About this listing
Winter in the Provence and Côte d’Azur regions is very mild. Temperatures are between 10 - 12°C during the daytime, and rarely fall below 4 - 5°C at night. The rain is quickly over and there are wonderful cultural events to enjoy. Come play!
Spacious Studio with Terrace!
3 Minutes to the Beach!
26 Minutes to Cannes Via Car!
40 Minutes To Cannes Via Bus!
1 Hour To Italy Via Train!
Les Mimosa is a modern, well maintained apartment building located within 10 minutes of Nice by car, bus or train. This large studio apartment is on the second floor, accessible by elevator or stairs. The neighborhood is quiet and very safe for evening walks to the sea or any number of cafés. The living area is bright and airy, with one comfortable sofa bed and one new queen size bed. Internet/WiFi is provided at no extra charge. A large and varied assortment of DVD's are available to watch on the DVD TV/DVD Player. There are CD's and books as well. The dining table, which can seat 4 comfortably, is next to the fully equipped kitchen. Refrigerator/Freezer, toaster oven, stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, herbs and spices are all there for you. The beautiful updated bathroom with toilet has an extra large shower. Linens and towels are included as well as beach mats and a wheeled shopping cart. The washing machine is adjacent to the bathroom with a drying rack also available. There is a large, private terrace equipped with dining table and chairs for outdoor dining and the very important petit dejeuner. Street parking is available just outside the apartment building.
Les Mimosa is located in Cagnes-Sur-Mer, just 200 meters from the beach and seafront promenade, a mere 3 minute walk. You may walk to shops, restaurants, cafes, open air markets, and the new Visitor's Center's. It is also located only one block away from the bus stop that can take you to and from the Nice airport, Cannes, Monaco, St. Paul de Vence, Eze, Menton....just to name a few. Imagine, by car, train or bus you are only 10 minutes to Nice, 30 minutes to Monte Carlo, 1 hour to Italy!
The seaside of Cagnes-Sur-Mer has a lovely promenade which you can explore on foot, bicycle or skates. The city of Cagnes-Sur-Mer has a vast supply of bicycle rentals to accommodate more than 11 km of cycle paths have been made to date. You may rent a bicycle in town and drop it off in Nice! The ancient fishing village, Cros de Cagnes, founded by Italian Fishermen in the nineteenth century is a lovely blend of modernity and traditions with its sheltered harbor, fishermen Chapel, streets named after flowers, St. Peter's Square, and much more for you to discover. The Provencal Market takes place every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 12:30 at l'avenue des Oliviers.
Places of interest include Renoir's estate, where the great painter spent the last years of his life, the Medieval castle at le Haut-de-Cagnes, and the Hippodrome, with its busy horse racing seasons and various other activities.
You will find the Office de Tourisme de Cagnes-sur-Mer quite helpful for restaurants, shops, activities, transportation and more. It is located at
6, bd Maréchal Juin.
You will have total privacy, no areas are shared
Interaction with Guests
You will be met by my local representative and provided keys and shown around the apartment. You will know everything there is to know so you can have an enjoyable, stress free visit!
You will find the neighborhood extremely safe, quiet and well lit at night. You will love how close everything is including public transportation, markets, restaurants, the beach, shops and the visitor's center.
The bus system is excellent and just a two minute walk to the nearest bus stop. The train station is about a 15 minute walk or you can take the bus. The bus will also take you from the Nice airport and drop you off at Le Vespins. The walk to the apartment is less than 5 minutes. And a wine Cave is very close where you will find English speaking owners to help you select just the right wine for your meal.
Other Things to Note
Events in the area 2015:
Festival Internationale de Musique Militaire
Biennial military tattoo that takes place over the course of a weekend. This popular festival of military music also includes a grand parade.
Fête Patronale de la Ville de Nice Sainte Réparate
Colourful traditional Niçois festival that takes place in the streets of Vieux Nice.
Extreme Sailing Series – International Regatta
Hosted and supported since 2011 by the City of Nice. Key landmark in the sporting calendar of Nice.
European Masters Games – Nice
1st to 11th October
Nice has been chosen to organise and host the European Masters Games from 1 to 11 October 2015. Every edition, this big multi-sport competition brings together over 10,000 seasoned and senior athletes from around the world.
Salon du Chocolat – Cannes
World’s largest event dedicated to chocolate with dozens of fine chocolate artisans from the Alpes-Maritimes, France and even from around the world.
The Marathon of Alpes-Maritimes, also known as the Nice-Cannes Marathon, is another high-profile sporting event held regularly on the French Riviera. The run between Nice and Canes, first organized in 2008, regularly reaches the full capacity of participants.
Festival Manca – Nice and around the region
International festival featuring a broad repertoire of contemporary music performed by world renowned musicians.
Challenge de Lutte Henri Deglane
International wrestling contest, with some of the world’s Olympic champions competing for this prestigious prize.
International Rowing Regatta – Nice
Held in the Baie des Anges, this regatta brings together the world’s best rowers to compete in pairs, eights and fours events.
Christmas Day Swim – Nice
Every year, swimmers take to the rather chilly waters of the Mediterranean from Nice’s Ruhl Plage.
Christmas Village – Nice
Traditional festive market held at the Place Masséna. Forty wooden chalets are set up in the square, selling typical Provençal gifts. There is also an ice-skating rink and children’s entertainment.
International Circus Festival - Monaco
Monte-Carlo Rally in late January - Monaco
Festival of St. Devote includes fireworks and a boat burning to honor a patron saint - Monaco
Lemon Festival - Menton, France
Naval Parade with Flowers - Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
Carnaval de Nice; Feb. 17-March 4, 2012 - Nice, France
La Route d'Or - Grasse, France
Nice Carnival and the Festival of Flowers (Batailles de Fleurs), which takes place for two weeks around Mardi Gras - Nice, France
Easter - expect many celebrations across France and the French Riviera in every city and town on both Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.
Gourd Festival (end of March) - Nice, France
Spring Arts Festival (Printemps des arts), which runs until May - Monaco
International tennis tournament - both Monaco and Nice, France
Antibes Yacht Show; April 12-15, 2012 - Antibes, France
Cannes Film Festival (only open to those in the industry); May 16-27, 2012- Cannes, France
La Fête de mai is held in the gardens of Cimiez with food and dancing - Nice, France
Formula One Grand Prix; May 24-27, 2012 - Monaco
Rose Festival - Grasse, France
Saint Torpes of Pisa Festival, honoring the patron saint of St. Tropez - Saint-Tropez, France
Le Suquet festival of music - Cannes, France
Fisherman’s Festival (La Garoupe) - Cap d’Antibes
St. Peter’s Festival to honor fishermen, which is held the first weekend of July - Villefranche-sur-Mer
Jazz Festival of Nice - Nice, France
Saint-Tropez festival of dance, music and theater - St. Tropez
Theater Festival, held the first two weeks of August - Ramatuelle, France
Fete du Jasmin, August - Grasse, France
Vintage Car Festival, which is held the third weekend of September - Monaco
France Heritage Days, which is the third weekend of September. All historic buildings are open to the public - all of France
Monaco Yacht Show; Sept. 19-22, 2012 - Monaco
Cannes Yacht Show, Sept. 11-16, 2012 - Cannes, France
Please respect this as your home. If you are not sure how to work the washing machine or DVD please call the property manager, you will have her contact information. Do not force any buttons. The apartment is furnished with CD's and DVD's for your pleasure. Please be sure to place them back in the cover and do not remove them from the apartment. Smoking is not allowed in the apartment. Wet towels and bathing suits should not be left on the furniture or bedding. NO SMOKING IN THE APARTMENT PLEASE!
If you have the need for a late check-in, the policy is as follows:
Arrivals after 8:00 in the evening (20:00) will require an additional 30 euro. No check-in available after 10:00 pm (22:00)
About the Host, Joanna
I grew up in Brooklyn, New York of Italian Heritage therefore an affinity for the European lifestyle is in my blood. My European travels began early in life and France, with her joie de vivre, became my favorite destination. Great food and wine , fabulous weather and the friendly people helped make the South of France a place I returned to often. When I found this apartment in Cagnes-Sur-Mer I immediately fell in love with it. The historic surrounding area, the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and the added convenience of easily accessible transportation made my decision to purchase this charming large studio apartment a snap. With Italy just an hour away I find it easy to indulge myself in my Italian roots.
I love everything there is about food, wine and the friends and family I share these with. It is such a pleasure to walk to the nearby markets and shop for fresh produce, meat or fish, cook it up, then share it accompanied with good wine, stories and laughter. Add to this a stroll along the sea and an after-dinner drink/dessert/espresso while watching the sunset and the local residents enjoy their little piece of heaven. Ah, la vie est belle!
I hope you enjoy my home and the area as much as I do. Bienvenue!