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Apartments for sale in Central Nice are located immediately to the East of Avenue Jean Médecin and just North of the Old Town. Though not typically an area for tourists to visit, the roads off of Place Massena such as Rue Gioffredo, Rue de l’Hôtel des Postes and Rue Pastorelli are extremely popular with investors looking for short-term rental tenants. This is mainly due to the area’s proximity to the Old Town and the Carré d’Or. This area has recently become a hot bed of culinary talent with excellent local restaurants such as, Les Épicuriens, Flaveur and Luna Rossa all calling this area home. This area offers a large variety of renovated residences, apartments for sale and even new build residences such as the Jardins Pastorelli and the Jardin Masséna.

Avenue Jean Médecin is Nice’s high street, where you will find the large chain stores such as Zara, H&M and Mango, but also the famous French department store Galeries Lafayette. Avenue Jean Médecin is mainly commercial properties as well as properties dedicated to ‘profession libérale’ such as doctors and lawyers. This means residential apartments for sale are in short supply on Avenue Jean Médecin.

Nice’s tram-line runs from the North of the city, passing through Place Massena, the heart of Nice, before heading to the East side of the city. Properties for sale within a short walk of a tram stop have seen their prices increase in recent years. Apartments for sale situated close to Place Massena on Boulevard Jean Jaurès and Avenue Felix Faure also benefit from the views over the new Promenade du Paillon. The park opened in October 2013 and has been received with great success by the locals. The Promenade du Paillon offers a green space in the heart of the city. Once can relax and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding buildings reflected in the stunning mirror effect of the park’s water feature.

Boulevard Dubouchage is the continuation of Boulevard Victor Hugo and retains much of its grandeur. Like Victor Hugo, apartments for sale on Boulevard Dubouchage are often found in fabulous Art Deco and Bourgeois residences.

This area is well served with supermarkets, local shops and restaurants. It is also very close to all major bus stops for city and regional transport, including the 98 airport express bus.

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary art, located just off Place Garibaldi, is a major attraction in the area and offers regular special exhibitions in addition to its well-stocked permanent collections. Just next-door is the National Theatre and on the other side the Acropolis, a large conference and exhibition centre attracting numerous visitors to the area each year.

The traditional Niçois style architecture is prominent in property for sale in central Nice, despite the occasional brand new building. Renovated buildings tend to keep traditional Niçois style façades. This style is often characterised by green window shutters and apartments often have balconies. Apartments for sale in central Nice are often slightly more affordable than areas such as the Carré d’Or , but buying property in this area is a great investment and therefore remains popular with both French and expatriate buyers.

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Nice Centre Cafes & Bars

La Part des Anges

Rustic wine cave / restaurant, offering excellent wines, cheeses and charcuterie plates as well as light lunches. A good spot to pick up a bottle to take home.
17 Rue Gubernatis +334 93 6269 80

Cave Wilson

Cosy and welcoming wine bar, especially popular for an after-work drink or to catch up with friends. Twice a week there is live jazz music on offer.
16 Rue Gubernatis +334 93 85 33 10

Rooftop bar, Grand Hotel Aston

For a drink with a view, it doesn’t get much better than this. Enjoy a cocktail or a surprisingly reasonable glass of wine with a picture perfect view over the rooftops of the Old Town, Place Massena and the Baie des Anges. At sunset it is simply blissful.
12 Avenue Félix Faure +334 92 17 53 64

Le Sud

A great place for an aperitif with friends, Sud offers a good selection of cocktails, beers and wines by the glass, accompanied with plates of generous nibbles. The street side terrace is always packed on balmy summer evenings. They also serve food in case a few drinks turns into dinner…
10 Avenue Félix Faure +336 28 50 40 95

Emilies Cookies

The original branch of what has now become a mini Niçois chain due to its success. Delicious cookies and cakes are baked daily and served with a selection of hot and cold drinks including fruit smoothies and milkshakes. Bagels and salads are served at lunch where you can sit on one of the comfy sofas or take away.
9 Rue Alberti www.emiliescookies.com

Nice Centre Restaurants

Flaveur

The Tourteaux brothers serve up Michelin starred cuisine with a focus on local produce, often with creative flavour combinations. Book in advance to be sure of getting a table here
25 Rue Gubernatis +334 93 62 53 95

Les Épicuriens

They describe their cuisine as ‘La gastronomie, façon bistrot’. This restaurants offers classic French bistro dishes served in hearty helpings using only the highest quality ingredients. Wine pairings are offered to accompany all of the dishes
6 Place Wilson +334 93 80 85 00

Luna Rossa

Fresh, local Mediterranean fare in a cosy, romantic setting. Plenty of fresh seafood pastas, risottos and hearty meat dishes with daily menus inspired by the market fresh produce of the day.
3 Rue Chauvin +334 93 85 55 66

Amada

Authentic Japanese restaurant tucked discreetly behind an unassuming entrance. Amada offers an elegant dining room where you can enjoy light and flavourful Japanese cuisine. The 15 Euro lunch menu is of particularly good value.
17 Rue Tonduti de l’Escarène +334 93 62 00 81

L’Atelier

Packed at lunchtime with local workers and with discerning diners in the evening, l’Atelier offers a fresh daily menu including interesting takes on the Niçois speciality ‘socca’. The intimate dining room is perfect for winter however book ahead to secure a table on the terrace during the summer months.
17 Rue Gioffredo +334 93 85 50 74

Shopping and what to see in Nice Centre

Galeries Lafayette

The ultimate French department store, no French shopping trip is complete without a stop at the Galeries Lafayette. Browse luxury brands and quality home wares, making a coffee stop on the top floor café.
6 Avenue Jean Médecin +334 92 17 36 36

Amour Vinum

Sleek and modern wine shop offering a selection of red, white and rosé wines as well as champagne. The helpful staff will point you in the right direction if you are out of your depth. This is the perfect place to pick up a present, as the staff will package your bottle beautifully
45 Rue de l’Hôtel des Postes +334 93 80 20 20

Patisserie LAC

– A local chocolatier and patissier, now with four branches in Nice. Stop by for delectable desserts and mouth-watering macarons, as well as a large selection of irresistible chocolates and edible gifts
49 Rue Gioffredo +334 93 82 57 78

Au Nom de la Rose

Florist specialising in roses including special arrangements and multi-coloured bouquets. This quaint little boutique also stocks rose scented cosmetics and home fragrances
43 Rue de l’Hôtel des Postes +334 93 79 21 55

XOCOALT

Specialist chocolate shop stocking only the finest chocolate, hand crafted into spectacular creations. They have also started pairing their chocolates with wine for the ultimate in indulgence.
10 Rue Alberti +334 93 91 29 54

Musée d’Art Modern de Nice

One of Nice’s largest and most visited museums, located right in the heart of the city. The large selection of twentieth and twenty first century pieces are displayed over three floors and the striking building itself is worth a visit.
Place Yves Klein +334 97 13 42 01

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