About This Listing
This apartment is perfectly located to enjoy the vibrant city of Nice. It’s at the center of the “vieux nice” which means “old town”. The old town is connected to the beaches (5 minute walk). Unlike other villages, this old pedestrian is not a relic for tourists. Its actually an alive maze of artisanal shops, various daily markets and fantastic restaurants (be sure to get our recommendations). All you need to do is stumble outside and drift through the streets to be entertained. During the week there is a vegetable market and a fish market. A typical summer day for me consists of slowly putting together a local organic lunch. I usually get fresh seasonal produce at the market (place Massena), then to the spice shop, wine boutique (rose is a must for hot afternoons), then to the fish merchant. The fish merchants get their catch from the Nice bay, and you can see the fishermen out at night. Other days I’ll grab some hand made pasta and stop by the antique market. Everything is walking distance in this pedestrian zone. Summer afternoons can be spent lounging around with the windows open, letting the vibrant street sounds and frequent street musician music fill the apartment. You can smell when the fresh bread is ready at the boulangerie downstairs (amazingly open 7 days a week). You can see the end of the french Alps from the bedroom, kitchen and bathroom windows. Two blocks up is a mile long stretch of small art galleries. The same street turns into a mini LGBT neighborhood at night. There are at least a dozen nightclubs walking distance, and well as hundreds of café terraces to perch and people watch. Shopping is endless and there are many bargains. There are no chain stores in the “Vieux Nice” (Gap, Bennetton etc…) which I love. If you are feeling less lazy, you can catch a bus to Monte Carlo. We complete every stay with a visit to the Cousteau’s Oceaonographic museum in Monaco, as well as the Matisse museum up the hill. Italy is 3 freeway exits away. We go have dinner near the village of Andora, on the Italian Riviera, and have the best pasta dishes for cheap. The tram way that connects to the international train station is a 2 minute walk away, as is the bus stop that links you to the other sea side villages.
We love the crowd in Nice, they are very unpretentious and colorful. If you are looking for the Jet set this is not the city for you. Try our Cannes apartment (see other listing).
Downside/upside: It is a 4 floor walk up. This means you can have an extra croissant and a great backside, but it is a hike up the stairs! We spent months here –with a baby- but its not for everyone. Also, the beaches do not have sand, but thick flat rocks. The bay is amazing to swim in, but you need sandals to tolerate the rocks. I swim out 15 minutes and look back while floating on my back in the ultra salty Mediterranean and am always awe-struck. At night the beach turns into a massive 20 something hang out and pick up spot.
As you can tell we love this apartment. Its perfect for a couple. It’s a grand adventure with a baby. It sleeps 4 (2 couples) comfortably, except there is only a half wall separating the beds. Depending on how you see it, this is a good or bad thing!
I need your arrival time and phone number within a week of your arrival. You must we willing and enjoy climbing the 4 flights of (website hidden) pets or smoking. Sleeps 4 but only a half wall separates you.
Everything was OK, the location is just perfect in oldtown, and very close to the tram station.
Natasha was not there, but Roxana was very kind and efficient to organize everything.
Cosy flat, with a lot of light, washing machine, heaters
4th floor, without lift, but for me was not problem at all
Excellent kebab just 10 mts from the door
My girlfriend and i stayed at Natacha's flat in Nice for a little over one month. Its centrally located in a perfect location you could not ask for a better place yes its a noisy neighborhood but with the windows closed you do not hear anything what else do you expect in the city center where the action is. Overall the place was great the bed was broken for the duration of our stay which was not great, things got worked out with Natacha and a new bed will be in the flat. Overall with a new bed i would totally stay and recommend this apartment in nice you will not find a larger place in the neighborhood like this STAY HERE!!!!!
We loved the apartment being right in the centre of the old town and so handy for beach/market/buses and museums. Roxana our contact in Nice was lovely and very helpful she even came to meet me a few streets away as I got a little lost. She left us a map with useful information on trains buses and places of interest which was very helpful. The highlight was waking up to the smell of fresh baked bread and croissants from the boulangerie just under neath the apartment and then a short walk to the local market where the food was such good quality and a great experience trying to figure out how much to order in my school girl french although the locals all speak very good English and so helpful. We definitely like to stay here again and already recommended to our friends and family
My fiancé and I had a great stay at Natacha's Nice apartment. She was quick in responding and was very accommodating. We went in the peak of the summer season so it was hot, but the apartment had strong fans which came in handy. The apartment is in the heart of the action and only a 5 minutes walk to the beach - great location.
We had a fantastic time in Natacha's apartment. The location was amazing, 5 minutes to the beach and super convenient to shops, local bakeries and market.
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful location! Roxana, who checked us in, was very nice and helpful and answered many questions about the area.
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About the Host, Natacha
Scientist (biologist) and photographer. (email hidden) I've been coming to spend my summers in the south of France since I was a baby, and am very familiar with all the different ways to enjoy the region (as a kid, party/debauchery teenager and now a mom). I currently live most of the year in San Francisco and can appreciate glitzy glamor and grungy fun.