La Caravelle is just a stone's throw from the beach and is a sumptuous medley of clean nautical lines and traditional 'Niçois' architecture on the fourth floor. Newly renovated throughout with exposed wooden beams, crisp white walls, portable air con unit and hi-tech sound and vision, this apartment offers a stylish blend of old and new from which to discover the historical and contemporary delights of Nice or simply to enjoy a chic romantic getaway. With her elegant charm and comfort La Caravelle will have you sailing back for more.
Address: Rue Barillerie, Old Town, Nice
Floor/Building: 4th floor no lift, 77 steps
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Music lovers will not be disappointed as La Caravelle boasts an excellent Phillips music system with an iPod docking radio and two amps. In addition there is a 42' Samsung smart TV offering a variety of news channels in English and French with a 3D Blu-ray DVD player for the film lovers out there, and of course FREE WIFI. There is also a portable AIR CON unit to keep you cool. A selection of DVDs and books are available in the apartment. Sit back on the sofa and relax! There is even a mini office desk with an office chair.
Everything is shipshape in the galley with a 3-ring gas hob, free standing mini oven, large fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, coffee maker and washing machine.
The separate dining area adjoining the living space, has a stylish glass table enabling you to see through to the wonderful 'tomettes' - terracotta floor tiles typical of the region's traditional architecture. There are 2 extra folding chairs that can be used to enable dining for 6.
A beautiful wood surround double bed (140x200), complemented by wooden floorboards and contemporary glass shelving specially designed to separate the sleeping area from the living space. To stow your belongings there is a small walk in dressing room with plenty of storage and facilities include an iron, ironing board and hair-dryer.
The sleek nautical style continues into the bathroom where the interior decoration is reminiscent of Nice's famous pebbled beach. Including a beautiful basin, shower cubicle and WC.
A two minute walk from the beach and one street away from the Cours Saleya with its vibrant daily market and profusion of restaurants, the location of this apartment is ideal to get the most from your stay in Nice. Whether sauntering around the picturesque streets of the Old Town, taking in the magnificent sunsets on the seafront or climbing up to the breathtaking views (lift also available) from the Colline du Chateau (Castle hill) you are sure to enjoy La Caravelle's central position. To experience a more contemporary feel head over to the Carré d'Or, where luxury boutiques, bars and restaurants are in abundance, only a 15-minute walk away across the recently renovated central park area La Promenade du Paillon with its palm trees, flora and fountain displays. La Caravelle is truly at the heart of what Nice has to offer.
The 98 airport bus runs from the Airport through the centre of Nice and terminates in the Port. Bus stop 'Cathédrale - Vieille Ville' by the Old Town is your nearest bus stop. It is approximately a 5 minute walk away from the apartment. Gare SNCF Nice Ville train station is a 20 minute walk but you can always jump on the tram and be there in less than 10 minutes. Your nearest tram stop is also 'Cathédrale - Vieille Ville'. Visit www.lignesdazur.com for more information. Taxis can pick up/drop off at your request at your rental apartment
Parking can be quite difficult in the narrow streets of the Old Town but there are several car parks close by. Go to en.nicetourisme.com/getting-around-nice for more information.