Our self catering studio apartment is ideal for a couple, or young family (4 persons max). It is set in the perfect location in the heart of Nice, in a lovely building set back from the road with tranquil gardens to the front. Only minutes from the main areas Nice Etoile, Place Massena, Promenade des Anglais and Old Town.
The apartment is popular all year round for sunshine holidays or as a city break destination. Shopping, sightseeing, music and the arts, gourmet food, walking and sunbathing are some of the choices available in the region. This area is very well served with public transport i.e. train, tram stops, port and bus, so no car is required. An ideal base for a city break or longer vacation.
Size: Sleeps up to 4, studio
Nearest beach: Nice, 500m
Access: Car not necessary
Nearest amenities: 100m
Family friendly? Suitable for children of all ages
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes: No pets allowed
No smoking at this property
General: Air conditioning, TV, Wi-fi available
Standard: Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer, toaster, coffee machine, ironing board.
Utilities: Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms: 1 shower room
Furniture: Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 2, Lounge seating for 2
Further details indoors:
This spacious studio can easily accommodate 4 persons. The bedroom area can be screened off and there is a comfortable double sofa bed in the living area. The kitchen is newly installed, very stylish, yet practical with everything for required for a self-catering holiday.
There is a newly refurbished shower-room with a large corner shower, hand basin and toilet. The washer/dryer is also located in the shower room. The large French doors open out onto a 'Juliet' balcony that overlooks the lovely gardens to the front of the residence and gives a fresh airy feel to the apartment.
Air conditioning is available for the summer months. Linen and bath towels are provided.
Further details outdoors:
This is a quality residence set in the heart of Nice, with a secure entrance and a concierge service.
The apartment is on the ground floor, but the building is accessed by a few steps so unsuitable for wheelchair access.
The Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur / Alpes-Maritimes region
In the very centre of Nice, our holiday rental apartment is not only close to the beach but is also ideal for exploring the whole Cote D'Azur region of the Mediterranean including, Monaco, Italy.
Our holiday apartment is located close to the Place Massena and main shopping area of Avenue Jean Medcin. Restaurants and cafes are plentiful and the beach and Promenade des Anglais are just a short walk away.
BUS: we are close to all forms of public transport where each main town on the French Riviera has its own local bus network, for Nice its "Lignes d'Azure". The inter-urban network, the TAM (Transport Alpes-Maritimes) connects all the Eastern Rivera towns between Cannes & Menton and all the main villages like Eze and Vence.
THE CENTRE: we are also close to the big land-mark ornamental fountain known as "Fountaine du Soleil, on Place Massena, ringed by bright pastel Italian archway buildings, and up to the Avenue Jean Medicin.
The area is full of shops, including some exclusive clothing boutiques, and restaurants and cafes with outdoor terraces.
THE CHATEAU is a short walk from the location of a former 1706 castle on top of this high rock hill overlooking Nice old town and the port. This is a great place to visit with cool tree shaded walks, wonderful views over Nice and the Mediterranean, a large grassy park, playground, Roman ruins and a waterfall. Access by the steps (213 steps from the bottom to to the observation platform on top of the Naval Museum, and then more steps and various walkways to the top.
CIMIEZ is reached by a 30 minute stroll or 5 minute bus ride .Where Cimiez sits on a hill a couple of km from the centre of town in a calm residential area above the bustle of the city. The grounds of "Cimiez" includes a large park amidst olive groves, the Archeology museum, Matisse museum and Franciscan Museum and Monastery.
The beaches of Nice, are within walking distance or bus ride where the Promenade des Anglais beach is of pebble and along the coast to Antibes, are shingle (smooth stones). From Antibes-Juan-les-Pins to Cannes, the beaches are sand. Many prefer grit-free shingle beaches which also leaves the water clear. People can be found sunning themselves on the beaches all year round. Water sports include sailing, swimming, diving, snorkelling, para-gliding, water skiing, fishing and much more.
You cannot take public transport to VIEILLE VILLE (OLD TOWN) because it is so close by, where shops lead you to the Place Massena square into the Old Town of Nice in minutes. Here you find narrow streets curving in irregular fashion between old buildings with red-tile roofs, just as with any medieval village of the region. The streets are packed with shops, small restaurants, food, meat produce, clothes, gifts and the rest.
Walk to COURS SALEYA which is the most famous market of Nice which is the flower and local food produce market during most of the week and a large flea market on Mondays. The market is parallel to the sea side, and is lined by lovely old buildings.
The main tourist attraction in Nice being the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, is a short walk from our holiday apartment and it stretches about 7 km around the Baie des Anges, a favourite for leisurely "promenades" since the Belle Epoque at the turn of the last century. Activities include sitting by the sea, jogging and roller skating. Summer nights shows an increase in activity.
From our holiday rental apartment on the Cote d'Azur you will never be stuck for ideas on where to go in Nice, you are close to the beach and all local activities, meaning you never need a car, and have no trouble finding somewhere to eat in Nice even on National holidays such as Bastille Day.
Annual events in Nice are listed as the February-March Carnival season over 2 weeks culminating in a grand parade fireworks which are within a short stroll of our apartment where in February the Festin des Cougourdons is a traditional festival with folklore and decorated gourds, held in the Jardins de Cimiez (the grounds of the magnificent Matisse Museum, just a 7 minute bus ride away); April brings the semi-marathon Internation de Nice which takes place along the Promenade des Anglais.
In May the festivals in Nice known as the Fete des Mai with music, picnics and folk dancing celebrating the arrival of Spring in the gardens and Amphitheatre of Cimez, held on Sundays and May holidays which is reached by bus a short distance away. You can take the train to the Cannes Film Festival which takes 3o minutes from Nice to Cannes and which allows us to rub shoulders with the glitzy and glamorous at one of the chicest festivals on the Riviera. In May in Nice you can take a car rental, bus or train to attend the world famous Monaco Grand Prix which is just 25 minutes on the bus from our apartment and which is a must for Formula 1 fans.
Nice brings June's Fete de la Musique which is a thunderous event with free bands playing all over Nice in the streets, from bars and open windows. The Nice Iron Man competition takes place along the Promenade des Anglais involving running, cycling and swimming.
July-August in Nice brings fireworks on the Promenade des Anglais so take a picnic to the beach and enjoy this local attraction with the many others.
The Nice Jazz festival is an eight day open-air event in July in the atmospheric surroundings of the Arenes de Cimiez and our apartment is perfectly placed for you to take a picnic and sit under a large ink-blue night sky and silver moon to listen to one or other famous musician play to you.
Les Nuits Musicales de Nice is a festival of chamber music following on from the Jazz Festival at the end of July and extends for 2 weeks in early August which all takes place nearby along with the actors and musicians performances of the history of the Chateau on La Castellada.
September guests can enjoy all the local attractions as well as the Fete du Port on the first Saturday of September where traffic is closed off giving music, drinking, dancing, traditional foods and traditional fishing boats give free rides across the port bay.
The Fete de Catherine Segurane celebrates the defender of patron saint of Nice, where a local washerwoman, Catherine Segurane, caused the Turks to abandon their 1543 seige of the city by flashing her bare bottom at them and from the Chateau the locals join in a candle-lit procession in her honour through the Old Town on 7 September to make your holiday even more memorable.
October's Fete de Ste-Reparate in Nice's Old Town celebrates its patron saint day on 7 October with masses, processions, dancing and music.
In December the Nice Regates Internationales de Star de Noel for a top level competition for France's most important sailing regatta title. Of course Place Massena is the focus of Christmas decorations, including a full ice rink, Christmas village, big wheel, and celebration live music performances leading the fireworks on New Year's Eve.
The Nice / Central Nice area
Here are some suggestions for what you might do on your Nice holiday on the French Rivera when staying in our holiday apartment. The Promenade des Anglais gives spectacular views out to the Mediterranean all along the "Bay of Angels". This 3 mile long pebble beach is the focal point in Nice, with Place Massena being a close second, both are close to our holiday rental apartment. The Old Town or "Vieux Ville" is a short walk away. There is so much to do and see in the narrow streets of Old Nice and there are a great number of bars and restaurants in this area.
The FLOWER MARKET in Old Nice offers fresh fruits, vegetables, preserves and flowers of the Provence and Nice. Operating on a daily basis, just adjacent to the Promenade des Anglais and Opera House. In the late afternoon it transforms into open air fish and Nicois restaurants.
THE OLD CHATEAU IN NICE is a huge rocky outcrop overlooking the whole of Nice. The Old Chateau is adjacent to the Nice Flower Market. The remains of an Old Chateau and Monastery rest at the top of a high rock out-crop which gives panoramic views of Nice and the Riviera coast.
Fantastic. Perfectly located, beautifully presented studio. Elena was easy to communicate with, and we had a wonderful time in Nice. Thank you, and we will return!
The stay at the charming studio in Nice was fantastic. The location is very central and within walking distance to most major attractions in Nice and the neighborhood was also quite safe. The apartment was extremely clean, bed comfortable, and all the amenities were in working order. It was a very pleasant place to stay!
une chambre tres charmente avec la cuisine et la salle de bain tres propres !
Our stay at Elena's was lovely. We were greeted by Annick who showed us everything but Elena was always available to correspond with via email. The only problem we had was on our first day someone in the apartment next door was hammering very loudly and made our day/night very uncomfortably noisy, and we weren't warned about this. Otherwise, the apartment is beautiful. It is clean, central and even has a bowl full of chocolate and lollies to snack on during your stay! The internet is fast,the bed is comfortable, the water is hot and there are umbrellas in the closet... What more could you need? Thank you for an amazing stay in Nice, Elena!
Elena's apartment is absolutely charming! We were very happy staying there for our short honeymoon in Nice. Firstly, Elena herself is very helpful as was Annick who met us to give us the keys - we had the most warm welcome by both. Secondly, the apartment was in top shape: everything we needed such as towels and bath robes, soap, washing machine, iron, coffee machine, a very well equipped kitchen, as well as an entertainment centre (TV, internet). In addition, the interior decoration was very charming. Thirdly, it was tip top clean. Fourthly, and very importantly, location! A five minutes walk to the old town in Nice as well as the main shopping street. In short: highly recommended, both apartment and Elena. We will tell everyone we know about this lovely place. Thank you Elena for everything!
We had a really wonderful stay in Elena's apartment! We were there for a week over New Years after a week in Paris. The washer/dryer was great to have. Monsieur Dominique, the gardener and our main contact, was very friendly and helpful. The apartment has everything you need to cook full meals or throw together a quick breakfast. The apartment looks out onto the street so I was a little worried about noise at night but it wasn't an issue at all. In the summer it would be great to keep the front windows open and watch the people go by. It is very conveniently located to both the old town and the beaches. Also, it was our honeymoon and Elena left us a bottle of champaign and a box of marzipan, which was very sweet!
We were very comfortable in Elena's apartment. The apartment was clean and well located, close to the sea, the old town, and wonderful restaurants and cafes. We were greeted by Elena's friend who was very helpful. We never met Elena personally, but she emailed frequently to make sure everything was fine. We would definitely stay at Elena's again.
Had a lovely stay here. Elena was a very helpful and considerate host and Dominique looked after us well. The apartment was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable for the three of us. The location is excellent, and there are lots of amenities close by. Would highly recommend.
Замечательная студия! Расположена на тихой уютной улице, во дворе садик. Расположение идеально, в пяти минутах ходьбы находится пляж, старый город, вокзал. Студия оснащена всем необходимым, что может вам понадобиться. Дизайн студии на столько очаровательный и воздушный, что хочется сравнить ее с невестой.
Спасибо Доминику за ценные советы!
Елена, спасибо Вам за предоставленные апартаменты!
Great location, great apartment, all the amenities you could hope for, Elena and M. Dominique Audrey were friendly and extremely helpful. We recommend to anyone and everyone!