Nice, France’s fifth largest city, has been popular with the British ever since it became the winter retreat of choice for Queen Victoria in the 18th century. Seduced by the clement weather, Queen Victoria spent months at a time on the French Riviera after first visiting the region in 1861. She toured the area in the years that followed, staying in Ventimiglia, Cannes, and Grasse before settling on Nice as her home from home on the Cote d’Azur. Indeed, Queen Victoria is said to have been so taken by Nice, home to some of our premier South of France real estate, that she visited the city each year from 1895 until 1899. But rather than find accommodation on the seafront, the queen chose to stay in the popular region of Cimiez, where you still can find some of the finest luxury villas in the South of France. Cimiez is one of a handful of upmarket quarters found in Nice, which is now a huge cosmopolitan city with a population of more than one million people. Situated on a hill overlooking the Baie des Anges, Cimiez is characterized
by beautiful belle Epoque buildings and Roman ruins and is one of the most sought-after addresses of all luxury villas in the South of France.
Fabron is another area perched on a hill overlooking the hustle and bustle of Nice and the Mediterranean Sea which stretches as far as the eye can see. This area of Nice is particularly calm and popular with families looking for South of France real estate near the city centre
but with the luxury of swimming pools, tennis courts and landscaped gardens. Likewise, the area of Mont Boron, which borders Villefranche-sur-Mer, is another oasis of calm in this bustling city, which is one of France’s most popular tourist destinations. Here you will find some of our most exclusive South of France real estate with unrivaled sea views. Nearer to the centre
of Nice is the sophisticated Carre d’Or quartier which benefits from being both close to the beach, and its string of exclusive beach clubs, bars, and restaurants, as well as the city’s designer shops. Properties here are almost all apartments of varying sizes which make excellent buy-to-let investments. Slightly further back from the sea is the popular Quartier Musiciens, which is characterised
by beautiful Art Deco and Belle Epoque buildings that have been tastefully divided up into elegant apartments with high ceilings, parquet floors and often large terraces. And on the other side of the Carre d’Or is the famous Promenade des Anglais, a 7km long avenue which runs along the seafront that was originally built by the English aristocracy in the 18th century. Here you will find some of the most prestigious and exclusive apartments for sale in the whole of Nice. At the furthest end of the Promenade is Nice’s attractive port, home to a number of beautiful superyachts as well as the ferries which go to Corsica on a daily basis. Properties with sea views here are in high demand, as well as those in the historic Old Town, a pedestrianised
area of Nice packed with restaurants, cafes and bars and popular amongst those looking for
buy to let properties.