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Vibrant Nice in Vieille Ville

The Vieille Ville is the bustling heart of old Nice. Lanes shoot this way and that off the main piazza: Cours Saleya. Food markets burst with stacks of blood-red tomatoes and bisque-hued zucchini flowers on summer weekends. The faces of Italian mansions are forever glowering down from above, flaunting their grand Savoy looks for all to see. There are chapels and Baroque churches and sections of the buzzing Promenade des Anglais. You can bag yourself Vieille Ville vacation rentals in this amazing district to really feel the cultural pulse of this glitzy city on the French Riviera.

Things to do

Roaming through history in Vieille Ville

The Vieille Ville is the historic heart of Nice city. It's packed to bursting with enthralling sites that can transport you back to the days when the Dukes of Savoy would have trodden the streets. An elaborate Baroque palace loaded with elegant wall murals and classic furniture? No problem. Check out the gilded Palais Lascaris to the north. The old homes of totemic painters like Henri Matisse? They are there, too. The Modern and Contemporary Art Museum is also near, brimming with masterworks by the likes of Warhol, Jacquet and Yves Klein.


Markets and tasty treats in Vieille Ville

The warm French summers bring traditional food markets to the cobbles of the Cours Saleya square. You can delve into the menagerie of colorful flower stalls and veg hawkers to wade through stacks of grass-green runner beans and vivid mounds of citrus fruit. On the streets nearby are clutches of traditional Italian gelataria – that's ice-cream parlors to most. Cafe culture is also alive and kicking, meaning there are plenty of spots to simply sit, sip a cappuccino and watch the world roll by.


French Riviera rays in the Vieille Ville

Nice and the French Riviera as a whole are a real summertime playground. Drawing culture vultures, beach seekers, jet setters, film stars and more, the entire region is at its best when the sun's shining. That is pretty much guaranteed between the months of June and August, which is also when you'll catch the vibrant street markets in the tight-knit lanes of the Vieille Ville. Other people will seek out Vieille Ville vacation rentals at times like May, September or October, to dodge the crowds and leave a few more euros for the shopping.

Natural features

Much-vaunted French landscapes around Vieille Ville

Leave behind the cobbled lanes and the filigreed mansions of the old Savoy and you could soon be strutting up the pebble beaches that line the edge of Nice city. They start with the famous Florida Plage that runs along the Promenade des Anglais but get even more handsome as you weave around the headland to La Reserve or gorgeous Villefranche-sur-Mer – both just a short drive from your Vieille Ville vacation rentals. Inland is where the mountains start. They are heralded by the Prealpes d'Azur Natural Regional Park, where hair-pinning highways wiggle around chiseled limestone peaks and pine forests.

How to get there

How to get to and around Old Town

The nearest airport is in Nice (NCE-Cote d'Azur), located 3.7 mi (6 km) from the city center.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at Opera - Vieille Ville Tram Station or Cathedral - Vieille Ville Tram Station to easily get around the city.

Where to stay around Old Town?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 847 vacation rentals near Old Town. From 787 Condos/Apartments to 7 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Old Town for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Old Town?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Old Town:

  • Monte Carlo: 23 vacation rentals
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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Old Town?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Old Town. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Castle Park (Parc du Chateau): 13,253 vacation rentals
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But there are many other points of interest around Old Town listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Old Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 787 Condos/Apartments in Old Town. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Old Town include:

  • Houses: 7 rentals available
  • Studios: 833 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Old Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 27 vacation rentals with pool available in Old Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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