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This fabulous air-conditioned very large apartment (104sq m)/(1120 sq ft) is on the 1st floor of an historic Old Nice building, in a quiet street off the main drag. Inside it's been renovated with style and flair to produce a sophisticated town centre apartment that's the ultimate home from home in the centre of the capital of the French Riviera.
The apartment is very spacious and has a loft flavour that's accentuated by the huge beams on the ceiling and the very tall French windows.
The apartment has been recently renovated with a lot of style, and it's now presented, decorated and furnished to perfection.
Its very large living room (40 sq m) is complimented by a new kitchen, walk in shower and three bedrooms.
Extremely spacious lounge and dining room with high oak beamed ceilings. Includes 40" HD Sony TV. Wi-FI connection. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need for self catering holiday. Bedrooms 1 and 2 have king size beds. The third bedroom has twin beds. All bedrooms are fully fair conditioned, table lights, hairdryer. All bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space with hangers and bedside tables and draws. Bathroom with walk in shower and mirrored cupboard unit.
No smoking at this property
25% DEPOSIT ON BOOKING AND BALANCE 2 CALENDAR MONTHS BEFORE ARRIVAL. ALL PAYMENTS ARE VIA PAYPAL WHICH OFFERS SECURITY TO BOTH PARTIES
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Its reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The clearest-possible light spangles the Mediterranean to create a setting for sybarites, and shadows for well-dressed decadence. The inauguration, last autumn, of the brand new Promenade du Paillon - 30 acres of park running from the city centre to the sea - indicates that it has the imagination and drive to fulfill its ambitions. This is a glorious, and playful, slice of urban greensward. And it’s bewitching at pretty much any time of year.
To Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (00 33 489 88 98 28; is served by British Airways (0844 493 0787; from Heathrow and Gatwick. Aer Lingus (0871 718 5000; from Dublin and Cork year round; Flybe (081 700 2000; from Southampton (from May 1, 2014) and Exeter (from May 2); Jet2 (0871 226 1737; from Leeds-Bradford (from May 2) and Manchester (from April 4).
EasyJet (0905 821 0905; flies from Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool, Bristol and Stansted year-round, and from Edinburgh (from March 31, 2014), Belfast (from April 5) and Newcastle (from April 1). Monarch (08719 405040; flies from Birmingham (from May 2) and Gatwick (from May 1).
Finally, Norwegian (0843 3780 888; flies year round, Gatwick to Nice - and is often the cheapest option.
Cannes city break guide
From Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport (00 33 489 88 98 28; a taxi to the city centre will cost you €22-€30 (£18-£25) by day, depending on where you want dropping off, or €27-€32 between 7pm and 7am. There will be extra charges for a fourth person, and luggage.
If you wish to book a taxi ahead, telephone 00 33 493 13 78 78. The shuttle bus is cheaper (€6 one way – but the ticket is valid for the next 74 minutes on all Nice buses and trams), and easy as pie.
Jump on either the No 98 or No 99. One or the other leaves about every 30 minutes, serving both airport terminals. The 98 ends up bang in the city centre, the 99 at the main railway station. I use Med Tours which are just as cheap as Airport Taxis
Contact Aurelie for a quote : medtours@
On flower market mornings (every day, bar Monday), the Cours Saleya is a barely-controlled explosion of colours and aromas.
Nice is served by two ports – the city’s own, and that of Villefranche-sur-Mer in one of the Med’s loveliest bays just round the corner. In Nice, ships tie up at the port, where tourist office staff will be waiting with information. It’s a pleasant 20-minute stroll to the old town and city centre. If that sounds too tiresome, taxis are available and, in high season, shuttle buses are laid on.
If Villefranche is your port, arriving in the bay is a glorious experience – enfolding mountains, sea, sun, sky and the little town nestling in among it all. This is a tender port, so the boat will anchor and you’ll be shuttled ashore. If time is tight, I’d settle for Villefranche itself. It’s a fine old Mediterranean seaside spot with ample sights and shopping to keep you occupied for a couple of hours – or more, if you want a decent lunch or dinner. If you’ve more than a couple of hours, head for Nice.
There are taxis at the port – though it’s almost as easy, and much cheaper, to get to Nice by bus (12 minutes; €1.50) or train (seven minutes; €1.60). The tourism office at the port will tell you where to catch them. Services are frequent throughout the day.
Nice centre is easily walkable. Indeed, if you’re doing the Old Town (Vieux Nice) it is only walkable. The streets are barely wide enough for a donkey, never mind a bus. But some things you’ll want to see – the Matisse Museum, the full length of the Promenade des Anglais – will involve a tidy amount of leg-work, which you may care to avoid. Fortunately, Nice has a first-class public transport system.
Buses and trams
For a place thick with billionaires, these are commendably cheap. And the (relatively) new tram system is an elegant delight, studded along its course with art-works. The price per journey - a Solo Ticket - rose last May by a hefty 50 per cent, but it’s still only €1.50. This entitles you to 74 minutes’ travel (don’t ask), including one change. It’s operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes département (county).
The former home and studio of Henri Matisse, who lived in the capital of the Côte d’Azur from 1917 to his death in 1954.
However, you can’t use the same ticket for a return journey, even if it’s within the 74 minutes. Wherever you’ve got to, you must buy a new ticket to come back. Nor may you use the €1.50 ticket on the Nos 98 and 99 shuttle buses to and from the airport.
Should you wish to go beyond Nice, buy a Ticket Azur - also €1.50 - and it's operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes departement (county). If you are going to make lots of trips, or are in a big party, the 10-trip multi-ticket may be the best bet, at €10. Meanwhile, a one-day pass is €5, a seven-day pass €15.
Overall it’s a brilliant scheme. Not only is the Matisse Museum within €1.50’s range, but so are Cannes, Monaco and Antibes. Buy tickets at bus or tram stations, from bus drivers or the agencies at 3 Place Masséna and 29 Avenue Malaussena. Remember to validate tickets each time you get on a different tram or bus. Forget, and you’re in for a €29 fine. Details: 00 33 810 06 10 06;
Nice is excellent cycling and rollerblading terrain, especially along the long, long Promenade des Anglais. As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice that everyone is at it. You might like to join them.
You can hire bikes at Holiday Bikes (00 33 493 82 27 00; at 4 Rue Meyerbeer near the seafront, and bikes and blades from Roller Station (00 33 493 62 99 05; at 49 Quai des Etats-Unis – the extension of the Promenade des Anglais. A bike will cost €14-€15 a day, rollers €7 a half-day, €8 a full day.
If that sounds a lot, try Nice’s own Vélo Bleu bikes (00 33 493 72 06 06; There are 1,750 of them parked at some 175 stations about the city and surrounds. Right of access costs €1 a day. After that, the first 30 minutes hire are free; from 30 minutes to an hour you pay a further €1, and €2 for every subsequent hour. You may book online or simply show up at one of the bike stations with your banker’s card and mobile phone. Ring them on local number 04 3000 3001, give them your card number and they’ll ensure it it unlocks the bikes.
Don’t ignore, either, the possibilities of Segway travel. Segways are a bit like big pogo sticks, but with electric engines. You hop on and speed off and it’s a blast. They’re banned in public in Britain but certainly not in Nice.
An hour’s hire, and guided tour, is €30, two hours €50. Contact Segway Mobilboard at 2 Rue Halévy (04 93 80 21 27;
Even if you’re staying longer than a short break, I’d not bother with a car.
If you’re in Nice for a short city break, forget all about cars. In common with most big cities, Nice is a nightmare for driving, parking and anything else connected with private motorised transport. Being near Italy, it can also display a cavalier attitude to minor bumps and scratches, an attitude which your hire-car company may not share.
Retired Company DIrector in Entertainments Industry living in Marlow on the Thames in Buckinghamshire
Michael Love purchased this apartment in 2007
This beautifully furnished 3 bed air condioned apartment is fairly unique in Old Town Nice as most apartments are 1/2 bedrooms and about 70 sq metres. My place is over 100 sq metres and very spacious. It is situated in an ideal position, off the main drag, 5 mins from beach even if you are a slow walker, 2 mins from trams, 2 mins from buses where you can go to Monaco, Villefranche, Menton, Beaulieu, Cap Ferat, Grasse all for 4 euros.
Its only 3 tram stops from the main railway station. It is surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars etc. Only 30 mins on the bus for 6 euros from the Nice Airport. I have a wonderful assistant who live 5 minutes away and has lived in Nice for 20 years and knows where to go and eat, she can arrange transportation, translation and any problems with the apartment will be sorted out immediately
Spacious, modern, well equipped kitchen, air conditioned, beautifully furnished and LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION!!
STROLL AROUND NICE
Enjoy a wander through the lively lanes of old Nice, admiring the Baroque churches which tower above the squares.
Don't miss the flower market at Cours Saleya, then visit Sainte-Réparate Cathedral before climbing Castle Hill. Stop off to taste a famous Fenocchio ice-cream where you can enjoy a refreshing sorbet.
A walk along the Promenade des Anglais is the perfect way to finish your day, offering beautiful views over the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges).
HIT THE BEACH
With an average of 300 days sunshine per year and over 35 beaches to choose from, it’s only natural to want to spend some of your time in Nice by the sea.
One of the most popular beaches is the Plage Publique des Ponchettes. Soak up the atmosphere, as well as the rays, or join in the fun with a game of beach-volleyball.
If you don’t fancy the pebbles, take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and admire the azure waters of the Mediterranean form the waterfront walkway.
STUMBLE UPON PLACE GARIBALDI
Tucked away in the north east corner of the city’s Old Town, you’ll find Place Garibaldi.
Visit this delightful, bustling 18th century square and admire the impressive architecture or head for one of the many restaurants or cafes and take a break – it’s the perfect location for watching the world go by.
5 out of 5
Stayed for a week in this beautifully appointed 1st floor apartment situated in the middle of the old town of Nice opposite the well known Theatre/Bar des Oiseaux. There are two double bedrooms and another bedroom with twin beds, lots of storage space. One of the bedrooms is at the back of the apartment where it is quieter. The apartment is immaculate and you really feel that you are staying somewhere very special. The living room/kitchen is enormous with beautifully high ceilings with beams, large very comfy sofas and a dining room table that amply fits six people. Step out of the front door and you are surrounded by a fantastic selection of restaurants, bars and shops. It's only a few minutes to the beach, the tram stop, the bus stop and the Museum of Modern Art. We had wonderful weather for late October (around 25 degrees), apart from one day when it rained so we went to the wonderful little Cinema Mercury which was showing English language films with subtitles just five minutes walk away on the Place Garibaldi. There is as much or as little as you want to do in Nice. We spent leisurely days along the Promenade, at the flea markets, on a day trip to Monaco on the picturesque train journey along the coast, shopping and visiting museums and art galleries. Highly recommended.
This is our second stay in this lovely apartment right in the heart of old Nice. It is spotlessly clean, well appointed and everything is within easy walking distance. The promenade and beach are less than five minutes away and the daily market(s) on Cours Saleya are literally just around the corner. There are many great bars and restaurants on the doorstep so for a short break you could drink and eat somewhere new and good every day. We loved it here - and cannot think of a better place to enjoy all that old Nice has to offer - and we'd highly recommend this apartment even more than we did the first time !
Thank you Mike for sharing your Nice apartment with us! The apartment is clean, spacious and very comfortable to relax in after a day of exploring Nice and the surrounding cities. The apartment is located near many restaurants, grocery, and patisseries. We had an especially wonderful dinner at the restaurant Hangout which is right outside the front door. The apartment states it is on the first floor, which in the United States is considered the second floor--so you do need to carry your luggage up a flight of steps--something to consider for those with mobility problems. Val met us at the apartment and gave us a nice tour with instructions on how to use the appliances. Thank you, Val, for making a special trip for the Nespresso capsules--it was appreciated! Both Mike and Val were easy to work with from easy of booking to providing details to us regarding the apartment and check-in process. Val did warn us that the garbage is collected daily at 6 am on the master bedroom and twin bedroom side of the apartment, so if you are a light sleeper and can't go back to sleep easily, this is not the place for you--this did not bother our stay in the least. We would definitely recommend this apartment and hope to return to Nice someday.
We love the South of France and were delighted to find the flat was right in the heart of the Old Town with all amenities close to hand, including shops, night life and public transport. The flat itself is also spectacular with a massive living area and well proportioned bedrooms. We had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back!
The apartment was absolutely perfect for us - a family of 6 - as it is situated right in the old town. Just to step outside for the morning jog on the promenade, finish off with a swim and enjoy breakfast around the corner from the apartment. it is the perfect base for all kinds of adventures as the buses and trams leave only minutes away. very clean and quiet despite the central location. above all, Mike made sure that we got all necessary information well in advance, that we were guided to the apartment, warmly welcomed and received all necessary info to truly enjoy our 7 night stay. this was the perfect place for us and we'd all stay here again when visiting Nice
We stayed in the apartment for a short break to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the apartment made the occasion very special. On arrival we were met by the lady who looks after the apartment and she clearly described to us everything that we needed to know. She is clearly very proud of the apartment and it showed in how spotlessly clean it was. The apartment itself - which really is in the heart of the old town - is modern, tastefully furnished and has all the amenities you'll need such as dishwasher, washing machine etc. There are many restaurants, bars and shops right on the doorstep (and the locality feel like it's 'proper France') and if you like markets then the daily market on Cours Saleya is a must. I would recommend the apartment to anyone because of how nice the apartment itself is and its great setting.
Wonderful spacious apartment in Vieux Nice. Every effort has been made by the owners to make this apartment simply fabulous. Outstanding deco, spotlessly clean. It is furnished to the highest quality with every home comfort and much more. Very stylish. Excellent location for the beach, restaurants, shopping and all transport to get around the area. This is to be highly recommended. We will definitely be returning regularly. Thank you to the owners Gilly & Michael.
Fantastic location in a quiet street off the main drag: 3 mins from the beach, 20mins by coach from airport, restaurants, bars and shops on your doorstep.
Buses taking you to Cannes, Beauliieu, Villefranche, Monaco, Menton, Cap Ferat, Vence, St Paul de Vence , Eze,
Main train station only 20mins walk or tram. Just off rue de la Préfecture, this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town.
Just a 2 min walk from both the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais.
This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer. Bus stops are just a short walk away. Nearest car park directly underneath the Palais de Justice
Located in the heart of the old town, yet on a quiet side-street away from the busy bars and restaurants. Only short walk to beach.
Location, location, location!!
Region: Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur
Suburb: Vieux Nice
Address: 10 Rue Saint Vincent, NIce, France
Just off rue de la Préfecture, this rental apartment is right in the heart of the Old Town on a quiet street off the main drag. It is a short walk to the Cours Saleya and Promenade des Anglais. There are countless cafes and restaurants at your doorstep. This apartment, centrally located, is perfect for enjoying all that the Old Town has to offer.
HOW TO GET THERE:
It is 6 Euro each on the AIrport Bus into Old Nice. If there are 4-6 people traveling it maybe just as cheap to contact Med-Tours contact Aurelie at Medtours Highly recommended service, I always use them, they will meet you in ARRIVALS; takes the stress out of queuing for taxis and buses.
Bus details and how to get to the apartment:
TERMINAL 1 :This is the terminal for BA flights. Take the 98 Airport Bus from Terminal 1 or 2. They run every 20 minutes
Terminal 1.No. 98 bus stop is just outside arrivals. The 98 bus goes from Quai 1
TERMINAL 2: Come out of airport terminal, cross over road and head right towards Bus Quays, go to bay 5 for Bus signed Nice Centre/Riquer No 98, not Nice SNCF which is in next bay 6.
Alight from the 98 airport bus at the /Cathedrale Ville Vielle
( you will see Subway opposite the stop.) It is the second stop after the bus has turned off the Promenade des Anglais just by the Childrens Carousel on the Park. Rue Saint Vincent is now approx 4 mins walk away.
Get off the bus and cross over the tram lines onto Boulevard Jean Jaures, head right as you face Boulevard Jean Jaures and walk for about 400 yards until you get to Caramel restaurant on the corner of Rue du Marche, turn left (Rue du Marche) down the steps, then turn left turn at the local bakers (Au ble d'Azur) into Rue Moulin Moulin and then at the end of Rue Moulin you are in Rue St Vincent and actually facing our block No 10. The entrance to the building is to the right of the Layaly bar The door bell is the 2nd one from the bottom (Love) press the buzzer whereupon my agent will greet you and explain all the facilities etc.
If going to the apartment by cab you might as well ask the driver to drop you off at the fountain at the "Palais de Justice". Print off a map and you will see that Rue Saint Vincent is a 30 second walk from the fountain. Taxis always drop you off there even if you ask for Rue Saint Vincent as the road is often inaccessible due to all the restaurant having all their chairs and tables out in the streets.
BY TRAIN: If arriving at Nice Railway Station, come out of station and turn left towards the main shopping street Rue Jean Medicin. Get on tram towards Old Town Nice, get off at Cathedrale Ville Vielle (about 4 stops) then follow instructions above as if you were arriving by airport bus.
Car Parking exists throughout Nice. Our holiday accommodation is very close to public car parking facilities and car rental hire companies in Nice and we provide parking information to all of those arriving by car.
There are several public car parks within very easy reach. Details of car parks in the area can be found on the Nice tourist web site
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Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
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Dec 18 2016 - Jan 2 2017
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|Refundable damage deposit||$523|