This apartment is my personal property, recently renovated, where I come to enjoy all the wonderful sites, smells and sounds that the Cote d'Azur has to offer.
Cimiez, is the sophisticated and residential part of Nice filled with elegant villas from the Belle Epoque, fashionable apartments and sumptuous gardens where you will be immersed in the local lifestyle. It was chosen by Queen Victoria as her favorite summer residence. Originally settled by the Romans to overlook the Greek trading port at the base of the hill, Cimiez was called Cemelenum meaning 'hill top' and the ruins of its amphitheater and baths are at your doorstep.
This charming and spacious apartment measuring 52 mts is in a registered building, on the 1st floor, reached by a wide marble staircase. It has 11 ft ceilings and intricate moldings with original parquet floors. There are two private balconies, one facing the archeological site and the other overlooking Belle Epoque villas and a private garden. It is a great place from which to visit other sites around Nice, and has easily available street parking.
The large bedroom furnished with taste, has a balcony that overlooks palm, cypress and olive trees. The recently renovated marble bathroom, large in size, comes with a traditional Porcher bathtub. The spacious living/dining area with French shutters and windows, leads to a second balcony overlooking varied greenery and Belle Epoque mansions and is private, quiet and bright. The kitchen comes equipped for gourmet cooking or for a quick meal.
A few blocks away, you have a well stocked supermarket with numerous gourmet products and a great selection of wines, the local boulangerie and patisserie which makes one of the best tartines in Nice, fresh bread and croissants and an excellent boucherie/charcuterie with a nice view of Nice.
After the hussle and buzzle of Nice Ville, you will appreciate the change in pace amidst a beautiful historical setting where you can enjoy the wonderful wines especially from the Bellet region in your private garden, listen to the bells from the Monastery and walk around (or take a bike ride, included in the apartment) and enjoy the remarkable architecture that surrounds this upscale and residential neighborhood while keeping in shape for your next meal and experience!
The apartment is equipped with the following:
Fax, scanner machine
50 centimeters Flat HD LED Sony TV with international channels
Marantz surround system
A fabulous Steinway Piano
Comfort Bonus Offer:
Welcome Pack included
English speaking greeting and transfer of keys at the apartment, that is, you don't have to go to an Agency
Cleaning fees and linen and towel charges included
Weekly cleaning service for longer stays at a slight fee
Perfect place to have a car and travel around Nice and its wonderful surrounding sites
Beach .47 miles
Place Massena, Vieux Nice .46 miles
Terminal Ferry to Corsica .47 miles; (Port)
Gare de Nice .47 miles
15-20 minutes walk to Place Massena, Old Town and Shoppes
Widely available public transportation 1 block away
The Nice/Cimiez area
Across from apartment, there are many attractions that are conveniently situated close together, and all are free. You will find the Matisse Museum and his grave site housed in a 17th century Genoese style house, the Franciscan Monastery and Church. You can enjoy the Arenes park where locals play 'petanque', perhaps the sport that is closest to French hearts with a glass of 'pastis' at hand, and its floral garden which is a favorite hangout of Nice locals, overlooking the city of Nice and the beach. The amphitheater, the prestigious venue for traditional festivals is the site of the Nice Jazz Festival, held every July where thousands of international visitors listen to top performers.
Nice is known for it's climate, geographical location and rich history. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is the 2nd city after Paris in number of museums and galleries. It's got a large selection of gourmet restaurants and top chefs of French cuisine, specialties and treats, shopping, relaxation, markets, bars, antiques, everything in your hands. A few minutes from Cimiez, domains and castles await you on the wine road. In the heart of the vineyards, discover and taste the Bellet wines, one of the best in France and the rose Cremants for only 7 euros! A list of recommended restaurants are provided upon your arrival.