With the arrival of the first British winter visitors from the 19th century, the seaside became a pleasant place to stroll. First named "Chemin des Anglais", it became the Promenade des Anglais in 1856 and one of the most famous avenues in the world. In 1844, a first section of 12 meters was built south-east of the Paillon. Ten years later, the route extended to Magnan.
As early as 1930, it shows us its current face: most of the villas and their gardens were destroyed and replaced by palaces, hotels, casinos or residential buildings. Sumptuous hotels like the Negresco, the Méridien - gaming casinos: the Rhul, the Palais de la Méditerranée, as well as architectural jewels such as the Mediterranean University Center and the Massena museum which was originally a large villa and it is now facing the promenade which stretches for 7 kilometers.
The Promenade district is well served by tram and bus. It is one of the most prestigious areas of Nice which attracts a lot of tourists and vacationers every year. There are also many restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs along the beaches. This district is mainly made up of Vacation/Secondary homes.
Located in the heart of the city, the Carré d'Or is made up of the pedestrian zone, Place Masséna and Boulevard Victor Hugo, it is a chic district famous for its high-end couture boutiques, particularly around Rue Paradis and the avenue de Verdun. It is a touristic area where you can stroll, have a drink on the terrace and go shopping.
The Carre D’or borders with the Promenade des Anglais, Place Masséna and the famous Avenue Jean Medecin, the city's main shopping area.
Mainly made up of bourgeois buildings dating from the 20th century, emblematic streets: rue de France and rue de la Buffa, as well as parks and gardens. This area is served by bus and tram.
Mainly made up of old housing and renovated properties, this very lively district offers a location close to shops, restaurants and direct access to the bus and tram (lines 1 & 2).
The Port of Nice, in the south-east of the city, is the starting point for cruises to Corsica (from Nice only 252.37 km and 5 hours of crossings with Corsica Ferries you are in Bastia) and also welcomes luxury pleasure boats and yachts.
The lively Garibaldi Square is ideal for outdoor aperitifs in front of the sunset. Trendy bars are clustered near rue Bonaparte. The neighborhood is also known for its antique shops and specialty grocery stores.
Accommodations located at the port is rather rare and popular.
Located on the hills of Nice behind the port of Nice, the Mont Boron district rises to 191.3 meters, it overlooks the city and offers a breathtaking view of Cap Ferrat and Villefranche-sur-Mer. The Mont Boron forest massif constitutes the main park in eastern Nice with 11 km of marked trails in the heart of a Mediterranean forest of 57 acres.
At the foot of Mont Boron, is the cave of Lazaret which is a site prehistoric from the Middle Paleolithic period. It was classified as a Historic Monument in 1963.
Mont Boron is a very residential area made up of numerous villas and luxury properties, this jewel of the French Riviera is extremely popular for its calm and beautiful luxurious services of its real estate heritage.
Located in the west side of Nice, Cimiez is a leafy, upscale residential area known for its Marc Chagall National Museum and Matisse Museum. Set in a large park and with a large olive grove, the arenas of Cimiez consist of the remains of a Roman city, an archaeological museum, as well as the Monastery of Cimiez, which has a church and a cloister.
The district includes several elegant residential buildings, including the Excelsior Régina Palace, a majestic building dating from the end of the 19th century, a luxury hotel between 1897 and 1935, it was reconverted in the 1930s into an apartment building, as well as the Majestic Palace Hotel built between 1906 and 1909, it is located at the very beginning of the famous Boulevard de Cimiez, and it has also become a sought-after residence where there are large luxury apartments in the Belle Époque style.
A district of around 15,000 inhabitants, it offers many luxury properties, Provencal villas with terrace, balcony, swimming pool and flat land. It is also an ideal area for seasonal rentals.
This district located in the center of Nice, previously called Saint-Lambert and then renamed "Liberation" after August 28, 1944 in honor of the resistance fighters who fell in combat, it is located north of Carabacel and Jean-Médecin, beyond the railway line and west of Cimiez. It includes several main avenues: avenue Saint-Lambert, which extends avenue Désambrois to the north of the railway line, avenue Malausséna, which constitutes the western limit of the district, and avenue Borriglione.
Among the emblematic sites, we can mention the modern white concrete Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc church and the old train station: transformed into Gare du Sud, which now houses the Raoul Mille public library, and a gourmet hall which consists of restaurants allowing you to discover cuisines of all origins. In addition, the liberation district is made up of a new development for housing and shops.
The Liberation district is a beautiful place offering constant animation (many shops, emblematic restaurants and the famous Liberation market), the proximity of schools, wide tree-lined arteries and pretty quiet streets full of charm, lined with villas and old mansions.