Beautiful, light & airy, high-ceiling 3 room apartment in the charming and historic Old Town of Nice, France. Unlike many old town apartments which are quite dark due to narrow pedestrian alleys, tall French windows and 2nd floor location provide for light. Parquet floors, well-equipped kitchen, well-lighted bathroom. The apartment is decorated in modern clean design with original art work.
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Four minute walk to the famous Saleya Market (daily markets flowers, antiques, fruits and vegetables, spices), restaurants, cafés, bakeries, pubs, shops, Promenande des Anglais, beach. On the way to the Saleya market you will pass through the Place de Palais de Justice, a large sunny square with fountain and lined with cafés.
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The neighborhood: The apartment is a 5 minute walk (or 1 tram stop) to Place Massena and then another 5 minutes to the Galleries Lafayette department store on Jean Medecin, a central shopping and transportation axis leading to main train station. In the other direction, you can walk to Place Garibaldi, the Art Museum (gratis admission!) or Old Port in less than 10 minutes.
Nice is second to Paris in number of museums in France. There is much to do and see within the city, including the Musée Matisse, Musée Chagall and many others.
Côte d'Azur: One can easily explore the Coôe d'Azur by train or bus all the way to Italy in one direction, Marseille in the other. The train station is a few tram stops (ca 10 minutes) from the apartment. Nearest Tram Stop: Opera / Vielle Ville. A car is absolutely not necessary!
Please note: This is a non-smoking apartment!
I am an artist and teacher. I live in Zurich but am originally from Florida. I hope to move to Nice one day! When in Nice, I love just being in the old town, enjoying local cuisine, lingering in cafés, strolling over to Place Garibaldi (5 minutes) and then taking the street which runs along the hill to the old port. There are many interesting shops along that way, with antiques, baskets, other stuff. Right at Garibaldi is MAMAC, the modern art museum, which I take a turn through every trip. The admission is free, as it is in many of the public museums. It is also worth taking a bus up to Cimiez to visit the Chagall Museum and then still further up to the Matisse Museum which adjoins an archaeological site and museum , and lovely gardens with view over the city!
There is an antique and knick knack market every Monday at Cours Saleya which is just two minutes away. Also a huge flea / antique market at Place Garibaldi one saturday per month.
Just off Cours Saleya is an exhibition space for architecture, run by the city - and the building it's in is worth noticing in itself!
And of course, there is the sea, three minutes across the Place de Palais and under the arches.
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, have lived in Zurich for many years. Here, I miss the proximity to the sea. Nice is for me, a way of returning to my roots, without having to go so far. Perhaps it is my French version of Miami Beach plus longer history, rich art history, beautiful weather, great architecture, great food.
I visited Nice first in 2000, returned, and then returned in 2010 to look for an apartment. Many of the apartments were renovated and chopped up older buildings, loft beds inserted which created rooms with low ceilings. When I entered this apartment, I breathed a deep sigh of relief, and fell instantly in love. The ceilings are high, the windows are tall and the location is great!
light and airy, very close to beach, good connections to everywhere in Nice and French Riviera.