A spacious, immaculately renovated, one-bedroom, apartment in the city’s Old Town, Françoise offers visitors a stylish stay in traditional surroundings. Combining exposed wooden beams with crisp white walls and contemporary fittings this is a perfect apartment for a couple on holiday or can sleep two extra guests in the living space if required.
From late morning to early afternoon the small balcony is usually blessed with sunshine. A table for two offers the opportunity to sit out and watch the theatre of street life unfold below while you sip your morning coffee or have a bite of lunch.
The bedroom is situated at the back of the apartment, away from the hustle and bustle of the street and double-glazed to offer you a tranquil nights’ sleep (bed;200×160). There is a wardrobe and chest of drawers for storage and the bathroom is ensuite.
(If you wish to use the extra sleeping space provided, then the sofabed in the living room sleeps two. Please note, there is an additional cost for sofabed linen and towels which can be purchased when you book this property)
Comfort where you need it, the bathroom has been meticulously fitted out with a large corner shower cubicle including downpour shower, heated towel rail and large basin area with plenty of storage.
The living area has French windows that open out onto the small balcony, two comfortable sofas and beautiful wooden floorboards. With windows at both the front and back of the apartment there is plenty of air on warm summer nights. When you tire of watching the street life below a TV, with DVD player, music system and wifi are at your disposal to meet your entertainment needs.
Kitchen and Dining Area
The kitchen/dining area is a contemporary blend of rustic and modern features and will please the holiday chef if you ever need a break from the countless restaurants on your doorstep. The corner kitchen has a tiled floor and is well equipped with an open-plan dining area and table to seat six. It has an electric oven with 4 hobs, a microwave, toaster and the convenience of a dishwasher and washing machine.
The Old Town is the historical and geographical centre of Nice and so Françoise is perfectly placed to access all areas of the city. Flanked on one side by the Promenade du Paillon, a beautiful park of fountains, greenery and a magnificent children’s play area, and the Colline du Chateau on the other, the Vieille Ville is also a stone’s throw from the beach and so really is a wonderful location. The colourful blend of yellows, ochres and terracotta gives the perfect holiday feel as you stroll around the narrow streets soaking up the atmosphere. It is home to small boutiques, a plethora of restaurants, cafes, bars and galleries; a veritable treasure trove of sights and sounds just waiting to be discovered.
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.
By Car: Closest parking: PARKING VINCI PARK PALAIS DE JUSTICE – Place du Palais de Justice.