Those looking to spend a couple of weeks sampling the touristic delights of Nice should consider booking holiday accommodation in Musicians Quarter. This area’s central locale puts virtually all Nice’s hotspots within easy reach. It is a peaceful residential area filled with buildings of unique architectural design. The Musicians Quarter is the one place in Nice visitors can be assured of finding Belle Epoque and Bourgeois style holiday apartments with ample terraces. Facilities such as Internet access and air-conditioning can also be found in most of these apartments. The streets and squares in this locale are named after famous musicians, hence the name.
-Eating out: Most holiday homes in Musicians Quarter are close to places where holidaymakers can get well-done reasonably priced pizza. Upmarket eateries like Chez Davia are but a few minutes’ walk away and visitors can get Indian specialities from places like Dilshad Jonas and Noori’s. Places visitors can wet their gills are plentiful in Old Nice; Mori’s Bar is particularly recommended.
-Public parks: On the western reaches of the Musicians Quarter is a public park where both locals and tourists can take a break after a long day. The Jardin Alsace Lorraine was designated as a public space way back in 1885. Here visitors can take leisurely strolls under the shade of immense trees while enjoying the beauty of flower beds.
-Sightseeing: While in Nice visitors will want to head to the Colline du Chateau to drink in the amazing panoramas it offers over the Baie des Anges, the harbour and the city of Nice in general. There are lifts to get you up to platforms that stand up to 90m above the city.
-Museums: Nice is replete with museums which can be accessed without much trouble from most holiday apartments in Musicians Quarter. At the Musee Matisse is a 17th century villa where visitors will be treated to collections of artworks in the form of paintings and sculptures. Along the Promenade des Anglais holidaymakers will find the Museum of Asian Art. Here they will find absorbing exhibits of Indian and Chinese art.
-Hiking: If they’re up for it visitors can take a long walk past Nice’s old port along a cliff, a trail known as Sentier Littoral which leads around Cap de Nice and on to Villefranche. Though they may have to climb up several steps, visitors will find it will worth the effort.
Like the rest of Nice, Musicians Quarter enjoys pleasant warm Mediterranean weather for most of the year. However, the bulk of Nice’s tourists arrive in Musicians Quarter holiday homes between May and October. Temperatures at this time average between 21 and 28°C and hardly any rainfall is observed. Winters are mild and even in January, the coolest month, temperatures average in the teens.
Most of the people headed to holiday accommodation in Musicians Quarter in order to begin their dream Cote d’Azur excursion will arrive through the Cote d’Azur Airport. This is the key gateway into the region and is the third-busiest airport in all of France, and the busiest outside of Paris. It receives travellers from all corners of Europe as well as further-off locations such as Dubai. On arrival visitors can head to their holiday rentals in Musicians Quarter by taxi or rental car.