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Gioffredo 2-Bed City Centre Apartment in Nice, French Riviera
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Where is Nice

Nice is on the South Eastern coast of France, nestled between the dramatic Alpes Maritimes and the sweeping coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Nice airport is the second busiest airport in France and sees more than 9 million tourists pass through its doors.

The colours of NicePromenading in NiceNice beach club

Please zoom in or out on the interactive map of Nice to see more of the coastline or more detail of Nice. This will help you to choose the perfect location for your holiday rental apartment or villa. You can also pan by clicking once, then dragging the map to your chosen location. This map displays all properties for rent in Nice and its environs.

Nice in numbers

Population (summer)500,000
Number restaurants1000s
Number bars236
Distance airport7km
Nice Cote d'Azur airport is located at the Eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais, in effect making it a very centrally situated airport. It doesn't interfere with the town or the beach because the runways are out to sea and run parallel to the coastline.

A simple case of 'the lay of the land'. The Promenade des Anglais is the main boulevard of the city which runs along the coastline. Its name arises from its popularity with English visitors, who instigated the construction of it, during the early 1800s when Englishmen of any note 'took their winters' in Nice. It was the English who first made the Riviera popular as a holiday destination, but as a winter retreat rather than the summer favourite that it is today.

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Nice in summary

Neighbour eastVillefranche
Neighbour westAntibes
Nearest cityMarseilles
Nearest airportNice Cote d'Azur
The trademark palm trees that line the Promenade des Anglais were in fact a gift to the French commune as a gesture of goodwill and appreciation from the English. The Promenade is a focal point for Nicoise people too, providing a playground for everyone.

The population of Nice is approximately 342,000 people. It is a vibrant, dynamic city in its own right. However you do notice a significant swell in numbers during the summer months when visiting tourists push the population to 500,000 or more.

With more and more people visiting each year it can put a strain on the city but the surrounding area is so beautiful and so well serviced by public transport that there are plenty of locations to cope with the overspill. To many, a holiday rental outside the busy city is a preferable option.

The nearest big town to Nice is Marseilles. With a population of 807,071 people it is significantly bigger although not as pretty. Cannes and Antibes are much closer while, in the opposite, direction you have Monaco and Menton. There are plenty of places to visit and explore to suit everyone's interests.

Renting holiday Accommodation in Nice

Nice is a great central location on the Riviera from which to base yourself for your holiday. It has much to offer by itself and also allows easy access to the entire French Riviera and Italy. If you are ready to rent a holiday villa or apartment in Nice then please use the search facility below or click on 'Holiday Rentals' in the main menu. To learn more about Nice please continue on to the next section.


Some top holiday rentals in Nice

Tranquil Terrace City Centre Apartment

French Riviera » Nice 70 sq.m. Apartment 1052
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$157.08
»Per person (x6):$26.18
Contemporary, City Centre
This beautifully refurbished, contemporary 2-bed apartment for 4-6 guests is located in the heart of Nice next to Avenue Jean Médecin and boasts an amazing, peaceful terrace with stunning climbing vines and a spacious lounge and al fresco dining area.

Elegant 2-Bed City View Apartment

French Riviera » Nice 115 sq.m. Apartment 1071
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$178.95
»Per person (x4):$44.74
City Centre
This 2-bed property is a beautiful pied-à-terre located in the heart of Nice with the beach, shops and restaurants just moments away and it has a spacious living area, contemporary kitchen and a balcony with views over palm trees and the city rooftops.

Gioffredo 2-Bed City Centre Apartment

French Riviera » Nice 78 sq.m. Apartment 1195
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$196.52
»Per person (x6):$32.75
City Centre
This 2-bedroom apartment can sleep up to 6 guests and is located in the centre of Nice, just steps from Place Massena and minutes from the beach. Guests can enjoy alfresco meals and soak up the sun from the privacy of their very own south-facing terrace.


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Immediate Area

» St Paul de Vence» La Colle sur Loup» Nice Promenade
» Nice Port» Old Nice» Cimiez
» Mont Boron» Cap de Nice» Nice Hills
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