The SpaceFor 2 or 3 persons (bed and sofa-bed). Kitchen separated!
Show our guide for places we like and also for supermarket!
We have fit sound and thermal insulation windows. No elevator, no left, good for sport! no air conditioned, 2 fans and one ionizer. You can cook in the kitchen!
Perfect for enjoying the beach, discovering our beautiful city, tasting our traditional dishes taste our Socca, visiting art galleries, flea markets, shopping ... "LAC" one of the most Nice large pastries at your feet! It is on 3rd floor
You have access to FREE WIFI.
Try the market "Cours Saleya" and cook in the he kitchen where you will fine everything to cook.
The bed size 160x200 and convertible sofa 137x200cm.
Towels for beach (free) are available and beach is 2 steps.
No charge for linen!
Enjoy lunch in the dining area with a table and 4 chairs.
The fully equipped kitchen -separated without window, with microwave, oven, toaster, coffee machine Nespresso coffee maker hob ...
In the shower room at your disposal hairdryer into the drawer and many items...
In the entrance you suspend your clothes easily storing your wet towels and ropes are stretched out.
And of course access to INTERNET, WIFI!
Close supermarket, bus for Cannes or Saint Paul de Vence or Monaco, tram, highways for Cannes or Italy! On corner rent a bike..., a walk on Coulée Verte ? in front of the street de la Prefecture!
Relax! Relax! Here you are!
A ride? The walk through the streets or bike on the Prom you will find at the corner of the street.
In the heart of Old Nice on the famous "Côte d'Azur" in the south of France, between Monaco Monte Carlo and Cannes, close to La Coulée Verte (garden), the studio 34m2 bright is on the 3rd floor of a historic building, with on one side the Cours Saleya with its colorful striped tents, sunny terraces, fruit and vegetable and flowers market and flea market on Monday, and on the other side the famous pastry "LAC" for its macaroons and chocolates, then a little after Restaurant alleys of Old Nice traditional or international cuisine, the famous bar "the Waynes', and all around our amazing shops, our art galleries.
HOW TO ACCESS:
by bus from the airport (98-off at Old Town Cathedral 6 euros), by tram from the station 3 stations stop Opera Old Town -The apartment is 100m from the judgment, (1.50 euros) ), take the rue de la Prefecture straight at the pastry LAKE turn right. Here You are !
By car (car park "Cour de Justice" or reserve on website name Parkego, not expensive) just around the corner from the side street and just behind you will find the Rue Saint Gaetan and you are at studio.
Now our history:
Old Nice is the witness of a thousand years of history.
The earliest origins of the city of Nice back to a Greek trading post called Nikaia. The name, meaning "victorious" evolved into Nicea and Nice. Nevertheless, the Old City has no prior history testimony to the year 975.
From the tenth century, Nice is a small medieval town that belongs to the County of Provence. In the twelfth century, the population that settled on the hill defended by fortifications built by the Count of Provence Alfonso of Aragon, projects out of the walls and settled on the western slopes towards the Paillon.
This urban expansion will continue until the early sixteenth century.
The lower town is called a "new city". She already has the narrow streets, high houses and tight characteristics of Old Nice. Many streets still bear their medieval name.
In 1388, Nice came under the authority of the Count of Savoy Amadeus VII.
Evolutions of Old Nice
In the sixteenth century, the Duke Emmanuel Philibert decided to strengthen the citadel and the upper town is completely abandoned by civilians.
In 1576, the episcopal seat was transferred to the parish church of Ste-Reparate.
The speaker of the lower town is completely redesigned under the direction of military engineer Paciotto.
During the seventeenth century, the city is thriving thanks to its free port. It has new religious buildings such as the Jesuit church, the church of the Annunciation or the new cathedral which will be called St. Mary Ste-Reparate.
Notable families or nobles are also building in Old Nice beautiful houses such as the Palais Lascaris located in Straight Street, then main street of the city.
The Ducal Palace was built at this time as Nice residence of the rulers of Savoy.
In 1706, the defensive system of the city is destroyed on a decision of Louis XIV. The development of the port is carried out from 1770 to 1783 and the terraces of Cours Saleya and instead Vittoria (now Piazza Garibaldi) are built.
Nice continues its westward extension: it is the birth of the modern city, on the right bank of the Paillon "source:. Gralon
The circuit of churches: Religious architecture throughout the city
Walk on foot and by bus to the most beautiful religious monuments. Route along which can be fragmented.
Total Time: one day
Displacement: on foot, by bus.
Departure: At the foot of the Southern Part of the Place Massena.
Chapel of Mercy
Course Place Massena in the Chapel of Mercy: 15 mn
By the streets of the Opera and St. Francis de Paul (south towards the sea) join Saleya. In the middle of the square, adjacent to the former prefecture sober facade of the Chapel of Mercy.
Probably the most beautiful Baroque Chapel of the City. Like all churches of this style the high parts are richly decorated. It dates from the eighteenth century and dedicated to St. Gaetan. His previous deal Baroque Piemonte style is the 'work of architect A.Vittone.
Eglise Sainte Rita
Route of the Chapel of Mercy at St. Rita Church: 5 min.
Cross the Saleya going towards the Castle and turn left into rue Poissonnière at the end of which we find St. Giaume church (St. Jacques in French).
This is one of the oldest in the city. Built in the Middle Ages (circa 900) it has been remodeled and converted into baroque church in the eighteenth century. It is known for the celebration by the Nice population of Santa Rita patron saint of hopeless causes.
The Cathedral Sainte Reparate
Course at St. Rita St. Reparata 10 min.
Always walk through the streets of the prefecture and the rue Ste. Réparate to the Place Rossetti discover the cathedral Ste. Réparate.
Built starting in 1650 by the architect André Guiberto, she is inspired by the Baroque Roman said with a triangular pediment and a severely orderly and balanced façade.
Church of the Gesu
Course St. Reparata at Gesu: 5 min.
Retrace his steps in the rue Ste. Réparate to turn left a few meters away from the small street which Jesus enlargement at its end takes the place of the Gesu name.
Dominated by the baroque facade of the church St. Jacques called the Gesu major. But Jesuit church. This is one of the oldest parish in the city, built by the architect Jean André Guibert Nice in 1642. Funded by a rich Ponce Nice Ceva.
The Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre
Parcours du Gesu to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre: 15 minutes.
Place du Gesu Right from the street to the Place St. François and then by the street Pairolière reach Piazza Garibaldi. Integrated with the architecture of this monumental complex on the south side of the square to the front loggia of the church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Built from 1782 to 1797 together with the urban ensemble of the square by the architect Antoine Spinelli, the church with its triangular pediment and its ancient colonnade is built in baroque style.
It belongs to the brotherhood of blue penitent infrequently open it conceals a Van-Loo which although of Dutch origin was born in Nice and worked for sovereign Piedmont. There is also a table Guido Remi.
The Church of the Vow
Course Holy Sepulchre in the Church of the Vow: 5 min.
Piazza Garibaldi, the Ciavalo street, cross the underpass Museum of Modern Art and the Avenue St. Jean Baptiste (going towards the South) reach very near the place where the V'u a small square above the facade of the Church of the Vow.
Neoclassical style built in 1852 by architect C.Mosca it is dedicated to Our Lady of Graces. In 1832 a cholera epidemic brought the municipality to make a vow to build a church for the city to be spared by the scourge.
Church of Our Lady Help
Course of the Church of the Vow to the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians: 15 minutes.
In place of the vow, starting towards the palace of congresses visible to the north. By Avenue Saint Jean Baptiste and Avenue Gallieni cross the highway Malraux track and past the pool building turn left into the XVth Corps street. To the corner of the Don Bosco avenue, we arrive at the church of Our Lady Help of Christians.
Built in 1926 to pay tribute to Abbe (Italian Don) Bosco who founded in 1859 the Congregation of the Salesian (St. Francis de Sales Company) and Salesian (the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians) or the name of the church.
The Monastery of Cimiez
Tour of the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians in the Cimiez Monastery: 40 minutes
For the rest of the route you have to take the bus 17 stop XVI Corp. Direction Cimiez monastery, or bus 25 towards St. Michel area.
The Cimiez Monastery was built on the ruins of a temple of Diana, is an architectural complex which includes a church, a convent and a cemetery where many famous people are buried, a vegetable garden which was the monks (plot square which still exists).
The Jeanne d'Arc Church
Course Cimiez Monastery in Jeanne d'Arc Church: 35 mins
From the monastery to walk across the garden of the Cimiez Arena to go to Bus Stop n.22 (arenas or Victoria) take towards the bow. Get off down the avenue St. Barthelemy Borriglione until Peguy street that we follow to arrive at the Jeanne D'Arc Church.
Built from 1926 to 1933 by the architect Jacques Dror is entirely of reinforced concrete. The new material in this modern time technology has enabled a novel construction that is similar to Art Nouveau. Three domes high curvatures are based on four pillars, which enables development of a surprising interior volume.
Course of the Church Joan of Arc Church: 15 minutes.
The Jeanne d'Arc church walk back to the bus station st. Barthelemy Avenue Borriglione take bus line 23 towards the bow stop at Gambetta. A walk back in Boulevard Gambetta pass under the SNCF bridge turn left onto the boulevard Tzarewitch 300m Russian church in a cross Avenue Nicolas II.
Five-domed Church it is inspired by the Holy Cathedral. Basil the Blessed on Red Square in Moscow. Built between 1902 and 1913 by the architect Stocklin, funded by Tsar Nicolas II this majestic church combines the Italian majolica French fayences, golden bells of pure gold, with pink marble, bricks with white stones of the Turbie gives a set typically Russian and recalls the importance of the Russian presence in the city of Nice in the early century.
Total Duration: 2h30 - 3h
Interest: Panorama - History of the city - Architecture
Departure: Place Massena.
The red of its facades, frames white windows finally arcades, and the square shape of its northern part sign Piedmontese influence in the architecture of the place, the city center and the famous Carnival mecca. Formerly bisected by the spangles, she found his unit in 1884.
In its rounded part to massive palm level. Take Southwest Branch
Going on towards the sea through the Jardin Albert I, once called the Paradise Garden (a nearby street of the pedestrian zone still bears that name). Go past the monumental Arc 115.5 ° created by the sculptor Bernard Venet, this metal sculpture (19m long) adorns the large lawn since 1988.
The representation of the angle of the curvature of the universe according to Einstein's theorem, this angle displays the shortest distance from one point to another in the universe, based on Einstein's work.
Switch on the wide beachfront sidewalk
The Promenade des Anglais change its name at this level (to the tip of Rauba Capeu, east which marks the end of the Bay of Angels) Quai des Unis.Rauba Capeu States which results of Nice by flies that steals the hat, a name given because of the wind that could blow away the hats at this location
Baie des Anges
This designation does not Seraphic connotation, but recalls that the Nice fishermen captured in their nets small sharks whose white wings allowed this comparison.
This designation commemorates since 1917 US participation in the war (phone number hidden).
It is at this level that is the mouth of the Paillon
River, often reduced to a stream but the floods are formidable, which separates the old city from the rest of the cited and which we do not suspect the existence because it is covered largely by a group of monuments (Jardin Albert I, Promenade des Arts, Theatre, Museum of Modern Art, Acropolis Convention Centre).
Head towards the hill overlooking the east end of the Bay of Angels. Pass a series of beautiful buildings. The Beau Rivage hotel where a plaque indicates the residence of painter Matisse.
A little further on the maritime front of the Opera House above a recessed facade with paint trompe l'it depicting a man on a ladder painting a Palm 'next to a real palm tree, trompe l 'it' work of Fabio Rieti.
Suivrent Gallery Ponchettes and an opening overlooking the pedestrian zone Saleya.
Fitted pedestrian esplanade of the base of the castle hill to the edge of the framed opera restaurants and food markets instead of floral every morning and tourist souvenirs, antiques, flea markets at other times.
A little further on the gallery of the Navy and two walkways allow access to the old town to the beach which was once the fishing port.
Until 1950 "sharp" coastal fishing boat made entirely of wood, painted in bright colors were hoisted on the beach, using winches. Sidewalks and ramps used for drying nets. The Saleya used to sell the fish stall. There is still a vestige winch and the Saleya is still a flow market locaux'mais more fish products caught by sharp in the Bay of Angels'.
Continue until the base of the rocks of the castle and cross the circulating track to achieve very small square where a monument commemorates the victory of 8 May 1945. You have to cross the street Ponchettes to be in front stairs (Montée Lesage) that achieve 80m above the top of the hill. For the "most tired" lift makes the fastest ascent '.
We arrive at the top of the Tower Bellanda, huge circular Belfry.
Vestige of a rebuilt fortified tower of the citadel which covered the hill until 1706.
From the terrace of the tower and Bellanda pretty gatehouse roof glazed away from the sea (north) to browse the aisle Professor Benoit. Some ceramic mosaics with ancient Greek motifs allude to the Hellenic presence in the early history of Nice.
Professor Benoit. : Archaeologist responsible for the excavation of the castle.
Hellenic Presence: Around 600 AD Before a Greek colony came to install a trading post in connection with the implementation of Marseille Marseille. The rock already serving as an acropolis.
Built in the thirteenth century citadel surrounded the entire city from 1388 when Nice abandoned the French and Provencal supervision to choose the Savoyard domination. The castle is gaining strategic importance and people are forced to settle on the banks of Paillon. This not recognized sovereign French agreement will lead to numerous conflicts. Deemed impregnable castle was taken by French troops in 1706 and razed on the orders of Louis XIV.
By stairs winding up to the waterfall and cross to the south to reach the wide shaded plateau, public garden where the remains of what was probably the first church in Nice. St. Mary of the Assumption or Plataea of which only the base of the apses.
Slightly above the uppermost terrace, paved with pebbles is an exceptional viewpoint (Viewpoint). One can for extremely clear weather in winter distinguish the peaks of Corsica. From the shores of the beautiful curve of the Bay of Angels to the tops of Mercantour, the old town and its colorful roofs at the foot of the rock, the entire city and the surrounding hills surrounding it and for understanding the blazon of the city (a red eagle, referring to its attachment to the county of Savoy, the half spread wings whose head is turned towards Provence legs resting on the three hills whose base is in the sea).
Get off of the suspended terrace and make a round trip to the southeast end. A balcony overlooks the Lympia port and gives a beautiful view of the Cap de Nice, Mont Boron, Mont Alban covered forest dominated by a citadel and Vinegar with Bischoffsheim Astronomical observatory dome today embarrassed by the lights and disturbances weather-related nearby town, but computer center for astrophysicists. (Visits are possible at certain hours ..)
The fort of Mont Alban is a work of the architect André Prova.
Mont Alban is one of the hills of Nice whose citadel crest dated XVI th century was a defense of the city and port of Villefranche which was the Commercial port.
The Astronomical Observatory
With a base built in 1878 by Charles Garnier (the architect of the Paris Opera) and a dome built by Gustave Eiffel financed by a banker philanthropist Mr. Bischoffsheim this observatory was the most modern of its time.
Back at the foot of the flat apex shape and get down the stairs laces on the driveway of the Fountain birds. A wide shaded and wet road down to the port at the crossroads choose the descent that goes to the South (Monffort Alley) which leads to the square and the imposing Guynemer memorial 'work of the Architect Seassal Nice.
Continue on the Quai Rauba Capeu up the slope Ponchettes, a small garden with a solar framing gives a nice view of the Bay of Angels.
We find the starting itinaire, return to the Place Massena can be by street Ponchettes and the Cours Saleya, and the Rue St. Francis of Paula. "Source" discovery tours of nice "
Currently in Nice: NICE JAZZ FESTIVAL
From 7 July 2015 to 12 July 2015
21th edition. The day pass is valid for two scenes (Massena + Theatre de Verdure).
I can charge me to take notes for you!
The Nice Conservatory will celebrate its centenary. Demonstrations will take place from 27 June to 5 July 2015 at the place of the conservatory and worldwide wherever the shows will be organized which will be attended by alumni of this institution.
Sat. June 27 6:30 p.m. PIANO Opening Night
Sun. June 28 8:00 p.m. DANCE Tribute to Lycette Darsonval, Rosella Hightower and Jeanine Monin
Mon. June 29 6:30 p.m. DRAMA Tribute to Jacques Toja
Tues June 30 3:00 p.m. HARP
SONG 8:00 p.m. Tribute to Albert Lance, Victoria Iron and Solange Delmas
SEA JULY 1 3:00 p.m. PERCUSSION
8:00 p.m. CURRENT MUSIC ETJA Tribute to Gilbert Bécaud and Joseph Kosma
Thurs., July 2 COMPOSITION AND ELECTRO 3:00 p.m.
Tribute to Peter 8:00 p.m. ORGAN Cochereau Adeline Bailet Albert Ribollet Emile Bourdon Jean Wallet, and Jacques Taddei.
Fri., July 3 3:00 p.m. EARLY MUSIC Tribute to Scott Ross
8:00 p.m. WINDS Tribute to Gaston Cagnon and Frederic Geispieler
Sat., July 4 3:00 p.m. GUITAR
8:00 p.m. CORDES Tribute to Christian Ferras
Sun., July 5 6:30 p.m. CLOSING CONCERT Operation "See you in 15 years"
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Fire brigade 18
Appel d'urgence européen 112
Appel d'urgence pour les personnes sourdes et malentendantes 114
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Pharmacy on duty (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) € / min) The NeighborhoodPeople often ask me why I love my city; then in a few words I will try to explain: The Old Nice and the entire city of Nice have evolved over 10 years to the delight of the locals and the many visitors who arrive on the French Riviera. Walk on the Green Casting, Place Garibaldi, enjoy cafes, enjoy traditional dishes in its restaurants -for seafood do not miss "Le Café de Turin," Fenocchio ice-cream and my good plans I you will do this, please do hiking -the coastal paths along the sea on a large part of the sport -from major championships are held in our beautiful city -Delta-plane, Triathlon, Paris-Nice (cycling race), the Also climbing! OF cultural events throughout the year such as "It's not classic" concerts of various artists in the garden Albert 1er, our carnival, battles of flowers and in summer time pluqieurs Fireworks launched from the sea and visible throughout the Prom.
The proximity of Monaco (1/2 hour by train) and Cannes (35 minutes by train), Italy and its markets in Ventimiglia on Friday and Saturday in San Remo
That's why I love my terribly TOWN !!!!!!
And from "Telegraph"uk:
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Its reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The clearest-possible light spangles the Mediterranean to create a setting for sybarites, and shadows for well-dressed decadence. The inauguration, in autumn 2013, of the brand new Promenade du Paillon - 30 acres of park running from the city centre to the sea - indicates that it has the imagination and drive to fulfill its ambitions. This is a glorious, and playful, slice of urban greensward. And it’s bewitching at pretty much any time of year.
Where to go
The key sight - it's unmissable as you wing into Nice airport - is the glorious curve of the Bay of Angels, miles of the loveliest urban sea-front in Europe, fringed by the celebrated Promenade des Anglais. You could spend an entire trip just wandering along here. But you'll also need to see Nice old town, where the real Niçois re-colonise their city, hosting the south's finest flower market on the Cours Saleya.
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Nice centre is easily walkable.
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To Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); e(URL HIDDEN) is served by British Airways ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).com) from Heathrow and Gatwick. Aer Lingus ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) from Dublin year round; Flybe ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) from Southampton (from May 1, 2015) and Exeter (from May 2); Jet(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) from Leeds-Bradford (from May 2) and Manchester (from April 2).
EasyJet ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) flies from Gatwick, Luton, Liverpool, Bristol and Stansted year-round, and from Edinburgh (from March 30, 2015), Belfast (from March 31) and Newcastle (from March 30). Monarch ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) flies from Birmingham (from March 28) and Gatwick (from March 29).
Finally, Norwegian ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) flies year round, Gatwick to Nice - and is often the cheapest option.
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From Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) a taxi to the city centre will cost you €23-€31 by day, depending on where you want dropping off, or €28-€33 between 7pm and 7am. There will be extra charges for a fourth person, and luggage.
If you wish to book a taxi ahead, teleph(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN). The shuttle bus is cheaper (€6 one way – but the ticket is valid for the next 74 minutes on all Nice buses and trams), and easy as pie.
Jump on either the No 98 or No 99. One or the other leaves about every 30 minutes, serving both airport terminals. The 98 ends up bang in the city centre, the 99 at the main railway station. If you’re without children and much baggage, you could use the motor-cycle taxi service ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) from the airport to Nice centre. The fare is around €30.
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On flower market mornings (every day, bar Monday), the Cours Saleya is a barely-controlled explosion of colours and aromas.
Nice is served by two ports – the city’s own, and that of Villefranche-sur-Mer in one of the Med’s loveliest bays just round the corner. In Nice, ships tie up at the port, where tourist office staff will be waiting with information. It’s a pleasant 20-minute stroll to the old town and city centre. If that sounds too tiresome, taxis are available and, in high season, shuttle buses are laid on.
If Villefranche is your port, arriving in the bay is a glorious experience – enfolding mountains, sea, sun, sky and the little town nestling in among it all. This is a tender port, so the boat will anchor and you’ll be shuttled ashore. If time is tight, I’d settle for Villefranche itself. It’s a fine old Mediterranean seaside spot with ample sights and shopping to keep you occupied for a couple of hours – or more, if you want a decent lunch or dinner. If you’ve more than a couple of hours, head for Nice.
There are taxis at the port – though it’s almost as easy, and much cheaper, to get to Nice by bus (12 minutes; €1.50) or train (seven minutes; €1.60). The tourism office at the port will tell you where to catch them. Services are frequent throughout the day.
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Nice centre is easily walkable. Indeed, if you’re doing the Old Town (Vieux Nice) it is only walkable. The streets are barely wide enough for a donkey, never mind a bus. But some things you’ll want to see – the Matisse Museum, the full length of the Promenade des Anglais – will involve a tidy amount of leg-work, which you may care to avoid. Fortunately, Nice has a first-class public transport system.
Buses and trams
For a place thick with billionaires, these are commendably cheap. And the (relatively) new tram system is an elegant delight, studded along its course with art-works. The price per journey - a Solo Ticket - rose in May 2013 by a hefty 50 per cent, but it’s still only €1.50. This entitles you to 74 minutes’ travel (don’t ask), including one change. It’s operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes département (county).
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The former home and studio of Henri Matisse, who lived in the capital of the Côte d’Azur from 1917 to his death in 1954.
However, you can’t use the same ticket for a return journey, even if it’s within the 74 minutes. Wherever you’ve got to, you must buy a new ticket to come back. Nor may you use the €1.50 ticket on the Nos 98 and 99 shuttle buses to and from the airport.
Should you wish to go beyond Nice, buy a Ticket Azur - also €1.50 - and it's operative not only on the full city network of buses and trams but also on buses throughout the Alpes-Maritimes departement (county). If you are going to make lots of trips, or are in a big party, the 10-trip multi-ticket may be the best bet, at €10. Meanwhile, a one-day pass is €5, a seven-day pass €15.
Overall it’s a brilliant scheme. Not only is the Matisse Museum within €1.50’s range, but so are Cannes, Monaco and Antibes. Buy tickets at bus or tram stations, from bus drivers or the agencies at 3 Place Masséna and 29 Avenue Malaussena. Remember to validate tickets each time you get on a different tram or bus. Forget, and you’re in for a €29 fine. Details: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN)
Nice is excellent cycling and rollerblading terrain, especially along the long, long Promenade des Anglais. As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice that everyone is at it. You might like to join them.
You can hire bikes at Holiday Bikes ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) at 4 Rue Meyerbeer near the seafront, and bikes and blades from Roller Station ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) at 49 Quai des Etats-Unis – the extension of the Promenade des Anglais. . A bike will cost from €14-€15 a day, rollers €8 a half-day, €9 a full day.
If that sounds a lot, try Nice’s own Vélo Bleu bikes ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) There are 1,750 of them parked at some 175 stations about the city and surrounds. Right of access costs €1 a day. After that, the first 30 minutes hire are free; from 30 minutes to an hour you pay a further €1, and €2 for every subsequent hour. You may book online or simply show up at one of the bike stations with your banker’s card and mobile phone. Ring them on local numb(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), give them your card number and they’ll ensure it it unlocks the bikes.
Don’t ignore, either, the possibilities of Segway travel. Segways are a bit like big pogo sticks, but with electric engines. You hop on and speed off and it’s a blast. They’re banned in public in Britain but certainly not in Nice.
An hour’s hire, and guided tour, is €30, two hours €50. Contact Segway Mobilboard at 2 Rue Halévy ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN)
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Even if you’re staying longer than a short break, I’d not bother with a car.
If you’re in Nice for a short city break, forget all about cars. In common with most big cities, Nice is a nightmare for driving, parking and anything else connected with private motorised transport. Being near Italy, it can also display a cavalier attitude to minor bumps and scratches, an attitude which your hire-car company may not share.
Even if you’re staying longer than a short break, I’d not bother with a car. As mentioned above, bus connections with almost the entire Côte d’Azur, not to mention the inland bits of the Alpes-Maritimes, are good and cheap. If you really insist, Nice airport has a full range of car-hire companies.
If you don’t fancy the bus, take the train – not much more expensive and one of the unsung joys of the region. The track hems the coast, allowing views you’d never get from a car. A train will also haul you up into the mountains behind, affording relaxation rather than the white knuckles associated with driving in these parts. In summer time, from June through September, consider buying the Zou Pass, which entitles you to unlimited travel on all trains in the Alpes Maritimes départment for one day for €15pp. Meanwhile, families might try the Carte Isabelle. This gets you unlimited travel on Côte-d’Azur trains for €35 for a family of up to four, including two children under 16. Three days for the family costs €80.
Consider buying the French Riviera Pass. This gets you access to those museums which aren’t already free, the open-topped bus tour (see below) and plenty of other sites along the Côte d’Azur... in Antibes and Monaco. There are also discounts in certain shops and free glasses of champagne in some casinos. Pass cards cost €26 for 24 hours, €38 for 48 hours and €56 for 72 hours. Get them (EMAIL HIDDEN) or at the Nice Tourist Office ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) 5 Promenade des Anglais.
Know before you go
Nice is covered by the British Consulate in Marseille: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) Avenue du Prado, Marseille. Open Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am-12h30.
British Embassy, Paris: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Emergency services: Dial 112.
Nice Tourist Office: from UK (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN); (URL HIDDEN) 5 Promenade des Anglais.
Telephone code: Dial 00 33 for France. French telephone numbers are almost all 10-digits, starting with “0”. When calling from abroad, knock of this initial “0”.
Time difference: + I hour.
Flight time: London to Nice is around two hours.
Local laws and etiquette
French law requires that you always have personal ID about your person, so keep your passport on you.
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Nice has a first-class public transport system.
If driving, you must have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car. It’s to be put on should you break down on a busy road and need to be visible to other motorists – and it’s a legal requirement.
When introduced to someone, shake him or her by the hand. All that cheek-kissing comes a little later (considerably later between men), when acquaintance has been struck up.
Note that, when offered something (a fill-up of your wine glass, more bread, a minor treat), simply saying “Merci” indicates refusal, as in “No, thank you”. This is quite different from British practice, where saying a simple “Thank you” implies acceptance, as in “Yes, thank you”. So, if you want your wine glass filled or more bread, don’t say “Merci”. Say “Oui, s’il vous plait.”
Round-the-clock snacking is far less common in France than in the UK – as is eating or drinking in the street. French practices are loosening, but you’re still unlikely to draw admiring glances if you’re walking along at 4pm with pizza in one hand, a can of beer in the other. Getting AroundFrom Airport: bus n° 98 (6 euros) or n° 23, n°(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) euros) stop : Jardin Albert 1er, walking along Promenade des Anglais and after the metal Circles enter into the Vieille ville, request Eglise or restaurant "La Cambuse" it is on your right approx 50 meters,or stop Cathedral Vieille ville orTaxi : 15 minutes from airport (approx 35 euros) or UBER (approx 15 euros).
From train station : Tram direction Hopital Pasteur, stop Opera Vieille ville (third stop) (1,50 euros)
With car : car parks: Palais de Justice, Cours Saleya, Corvesy; or on internet site Parkego -private car park around Vieux Nice approx 15 euros per day with code Claude2015 for discount. Other Things to NotePlease tidied up dishes and towels and sheets folded in a corner. Thank you!
Please close window and shutters during the day when there is wind and turn off lights. Thank you.
Don't forget the apartment is on 3rd floor and no elevator! Sometime smell from pizzeria in the stairs. Some of guests were affected by noise...