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Perfect Location in Old Town. Close to beach & everywhere, but quieter at night - Apartment No 3

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Apartment No 3

WONDERFUL OPEN VIEWS, one of the few apartments in Vieux Nice with wide open views through Place St Francois and over the new Promenade du Paillons Gardens, and the hills beyond. South West Facing, perfect for sundowners and people watching. Ceiling Fans and shutters.

Separate bedroom with fine Egyptian 100%cotton linens & towels.

lots of wardrobe space. hairdryer. Spacious shower. Modern kitchen with oven, hob, extractor, good size fridge/freezer. Linen, laundry, cleaning & supplies (bottle of wine, tea, coffee, milk & sugar, soaps and detergents)

SECURITY DEPOSIT 200€ payable in cash on arrival. This is returned on departure less any deductions

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About the property

2 apartments in Old Town

This 18thC property is part of one of the original 9 doorways into lively old Vieux Nice and just steps to all the action. Steeped in history and facing Place St Francois with its many fine food shops, restaurants and markets. Conveniently close to trams and buses where for only 1.50€ you can explore the Cote D'Azur and Maritimes areas. Perfect Location for everywhere.

These are our family holiday homes and well maintained. Unlike most of Vieux Nice apartments, here you have easy access only a few steps up from the street. Although we are close to all Vieux Nice's bustling cobbled streets and alleys, the apartments are peaceful and quiet so you can look forward to a good nights sleep on good quality, comfy, beds. portable air /con unit or ceiling fans and heaters for your extra comfort, and you'll also find more than enough wardrobe and cupboard space.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018


Our family have enjoyed so many wonderful holidays in Nice. Spring and Autumn for sightseeing and shopping. Summer for water sports and beaches. Winter for skiing in the 4 resorts only an hour away. A few years ago we realised our dream to buy our own little 'place in the sun', and 2014 our son has joined us in buying the apartment next door. These are our family holiday homes and perhaps for retirement in the future.

ATHENA ROBINSON purchased this apartment in 2010

Why ATHENA ROBINSON chose Old Town

We just love the charm and uniqueness of Vieux Nice. We chose Place St Francois in The Old Town which couldn't be in a better location. right in the centre of everything, yet quiet and easy to get to. Public transport is amazing, reliable and convenient and generally only 1.50euro p/f. So many beautiful places to explore on our days out, with Monaco and Italy to the east and the beautiful French Riviera to the west. Just couldn't get any better and we just love coming back again, and again, and again

What makes this apartment unique

Our apartment is in the heart of the Old Town, yet its quiet at night. Another real advantage is that access is easy - unlike most of the apartments here!

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Key/Security Deposit. 200euros Payable in cash on arrival, and returned on your departure (less any deductions)


Accommodation and facilities for Apartment No 3in Old Town in Nice

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Unlike most of Vieux Nice apartments, we have easy access from the street and trams/buses, and easy climb stairs. Although close to Vieux Nice's bustling cobbled streets and alleys, the apartments face the infamous Place St Francois and away from the frantic pace of the heart of the Old town. Traditional 17th-C building but with all modern conveniences. Perfectly situated for exploring the French Riviera, a stroll down to the beach, shopping, restaurants and night life.


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Apartment No 3
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
Port Charlotte

Five Star Stay in the Old Town

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect apartment for the two of us. We visited Nice for a four night stay, our first in Nice. The old town location is so lively and interesting with its food shops, cafes, narrow streets and proximity to many interesting sights and experiences. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with a very useful kitchen complete with all necessities. We were greeted on arrival with fresh bread, wine, and cheese (also two tomatoes!). The apartment management was very communicative before, during and after our stay. We would love to return with friends to rent both #2 and #3 apartments together. We enthusiastically recommend this apartment -- its location and management. Many thanks to Athena, Pat and George for a terrific experience in Nice.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review - much appreciated. We are delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our apartment and location and we certainly look forward to seeing you back here again Athena & Pat
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Heart of the old town

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Nice at Athena's apartment. It was clean and comfortable and well equipped. Pat and George who manage this were extremely kind and very helpful. Pats' suggestion to visit the monastery was great. Public transport great. We visited Villefranche and Monte Carlo. The apartment is right in the heart of the old town with plenty shops and restaurants. Easy walk to the promenade, the beautiful park and retail shopping streets. There is so much to do and see. Markets, churches, galleries, theatre etc. October a lovely time to visit. Sun shone every day but not to hot for a lot of walking. Thank you Athena.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Moira. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed a fabulous holiday and our apartment. Do hope to see you back again soon
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Ajax, ON

Perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in apt #3. It was exactly as advertised. It had all the required amenities for a very comfortable stay for two.

Nice view of the St Francois Place from the window.

Very convenient location in the old town. Shops, market, bakery, restaurants, cafe.......everything you would expect in the old town literally at your doorstep.

We found it a little noisy some nights, but the sound carries up the narrow streets in the old town.

Excellent location for transit, tram, buses and train station easily accessed for outings around Nice.

Dealing with the owner and property manager was very good. They provide lots of information on what to do and how to get around the town and area.

Hopefully we can return in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. it was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we very much look forward to seeing you back again
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Beautiful apartment in Old Nice

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time here! The apartment has a perfect location in Old Nice and is very central to everything. There is even a daily fish market below the window every morning and a small supermarket right across the square. Pat was very welcoming and even met us at the train station when our train was running late. When we arrived there was a bottle of wine, cheese, and fresh tomatoes waiting for us! We loved this apartment and would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for lovely review Olivia and we are so pleased you enjoyed you stay. Hope to see you back for another visit soon
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Comfortable apartment very conveniently located

  • 4 of 5

This is great apartment. Up three short flights of stairs. Super convenient location - less than 5 minutes walk from tram stop. Boulangerie, three butchers, fish market, wine shop, three supermarkets, take-away cooked foods are all on the doorstep. The apartment has a good kitchen and bathroom, comfortable sofa, TV, video etc, good bed. The dining table is breakfast-bar style with high stools - we would have preferred a more conventional - less elevated - table and chairs. Being above the fish market has the drawback of early morning noise, so windows need to kept closed at night if you don't want to be disturbed - but there are lovely enormous ceiling fans (variable speed) in both the sitting room and the bedroom. We had a lovely time and may well be back despite the slight drawbacks. Pat was very welcoming and, at the end of our stay, accommodating about checkout time and leaving suitcases in the flat until we were ready to go.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely chic French apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment may be small but it has everything you need and is very tastefully decorated. It is in the Old town of Nice and therefore has a great French atmosphere down to the local fish market right outside in the mornings. It does get a little noisy but I think that is a price worth paying for its locality. We particularly appreciated the fact that there were basic items supplied (toilet rolls, cleaning items, beach mats, coffee, oil, vinegar etc plus a nice thoughtful bottle of wine, some cheese, bread, tomatoes and eggs) small supermarket opposite sells most things and local bakers, butchers etc on the doorstep. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
30 Kilometres
ISOLA 2000
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


Nice's famous pebble beach with its colourful bars, cafes restaurants and non- stop action on the Promenade des Anglais is just a short walk from our apartment - less than 5 minutes through the historic old town takes you there.


Nice International airport is so convenient. The No 98 bus is just outside the terminal, and costs 6€. 20minutes journey, walk across the square and to our apartment.

Main train stations very convenient.

Trams and buses stop at top of our square.

All transport convenient for exploring local and all the French/Italian Rivieras

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Perfect location for absolutely everywhere!

situated in the heart of the Old Town, close to the centre of Nice. Short train or bus trips take you into Italy with its famous markets, along the coast to Antibes, Cannes, Monaco ......