Nice France apartments are the primary kind of vacation rentals available in the city. There are a number of factors that make Nice vacation apartments desirable one of which is that they allow visitors to save money on dining out costs by cooking for themselves. What is excellent about this is the opportunity to live like the locals do, shopping in the colorful Cours Saleya open-air market. Other excellent features include privacy and the flexibility to come and go as you please at your own pace. While there are hotels and luxury hotels in the area, apartment rentals complete the lodging scene in this vacation destination.
While there are a fair number of Nice apartment rentals available, there are fewer of them than there are visitors looking. So make your arrangements for booking one as far in advance as possible—especially during the peak summer season when the majority of visitors come to enjoy the beaches and warm sunny weather.
While you can save money on dining out costs, most Nice apartment rentals are not cheap (especially in the city center), and there are few of the kind of properties with multiple bedrooms, couches, and other places that can cram as many young people as humanly possible into one flat. People looking for this kind of accommodation are better served by finding one of the several excellent hostels available in and around the city. In particular, central city Nice France apartments are generally quite small because real estate in the city is at a premium. The closer you are to the sea or to the main attractions of Vieux Nice, the higher the square footage price. Europeans in general live in much smaller spaces than those to which Americans are accustomed.
Nonetheless, you will find many chic and modern Nice vacation apartments all over the city, including in the most desirable locations, which are concentrated around Vieux Nice, Cours Saleya, and the seaside Promenade des Anglais. These areas put you within walking distance of all the major attractions, and the best shopping and dining spots. Additionally, this is where the city's nightlife is concentrated. Although most Nice France apartments in these areas will be located in historic buildings, they are almost generally very modern and sophisticated inside. You might have to walk up four stories on a narrow old stairway, but you will have every modern convenience in your home away from home.
Many Nice apartment rentals that are located behind the Promenade des Anglais are on the third or fourth floor of a small older building. Some of these may even be located on two floors, perhaps even with a rooftop sundeck or swimming pool. These will have great views of the bay full of yachts and large cruise ships embarking on Mediterranean cruises. This is true even if the location is behind the airport on the far western end of the Promenade.
Nice vacation apartments that are in the hills a bit outside of the city center are excellent if you have car rentals as your transportation. These accommodations may not be the best for you if you are a first time visitor, apprehensive of driving on European roads, or have only a couple days for your holidays. But if you have enough time, locations like this cost less per square foot, have much more space, and give you opportunities to explore hidden attractions off the beaten path. Cimiez is one of the areas where you can find these kinds of places, and the views from here are even more sweeping than those from the Promenade.