A Greener Path for Nice

Top 5 Green Reasons to Invest in Nice by Nice Properties

  1. Nice launches GreenStar project: A 5 year project that focuses on developing microalgae in order produce third generation biofuels from industrial CO2, organic waste and solar energy.  The ambitious project will involve over 200 researchers, engineers, technicians and will cost the Alpes Maritimes Departmental Council and the Nice Cote D’Azur Metropole 500,000 euros over the next 10 years. To find out more information regarding the GreenStar project, click here.
  2. Creation of green spaces throughout Nice: A green program proposed by Nice Mayor Christian Estrossi, a 12 hectare green corridor to be completed by 2013 that will contain 1200 trees and plants as well as water features in order to restore a natural habitat in the middle of the city. To find out more information about the green space project, click here.
  3. Awarded Blue Flag beaches: The beaches in Nice retain the levels of excellence in clean and safe water quality, environmental management, education and facilities.  This eco-award program was installed in France under the name Pavillion Bleu in 1985, with blue flags currently swaying on 52 Alpes-Maritime beaches this year. To find out more information regarding blue flag beaches, click here.
  4. Velo Bleu Self-Service Bicycle Rental Program: An environmentally friendly way to get around town with over 1200 bikes and 120 stations throughout Nice, you can see enjoy the scenic route of the Riviera on the 34 kilometers of bike paths. For information about Velo Bleu, click here.
  5. Addition of new tramway lines to reduce local traffic: With the successful creation of the first tramway in Nice in 2007, Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi decided to create two new lines to form a cohesive tramway network, one east-west line (T2) which will service the airport and  the port, and another (T3) that will actually cross the valley of the Var.  The first line (T1) will also be extended to the Pasteur neighborhood. For more information regarding the tramway network in Nice, click here.




Featured Property in the Winemaking Region of Nice

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See the view and enjoy the wine!  This weeks featured property takes us to Bellet, the AOC winemaking region in Nice.

The Cote d’Azur…known for its beaches, al fresco dining with the coveted glass of refreshing white wine, AOC Bellet wine that is.

Bellet, up on the hills of Nice overlooking the sparkling azure Meditteranean, is Nice’s AOC (Appelation d’Origine Controlée) winemaking region that is mostly recognized for its delightful fruity rose wine.

This hilly natural area dons the temperate climate and sunny exposition that are just perfect for the growing the grapes.  It also makes for one of the most peaceful and quiet areas to live with the convenience of having the beach and center of Nice only 10 minutes away.

This week we feature a wonderful 210sqm contemporary 4 bedroom home in Bellet on a 3,600sqm property that offers open panoramic views of the sea and green hillsides.  The floor to ceiling windows in the living room just next to the border of the infinity pool and dining room  provides a great sense of space and light and of course that spectacular view that is just perfect for entertaining.

And a special place to enjoy that glass of Bellet wine!

For more information regarding this fabulous Bellet property, please visit the Nice Properties website.

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Thank you for a fabulous time!!!!

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We would like to thank all our guests for attending the FIRST SUMMER PREVIEW presented by DEDON & NICE PROPERTIES this past weekend at the Beau Rivage Beach Club in Nice.

The weather was fabulous, the wine flowed, and the azure blue water of the Mediterranean sparkled in the background.  We had so much fun with all of you!

Dedon & Nice Properties first summer preview !

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We are looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow on the beach in Nice at the Plage Beau Rivage for an evening aperitif and inspiration at THE FIRST SUMMER PREVIEW!!

Join us and see what is in store for the summer season on the French Riviera….don’t forget your sunglasses!!

"in fini & infini" Art Exhibition at Nice Properties

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Artist Rubi Alain

Nice Properties will be hosting a vernissage displaying the original works of artist Rubi Alain.  Rubi’s “in fini & infini” (unfinished & infinite) vibrant and ecletic collection of oil on stretched canvas convey his conscious abstract style and unique painting technique-left to right and bottom to top strokes using a knife tool.

Born in Algeria, Rubi’s passion for painting began at a very early age.  However, his true career as an independent artist came later in his life in France when he began to wake up in the middle of the night with the desire to paint.

It was during this time that he discovered that the man painting was actually a second persona to himself, and during these quiet dark hours of the night, using only a small light, his concepts and expression would evolve into provoking and authentic pieces that he knew he could and would never replicate.

A special original piece was sold last year to the former president of France Nicolas Sarkozy.

Rubi’s “in fini & infini” collection will also be on exhibition in the Nice Properties Opera agency from June 1st thru June 30th.

Where the mountains meet the sea: beautiful Beaulieu

Where the mountains meet the sea….

Noted as an “Oasis of dreams” Beaulieu boasts the rich architectual history of famous residences such as The Rotunda, the Bristol, Casino, Greek Villa Kerylos,  and the Palais des Anglais as well and has also played host to some of the most esteemed royalty during the Belle Epoque period.

The landscape is dramatic with the mountains protruding into the sea,  the lush green nature of this beautiful seaside town is adorned with two ports and beautiful picturesque beaches that makes Beaulieu one of the most sought out niche neighborhoods on the Cote d’Azur.

On the road to Monaco and minutes away from Nice, this beautiful seaside village truly captures the spirit of French Riviera living with some of the most beautiful homes and villas, charming restaurants, sandy beaches, the boats and a true village-like feel.

The Nice Properties agency in Beaulieu has the most extensive local selection of beautiful homes and apartments in Beaulieu as well as in-depth knowledge and expertise in this area.

Whether you are searching a for a vacation home or primary residence, Beaulieu is one of those special places that will captivate your heart in its scenery and its charm.

A beautiful jewel on the sea awaits you.

Your own natural paradise by the sea

The sapphire blue of the Mediterranean with grand umbrella pines frames the panorama with the unforgettable bay of Villefranche and Saint Jean Cap Ferrat in the background…this is the picture you see as you stand in this enormous natural retreat-like property for sale in Mont Boron/ Villefranche area.

Nestled in an enormous lush natural garden of over 1500sqm surrounding the Belle Nicoise style house, you will find all the peace and harmony of your own natural retreat.

Join us on Riviera Radio 106.5FM  and hear all the details about this truly exceptional and rare property.

Your own natural paradise awaits you…

Cannes Best Kept Secret….

If you like to entertain and throw some serious cocktail parties or just spend a nice evening with your friends, this apartment in Cannes, located just 5 minutes from the Croisette and Palais des Festival, is the perfect place to do just that!

Set back in a quiet area off the Rue d’Antibes, this gorgeous and modern 3 bedroom apartment is so stylish, light, and spacious and has the ideal set up for entertaining. The large rooftop terrace features a large open kitchen and lounge space with an impressive raised Japanese style garden is sure to impress all your guests.

It really is Cannes Best Kept Secret!

Listen our recent interview on Riviera Radio 106.5FM where I talk about all the details of this unique apartment.

For pricing and viewing information please contact our Nice Properties Cannes agency directly, or visit our agency just across the street from the Palais des Festival.

NICE PROPERTIES Golf Challenge April 27th!

Nice Properties Golf Challenge
NICE PROPERTIES IS TEEING OFF ON FRIDAY APRIL 27TH ALONG WITH RIVIERA RADIO, INFINITI CANNES AND FERRET JEWELERS IN OUR FIRST
The Golf Challenge, a 4-man Stableford Scramble, will take place on the beautiful and picturesque greens of the Grande Bastide in Grasse, a Cabell Robinson designed golf course, and one of the most well-known and scenic golf courses along the Cote D’Azur.
The Grande Bastide golf course offers wide fairways, numerous bunkers and water obstacles along with beautiful views of Grasse, Opio and Châteauneuf de Grasse.

The program of the tournament is as follows:

  • 8:30am          Welcome of participants
  • 9:00am          Breakfast and briefing
  • 9:30am          Teams leave : 4-man Stableford Scramble
  • 12:00pm        Delivery of boxed lunch and drinks on the golf course
  • 16:00pm        Awards ceremony and cocktails

For online registration you can visit our website at: np-events.com or at the Riviera Radio website at: rivieraradio.mc

We are looking forward to a fun day on the golf course with all of you!

Hip, chic, glamour and glitz…only Cannes!

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CANNES, known as the red carpet city in the south of France, and the perfect host to the internationally famed Cannes Film Festival that runs from May 6th-14th, Cannes is THE place to enjoy all the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera.

The famous palm tree-lined Croisette filled with glittering 5 star hotels, gourmet restaurants, and vogue designer boutiques and shops,  happening chic beaches….and lets not forget about The Parties.

THE RACE IS ON!!

April is the time to find yourself a posh sea view apartment on the Croisette so you can casually relax on your terrace aperitif in hand and watch all the action down below, not to mention that spectacular sea view.  Everything is at your fingertips, the beach across the street,  fabulous shopping, all those fashionable cafes and restaurants.  Perhaps you will want to throw a cocktail party or two yourself!

Our agents in the NICE PROPERTIES agency in Cannes, across the street from the Palais des Festivals, are so specialized and in-the-know when it comes to finding you the best apartments and villas in the Cannes area, especially on the famous Croisette.