Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, situated right by the azur blue shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the south east part of France. It is the fifth largest city in France and the international airport is located only 5km from the city centre.
The city was founded in 350 B.C. and became very popular in the beginning of the 20th century thanks 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.
For some years now, Nice is undergoing a face-lift; buildings are being repaired and repainted, streets are closed for cars in favour of the new tramway that will take you through the entire city from the harbor area directly to the airport at the end of 2019. Carré d’Or, the golden square, is one of the most elegant areas in Nice. Mont Boron westward and Fabron to the east are also very popular because of their wonderful views over the sea and with prices a little more affordable for houses and apartments.
In terms of leisure, Nice offers the combination of sun, sea and winter sports in the mountains nearby as well as the pulse of a big city with a wide range of restaurants, night clubs and shopping.
Wretman Estate has helped many clients find fantastic apartments at the right price in the French Riviera's big city.
Only 5 kilometers from Nice you will find the genuine little town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Its bay is one of the deepest in the world and is often visited by some of the world's largest cruise ships. The resort is famous for its many markets, its croissant-shaped and fine-grained sandy beach and the harbor area which has retained its original charm, as well as a couple of excellent restaurants and shopping. Villefranche-sur-Mer, with its unique charm, is the perfect place for those looking for a quieter atmosphere, but at the same time wanting direct access to Nice and its wide range of activities.
World famous Villa Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
The elegant peninsula Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is just a 20 minute bus ride from Nice, the area is known for its stunning scenery and as one of the most prestigious addresses on the French Riviera. The cozy harbor area houses nice restaurants and luxury shopping, and the Saint-Jean area is ideal for hiking, as a hiking trail runs almost all over the peninsula.