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Garden apartment in Cimiez

Besides being known for its magnificent Belle Epoque palaces such as the Regina and the Majestic, the as well as the Chagall and Matisse Museums and the extraordinary gardens of the Cimez monastery, this beautiful garden-apartment villa is situatedin a quiet residential area.

Formerly a Bourgeois mansion that has been renovated including the communal areas, this 130sqm 3 bedroom apartment-villa in Cimiez offers 300sqm of outdoor living space and terraces with beautiful large windows to fully appreciate the beautiful view of the sea and the city.

This unique apartment does offer private and collective parking and you can get to the city center in just 5 minutes.

Small home in Villefranche with a big view

This small home in Villefranche sur Mer is within a 10 minute walk to the beach and all the charming shops in the old village of Villefranche sur Mer.

Offering a bedroom with bathroom, a separate studio apartment with bathroom and kitchen, the best part of this small house is the huge 70sqm terrace with an outdoor covered summer kitchen where you can take in a full panoramic view of the bay of Villefranche and St Jean Cap Ferrat.

This home also offers a spacious garage.

A perfect opportunity to refresh this home with your own personal taste and make this your own private holiday haven.



Top 3 apartments in Nice under 400,000€

So what can 400,000€ buy you in Nice?

1. All the benefit of living in a private home, situated in a Belle Epoque villa in a privileged area of Mont Boron, a beautiful contemporary 1 bedroom apartment with an enchanting view of the surrounding properties and gardens.








2. Luxury in the Musicien’s quarter in Nice.  This luxuriously renovated and appointed 2 bedroom apartment situated in a recent residence in the heart of the Musiciens quarter offers a spacious living room that opens onto a teak terrace.

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3. Vast panoramic sea view for this 1 bedroom apartment in the residential area of Fabron where you can easily walk to the beach and enjoy the pool of the residence.













Prestige and luxury on the Croisette in Cannes

This prestigious 112sqm 3 bedroom apartment situated in one of the most prestigious residences on the Croisette in Cannes offers luxurious comfort and spectacular views in the world famous city of Cannes.

Listen to the details in our Riviera Radio 106.5FM interview about this property

Marble floors, precision lighting and high end materials make this superiorly situated apartment spacious and light with modern elegance.

The terrace dons a magnificent view of the sea, the Croisette and the Lerin Islands while the residence is situated close to the Palais des Festival and the famous hotels.

An ideal place if you want to live in one of the hottest residences right on the Croisette.

Cannes Property Market Spotlight

If there is a more contrasted real estate market, it would be the Cannes property market. With a base price of real estate, not far from the railway and from the center of the city, from 4500 to 5500 € / m² and higher prices closer to the beach or to the hills of la Californie, la Croix des Gardes and Super Cannes.

From the «Palm Beach» area to the Palais des Festivals, as well as on the famous Croisette, apartment prices on the first line from the beach varies from 10 000 to 60 000 € per m². The closer you are to the famous hotels and the Palais des Festival, the higher the price. Typically, 1 million euros for a 2-bedroom apartment and from 3 to 6 million for a 3 bedroom  apartment with a sea view. Prices of villas and prestigious penthouses range between 10 and 15 million …

The port of Cannes.

12_zps0d576730.jpg~originalIn the prestigious luxury residences in the hills (Californie, Croix des Gardes), prices average 12,000 € / m² and can reach up to 22 000 € / m² for a more exclusive accommodation.

However, in the central areas: «la Banane», «Suquet» or near the old port, the prices are more affordable – 8500 € / m², ie, 2-bedroom apartment will cost about 400 000 euros, 3-bedroom -between 650 000 to 900 000 euros, a million for a 4 bedroom 120sqm apartment.

Prices for  villa are also different: Provencal or modern villa in «la Croix des Gardes», «Oxford» or «Montfleury» will cost about 1.3 million euros. Villas near «Californie» or «Super Cannes» with sea views, a swimming pool, with luxury finishes, will cost from 2.5 to 5 million euros.

Apartment on the port of Nice with a boat

One of the most colorful and vivid panoramas in Nice is found in the port of Nice where traditional Nicois buildings from the beginning of the century surround the port.

Once a small sleepy fishing village back in the day, the port of Nice is one of France’s leading port for commerce as well as for leisure with daily ferry crossings to Corsica.  A sightseer’s dream, the port is filled with typical small sailboats and fishing boats contrasted by the luxurious yachts that line the harbor.


This 2 bedroom apartment for sale is a unique opportunity in that this corner apartment situated in a typical Nicoise building overlooks the scenic port as well as the hill of the chateau in the back.  More than that, this apartment is sold with the possibility of the purchase of a 5,5 meter traditional fishing boat in impeccable condition for an additional 25,000euros with its mooring included, as well as parking contract in the port for a mere 33euros per month.

The apartment is renovated with quality materials such as wenge, wood and bamboo flooring, high ceilings, 4 windowed doors that open onto a small balcony where you can admire the view both by day and even better at night.

An interesting opportunity for those interested in an active sea-filled lifestyle on the French Riviera.



Cote d’Azur Property Market Update

In early spring of 2015, it has been clear that the housing market is returning to brighter colors on the French Riviera.  Bank rates are still historically low along with corrections in housing prices that began in 2013 thus giving property offers a healthy coherency. For local buyers as well as buyers from other regions of France, active or retired, this is a bargain: low rates and rational prices helped revive acquisition projects put on hold during the second half of 2014. The key here is a renewed optimism and the time of sale, for properties valued at the right price, which rose from 6/8 months to a 3/4 month average.

Have foreign buyers come back?

In parallel, the appreciation of the pound against the euro has allowed the gradual return of English buyers who were relatively absent since the financial crisis of 2008. Big fans of the Cote d’Azur, our British neighbors have gotten back on the property route to our delight. The British are also not the only ones: Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Russian-speaking countries where foreign buyers seem to have regained morale giving the local real estate industry an additional push.

What types of properties are they buying

The types of property sought out by this clientele is quite varied. For apartments, they tend to favor studios, 1 or 2  bedroom apartments in the city center (mixed use pied-à-terre / Seasonal rental), or large apartments on a high floor, penthouse or rooftop apartments that offer beautiful exteriors and parking. When one moves away from the center, foreign buyers tend to look for a superb sea view, or a residence of very good standing with a swimming pool. As for homes, their preference is usually geared towards beautiful modern villas with pool and sea view for its functional aspect, Belle Epoque and Art Deco for their historical and architectural character, and finally the true Provencal stone bastides (countryside homes) for their charm and atmosphere.

The Cote d’Azur : A sure value?

The Cote d’Azur is heavenly and Nice, the capital, is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in France. Whether you are moving to live here or invest in second vacation home , you are choosing a unique quality of life, between sea and mountain, with Provence, Italy and Corsica in less than an hour away. For over 10 years now, Nice Properties agents have helped nearly 2,000 buyers to live that dream by advising and accompanying them, to ensure that their real estate projects do not remain a project, but instead a reality.



Victor Hugo Luxury Apartment in Nice

Without a doubt, Victor Hugo Boulevard in Nice is one of the most charming iconic streets that has retained its grandiose Bourgeois charm.  This tree lined street exudes the elegant vintage charm during the Belle Epoque when aristocrats, celebrities, and artists would spend extended vacations to enjoy the warmth of the Mediterranean.

Listen to more details in an interview on Riviera Radio 106.5FM

This luxury 3 bedroom apartment situated in one of the most prestigious buildings on Victor Hugo is shielded with a large garden in front that gives complete privacy, offering a vast living space of 190sqm with high ceilings and haute couture finishes.


Throughout this meticulously renovated apartment, you will find archways throughout the apartment that exudes soft elegance.  A triple sized living room and 9 large windows overlooking the park gives the space a delicate natural brightness and a large sense of space.


Archways throughout the entire apartment

The vast 42sqm outside terrace is the perfect place for outside dining and lounging  is completely surrounded by century old palms and other Mediterranean trees and yields complete privacy.

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Top floor Belle Epoque apartment in the Musiciens quarter

Rare opportunity that can yield a large return on your investment.

This 6/7 room top floor 160sqm Belle Epoque apartment offers a huge investment opportunity given that you completely renovate this space.

As this is a corner apartment situated in a renown and prized 1900 Belle Epoque building in the Musiciens quarter in Nice, you garner all the prestige of being in a truly architectural notable building.


Basically, this apartment can be completely transformed into a magnificent space given that you work with a gifted interior designer and a trustworthy renovation expert that has experience in working in vintage, historical properties.


You have to be able to look beyond the given space and rather look at the entire space as a whole. With a smart restructuring, you can open these spaces and create a magnificent living space that is adapted to the comforts of a modern lifestyle, yet preserving the vintage charm that Belle Epoque properties have to offer like wood floors, high ceilings, molding trims etc.

Given the central location of this apartment in the reputable Musicien’s quarter in Nice that dons beautiful historical buildings where you can easily walk to the shops and restaurants and the rare opportunity to be on the top floor in a prized building, investing in these type of opportunities will certainly give you a fruitful return on your investment.

A rare Baroque opportunity for 2015


While there are many beautiful Belle Epoque apartments in Nice, it is rare to come upon a Baroque style apartment.

Situated in the port area of Nice in a recent popular enclave of new chic restaurants, shops and cafes, this vintage apartment with frescoes on the walls and ceilings, moldings, arched doorways and adornments offers a rare opportunity to renovate this apartment into an incredible living space.

Fairly priced, this  90sqm apartment offers 4 connected rooms with a kitchen, and 2 bathrooms, with delightful views of the hill and the chateau, with the port, beach, Place Garibaldi, and Place du Pin just a few steps away.

A rare opportunity indeed to find an apartment with this type of historical value in this newly buzzing area of Nice.  But make no mistake, you will need to find the right renovation and design team to get the most out of this apartment. As a member of the Riviera Alliance, Nice Properties can connect you with the right team to make it happen for you, on time and on budget.

Perhaps this could be your next project for 2015?