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Superb 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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Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights


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


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:
26 February, 2017


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


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)


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)


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: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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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: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Lovley apartment, very comfortable,

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment right next to the old town, fresh fish market everyday just down the steps, supermarket across the road, restaurants, bakery, wine shop also at bottom of steps. Perfect location, would definitely recommend this property. It was well equipped and comfortable, we had bread, water and wine left for us on our arrival. Athena kept in touch with us up to our arrival date and was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Perfect little apartment

  • 5 of 5

Clean and modern inside. Everything you need is provided and even the fridge was partially stocked for our arrival which was a lovely thought. Good power from the shower!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Perfect stay.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment in the heart of the Old Town. 5 mins walk to beach through narrow streets bustling with bars, restaurants and interesting shops. 2 mins to tram stop. 1 min to super-market. A little noisy at night but would stay here again because the other benefits outweighed this issue. Very well equipped small cosy flat - fresh bread, cheese and wine supplied was a classy touch. Excellent communications from Athena and Pat (the ex-pat lady who manages the property). A very positive Ownersdirect experience. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Clean and perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Great location in the heart of old town Nice; clean and well equipped for a short or long stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for Apartment No 3in Vieille Ville in Nice Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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