Its dual aspect, looking north over the public gardens to the mountains and south for a sunny outlook, allows this beautiful three-bedroom, fifth floor apartment to make the most of what Nice has to offer. Celeste is situated in a beautiful Art Deco building with a lift and a secure entrance and is found in the prestigious Carré D’Or, or Golden Square neighbourhood. Complete with a piano, its many fine features will suit guests with discernment.
The main terrace is 14m2 and has space for a sun lounger as well as the dining table to make full use of this south-facing outside space. It is accessed from both the living area and the twin-bedroom. The master bedroom has an additional balcony with a table and two chairs for some more peaceful reflection.
Living space and Kitchen area
There is a long, convivial room which has the kitchen and dining area at one end overlooking the garden and up towards the mountains, and the living area opening on to the south-facing terrace at the other end. This gives the apartment a light, bright and breezy aspect. The kitchen has a traditional feel to it with solid marble worktops and a long dining table, while offering all the convenience of a contemporary one. An electric oven with four electric ring-hobs, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso machine, kettle and washing machine aim to make your stay as easy as possible.
The living area has two stylish sofas and an armchair, a wall-mounted Smart TV should entertainment be required, and wifi and a music system to aid relaxation. The large terrace, accessed through the wide French windows, is perfect for alfresco dining with a table and chairs to seat six and revel in the Mediterranean climate.
The three bedrooms all benefit from the comfort and privacy of an en-suite shower room and the elegance of original varnished parquet flooring. The spacious master bedroom has a king-size bed, two built-in wardrobes ensuring plenty of cupboard space, a tasteful mixture of period and vintage-style furnishings, including a chest of drawers, armchair and matching bedside tables. Reading lamps, a large wooden wall-mirror and air-conditioning complete this room which opens onto a south-facing terrace. The twin-bedroom, which also has French windows opening onto a terrace, has air-conditioning a shared bedside table with reading lamp, wardrobe space and an elegant shower room. The third double bedroom is north facing with double-glazing and a private shower, it has a freestanding wardrobe and reading lamps on both sides.
Each bedroom benefits from a private shower room; the two south-facing bedrooms have their own toilet and basin, while the third toilet and basin are situated just outside the north-facing double room across the hallway. All are exquisitely fitted with beautiful tiling and finishing’s in keeping with the elegance of the apartment.
Opposite a delightfully leafy public garden with shady benches and a children’s play area in the corner, Celeste is at the heart of a magnificent neighbourhood of Belle Epoque and Art Deco façades. It is three blocks behind the eminent Hotel Negresco, so just 500m to the beach and the Promenade des Anglais for your seafront stroll. The area is a sought-after place to live for locals and visitors alike and so finding a boulangerie for your morning croissants or a pavement café to soak up some local life will never pose a problem. A 15-minute walk, short bus ride or future tram journey will take you to the central shopping area. Already well-connected, the soon-to-be-opened underground tram station will make connections to the airport, train station and the Old Town fast and efficient.
The tram system in Nice has recently developed and there are now 3 tram lines facilitating travel across the city and meeting up with the many buses. Line 3 (approx. 4:23am to 0:45am) connects the airport to the Alliance Riviera stadium, National Museum of Sport and St Isidore shopping centre. Line 2 (approx. 4:45 am to 1:10 am) connects the airport to many stops along the promenade and then onto the centre of Nice, the Old Town and the port. Line 1 (approx. 4:25 am to 1:25 am) meets line 2 on the main shopping avenue of Jean Médecin and then goes north to Nice Ville train station (Gare Thiers) and on through the market neighbourhood of Liberation, or in the opposite direction passing the Old Town, Place Garibaldi for the Bonaparte neighbourhood and onwards to the exhibition centre and the main hospital, Pasteur. Buy your tickets from machines on platforms before boarding: a one-way ticket costs €1.50 (bus/tram changes included up to 74 mins) or you can buy ten tickets for €10 and other passes. All tickets must be stamped onboard.
There are a number of carparks in the area near the apartment; try Nice Azur Parking Palmeira on rue Saint Philippe.