The Capital of the French Riviera
Situated right by the blue shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France is Nice. It is the 5th largest city in France. The international airport is located only 5 km from the city centre. The city was founded in 350 B.C. and became very popular in the beginning of the 20th Century due to the numerous royal families and celebrities that flocked there. Nice offers a 7 km long boardwalk, beautiful beaches and all sorts of shopping, making it one of the most visited cities in the world!
For some years now, Nice has been undergoing a face-lift; buildings are being repaired and repainted, streets are closed for cars in favor of the new tramway that take you through the entire city from the harbor area directly to the airport. Many want to buy an apartment in Carré d’Or, one of the most elegant and aftersought area in Nice. If you are looking for a luxury appartment in the South of France our real estate agents in Nice would suggest Mont Boron with its breathtaking panoramic view of Nice. If you are looking for a cheap property in Nice, Fabron is a nice alternative! It is popular because of the houses and apartments with views over the sea for a more affordable price. You also have the district of Cimiez, the famous Boulevard where Princess Victoria of England used to live, at the Regina Palace to be exact. There are many properties for sale in this elegant and bourgeois area. You have many other lovely districts if you need help about finding the perfect area for you to buy a property in Nice, our English-speaking real estate agents in Nice will guide you to find the one that you want!
In terms of leisure, Nice offers the perfect mix of the beaches and mountains nearby at one-hour drive.
Along the Promenade des Anglais, you can find several private and public beaches. Thanks to its gentle climate all year long, going to the beach is always an option.
Nice is a big city but has conserved its charm and authenticity over the years. The heart of Nice is the Old Town. Here you can find several restaurants and terraces, its weekly market on the “Cours Saleya” and many charming shops with traditionnal products for sale. Last but not least, the Old Town offers a lively nightlife with many bars and nightclubs for every taste.
Nice is one of the destinations that attracts many tourists from all over the world. An apartment for sale in Nice can become a profitable rental investment and this is what many of our clients have noticed.
Only 5 kilometers from Nice you will find this charming little town. If you need to escape from the busy Nice, within 10 mins train, Villefranche-sur-Mer offers fine-grained sandy beaches, at the “Plages des Marinières”, excellent seafood restaurants, terraces with view of the harbor, and small shops along the seaside, in a more calm atmosphere. You can enjoy pleasant walks in the pastel colored town with buildings from the 12th and 13th Centuries, with flowered balconies. If you are looking for an apartment for sale in the South of France in a typical provençal and authentic area, request a visit with one of our realtors at Wretman Estate to discover our properties for sale in Villefranche.
The port of Villefranche is known for its naturally deep bay that attracts many cruise ships, and its also the perfect spot for scuba diving and discovering the Mediterannean sea bed.
Villefranche has the perfect location between Nice and Monaco, and is quickly reachable by car or bicycle thanks to a corniche (cliff side) road that connects to other towns. If you drive through this road you can enjoy breathtaking views of the whole coast, and also drive through many luxury villas and properties. Villefranche-sur-Mer, with its unique charm, is the perfect place for those looking to buy an apartment on the French Riviera in a calm area, but at the same time wanting direct access to Nice and its wide range of activities
Cap Ferrat is the most prestigious and glamorous headland of the Riviera and has always attracted for the European aristocracy and international millionaires. Due to its stunning views from the hills and its hidden turquoise waters. Its beach is known as “La Mala” and many actors, politicians, royalty or people that just want to enjoy the good life come here to enjoy what the French Riviera best offers. Many Hollywood productions have been shot in Cap Ferrat due to its scenic and natural landscapes along the seaside.
It used to be just a fisherman town of Villefranche-sur-Mer, but then began to welcome royalties such as King Leopold II of Belgium, that bought the palace “Les Cèdres”, and is now the home of the most luxurious properties in the South of France!
If you want an overview of one of the luxurious properties of Saint Jean, you should definitely visit the famous Villa Rothschild built in 1905. It has now been transformed into a museum that welcomes people from all around the world, showing its elegant architecture and its prestigious garden.
The town started to attract tourist in the beginning of the 1900’s and welcomed many rich British and Russians families. It inaugurated the most pretigious hotels like the “Hotel Royal Riviera” and “The Grand Hotel”.
If you’re looking for a holiday villa in the South of France you should definitely consider Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
Wretman Estate can help you find all the luxury properties for sale in Villefranche-sur-Mer and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat!