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Carré d’Or

The Carré d’Or is a premium neighbourhood for buyers looking to invest in the Nice real estate market.

The Carré d’Or or ‘Golden Square’ bears this name for a reason. It is a vibrant and cosmopolitan area packed with chic cafés and bars, just perfect for people watching. There are also several designer shops for a spot of retail therapy.

A favourite area among our clients and other potential property buyers in Nice, the Carré d’Or area is defined by its borders; The elegant Boulevard Victor Hugo to the North, Place Masséna and Avenue Jean Médecin to the East, Boulevard Gambetta to the West and to the South, the Promenade des Anglais.

Property for sale in the Carré d’Or really does offer the perfect location for potential buyers. Every apartment for sale in the Carré d’Or is no more than ten minutes stroll from the beach and most apartments have the Pedestrian Zone of Rue Massena and Rue de France right on their doorstop. The Zone Piétonne, as it is known to the locals, is a bustling area that is extremely popular with tourists. Buying an apartment in this area, you’ll be safe in the knowledge your pied à terre is among the most rentable property in Nice.

Though the Pedestrian Zone is the central feature of the Carré d’Or , surrounding streets including Rue de France, Rue de la Liberté, Rue Meyerbeer and Rue de la Buffa, are still just a stone’s throw from nearby shops, restaurants and of course the Promenade des Anglais. These streets can also be a little quieter than the Pedestrian Zone itself, but remaining just as popular with tourists.

The Northern border of the Carré d’Or, Boulevard Victor Hugo, is reminiscent of the luxurious, tree-lined boulevards of the Capital. Well-maintained, French style buildings and the adjacent Alsace-Lorraine park make Boulevard Victor Hugo home to much sought after apartments.

One bedroom apartments for sale in the Carré d’Or area of Nice start from around 200,000 Euros, while for a two-bedroom apartment, this figure is approximately doubled. Investors can also find exceptionally large Bourgeois style apartments in this area. These spacious and elegant properties command a minimum buying price of around 600,000 Euros.

The Carré d’Or is the epicentre of Nice and investors buying an apartment in this area of Nice can rest assured they won’t find anywhere closer to the action.

Please see here for apartments for sale in Carré d’Or

Shops and what to visit in Carré d’Or

Carré Blanc
High quality French home ware store, selling linen and home accessories. One of several decoration shops in the area. If you’re looking to furnish a new home, try also the nearby kitchen bazaar and Olivier Desforges

17 Rue de la Liberté +334 93 87 87 91

Pedestrian Zone
The Pedestrian Zone is home to typical tourist type shops with souvenirs, beach gear and postcards. You’ll also find many high street shops including l’Occitane and Kookai. For designer wear and luxury boutiques, stroll along the exclusive Rue Paradis and Avenue de Suede. Rue Alphone Karr is also a haven for high-end shopping.

Musée Massena
An architecturally beautiful villa that is now classed, by the city, as a historical monument, the Musée Massena sits just next to the legendary Hotel Negresco. Take a stroll around the picturesque gardens or venture inside to admire the regal décor and to discover various collections detailing the history of the city of Nice. Open every day except Tuesday 10h-18h.

65 Rue de France +334 93 91 19 10

Louis Vuitton
Occupying a prime spot on the corner of Avenue de Suede and Rue Paradis, the spacious boutique showcases the designer’s latest offerings.

Tiffanys & Co.
The only other French branch aside from the Champs Elysées store, this deceptively large boutique has a wide selection of top quality jewellery and diamonds.

Carré d’Or Bars and Restaurants

Luc Salsedo
Tucked away on Rue Maccarani in the heart of the Carré d’Or, Luc Salsedo is a gastronome’s dream. The kitchen serves up fresh and flavourful Niçois cuisine, cooked with attention and flair. The menu changes seasonally and the welcome is always friendly

14 Rue Maccarani
+334 93 82 24 12

Keisuke Matsushima
Obtaining his first Michelin star at just 28, Keisuke Matsushima was seduced by the landscape and produce of the French Riviera. Leaving Tokyo with no more than a dream, the talented chef now owns one of Nice’s finest gastronomic restaurants.

22 ter Rue de France
+334 93 82 26 06

La Maison de Marie
Located in a peaceful courtyard, La Maison de Marie offers a calm setting for alfresco dining and an elegant dining room for cooler months. The menu is mainly Niçois and at the lunchtime formula offers a very good value selection of dishes, starters and desserts.

5 Rue Masséna
+334 93 82 15 93

Le Boccaccio
An excellent spot to try some of Nice’s finest seafood – oysters, mussels and other shellfish served as Boccaccio’s impressive seafood platters, followed by the freshly cooked catch of the day. Meat lovers are also catered for, with steak also being a regular fixture on the menu.

7 Rue Masséna
+334 93 87 71 76

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