Nice, Capital of the French Riviera

Nice... Nissa La Bella.. A city to live in.. A city to be felt.. A city to fall in love with..
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Sain Jean Cap Ferrat

St Jean Cap Ferrat is a seaside village in a beautiful location, on a peninsula jutting into the blue Mediterranean between Nice and Monaco.
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Nice, Capital of the French Riviera

Nice... Nissa La Bella.. A city to live in.. A city to be felt..A city to fall in love with..

The French Riviera is unique because in a small region the mountains, the sea, cultural and sports event and a exciting nightlife come at hand. Nissa La Bella, the Capital of the French Riviera, is visited by 4 million tourists every year. It is a dynamic waterfront city, constantly evolving, cosmopolitan city.

The natural beauty of the landscape, the mild climate attracted in the 18th century the aristocratic British classes. They started spending winters here, and visit more and more. Accordingly, the name of the Promenade des Anglais - a tribute to "first" tourists in the area. Nice is a great city, a cosmpolitan center, innovative, but yet so conservative, keeping history in its architecture, scenery and taking pride of being Nicois.

The so called Nicois buildings are deeply impregnated with the Italian style, due to a historical affiliation to the neighbour country, until 1860.

The Beautiful nicois style properties surround the Port of Nice and of course, the Old Town with colorful facades and Provencal shutters.

On the Promenade des Angais we find the emblematic hotel Negresco, famous world wide and also well known hotels like The Palais de la Mediteranée le Meridian, Beau Rivage.

Real Estate Market overview:

Real Estate is a pretty busy market all year round, with a constant demand. A real estate buy in Nice would be a safe investment and profitable, for those who are buying to rent. The most appealing areas for a secondary home or an investment property are the Promenade des Anglais, Golden Square (Carre d'Or), Musiciens, Centre ville and Fleurs area. Prices here can reach 12000€ from 5000-4000€ per sqm* for the properties for sales.

The Cimiez area is very residential, and sought after properties here are bourgeois elegant apartments, offering character, history and beautiful view. To quote a few - Regina is an impressive Belle-Epoque building, dating the beginning of the 19th Century, a name given by the numerous winters Queen Victoria spent here, Majestic, Le Grand Palais, Winter Palace. Properties for sale in Cimiez are prices starting at 4.500-5000€ per sqm.

Mont Boron Belle-Epoque villas and penthouse luxury apartments offer spectacular view on the Mediteranean and the Bay de Nice, spreading toward Cap Ferrat. Properties here are exclusive and luxuriant and can cost a couple of millions.

Realfrenchriviera would be happy to help you find a home in any of these or other areas, whatever your budget is.

*Contact us for more information and a property selection, if you are interested in buying an apartment in Nice and please see our properties for sale in Nice

Where to eat:

  • La Petite Maison
  • Le 3 at the Palais de la Mediteranee
  • Bistrot d'Antoine
  • Le Chanteclaire
  • La Reserve
  • La Maison de Marie
  • Keisuke Matsushima
  • La Villa, a Corsican restaurant, hidden in the narrow streets of the old town...
  • and of course, try the famous nicois La socca 

What to see:

  • Matisse Museum
  • Chagall Museum
  • Museum Massena
  • The Chateau de Nice
  • The Russian Orthodox church (in the Parc Imperial area)

What to do:

  • Explore the Old Town, to the Flower Market every morning, go to the Opera House
  • walk in Cimiez and its gardens
  • Carnaval de Nice in February
  • Jazz Festival in July
  • Ski in the mountains from January to March
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