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Make a holiday apartment in Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) your home away from home

Vieux Nice is a pretty corner of the French city of Nice is filled with ancient buildings of unique architecture. It also provides a colourful shopping experience with its daily fresh produce markets and weekly antiques markets. This is the place to be for those looking for a cultural induction into France with plenty of museums around showcasing works from different eras of modern art. Every summer hundreds of tourists take up residence in holiday homes in Nice Old Town so as to enjoy these and other attractions. Top among those other attractions is Nice’s picturesque coastline and harbour. Most holiday rentals in Vieux Nice are just minutes away from the seashore. Swimming pools and WiFi Internet are some of the extras visitors can expect in Old Nice holiday accommodation.

Things to do

-Monuments: Old Nice is full of ancient buildings of historical significance that visitors will see as they meander through the streets of this city. Among the interesting religious monuments is the Cathedrale Sainte Reparte. Colline du Chateau provides an excellent viewpoint from which to view the Baie des Anges but it also has the crumbling walls of an ancient chateau.

-Shopping: Holidaymakers staying in Vieux Nice rentals can take advantage of the daily produce market to stock up on fresh vegetables and fruits. This usually takes place at the Cours Selaya. For that precious memento visitors can attend the weekly antiques market or visit the nearby arts and crafts market.

-Eating out: While France is known as the world’s home of haute cuisine, Nice is known among French cities for its food culture. With fresh ingredients from the surrounding Provence, visitors are sure to find finger-liking meals in virtually any restaurant. But even on the streets you can buy ‘socca’, a tasty thin pancake or a slice of hot pizza.

-Cultural events: One of the world’s oldest carnivals takes place every year in Nice. The ceremony’s roots go back to the end of the 13th century when it was marked as a period of feasting before the start of the 40-day Lent fast. Nowadays it is known to be a two-week long party that culminates in the Mardi Gras on March 8th.

-Museums: Within walking distance of most holiday homes in Vieux Nice is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art which contains works by celebrated artists from different ages in modern art. Art aside, the museum’s open air roof terraces provide fantastic views of Nice.

Weather in Old Nice

Vieux Nice and Nice as a whole experiences typical Mediterranean weather which is characterised by warm spells for most of the year and little rainfall. As soon as the warm season starts in May, tourists begin streaming into Vieux Nice holiday rentals to take advantage of temperatures in their twenties. The warm season reaches its climax in August with temperatures averaging 28°C. Rainfall is very rare at this time of year but as summer recedes in October a bit of rain is seen.

Travel to Old Nice

The Cote d’Azur Airport is the main gateway travels have to get into Old Nice and to the whole of the Cote d’Azur region. This airport receives air traffic from all over Europe and even direct flights from as far as Dubai. Cote d’Azur is one of France’s busiest airports and has both seasonal flights and scheduled commercial flights coming in throughout the year. On arrival there visitors can either hire a car or grab a taxi. Those who will be arriving at Paris can use the SCNF train to travel to Nice.

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Great location in the heart of the old town. Perfect for exploring Nice and surrounding area

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The flat is on the top floor and although a bit of a climb still doable by an unfit over 50s. The living area is open and spacious with well fitted out kitchen lots of light and air from the three large windows. Bedrooms are good size. We did not make use of balcony which is off one of the bedrooms as it is small and overlooked although that adds to the charm of the old town but maybe more for Summer. Your day would start with the church bells and watch out for 12 o clock gun which is not for the faint hearted. If you want to experience the vibe of this wonderful city then this apartment is perfect. Martin and Chloe were excellent hosts very informative and accommodating in terms of a later checkout. Look forward to visiting Nice again as 4 days was not long enough.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

Super Apartment in a super city

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We feel very lucky to have stayed in Laura's apartment which we found ideal from every aspect. It was spotlessly clean, spacious enough for 2, 4 could easily be comfortable there. It was quiet at night but literally 50 yards from the old town action. Great shower, comfortable bed, reliable and fast wifi, large screen TV, you couldn't fault it. Laura was a very friendly host who gave us guides and tips on how to make the most of our visit. Nice is wonderful, what a beautiful city. We were there for a week and made the most of the old town, the port area, the magnificent Massena Square, the promenade, the Russian Cathedral, the shops ..... best holiday we've been on. Also we visited Monaco and Monte Carlo, Cannes and Ville France. We really didn't want to come home as there were so many other things we wanted to do but didn't have the time for. It could be pricey, a pint is about 7 Euros and you will struggle to get a meal in a restaurant for under 15 Euros. However Laura's tips of buying lunch in supermarkets, taking advantage of the many happy hours there which generally run from 5pm to 9pm when a pint is reduced to 4 Euros made it more affordable for us. We are a couple in our mid 50s, reasonably fit so we walked everywhere in Nice. However there are very reasonable bus and tram services that can be used. I just want to thank Laura again for the use of her apartment, in a word, magnifique.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017