Françoise Duffau (Owner)

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Bright, Quiet & in the heart of entertainments.WIFI.AC. For 2,no smoking,no pets

Zen Om, a cosy and relaxing apartment including 1 BR (in France called T2) for an authentic immersion. Cup of excellence 2014 & 3 stars Nice Tourism office.

Surrounded by the most beautiful landmarks, located in a typical, very safe and strategic area of historic Old Nice (Vieux Nice), the heart of city of Nice, near Sea & Park, and where everything is around just exiting the building: The best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, wine, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, shopping, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums, antique markets. While quiet, at the center of all entertainments, cultural events, activities. shopping, transportation, city bikes. *Just crossing the street, the beautiful Promenade du Paillon, one kilometer pedestrian green flow, et at 5 minutes walk to the sea and public and private beaches by the scenic pedestrian streets of Old Nice, near the beautiful Castle Park, and newest areas of the city. *About the APARTMENT:

Zen Om apartment open plan, is very tidy, nicely renovated and decorated, with modern & antique, and well equipped. With 3 distinctive areas: living, sleeping: bedroom area , and shower room (closed of course), and kitchen. View of pedestrian street, roofs of Old Nice, the blue sky, birds, and the distant sounds of the church bell…

Wooden floor. Natural ventilation by double exposures. Cosy living area, shower-room with toilet, fully equipped open small kitchen, quiet bedroom. 40 m2 or 431 Sq ft. well layout, 4th floor, in a walk-up small building made of five floors, easy low stairs and well ventilated staircase, and intercom. EQUIPMENT: Reliable WIFI, AC monobloc, Cables TV, DVD, Hifi, washing machine, multifunction oven, microwave. 3 fans. Linen included in Maintenance fee. For winter, a relaxing electric fire-place and electric heaters.

You will find a very tidy and clean apartment. The following linen is scrupulously changed and included in the Management & Maintenance fee: protecting mattress and pillows, sheets, 2 pillow cases, 1 bath mat, 2 large and 2 small towels, 1 kitchen cloth.

Available for your comfort in the apartment: Beach umbrella, umbrella (although rarely used), some sealed bags of coffee for your arrival, tea, sugar, one roll of toilet paper, and cleaning products.


I’m pleased to offer 30 minutes French language practice, free of charge, optional of course. Sort of a gift “to take with you”. Im an experienced French language teacher, native French with also American nationality. And special rates if interested in studying or improving your French skills, or for Bilingual assistance. My teaching site:

For the check-in and check-out, I like also to be present, to welcome my guests and introduce the apartment, Nice and areas. I’ve designed Zen Om book including tips and suggestions, and the Apartment’s Manual in French and English languages to answer potential questions on the apartment. Maps, guides and brochures on Nice and areas are also available for consultation.

The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is in the next street.

The apartment is at the beginning of a small bright pedestrian street, Ruelle Saint Francois, perpendicular to the pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the park Promenade du Paillon, near also Place Garibaldi.

Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location allows various paths to the apartment: either just in crossing the street, by the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, leading to the sea, featuring trees, plants, fountains, water sprays, or by the charming historic small pedestrian streets of Old Nice, also by the Bd Jean Jaures,for a faster walks, all transportations, tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville), city bikes, the “Parking des Arts” located under the Théâtre National of Nice on Promenade des Arts, just in crossing the street ; and allows a fast exit from the city, to go sightseeing.

From Zen Om, you can go by foot all over Nice. The public transportation system is really well organized, renting a car is therefore optional at least for the first days of your stay.

SPECIAL MONTHLY RATES: For January and February 2015: Please inquire.


Rental directly with the owner, myself, therefore legal, and secured rental.

At booking payment of Rental: Either Online by Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover cards) or through PayPal, for American Express cards also as Homeway doen't accept Amex, a Paypal account is not needed, or by bank wire transfer in Euros or Dollars.

At check-in only, payment of:

a) Refundable security, returned at check-out: in cash, Euros or equivalent US bank check, travelers. Upon guests’ request at when paid at booking, refunded within a week after departure,

b) 90 E Management/maintenance fee including linen.

Please note that automatic translations by sites are not perfect. Please do not hesitate to contact me, if in your language the translation is unclear. Thank you.

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  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Françoise Duffau (Owner)

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It a pleasure for me as the owner to welcome my guests at Zen Om and to give tips and information on the area. Also, please note that as an experienced French language teacher, native French with American nationality, I pleased to offer to my guests an optional 30 minutes French language session, my teaching site

I’m a freelance French language teacher, in New York City, I taught at Baruch College and Sanofi Synthelabo, for over 8 years. I teach also English as a second language and Hatha Yoga. I’m native French with also American nationality, now offering French classes in Nice, Distance learning through Skype and Bilingual Assistance, I give also French language workshops in USA.

Nowadays, I live in beautiful Nice after few years in Paris, and 16 years in New York City. I choose to live in Nice, as it is at the same time, a village (where the apartment is located), a city with an interesting cultural life and also it is very beautifully close to the nature and the magic Mediterranean blue Sea.

I like very much to travel, the nature, have a special attraction for Asia, where I often take trips and like also to volunteer teaching.

I really love Zen Om apartment when I stay at times, a very cosy and relaxing apartment and its typical, safe, extremely convenient and friendly neighborhood in Old Nice (Vieux Nice), where everything needed is around. The new park by the apartment, just crossing the street called Promenade du Paillon and also Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow), is amazing, and very relaxing. I like also very much to be at few minutes from the sea and beaches and to feel the atmosphere of the Old Nice, so close from the nature. And enjoy the specially good climate in this beautiful part of France, where there are unlimited things to discover.

It is a pleasure for me to do my best to make my guests feel at home at Zen Om and in order for them to enjoy at best their holidays.

Françoise Duffau (Owner) purchased this apartment in 2010

When searching for a property to buy, I felt immediately in love with the apartment and its feeling of peace, comfort and familiarity, its layout as a 1 BR open plan, double exposures, the view of the sky and birds over the roofs of Old Nice, and the romantic sound of the distant church bells.

And its typical, very strategic and safe area in Old Nice, between sea and garden, where everything is available around and where it is possible to go everywhere walking.

Just exciting the building, are located the best bakeries, gourmet food shops, restaurants and cafes, and great food and antique markets. While quiet, it is at the center of all entertainments, cultural life, and transportation.

*Also, rare asset in the Old Nice, the apartment’s location allows various accesses, offering therefore only the advantages to be in Old Nice:

For relaxing walks through the charming historic pedestrian streets of Old Nice leading to the Mediterranean Sea in 5 minutes,

Also reaching the amazing Castle Park overlooking the Promenade des Anglais and the Baie des Anges. in less than 10 minutes,

Or by the Boulevard J. Jaures, for a faster walk, where, tram, buses, including the 20 minutes airport bus, parking are located,

Also allowing a fast exit to the city to visit around,

Furthermore, just crossing the street, the new relaxing Garden/Promenade du Paillon or Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow), adds an incredible asset to the apartment.

Why Nice? After 6 years in Paris and 16 years in New York City, I chose to relocate to the French Riviera, full of happy child’s memories beauties and sun! I felt Nice called “Nice la belle” (the beautiful), perfect, as it is at the same time a village, where the loft is located in the Old Nice, a city with an interesting cultural life, and by the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea and the best climate in France, the light and nature superb and the typical places to visit numerous. The public transportation is great and a car is really also optional.

A full immersion… As a welcome to my guests, I’m pleased to offer a free optional 30 minutes French language practice, and special rates. My teaching site: and to welcome my guests and to give information as needed.

Zen Om 1 BR open plan apartment is very cosy, with a peaceful atmosphere, going with the warm sound of distant church bell, the view of the small street, birds, blue sky, over the roofs of Old Nice. Carefully furnished and equipped, bright and quiet, with double exposure allowing cross ventilation. During winter you will enjoy the relaxing electric fire place and efficient heaters. Ideal for one or 2 people.

The immersion is guaranties in this historic, friendly, strategic and extremely safe location in Old Nice, living in a charming, and certainly very clean and tidy home. As I’m staying at times at Zen Om, I look after it carefully, and wish for my guests to feel at home as well. Only the benefits to be in Old Nice: the apartment is quiet, and at the center of all entertainments, shopping, near transportation, and rare in Old Nice, allowing various accesses. * Close to the nature: The beautiful and relaxing Garden/Promenade du Paillon, a 1 kilometer pedestrian green flow, just crossing the street. The sea and beaches, at 5 minutes walk through the charming pedestrian streets. The beautiful Castle Park and the newest parts of Nice at 10 minutes walk.

All needed is around: just exciting the building: the best bakeries, gourmet food, cafes restaurants, food and antique markets. Surrounded by landmarks, cultural life and entertainments, the Museum of Modern Art, public library, movies, theaters, opera. St Francois indoor swimming pool next street. At 2 minutes walk: tram, stop Cathedrale Vielle Ville, train station: 4 tram stops, all transportation, airport bus, pay Parking des Arts (just crossing street), city bike stands, and fast exit from the city. Apartment manual in English and French, guidebooks. I wish for my guests the

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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
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Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

A precious find in Nice !!

  • 5 of 5
I had the opportunity to rent this apartment recently, from april 24 to 29, 2013, and am still feeling the charm of my wonderful stay. Whenever I travel and intend to stay for several days at my destination, I rent an apartment and I must say that this rental was one of my nicest experiences ever.

Impeccably clean, tastefully decorated and extremely convenient from every standpoint. It couldn't be better situated. While it is located in the Old Town, it is on a quiet side street yet set in the heart of all of the lively atmosphere that people expect to find during a vacation in Nice. Furthermore, I returned "home" late practically every night from nearby entertainment and always felt safe. It's location in the Old Town makes it easily accessible via two different tram stops, and there is practically nothing that can't be reached a short stroll away: Place Garibaldi, the sea and beaches, the newest parts of the town, the port, wonderful food markets and antique shops, bakeries, grocery stores, great gourmet food shops, restaurants, cafes, public transportation to museums, Monaco, Menton, Cannes, Italy and more. Although the transportation system is great in Nice to visit around by train and buses, on my next visit I may rent a car for a few days seeing that there is a paid parking garage right across the street.

The accommodation perfectly matched the description and pictures posted on the site, and it was even more attractive "in person". The owner has clearly designed everything to ensure comfort and convenience for her guests, including detailed instructions concerning the apartment and handy tips for visitors.The booking process was very straightforward, and the informative e-mails from the owner made my arrival and welcome at the apartment very easy. The airport bus stop is just across street.

I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone wishing to make the most of a stay in Nice, and I will surely return here on my next visit to the Côte d'Azur.
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rodger, Thank you so much for your warm and positive feedback! I'm very glad you've enjoyed and appreciated my apartment and its strategic and lively location in Old Nice. The apartment is indeed charming and extremely well located. As you've noticed I do my very best to make my guests as comfortable as possible, and feeling at home. Therefore your compliments and wish to be back mean a lot to me. Welcoming my visitors in a tidy and clean apartment is essential for me. Also it is a mark of respect and thankfulness to my guests who have chosen my property for their holidays that I wish a wonderful, happy and relaxing experience. I'm very pleased to count you now among my regular guests. Thanks for your time sending your review. And welcome back home! I'm looking forward your visit again. With my warmest regards, Francoise
Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

Buena localización, pero bastante ruidoso.

  • 3 of 5
Tiene una localización muy buena. Está en la ciudad vieja de Niza y cerca de todo. El apartamento, es bonito y agradable. Luminoso y perfectamente equipado. La propietaria está permanentemente pendiente de facilitarte la estancia y procurarte toda información. Al ser un cuarto piso sin ascensor, es mas recomendable para gente con buenas piernas o en forma.
Hemos estado ocho días, y dormir de un tirón sólo ha podido ser un día. Es uno de los problemas, que a nuestro juicio tiene. Puede ser la época, era verano, pero es complicado conciliar el sueño, si se tiene ligero. Los camiones de limpieza están ubicados en la plaza cercana y hacen bastante ruido de madrugada, las voces se oyen cercanas y el mercado de pescado que abre a las 6 de la mañana hacen complicado dormir de seguido.
Según nuestro criterio, un poco mas práctico el apartamento sería mejor. Se lo recomendaríamos a gente mas joven. Y lo pondríamos un poco mas barato.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

Gem in the heart of Old Nice

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I stayed in Nice for 6 nights in early July and decided to try an apartment rental vs a hotel as we both travel and work for hotel chains. We were looking for a different experience and really wanted to be immersed in the city. This apartment was exactly what we were looking for. We felt like locals well before our trip ended...we were 2-5 minutes walk to stops/groceries/promenade/beach/entertainment... you name it! The apartment was exactly as it was represented online... no more and no less so no surprises. We both slept comfortably in this quaint apartment, the A/C was a really nice addition and both of us slept late into the morning without ever being awoken by outside noise. We were there during the World Cup too and there were parties going on at different times but again, never anything we noticed or that disrupted us at any time. A lot more quiet than your typical hotel room. We were looking for a different and unique experience and this location was perfect for us. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a similar and authentic experience! A lovely home as your home away from home!
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rhonda,
I do appreciate your warm feedback and time to write this review as you must be very busy in NYC at this time.
Your opinion is very valuable to me as a guest and also as a expert working in the hotel industry, and a great reward, as I do my best for my guests to enjoy fully their holiday.
Therefore, I give detailed description on the site, photos and letters answering requests. And, I like to welcome my guests and give information, and have designed 2 manuals, on tourism information, tips, and practical info about the apartment for consultation at Zen Om.
The fact that I stay at times in the apartment, is also a key factor for a proper maintenance and any improvements.
Zen Om is indeed located in a quiet area of Old Nice, although in the city, this is very appreciable.
Please note for information, in the eventuality you speak to your friends about the apartment, I now offer a welcome gift to my guests: 30 minutes French language practice, or bilingual assistance, free of charge, if wished of course, either in Nice or through Skype. Kind of “a gift to go”. I’m an experienced French language teacher,
Thanks again for your visit, feedback and recommendation.
I hope to have the pleasure of your visit again.With my warmest wishes, Francoise
Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

Great Location and Amenities

  • 5 of 5
In one word: Perfect!

My best friend and I planned a last minute get-away, and although we are both in the Hotel industry, we really wanted to experience Nice like a local for our second trip to this fantastic city. Finding this apartment, repleat with all the comforts of home, in such an ideal Old Nice location was exactly what we wanted. Mere steps, literally, from our front door was grocery and retail shopping, entertainment, dining and night life, and easy access to transportation. Even with our close proximity to it all, we still enjoyed a quiet and safe neighborhood. The unit is extremely clean and well-maintained making great use of the space. We actually enjoyed walking the 4 flights of stairs: it added to our feeling of safety (as two women) and gave us extra "exercise" helping to work off all the great food and drinks.

And one of the best aspects...Francois - what a gem! She made special arrangements to meet us for our late arrival, took the time to give a thorough tour of the apartment, and even acted as a "concierge" giving tips for ensuring our week in Nice would be excellent. (We loved and used often the "binder" she left filled with all sorts of valuable tidbits on local restaurants, menus, bus/train schedules, attractions not to miss, and more.)

This is the perfect "home away from home" for anyone looking to be in and experience the heart of Nice.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shannah for your warm feedback!
Your opinion as a guest, and also as a Director in the Hotel industry, means a lot to me, and is very rewarding and encouraging.
You’re right, the apartment is specially cosy and has a very nice atmosphere, in a great and strategic location. When I stay at times, I always enjoy all of it like the first day, the same way you did.
Therefore I wish very much for my guests to share this nice experience, and do my best for this.
Please note for information, in the eventuality you recommend Zen Om to your friends, I now offer a welcome gift to my guests: 30 minutes French language practice, or bilingual assistance, optional of course, either in Nice or through Skype. Kind of “a gift to go”. I’m an experienced French language teacher, (my teaching site is on the apartment site, as not allowed on the answers to reviews).
I really hope to meet you soon back in Nice! and send you my warmest wishes, as well as Rhonda.
A bientôt! Francoise
Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

Great Location!

  • 4 of 5
Recently returned from a wonderful 3 week stay in France. One week was spent at this lovely apartment in Nice. The apartment location was very convenient allowing us to easily walk to the beach and through Old Nice. The space itself was bright and very clean! Kitchen area is very tiny but has the requirements to make basic meals. We did not concern ourselves with this as for the most part we took advantage of the great restaurants nearby. The only negative thing I can say is that although it is listed as a one bedroom, the bed is not in a separate room with a door, but rather tucked up against a back wall in a cubbyhole area. The downside of this was that the bed is only accessible from one side and light/sound from the rest of the space is evident if one person is up while the other is sleeping. I mention this as in looking at the pictures I do not think this is obvious. Also one other note regarding the bed, We were surprised to find that compared to our other rentals this was a mattress on a board rather than a true mattress and/or box spring. After a day of sightseeing we tended to fall asleep quickly and not notice, but this could be important to others. Overall however this was a great place and the owner was great. She provided lots of information upon arrival and left us with a book of additional resources. She is truly interested in making guests feel comfortable and goes out of her way to provide helpful information. I would recommend the property to others but would make sure they were aware of the bedroom situation so there were no surprises. I would also return if I had the chance, missing Nice already!

Ottawa, Canada
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Karen,
When I get to the essence of your review, I’m pleased to hear that as you stated before leaving the apartment with your friend, you enjoyed Zen Om and its great location. Therefore, I have to say that I’m puzzled by some negative comments in your review, and for clarity sake for future guests, I would like very much to clarify.
I do all my best for my guests to enjoy they holiday, and clarity on the description is part of it for me, and a question of morality.
Zen Om is an apartment open plan including 1 BR, you forgot obviously about it, although this information was validated in the rental agreement at booking, my letters answering requests, the description on the site and photos. This is also part of the charm of the apartment that my guests usually appreciate and are aware of when booking, and as it is advertised. Open plan is called in France and USA “loft”, (maybe in Canada it’s different), I change recently the word “loft” for “open plan” as understood apparently in all anglophone countries the same way. Therefore, and as shown, there is no wall between the living and sleeping area. But 3 distinctive areas: living, kitchen, sleeping area with the small BR equipped with a curtain to use or not, and shower-room (closed of course).
For clarity sake also, concerning your very surprising comments, about the bed, I’d like to insist on the fact that my previous guests, and myself when I stay at time, reported comfortable and good sleeping. As you did apparently for one week. As health experts recommend, and also as a yoga teacher, I choose on purpose, a very healthy bedding with a firm support in wood and a soft mattress adapted to this support, comfortable and healthy for the body. Please, note that in France we have various type of mattresses accordingly to the support, and all of them are called mattress (real ones), what else could it be…
Glad to read that knowing the apartment, you declare, to wish to visit again and recommend Zen Om. You’ll be welcome back.
My best wishes to you and your friend. Francoise
Charming & Relaxing by Park & Sea in lively Historic Old Nice
+33 6 07 60 07 09
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Nice

Great location

  • 4 of 5
A comfortable, very clean well equipped studio apartment, situated in the heart of Vielle Nice, close to everything.
Thank you so much for your kind hospitality Francoise, I hope the airconditioner has been installed finally. A little noisy at night with the windows open. Other than, perfect.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Gianni,
Thank you for your time writing the review.
Yes… the AC was installed after you left, and is very efficient, although delivered with delay by the manufacturer (this is too often the way in France). I felt however relieved that the weather was mild at the time of your stay.
Sorry you’ve experienced an unusual situation with some noise. It was probably du to the supporters’ enthusiasm during the football cup. As usually Zen Om is quiet, as located at the beginning of a residential pedestrian street close to Place Saint Francois, where shops and restaurants close generally pretty early, a calm area compare to others in Old Nice, still not in the countryside however.
For information sake for future guests: as my buying contract specify, and descriptions on the site, Zen Om is a 1 BR open plan apartment, not a studio. Designed with 3 distinctive areas: living, kitchen, sleeping with the shower-room (closed of course) and BR area. Although, I’ve learnt recently that English vocabulary changes sometimes meaning from anglophone countries, an open plan apartment is a “loft” in France and US, but not in Australia for instance, so I change recently for "open plan" as it seems understood the same way in all countries.
I’m glad you enjoy your vacation at Zen Om and and the area, and I’m looking forward to your visit again from Australia that I have to visit one day. With my best wishes, Francoise
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Nearest Airport
7 Kilometres
At 3 minutes walk to bus stop, 20 minutes ride
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
15 minutes walk
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
2 minutes walk to tram: Cathedrale Vielle Ville
Nearest Motorway
0.8 Kilometres
5 to 10 minutes
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
5 minutes walk, Promenade des Anglais, Baie Anges
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
Just getting out of the building
Nearest Ski
90 Kilometres
about 80 kilometers
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
about 10 kilometers
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Just getting out the building
Car: not necessary

In lively Old Nice, by Park & 5 min. walk to Sea

Charming Zen Om 1 BR apartment is wonderfully and very strategically located in a unique and lively historic part of old Nice, the heart of Nice city, near Cannes and Monaco, by the Mediterranean sea, on the French Riveria close to Italy.

In the neighborhood, you will feel really immersed in Nice and in France with a touch of Italy very close by. The quiet apartment loft style provides exclusively the benefits to be Old Nice as it is located:

- Located in a very strategic area of the heart of the city: Old Nice (Vieux Nice), surrounded by landmarks, and all needed around, shopping, transportation, culture.

- By the beautiful one kilometer long park/garden, Promenade du Paillon called also Coulée Verte (pedestrian green flow) leading to the sea and featuring a wide variety of trees, plants from all over the world, fountains, water sprays, by just crossing the street,

- Also, the Sea and public and private Beaches on the famous Promenade des Anglais and Baie des Anges, at 5 minutes walk going through the small charming streets of Old Nice,

- The superb Castle Park overlooking the bay, at less than 10 minutes walk,

- The newest parts of Nice, like Jean Medecin, Acropolis convention and exhibition center, by a close walk,

- Surrounded by beautiful and historic landmarks and museums,

- The museum of modern art and the public library, are just there crossing the street,

- The renovated public swimming pool Saint Francois is just next street.

- While quiet, at the center of all entertainments, cultural events and activities, shopping and transportation. Just exiting the building are located the best bakeries, gourmet food boutiques, food markets, supermarkets, restaurants and small cafes, shopping, antique markets, bookstores, theaters, cinemas, museums.

The apartment’s small bright pedestrian street is called Ruelle Saint Francois, by the historic pedestrian Place Saint Francois facing the Garden/Promenade du Paillon, and the Place Garibaldi.

* Importantly and rare in Old Nice, the strategic location of the apartment allows to choose various accesses to the apartment just exciting the building:

Either by the various charming pedestrian streets of Old Nice, the beautiful Garden/Promenade du Paillon, or the boulevard Jean Jaures, for a faster walk and where you will find at 3 minutes walk: the tram (stop: Cathedrale Vielle Ville) going to the train station Gare Thiers in 4 stops, all transportation, buses, the 20 minutes ride airport bus (stop Lycee Massena), city bikes rental stands, the pay Parking des Arts just crossing the boulevard; and an easy exit to the city to visit around.

By the apartment, buses and trains, will take to known cities, like Cannes, Monaco, the back country and villages. A car is therefore optional and not necessary at least during few days while visiting Nice, although the pay Parking des Arts is just at 2 minutes walk, crossing the Bd, under the Theatre of Nice.

Around Nice:

The apartment is a good base to visit, prestigious cities, like Cannes, Monaco, typical villages and a wide variety of beaches, either by buses, trains or car. Also, the wonderful back country, Provence, hills and mountains, the famous Mercantour National Parc. You will have many wonderful opportunities for relaxing walks or more athletic hiking, where the beautiful landscapes and light will reveal to you.

And during winter, you will enjoy in the loft the relaxing fireplace electric system and very efficient electric heaters. And if you like skiing, resorts are really very near, like: Valdeblore, Valberg, Isola 2000, at about 80 to 90 kilometers.

A wide range of international and national companies fly to Nice including AF, EasyJet, British Airways, Lufthansa, KLM, Alitalia, Iberia, etc..

In essence, from the apartment, you will have a huge range of possible choices for your vacation and will be very close to the nature, with or without car. And will enjoy for certain, like many painters as Matisse, who lives part of his life in Nice, the beauty of the landscapes and light.

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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2
Aug 18 2014 - Sep 4 2014
4 night minimum stay
Mid Season 2
Sep 17 2014 - Oct 6 2014
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
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5 night minimum stay

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Notes Payment of Rental at booking: Either Online by Credits cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), or PayPal (for Amex also).
At check-in, both: 250 E( 1 week & 5 nights) Security deposit Returned at check-out (easier for both), and 90 E management/maintenance fee for person in charge, including linen.The quote therefore includes rental only. However, security deposit can be paid at booking also.

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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town ...
  • Ski in/Ski out ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Village ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Heating ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Intercom System
  • Vacuum System
  • Living Area
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Iron & Board
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Ice Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Nice and quiet renovated bathroom with shower, toilet, and a small window for a good ventilation and light. 2 large and 2 small towels and 1 bathmat are included in the management/maintenance fee. To get by one roll of toilet paper and cleaning products are also available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Sleep 2
  • Quiet bedroom area with window on small courtyard, open on living area as Zen Om is a 1BR open plan with 3 distinctive areas marked by one step: living, sleeping: BR, shower room (closed of course), and kitchen. One bed for two people (140 centimeters X 200 centimeters ), queen size bed. Alarm clock, lamps, closet, shelves. Fresh linen scrupulously changed including: 1 protecting mattress and 2 protecting pillows, 1 bottom and top bed sheets, blanket and cover bed. Ventilation: cross ventilation by double exposure and fans. The windows of the apartment can also stay open during the days and nights as it is very safe and on the 4th floor.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • pond
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain climbing
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • equestrian events
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • deepsea fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Charming, relaxing and tidy Zen Om is by the garden/Promenade du Paillon, also called Coulée Verte, a1 kilometer pedestrian green flow, just crossing the street ; also 5 minutes walk to beaches by the charming small streets of Old Nice, and the beautiful Castle Park, aJust exciting the building: the best bakeries, gourmet food, restaurants, cafes, food & antique markets. All entertainments (quiet apart), cultural life, landmarks, shopping. In strategic area of Old Nice because various accesses: by park, pedestrian streets, Bd J. Jaures for all transportation, paid Parking Arts, bikes, easy exit from city. Very clean loft & linen scrupulously changed.Additional cleaning available.Referenced 3 stars by Tourism Office. On your arrival: Bottle water in fridge, some sealed coffee, tea, sugar, cleaning products, 1toilet paper, beach umbrella. Apartment Manual in French & English & tips on Nice. Guides, brochures, maps. I like also to welcome my guests and give tips if needed.
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