Just off great shopping on Avenue Jean Medecin, with the train station five minutes walk away and the beach ten minutes, my large flat is a great base for exploration. The huge open plan lounge combines sitting and dining area with French windows opening onto a small balcony. A new galley kitchen offers modern cooker, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Two spacious double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower and toilet) lead off on either side of the central hallway. One twin bedroom overlooks the inner courtyard and there is space for extra guests using the double sofa bed in the lounge, so that it comfortably accommodates 6-8 people. There is a second shower/bathroom at the end of the hallway. The flat runs east to west and is on the fourth floor of a 'bourgeois' building, overlooking Rue Miron. The feel is light and airy with air conditioning in the lounge, and fans in all other rooms.
Previous guests have spent a winter week skiing and then come down to Nice for Christmas or New Year, which makes for a lovely combination.
Elton John's favourite restaurant, 'La Petite Maison' in Vieux Nice opposite the Opera House, is worth trying if you are prepared to blow your budget, but there are also a host of non-touristy restaurants for the locals all over Nice.
I supply further details of all local attractions and also full instructions for the flat when I send out the keys.
There is no concierge in the block, which is inhabited by local people, in other words it isn't a building full of tourists.
I chose this property because it is both very central, in the heart of the nineteenth century town that surrounds Avenue Jean Medecin and which developed during Victorian times when the Belle Epoque period and architecture became fashionable among the Brits who flocked to the Cote d'Azur in the winter.
The flat is high up (on the fourth floor) so very light, airy and spacious and also properly modernised, unlike many places in France and many others that I saw in Nice!