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Capital of the French Riviera

Nice is the capital of the French Riviera a beautiful waterfront city, situated between the sea and the mountains, famous for the promenade des Anglais and its beaches, home to an international airport and a popular tourist destination. Nice was once part of Provence then under the states of Savoy, before coming part of France in 1860.

Nice has a rich cultural heritage amongst its many attractions are notable museums which bear witness to it exceptional history, Museum Matisse and Museum Chagall in Cimiez, Museum Massena on the promenade des Anglais and Museum des Beaux Arts in the Baumettes, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, MAMAC, a National theatre, the Opera House close to Cours Saleya and the Flower market in Nice s historic centre. Nice is a stunning location for your French property investment, Nice offers many areas of interest, Nice attracts visitors from across the world the clients who want to buy apartments, penthouses and villas in the best areas of Nice such as the promenade des Anglais, Carre d Or, Mont Boron and Cimiez, are clients from Northern Europe, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Italians, Parisians all looking for a second home as well as Russians, Kazakhs, Ukrainians and Uzbeks.

Mont Boron lies at the eastern limit of Nice, overlooking the port, a hillside of quality residential villas and luxury apartments, initially developed at the end of the 19th Century which accounts for much of the splendid Belle Epoque villas and residences that we find there today. Sought-after for its proximity to the city and that it offers some of the most exceptional views of the bay of Nice looking west, whilst when we pass the Cap de Nice in direction of Villefranche-sur-Mer, we can enjoy outstanding views of the peninsula of Cap Ferrat, the bay of Villefranche, Beaulieu, Eze and the coastline to Cap d Ail.

Notables to Mont Boron is the Chateau des Anglias remarkable by its rose colour and eclectic architecture, the James Bond house once owned by Sean Connery and that Mont Boron is the home to Elton John. As we take the seafront road passing by the La Reserve restaurant and Parc Vigier we arrive at the Place Ile de Beaute, the tourist port of transit to and from Corsia and other Mediterranean destinations for traveller in summer.

Promenade des Anglais built by the English winter community is the seafront route running east to west. We find the most famous of Nice's landmarks the 5star Luxury Hotel the Negresco, a mythic destination renown the world over. Other notable facades on the promenade are the Museum Massena, Hotels Le Royal, Westminister, Le Meridien, residence Beau Rivage and the Opera house on quai Etats-Unis.

Today the promenade is prominent in the life of the city, a place to stroll and admire the view, to cycle, jog or rollerblade, the promenade is popular with international buyers looking to buy an apartment or penthouse with terrace and sea view close to the beach and centre of Nice.

Nice has undergone regeneration over recent years and the Carre d'Or, the heart of Nice has become a desirable destination, for buyers looking for a luxury apartment close to the amenities of the centre Place Massena, Galeries Lafayette and the historic centre of Nice Old Town and with the beaches at hand.

Cimiez is a highly desirable area with a wealth of Belle Epoque architecture and historical residences, offering period features, spacious apartments with high ceiling and views of Nice and the sea. The most notables sought-after residences include the La Regina built at the end of the 19th Century by the architect Sebastien Marcel Biasini, near the gardens and Roman ruins of Cemenelum, where Queen Victoria stayed on her winter tours of the French Riviera, Winter Palace, L'Hermitage and the Majestic. Cimiez is also home to the Matisse Museum, Chagall Museum, the Monastery of Cimez, Franciscan church and until recently the Nice Jazz Festival.

If you are looking for an apartment or penthouse in a Belle Epoque residence with easy access to the centre of Nice we have many such apartments for sale and will be delighted to assist you with your research.

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