Apartments in nice for sale
Details - Nice
Description - Nice
Property Ref: NIC-188-33
Pre-sales launch. Situated in the heart of the city center, at 300 meters from the beaches in Nice and direct access to all the commodities and conviences at the base of the building, this BBC luxury residenctial project offers a modern and refined architecture with superb apartments ranging from Studios to 2 bedroom units (with the possibility to adjoin units to make a larger apartment) that open onto sunny private terraces.
Lounge / Kitchen 18.21m2
Prices From Up to
T1 142.000€ -
T2 192.000€ 323.000€
Delivery 4th Quarter 2015.
Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the capital of the Alpes Maritimes. With a population of over 460,000 and the second busiest airport in France, the city that was once dominated by summer tourism, is now a fully functioning metropolis all year round.
It is now possible to reach Nice by train from London on the new TGV Mediterranee changing in Paris or Lille. In an attractive setting just twenty five miles from the Italian border, Nice has only been part of France since 1860. The city combines both the best of Italian and French architecture. The English also played a large role in the development of Nice.
The Promenade des Anglais was built by the English in 1822 and many of the hotels there still have names such as The West End and The Westminster. The promenade is the natural place to begin a tour of Nice which, despite its size, is very much a city to be discovered on foot. The Hotel Negresco which was built in 1912 dominates the promenade and is as much a landmark in Nice as the Carlton Hotel is in Cannes.
The stony beach runs the full length of the promenade and is kept exceptionally clean. A number of art museums and galleries are located in the streets running off the promenade and its well worth exploring this area.
At the Eastern end of the promenade, just before the start of the old town is the Jardin Albert I, a beautiful garden with ornate fountains which is used frequently for concerts.
The Market in the 'Cours Saleya'
Walking north east through the gardens, one comes to the Place Massena which is described as the centre of Nice. This large square is surrounded by Italianate red facades with vaulted arcades and feels more like Turin than the South of France.
Running North of the Place Massena, the Avenue Jean Medecin is the main shopping street in Nice. It is lined with plane trees and is home of Gallerie Lafayette department store, a large shopping centre called Nice Etoile, as well as a branch of Marks and Spencer.
For more upmarket shopping, the pedestrianised area around the Rue Massena and the Rue de France is where one will find shops such as Chanel and Louis Vuitton. This area is also full of cafes and is a great place to stop for a drink and watch the world go by.
East of the Place Massena, the Avenue Felix Faure and the Boulevard Jean Jaures run parallel to each other, separated in the centre by wonderful fountains and gardens. This area is built on top of the River Paillon which runs through the centre of Nice and is the border between the modern city to the north and the old town
to the south.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art was constructed in 1990 and its futuristic design attracted controversy at the time. It features works by the artists of the New School of Nice, in particular Yves Klein. The more traditional Musee des Beaux Arts contains works by Monet, Renoir and Picasso. Just west of the railway station, the Russian orthodox cathedral built in 1912 is the largest outside Russia.
Old Nice is very much the heart of the city. Small, dark, narrow streets filled with tall houses separated by pretty, colourful squares. Balconies are covered in flowers and washing hangs across the streets. The old town was once very run down but is always being restored.
One building to particularly benefit from restoration is the St Reparate Cathedral. The cathedral situated in the Place Rossetti was built in 1650 and is named after the patron saint of Nice. It has now been painted in wonderful, vibrant colours as have many of the old towns public buildings and churches.
Streets that a few years ago no one would go near are now full of small specialist shops selling antiques and local specialities. Between the old town and the sea, the Cours Saleya is the location of Nices main market. Every day except Monday, this narrow pedestrianised square is full of stalls selling food and flowers. On Mondays the olives and roses are replaced by antiques, as dealers come from all around to sell anything from old phone cards to furniture.
There is also a fish market six days a week in the Place St Francois.
Colline du Chateau
The whole of Nice is dominated by a three hundred foot hill between old Nice and the port. It is known as the Colline du Chateau despite the fact that the last castle on this site was demolished in 1706. One can reach the top of the hill on foot or for the less energetic, there is a lift. Once at the top, take the time to walk around the beautiful gardens to see what has to be one of the best located cemeteries in the World. The views are simply breathtaking, over the entire city to the west and the port to the east. Nice's port is very much a working port, full of container ships as well as regular ferry services to Corsica.
Just north of the centre, the hillside suburb of Cimiez is just as interesting as Nice itself. Cimiez was built as a Roman town above the Greek city of Nice.
There are Roman baths as well as a Roman theatre which is used for the World renowned Nice Jazz Festival in July. Cimiez is a mainly residential area, full of exquisite belle epoque villas and "Palace" hotels such as the Regina Palace built for Queen Victoria in 1897.
Other places of interest include the Franciscan Monastery and an Archeology Museum full of Roman Artifacts. The Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum are also well worth visiting. The English American Library which contains over 20,000 books, is also worth a visit just to read the newspapers, magazines or rent a DVD.
- In The Heart Of City Center
- Only 300 Meter From The Beach
- Minutes To Local Amenities
- Large South Facing Sunny Balcony
- Modern & Refined Architecture
- Delivery 4th Quarter 2015
- The Perfect Location
- Easy Access By Plane Or Train
- High Specification & Design