €7 a half-day, €8 a full day.
If that sounds a lot, try Nice’s own Vélo Bleu bikes (00 33 493 72 06 06; velobleu.org). There are 1,750 of them parked at some 175 stations about the city and surrounds. Right of access costs €1 a day. After that, the first 30 minutes hire are free; from 30 minutes to an hour you pay a further €1, and €2 for every subsequent hour. You may book online or simply show up at one of the bike stations with your banker’s card and mobile phone. Ring them on local number 04 3000 3001, give them your card number and they’ll ensure it it unlocks the bikes.
Don’t ignore, either, the possibilities of Segway travel. Segways are a bit like big pogo sticks, but with electric engines. You hop on and speed off and it’s a blast. They’re banned in public in Britain but certainly not in Nice.
An hour’s hire, and guided tour, is €30, two hours €50. Contact Segway Mobilboard at 2 Rue Halévy (04 93 80 21 27; mobilboard.com).
Even if you’re staying longer than a short break, I’d not bother with a car.
If you’re in Nice for a short city break, forget all about cars. In common with most big cities, Nice is a nightmare for driving, parking and anything else connected with private motorised transport. Being near Italy, it can also display a cavalier attitude to minor bumps and scratches, an attitude which your hire-car company may not share.
Even if you’re staying longer than a short break, I’d not bother with a car. As mentioned above, bus connections with almost the entire Côte d’Azur, not to mention the inland bits of the Alpes-Maritimes, are good and cheap. If you really insist, Nice airport has a full range of car-hire companies.
If you don’t fancy the bus, take the train – not much more expensive and one of the unsung joys of the region. The track hems the coast, allowing views you’d never get from a car. A train will also haul you up into the mountains behind, affording relaxation rather than the white knuckles associated with driving in these parts. In summer time, from June through September, consider buying the Carte Zou, which entitles you to unlimited travel on all trains in the Alpes Maritimes départment for €15pp. Meanwhile, families might try the Carte Isabelle. This gets you unlimited travel on Côte-d’Azur trains for €35 for a family of up to four, including two children under 16. Three days for the family costs €80.
Consider buying the French Riviera Pass. This gets you access to those museums which aren’t already free, the open-topped bus tour (see below) and plenty of other sites along the Côte d’Azur... in Antibes and Monaco. There are also discounts in certain shops and free glasses of champagne in some casinos. Pass cards cost €26 for 24 hours, €38 for 48 hours and €56 for 72 hours. Get them online at nicetourisme.com/french-riviera-pass or at the Nice Tourist Office (00 33 892 70 74 07; nicetourisme.com), 5 Promenade des Anglais.
This beautifully furnished 3 bed air condioned apartment is fairly unique in Old Town Nice as most apartments are 1/2 bedrooms and about 70 sq metres. My place is over 100 sq metres and very spacious. It is situated in an ideal position, off the main drag, 5 mins from beach even if you are a slow walker, 2 mins from trams, 2 mins from buses where you can go to Monaco, Villefranche, Menton, Beaulieu, Cap Ferat, Grasse all for 4 euros.
Its only 3 tram stops from the main railway station. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars etc. Only 30 mins on the bus for 6 euros from the Nice Airport. I have a wonderful assistant who live 5 minutes away and has lived in Nice for 20 years and knows where to go and eat, she can arrange transportation, translation and any problems with the apartment will be sorted out immediately
Spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, air conditioned, beautifully furnished and LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!
5 out of 5
Stayed for a week in this beautifully appointed 1st floor apartment situated in the middle of the old town of Nice opposite the well known Theatre/Bar des Oiseaux. There are two double bedrooms and another bedroom with twin beds, lots of storage space. One of the bedrooms is at the back of the apartment where it is quieter. The apartment is immaculate and you really feel that you are staying somewhere very special. The living room/kitchen is enormous with beautifully high ceilings with beams, large very comfy sofas and a dining room table that amply fits six people. Step out of the front door and you are surrounded by a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and shops. It's only a few minutes to the beach, the tram stop, the bus stop and the Museum of Modern Art. We had wonderful weather for late October (around 25 degrees), apart from one day when it rained so we went to the wonderful little Cinema Mercury which was showing English language films with subtitles just five minutes walk away on the Place Garibaldi. There is as much or as little as you want to do in Nice. We spent leisurely days along the Promenade, at the flea markets, on a day trip to Monaco on the picturesque train journey along the coast, shopping and visiting museums and art galleries. Highly recommended.
Wonderful spacious apartment in Vieux Nice. Every effort has been made by the owners to make this apartment simply fabulous. Outstanding deco, spotlessly clean. It is furnished to the highest quality with every home comfort and much more. Very stylish. Excellent location for the beach, restaurants, shopping and all transport to get around the area. This is to be highly recommended. We will definitely be returning regularly. Thank you to the owners Gilly & Michael.
The apartment is a short journey from the airport and the pre-arranged taxi met us and took us to the apartment.
It is in a great part of town and has the wow factor. It was very clean and well appointed and we felt comfortable from the beginning.
It is a great base to explore the area. All of the old town is easily accessible by foot and the station is a short and cheap tram ride away. Once you get to the station you can explore this truly splendid part of the world. Public transport is cheap reliable and safe.
Too many good bars and restaurants to mention but a lovely relaxed break.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this to family and friends and I hope to return very soon.
Perfectly located in Vieux Nice, this apartment is spacious, clean, well looked after and offers so much more than you would get in a hotel. The apartment has 3 double bedrooms and a massive living space with WiFi, a/c, tv, full kitchen etc - everything you need. We loved it! Booking was hassle free and the meet and greet service worked perfectly. We were only there for 3 nights...wish we'd stayed longer :)
This charming apartment exceeded our expectations and the website description, its ambience made us feel at home immediately. It is well maintained and I'd say 5 stars for cleanliness (no dust even in the corners!) it's full of local period character and its location in the old town means you are absorbed into the heart of Nice from the outset. We were given a lovely welcome by Adele, which we really appreciated as our flight had been delayed.
The bakery a minute away provides delicious croissants for breakfast and there are too many excellent bars and restaurants within minutes, to mention. Nice will not disappoint and neither will this apartment, we were definitely sorry to have to leave and will recommend this apartment and Nice to friends and relatives.
Lovely traditional building and a fantastic light and airy apartment. Loads of room to spread out, a home from home. Nice Old Town is brilliant - so much to do and see. We enjoyed a swim every morning before going to Grannys for breakfast. We shall definitely be having a return visit.
OMG!!! What an apartment, the photos don’t do it justice. Its so big and tastefully furnished with all the equipment you will need for a self-catering holiday.
You couldn't wish for a better location, its fabulous location is surrounded by restaurants, bars and family bakers; the baguettes / croissants are to die for and all freshly baked on the premises. Also 1 minute walk to trams and buses and maximum of 3-5mins walk to beach.
Highly recommend the Cours Seleya (1 minute walk!) for restaurants/bars, just sit there with wine and watch the world go around. Also recommend walking through the newly finished park with its fountains etc.
We will return!!!
Fantastic location in a quiet street off the main drag: 3 mins from the beach, 20mins by coach from airport, restaurants, bars and shops on your doorstep.
Buses taking you to Cannes, Beauliieu, Villefranche, Monaco, Menton, Cap Ferat, Vence, St Paul de Vence , Eze,
Main train station only 20mins walk or tram. Just off rue de la Préfecture, this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town.
Just a 2 min walk from both the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais.
This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer. Bus stops are just a short walk away. Nearest car park directly underneath the Cours Saleya.
Located in the heart of the old town, yet on a quiet side-street away from the busy bars and restaurants. Only short walk to beach.
Location, location, location!!
Region: Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Suburb: Vieux Nice
Address: 10 Rue Saint Vincent, NIce, France
Just off rue de la Préfecture, this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town on a quiet street off the main drag. It is a short walk to the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais. There are countless cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Go to Google Earth and type in these co-ordindates in the search box:
This will show you what a great location it is
Its 6 Euros each on the AIrport Bus into Old Nice. For 4-6 persons it may be cheaper to order private transport:
Med-Tours.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Highly recommended.
Bus details and how to get to the apartment:
98 Airport Bus from Terminal 1 or 2
They run every 20 minutes
TERMINAL 1.No. 98 bus stop is just outside arrivals. The 98 bus goes from Quai 1. Terminal 1 is BA
TERMINAL 2:Come out of airport terminal, cross over road and head right towards Bus Quays, go to bay 5 for Bus signed Nice Centre/Riquer No 98, not Nice SNCF which is in next bay 6. Terminal is for Easy Jet
Alight from the 98 airport bus at the /Cathedrale Ville Vielle/Gare Routiere. It used to be the main bus station but has now been demolished. However best get off at Cathedrale.
Rue Saint Vincent is approx 4 mins walk.
Then cross over the tram lines onto Boulevard Jean Jaures, head
right as you face Jean Jaures and walk for about 400 yards until you
get to MacMahons bar on the corner of Rue du Marche,
turn left (Rue du Marche) down the steps, then turn left turn at the local bakers (Au ble d'Azur) into Rue Moulin Moulin and then at the end of Rue Moulin you are in Rue St Vincent
and actually facing our block No 10. The entrance to the building is to the right of the Layaly bar
The door bell is the 2nd one from the bottom (Love) press the buzzer whereupon my agent will greet you and explain all the facilities etc.
If going to the aparttment by airport cab you might as well ask the driver to drop you off at the fountain at the 'Palais de Justice'. Print off a map and you will see that Rue Saint Vincent is a 30 second walk from the fountain. Taxis always drop you off there even if you ask for Rue Saint Vincent as the road is often unaccessible due to all the restaurant having all their chair and table out
The Beach is minutes away with plenty of local public parking is available. The bus station is minutes away where you can get to all the famous landmark towns and villages as well as getting to Monaco in 15 minutes via the most wonderful scenic coastal route through Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-mer, Eze, Cap-d’Ail etc.
You can easily travel by the high speed TGV train from Paris to Nice , via Marseilles and has links into much of Europe including Spain & Italy with the Nice train station being just a 15 minute walk from our holiday apartment for rent in Nice, or simply take the Nice Tram just one minute away from our holiday property and 4 stops from the train station.
The Nice tram services traverses the North and South West of Nice. The tram is silent and may be picked up yards from our Holiday Rental Apartment every 7 minutes at a cost of 1€.
As the Old Town of Nice is a historic area, it is largely pedestrianised and so parking can be difficult. However, there are several public car parks within very easy reach. Details of car parks in the area can be found by clicking http://www.plan-nice.org/ and then click 'Transports', followed by 'Parkings'.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 30 2015 - Jun 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||£400|
You will be greeted upon your arrival by my English/French speaking representative who will give you the keys and show you around the apartment. There is a meet and greet charge of 140 euros.. The fee includes, supplying linen, towels, cleaning etc, includes 2 beach towels, if you require more than 2 beach towels there is a one off charge of 5 euros per beach towel.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (GBP) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.