This is a very well-equipped, modern apartment with a pleasant outside balcony that catches the sun throughout the day. The security of the apartment and the complex is excellent and the overall external environment is fairly quiet, with just a little noise from the adjacent school during the day and a few planes passing overhead during the daytime/evening - but nothing that impairs enjoyment of the apartment.
Philippe is a very welcoming host and takes a lot of trouble to ensure everything is perfect for the duration of the stay.
The only words of warning are that, as others have said, the apartment is on a fairly steep hill which might make it challenging for older or disabled people. Unfortunately the shops are at the bottom of this hill, requiring an uphill journey laden with any daily shopping.
The bus services around Nice are good, but again most of these buses go from the foot of the hill. We found it was necessary to allow around 35/40 minutes to get reliably from the apartment to the centre of Nice. If the hill is too challenging, it is possible to catch the very regular No 12 bus service, which stops further up the hill and only involves a downhill walk to the apartment. However, the best place to catch this service in Nice is outside the main railway station, an area which is a bit run-down and off-putting.
Whilst a car is certainly not necessary if your plan is to remain within the Nice area, it would be useful if you want to use the apartment as a base to explore the wider Cote d'Azur. In fact, the apartment has very easy road access to Antibes, Cannes, etc and would be an ideal location for travelling in the area.
We enjoyed our stay and, with the above provisos about access and transport, would heartily recommend the apartment.
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