IDEAL LOCATION AT LESS THAN 10 MINS ON FOOT FROM THE PROMENADE AND ITS BEACHES
ALAN and CIARÁN
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About ALAN and CIARÁN
We are of Irish nationality, live all year round in Nice and take care personally - in English, French and Spanish - of the well-being of our guests. Our experiences as interior architect and tourist guide in Ireland and France have given us the vision and ‘savoir-faire’ to create a comfortable and stylish apartment and offer a relaxed and friendly welcome to each and all. Our aim is to share our enthusiasm, our love for this region and for this city that has taken us under its protective wing. Our avatar is a Russian toy terrier whose name was "Georgiy". He has lft us us but will always remain in our hearts.
ALAN and CIARÁN purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why ALAN and CIARÁN chose Old Town
Quite simply because it’s one of the most beautiful cities in France: due in particular to its spectacular location. Being able to relax with a glass of chilled rosé, on a late afternoon in midwinter, in a beach restaurant looking out over the baie des Anges, the snow-capped mountains of the Alpes Maritimes behind: that’s pure bliss! The Côte d’Azur has always been a top destination for visitors from around the world. Come to Nice, at any time of the year, for a weekend break, a short or extended holiday; to enjoy this very special corner of France, its Mediterranean light and exceptional climate.
What makes this Apartment unique
It’s all about location! Everything that you could want: beaches; sporting and cultural events; art, history and heritage; the vibrant life of the old town; excellent restaurants (to which we will give you an inside track); public transport to go anywhere you might want on the Côte d'Azur and to many inland destinations... is all to be found within just a few minutes’ walk from your front door. With this building and this apartment we found a rare pearl: ideally located, historic but newly-refurbished, a welcoming entrance hall and stairwell, an easy to climb stairs (rare in the old town), a bright and modern apartment with style and character.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A gem in the heart of Old Nice
We had a fabulous stay in this apartment. It is perfectly located in Old Town. It is within walking distance of all amenities. The owners have put a lot of effort into a guide which helped us greatly on our day trips. The apartment has everything you need and is very spacious. We would definitely stay here again.
We had an amazing time staying at Alan's place! It is centrally located and walkable to everything (beach, market, and lots of great restaurants). We arrived in Nice very early in the morning and Alan was extremely helpful and accommodating. We also tried his restaurant recommendations and they were all excellent. Will def be back.
Stylish, quiet and well planned
We had two beautiful weeks in mid-February and found this apartment ideal for its location, decor (nice big framed Dufy prints) and practicality. Unlike many Old Town apartments, it is quite light; the climb up the two flights of the well kept entrance is not a problem (once you have the suitcases deposited). It is well furnished and kitted out, perhaps could do with a spring clean which is the only reason I have given it 4/5. Have already recommended to friends and hope to return ourselves. Thank you!
Perfect for our Winter Holiday!
This was our second time staying in Nice - and we absolutely loved this apartment and location! Alan met us and gave us a tour of the apartment as well as some helpful hints for local dining. The apartment is fully equipped so we were able to make a Christmas dinner, breakfast every morning, and keep cheese, fig jam, and fresh baguettes for our afternoon snacks with a nice bottle of wine. The location to the daily market and the number of smaller specialty shops made every day a fun experience! The big grocery store was just 4 blocks away. Each afternoon we sat at a local cafe to enjoy people watching and enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine. We took the tram, train, and bus all around Nice as well as to Antibes, Villefrench sur Mer, and Monaco for wonderful day trips. Alan left a very helpful guide book which helped us to plan each day! We had a wonderful time and we will be returning to this lovely apartment! Nice is a magical place!
Great Location. Well appointed apartment in the Old Town.
This was our third time to stay at this great apartment in the Old Town of Nice. As usual Alan was waiting for us on arrival even though we were delayed arriving due to flight problems by about 6 hours. He carefully explained all the details of the apt. including recommendations for great restaurants, answered any questions and left us to settle in making sure that we knew how to reach him if a problem occurred.
The apartment has everything you could need for a short or a long stay in the area. It is close to the beach, la Cours Saleya for fresh vegetables and the buses and trains for access to Antibes, Monaco, Cannes, St. Paul de Vence, Eze , Tourettes sur Lou and Villefranche. We visited all of them during our stay with ease.
I think if you hope to get to see a lot of the south of France during a stay in Nice, then this is the location and apartment for you.
We really appreciate your comments. Repeat business is a sign that we must be doing something right. We look forward to your next visit.
Alan and Ciarán
Fantastic apartment in a great location to explore Nice and surrounding areas.
The apartment is modern and very well appointed. It has an ideal location in the old town allowing easy access to all Nice has to offer. Alan and Ciaran were wonderful hosts with great suggestions to help you plan you’re trip once you arrive. Highly recommended.
The apartment is located on the pedestrian RUE DU MARCHÉ, lined with shops and restaurants, one of the most picturesque in the old town of Nice. Its location at less than five minutes on foot from the promenade des Anglais and its beaches is really perfect. Everything to make life easy and enjoyable is, literally, within a radius of 5 to 10 minutes from your front door:
• Bus stops serving Nice-Côte d'Azur airport, the coastal region and much of the hinterland - Menton, Monaco, Cannes, Grasse, Vence, Éze, La Turbie... most of the journeys for the price of €1.50 (€1.00 with a 10-journey ticket).
• The tramway providing convenient access to the SNCF Nice-Ville and Nice-Riquier train stations.
• The colourful, lively, narrow streets of VIEUX NICE, their extraordinary variety of shops, art galleries and workshops, bars, restaurants - their unexpected, hidden secrets.
• COURS SALEYA with its markets, its bars and restaurants - the perfect venues for people watching.
• PLACE GARIBALDI, its façades newly renovated in masterful trompe l'œil, leading to Nice's 'Petit Marais', its trendiest, most gay-friendly district centred on rue Bonaparte and the place du Pin.
• The PROMENADE DU PAILLON, Nice's magnificent new 12 hectare urban park, running from the National Theatre to the sea, with its spectacular fountains - a real focus for conviviality and well-being, life and activity.
• PLACE MASSÉNA: the city's main square and theatrical set piece for its annual carnival..
• The PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, internationally renowned, with its endless passing parade of people and activities, its famous blue deckchairs and 7 km of beaches stretching from the airport to Castel Plage.
Above all there is the unforgettable turquoise blue of the sea, the mountainous backdrop, the extraordinary Mediterranean light and a micro-climate which, in the depths of winter, generally leaves this very special corner of France in pleasant sunshine whilst the rest of Europe shivers: this can only be paradise!