Nice is the shiny gem of the French Riviera. For a busy city (the fifth largest in France) it is surprisingly accessible and can be explored easily on foot. Make sure you bring at least one pair of comfortable shoes to discover the local charms of this captivating place! It has many different areas, each with its own unique look and feel. They are very close to each other though which means that wherever you choose to stay in Nice, you can still enjoy the benefits and ambience of the entire city during your holiday. In your time here you could sit back and relax on the five miles of beach, swim in the azure blue sea, choose to walk, jog, bike, rollerblade/skate or even ride a segway down the Promenade or just enjoy the comfort of a own cooked meal in your ZEN holiday apartment in Nice. Throw the map away and feel the stresses of modern life fade as you amble around the Old Town and discover the daily Cours Saleya market, baroque churches, hidden palaces and noisy bistros full of character!
Cross the striking black and white chequered Place Massena to the pedestrian zone and Carre D’or with its classy designer shops, architecture and the quirky Negresco hotel. Discover Nice Port with its millionaires’ super yachts, traditional fishing boats, quayside restaurants and bars. Any of the ZEN holiday apartment in Nice you will chose for your next holiday will be less than 15min walk away from any of these Nice neighbourhoods!
Don’t forget Nice is not called the ‘Gateway to the Riviera’ for nothing. Buses and trains are cheap and efficient and make it easy to take days trips to Saint Tropez, over the border to Italy and everywhere in between.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice Old Town
The Old Town or ‘Vieille Ville’ is the first place most people want to visit when they think of Nice and it’s not hard to see why! The Old Town is a real maze, bustling with life and full of history – dive in and follow narrow streets between charming squares that haven’t changed for hundreds of years. Read more about Nice Old town here.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice Promenade
The famous Promenade des Anglais is lined with palm trees and is the perfect place to see every side of Nice. The promenade is popular all day everyday with those who come to stroll, power walk, run, rollerblade and cycle as well as those who just come to watch everyone else! Read more.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice Port
In many ways Nice’s famous Port sums up the two sides of the city – tiny traditional fishing boats line up across from Superyachts, cruise ships and passenger ferries. The authentic colours of the fishing fleet and the waterfront properties East of the Port also make this area a favourite for photographers. Want to know more about the Port area? Click here.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice Carré d’Or
Nice’s ‘Golden Square’ is the heart of Nice – it has the main shopping areas, the iconic Place Massena and Nice’s own Central Park – the beautiful Promenade de Paillon. Explore the pedestrianised zone or ‘Piétonne’ on Rue Massena and the famous Boulevard Victor Hugo and find all the stores and big brand names on the Avenue Jean Medecin. Read more here.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice City Centre
Nice City Centre is split in two by the Carre d’Or which is centred on the Avenue Jean Medecin – the main shopping high street in Nice. The City Centre is in many ways the ‘New Town’ of Nice and it certainly feels a world away from the Old Town. Here grand buildings are all ordered on a well organised grid pattern, an urban planners dream! The busy streets are full of shops and boutiques as well as a wide range of restaurants. Read on for more here.
Your ZEN Holiday apartment in Nice Musiciens
Nice’s Quartier des Musiciens (Musician’s Quarter) lies to the West of the Carre d’Or. It is so called because many of the street names in this area honour famous composers. Most of the buildings here were built in the late 19th century and as a result it features some of the best examples of Belle Epoque architecture in Nice.