Musicians' Quarter Apartment Rental Photos and Description
1 bedroom, LR, kitchen, bath w. tub & shower, 2 balconies; sleeps 3
L'Art des amis (the art of friends) is a beautiful one-bedroom penthouse apartment on the 6th floor (7th U.S.) with a large south-facing terrace of a beautiful 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.
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!
- wheelchair accessible
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
We were three generations having holiday in Nice: grandmother,daughter and granddaughter in just 10 months. We knew we would spend a great deal of time outdoors in the wonderfull City, but also would enjoy indoor-life in the appartment we rented. L'art des amis seamed to be the right choise from the describsions in Homeaway pages. AND...it fullfilled all our expentations:-). The appartment was just as nice, beatiful, well equiped, and "french artistic" as the pictures and the describsions claimed. With the wonderfull, great balcony - sunlight from early morning till evening - the appartment was exactly what we had wished it to be. We had a wonderfull family vacation with 5 nights stay in Nice. Everything about having the keys and arrival/departing the appartment, were in the best hands of Sara Jane from Promholliday. She was very helpfull and kind. Since we arrived early in the day, and traveled with a baby she took care of us having the appartment some hours earlier than expected. She also were very helpfull when the internet-acces were out off order,- due to an unplugged wire;-)). A baby crib we rented, was placed in the appartment when we arrived and functioned just fine. We also were welcomed by a bottle of wine in the fridge;-).
All email corrspondance with the owner Don Corliss about payment and helpfull informations was a great pleasure.
We Can only give our best recommandations to this wonderfull "place in the sky" . We already are planning a new trip to Nice and we are absolutely sure that the place we want to stay in is in wonderfull L'art des amis.
Don Corliss and Franklin Reed
We live in Seattle, Washington USA and when we are here, we are dreaming about our next visit to Nice. We are avid francophiles and do our French lessons everyday. Here's a link about us and our property: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781
Angels brought us to our 'dream in the sky!' Our finder Rebecca Russell was one (www.coteabode.com) and the Niçois selling agent the other. His name was Ange and he flew up the 7 flights of stairs to meet us there while we went up in the caged elevator. He had wings, because he met us at the top when the elevator arrived. We were captivated by the apartment's charm and views. You just know when it's right! More about our buying experience: http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-wemadeit/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=781
180 degree rooftop views and centrally located to walk to every area of Nice in minutes. Close to the grocery store. Close to a large park. Close to local restaurants. Peaceful neighborhood. Charming caged elevator and old-world charm. Seriously, what's not to love!