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Great Nice Apartment - In Historic Old Town. Vieux Nice, Vielle VIlle

Bedrooms 2
Space 516 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 6

Beautiful, light & airy, high-ceiling 3 room apartment in the charming and historic Old Town of Nice, France. Unlike many old town apartments which are quite dark due to narrow pedestrian alleys, tall French windows and 2nd floor location provide for light. Parquet floors, well-equipped kitchen, well-lighted bathroom. The apartment is decorated in modern clean design with original art work.

Please contact me regarding rates; instant quote is not always correct!

Four minute walk to the famous Saleya Market (daily markets flowers, antiques, fruits and vegetables, spices), restaurants, cafés, bakeries, pubs, shops, Promenande des Anglais, beach. On the way to the Saleya market you will pass through the Place de Palais de Justice, a large sunny square with fountain and lined with cafés.

Please contact me for rates! (best per e-mail!) Instant quote is not always correct. Weekly rates kick in at six nights.

The neighborhood: The apartment is a 5 minute walk (or 1 tram stop) to Place Massena and then another 5 minutes to the Galleries Lafayette department store on Jean Medecin, a central shopping and transportation axis leading to main train station. In the other direction, you can walk to Place Garibaldi, the Art Museum (gratis admission!) or Old Port in less than 10 minutes.

Nice is second to Paris in number of museums in France. There is much to do and see within the city, including the Musée Matisse, Musée Chagall and many others.

Côte d'Azur: One can easily explore the Coôe d'Azur by train or bus all the way to Italy in one direction, Marseille in the other. The train station is a few tram stops (ca 10 minutes) from the apartment. Nearest Tram Stop: Opera / Vielle Ville. A car is absolutely not necessary!

Please note: This is a non-smoking apartment!

More Details

Janine Hudson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2017

About Janine Hudson

I am an artist and teacher. I live in Zurich but am originally from Florida. I hope to move to Nice one day! When in Nice, I love just being in the old town, enjoying local cuisine, lingering in cafés, strolling over to Place Garibaldi (5 minutes) and then taking the street which runs along the hill to the old port. There are many interesting shops along that way, with antiques, baskets, other stuff. Right at Garibaldi is MAMAC, the modern art museum, which I take a turn through every trip. The admission is free, as it is in many of the public museums. It is also worth taking a bus up to Cimiez to visit the Chagall Museum and then still further up to the Matisse Museum which adjoins an archaeological site and museum , and lovely gardens with view over the city!

There is an antique and knick knack market every Monday at Cours Saleya which is just two minutes away. Also a huge flea / antique market at Place Garibaldi one saturday per month.

Just off Cours Saleya is an exhibition space for architecture, run by the city - and the building it's in is worth noticing in itself!

And of course, there is the sea, three minutes across the Place de Palais and under the arches.

Janine Hudson purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Janine Hudson chose Vieille Ville

I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, have lived in Zurich for many years. Here, I miss the proximity to the sea. Nice is for me, a way of returning to my roots, without having to go so far. Perhaps it is my French version of Miami Beach plus longer history, rich art history, beautiful weather, great architecture, great food.

I visited Nice first in 2000, returned, and then returned in 2010 to look for an apartment. Many of the apartments were renovated and chopped up older buildings, loft beds inserted which created rooms with low ceilings. When I entered this apartment, I breathed a deep sigh of relief, and fell instantly in love. The ceilings are high, the windows are tall and the location is great!

What makes this apartment unique

light and airy, very close to beach, good connections to everywhere in Nice and French Riviera.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely stay here! the apartment will easily accommodate 2 couples comfortably and its very close to shops/market and the beach. The food is amazing, the weather is amazing and the beach is just 5 mins walk. Apartment has everything you need and is very accommodating with breakfast area, beach chairs/umbrellas and plenty of towels too! There was so much to explore around the area. Don't forget to go in the specialist chocolate shop just across the way - its amazing and so is the lady that runs it! Port is just 15 min walk where they run regular snorkeling trips which we enjoyed very much, then we headed back for a few beers on the beach. This place was exactly what we expected plus more. I miss Nice already! The weather in the UK is not the same.
Aug 2013
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Vieille Ville Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 516 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , windows, washing machine
  • White tiled bathroom with high ceilings and windows. Hairdryer and towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
  • 1 Bedroom with Double Bed. 2nd Bedroom (or Sitting room) with large red sofa bed. Convertible Futon Sofa Bed in Center Room portable crib
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeping
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
internet access, wifi, telephone free connection to U.S. lines, landlines Metropolitan France and many European landlines, as well. Local calls to landlines covered; calls to cell phones not covered. Beach mats and umbrella available.


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Great Nice Apartment - In Historic Old Town. Vieux Nice, Vielle VIlle
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Charming apartment in old town near beach

  • 4 of 5

We loved this charming apartment and my kids and I were sad to say goodbye to it! It was perfect for our family and had everything we needed - a cozy living space and separated bedrooms, and a well-stocked kitchen and utility area. The huge light-filled windows looked down onto the bustling pedestrianized alleys below, full of stores and restaurants. We loved the sound of the church bells and the hustle and bustle of daily life and the close proximity to the beach, parks, the old and new town. Could not have had a more central location for everything we wanted to do, including getting buses out of town to places along the Côte d'Azur. It was a great place and Janine and her local managers were all helpful and quickly got us settled. Only caveat is staircase of 3 floors for those that can't manage - not an issue at all for us... And made for a great view down to street below. Definitely recommend this warm and sweet place.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, heidi!
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A very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Property was exactly as described with helpful notes dotted around the place. Fantastic location right on the edge of the old town, the only downside of which was a bit of street noise. Comfy night's sleep had by all and would certainly stay again. Many thanks to Janine for being super organised for our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We had five people in the apartment so it was tight but well worth it. The location is amazing, close to restaurants, sites, and the coastline. Janine was always responsive and helpful. Great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to Nice this recent summer. We had 5 adults in the apartment and although a little tight squeeze with that many adults, we had a great time! The apartment was clean, tidy, had everything you needed. Beds were comfy, and plenty of fans for the hot Nice sun! The bathroom facilities were great, a great opportunity to catch up on washing whilst travelling around France for 3 weeks.

Janine was great, everything was organised and worked well. Efficiently returned deposit too.

When back in Nice, I will definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much!
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Lovely Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Janine's holiday apartment in Nice is very sweet and so centrally located. It's situated in the old town with lots of great restaurants nearby. Tram stop, airport bus and the beach are almost right next door! Me and my friend manged to visit Cannes, Monaco, Antibes and St Tropez during our stay. We had a wonderful time staying and thank you very much!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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wonderful apartment close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

Imagine a charming apartment in the historical centre of Nice where you can be a few steps from wonderful dining options, yet only minutes from the beaches and the excitement that they offer. I took a couple of summer classes at the Nice law school and it was a nice 25-30 minute walk each direction to the campus. It isn't often that you happen across a clean, tastefully renovated apartment in a historical building that is at the center of the excitement and it is even rarer when the unit is an affordable alternative to spartan hotels or overpriced beachfront units. We spent a month in landlord's lovely apartment and it was a wonderful holiday for us. The location was central to everything - we walked pretty much everywhere, but there were also bus and tram stops quite close. There are a ton of merchants operating on the streets of Old Nice, but there were also several groceries within a few minute walk. The unit was well-furnished with a bed in the bedroom, a fold out bed in the front room, and a futon in the sitting room. The kitchen was well-stocked for us to prepare gourmet meals at home, but we still ended up checking out the many culinary options in the neighborhood. The apartment included a nice high speed internet which was useful for planning weekend excursions and taking care of business. The boulangerie located right outside the building was delicious, there are several glace shops nearby (Fenocchio is recommended), and there are culinary tastes to suit any budget and any preference (avoid the church square though - overpriced and pretty bad food). Our favorite nearby dinner spot was Casa Mia - look out the sitting room window and you can't miss it. Landlord was extremely helpful and very friendly over the course of our stay, the time leading up to it, and long after we left.

For those with a car, we found parking in garages nearby and also parked at the airport long-term lot and took the bus to/from the apartment.

I would definitely recommend this apartment to my friends/relatives.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
25 Minutes by Bus (6€)
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
5 minute walk
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
10 MInutes by car, 20 MInute walk
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
5 minute walk
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
3 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Charming Vieux Ville, Old Town of Nice, France. Three room apartment, well lighted with high ceilings and tall windows. The apartment is located in the heart of the old town, the most historic part of Nice, quite close to the Palais de Justice, 2 minute walk from the famous Saleya Market, (daily markets flowers, antiques, fruits and vegetables, spices) and 3 minutes from the beach and the Promenade des Anglais. The windows open onto the 'Rue du Marché' an alley which leads to cafés, bakeries, shops. Sunny views of Old NIce.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $98.24
Additional Guest Fee $3.68 per person per night
Damage Deposit $245.61

Monthly rentals: utilities: internet, phone, water, electric per use
Deposit €400.
included: wi-fi, telephone- free to many land-lines,
Check-in day is flexible. Check-in time: 16:00 Check-out: 11:00. (arrangements can be made to leave luggage in apartment for later pick-up.)
French Hotel tax: 0.65ç pp/day. (Taxe de Séjour)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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