Great Apartment, Incredible Value
This apartment makes you feel like you are away from it all even though you can get into central Nice in 10 or 15 minutes by car. It is exactly as pictured, although the pictures don't show the "bonus" balcony off the bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped for preparing any type of meal, although with the availability of so many wonderful restaurants, we did little cooking. The pool is lovely but we found it too cold to swim while we were there. Be sure to bring your own pool/beach towels if you plan to swim, as there are none available in the apartment. The furniture is super comfortable, and there is good lighting for reading.
The owners couldn't have been more helpful or accommodating. The directions from the airport were excellent, and the trip took only 20 minutes. One thing I would recommend is to stop at the supermarket on the way to the apartment for basic food and supplies, as this is a self-catering apartment and contains few basics. There is a large Casino market with a parking garage at Blvd. Gambetta and Rue Bottero, and a Petit Casino a few blocks further where parking is almost impossible. There is also a small market much closer to the apartment, again with limited parking. The local bakery has excellent bread and pastries.
We enjoyed wonderful meals at two restaurants at the Port of Nice. One is La Zucca Magica, a vegetarian restaurant with a fixed menu that does incredibly creative things with eggs, cheese, fruits, and vegetables. You get four courses at lunch with a complimentary glass of wine for 17 euro, and will not go away hungry. The other is La Lunel, which has excellent fish dishes and reasonable prices. And be sure to get a pizza from Pizza Leo, it's delicious.
The museums in Nice are great, we have now been to all of them but the Beaux Arts. Do not miss the Matisse, Chagall, and Contemporary Art Museum at Place Garibaldi. And there is a wonderful Picasso Museum in Antibes, about 15 miles to the west, and the Leger Museum in Biot, on the way to Antibes and a few miles inland. Antibes itself is a great desyination, with an excellent street maket every day and good, sandy beaches.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to be close to town but with a quiet place to relax after a day of sightseeing. Although it has a sofa bed, it would be a tight squeeze for more than two people, but was extremely comfortable for us.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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