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Nice, gem of the Côte d'Azur, city of flowers and carnivals, city of Art and Culture.

Nice, gem of the Côte d'Azur, city of flowers and carnivals.

Nice, its legendary Promenade des Anglais and its pebble beaches facing the Baie des Anges.

Nice, its business centers, its international airport - the second in France - and its grand palaces.

Nice, its old town with its ochre, terracotta and other typically Mediterranean facades, its markets, its coastline, and its hinterland.

Nice, city of Art and Culture: museums, festivals, battle of flowers…

Nice and its real estate: main residence for locals or retirees in search of an always pleasant climate, pied-à-terre as a second home for a distinguished French and international clientele, or even rental investment with the promise of a high return.


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Jewels of the Côte d'Azur, the grandiose metropolis of Nice is the fifth largest city in France with nearly 340,000 inhabitants and 5 million visitors a year. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is both elegant and popular, and it benefits from an exceptional climate.

Capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the Côte d'Azur, Nice - founded by the Greeks - has long been popular with the European elite and has attracted many artists, painters, sculptors, writers, singers, actors: Guillaume Apollinaire, Louis Aragon, Romain Gary, Nicolas Gogol, Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Auguste Renoir, Gilbert Becaud, Sean Connery…

It has also welcomed crowned heads and the international upper class, including Tsar Alexander II of Russia, Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom...

Nice has always attracted the whole world, both for its authenticity typical of Mediterranean cities and for its economy, or the culture it makes available to its inhabitants and tourists from all over the world. Constantly evolving, dynamic metropolis par excellence, Nice offers a vast real estate market: luxury apartment with large terrace and sea view, contemporary house with garden and swimming pool, Belle-Époque villa renovated with high-end materials, exceptional penthouse, new development…


A look at Nice’s key districts :

Mont Boron

Located on a hill south-east of Nice, the Mont-Boron district is a veritable green lung with its 57-hectare forest massif. Thanks to its exceptional situation and its dominant position, Mont-Boron enjoys magical locations and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Nice, from Italy to the Esterel via the Rade de Villefranche, the peninsula of Cap-Ferrat and the mountainous reliefs of the Alps.

Mont-Boron is a sought-after district of Nice for its beauty and calm, promise of a luxurious real estate heritage with its bourgeois houses, its “Belle-Epoque” palaces and its recent luxurious residences. Very popular with international and local customers, the Mont-Boron district offers direct access to Villefranche-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the Principality of Monaco.

Among the many advantages of Mont-Boron, the first is to be located near the city center, adjoining the port and Riquier districts, because this sector is very well served by public transportation, combining quality of life and amenities.

This sector offers quite unique luxurious residences, such as the La Quieta residence, the Castel Régina or the Miramar Palace. The Blanche de Castille residence, in a contemporary style, benefits from a landscaped garden planted with lush Mediterranean vegetation and an infinity pool overlooking the Baie des Anges.

Are you interested in buying a luxury house or a luxury apartment in Mont Boron and you’d like to receive a selection of properties that match your search criteria? Our team of expert negotiators in the sector remains at your entire disposal: contact us.


The Port of Nice or Port Lympia

Nestled between the Castle Hill and Mont-Boron, the port of Nice is a booming district thanks to its tramway line, the improvement of the port basins, the renovation of its superb buildings and other monuments, and its new pedestrian streets.

This Mediterranean district now offers a real village life in the heart of Nice around its famous Place Garibaldi. Close to the hyper-center and the old town, the Port of Nice is a trendy, lively district, and described as the "little Marais of Nice": bars and restaurants, elegant boutiques, but undeniable cachet - a successful transformation, which led to a definite rise in real estate prices.

Nevertheless, there are still many buildings on the real estate market to renovate or a little out of the way, real opportunities that attract French and foreign investors, as well as a young and well-to-do population.

You wish to invest in the heart of a booming, dynamic sector close to the city center? Contact your Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty agency, real estate specialist in Nice.


Cape of Nice

By the sea, between Mont-Boron and the Port, Cap de Nice is an essential residential area facing the bay of Villefranche sur Mer – considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

The Cap de Nice attracts a local, national and international clientele who appreciate its southern exposure, its breathtaking view of the sea and its proximity to highly sought-after neighborhoods. This residential sector - which has direct access to the sea - offers luxury apartments as well as houses facing the sea.

The sale of the prestigious apartments of the luxurious Palais Maeterlinck by Côte d'Azur Sotheby's International Realty brought a real boost to the sector's real estate market.

Always very attractive, this district is mainly acclaimed for its second homes. Indeed, it is mainly tourists and foreign buyers who invest here, facing the big blue.

You want to focus on the Cap de Nice for your next real estate purchase? Our real estate consultants are experts in the sector and will be able to send you a selection adapted to your search criteria. Contact us.


The Promenade des Anglais & the Quai des Etats-Unis

Extending over nearly 7 km, the famous Promenade des Anglais takes its name from the English aristocracy who used to stay in Nice.

As early as the 19th century, the English made the Baie des Anges their favorite vacation spot for winter tourism. This prestigious avenue is the best known in the city of Nice and gives it a large part of its identity. Bordered by beaches, the "Prom" offers a variety of architecture, from Belle-Epoque residences to more contemporary buildings, as well as the most prestigious hotels on the Côte d'Azur, including "Le Negresco", "Le Palais de la Méditerranée" and even "Le Royal". Known for its rollerblading, cycle and pedestrian paths, for its blue chairs and its pergolas facing the sea, the Promenade des Anglais is always elegantly flowered. It stretches from Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport to the Quai des Etats-Unis.

Very well served by public transportation, this very lively district attracts many tourists every year. It is one of the places in Nice that concentrates the most restaurants, cafes and bars, with multiple clubs and festive events set up along the beaches. Houses on the “Prom” are rare. There are mainly apartments popular with investors in order to offer seasonal or long-term rentals. There are many second homes on the Promenade des Anglais.



Considered one of the most prestigious residential areas of Nice, Cimiez is located on the north-eastern heights of the center of Nice.

Overlooking the city of Nice, Cimiez is above all a district rich in heritage. It was the Roman cradle of the city of Nice and its region, and you can still admire the ruins of the Cemenelum, the archaeological museum, the arenas and the Roman baths. Its archaeological sites, its museums (including the Matisse museum, or the Marc Chagall museum), its green spaces, its peaceful streets, its luxury hotels and its fantastic view of the sea make the Cimiez district a sector sought after by retirees such as families who find there all the amenities they may need – including a university department, several colleges and a high school.

A true haven of peace, Cimiez is made up of small peaceful streets and offers a varied housing stock: bourgeois palaces, villas with garden and sea view and modern residences with top-of-the-range services.

Among the architectural and heritage marvels, the Excelsior Regina Palace - a former private mansion built in 1896, which housed Queen Victoria during her stays on the French Riviera. Several other palaces dating from the Belle-Époque such as the Winter Palace, the Riviera Palace, the Majestic, the Alhambra or the Hermitage have become luxurious private residences.

Cimiez is extended by the districts of Rimiez and Gairaut, located further north. If you wish to acquire a house or an apartment in the heart of a sought after area in Nice – Cimiez may be what you need!

Entrust your real estate search to our team of negotiators and benefit from tailor-made services from experts in the sector.


The Carré d’Or

Located between Place Masséna, Boulevard Victor Hugo and Boulevard Gambetta, the Carré d'Or district is one of the most popular areas in the heart of the city of Nice.

Also called the Buffa district, the Carré d'Or offers many facets: loved by tourists, it is a shopping area and just as residential, all embellished with green spaces and playgrounds, giving it a welcoming and warm atmosphere.

From an architectural point of view, the Carré d'Or offers elegant bourgeois and Art-Deco buildings, modern residences and typical Nice buildings.

It is the ideal downtown district for a main or secondary residence, or for rental investment.

The Nice Carré d'Or housing stock is relatively old, but most of the accommodation has been completely renovated with great amenities. Thanks to its strong rental potential, real estate in Nice Carré d'Or is of great interest for investment.

We find lofts steeped in history, renovated to offer all the comfort of modern life, while retaining their original and atypical lines. There are also luxury penthouses with modern and refined interiors, as well as more modest apartments with an intimate character. Stretching from Place Masséna to the Musicians district, close to the Promenade des Anglais and Old Nice, the Carré d'Or is a hyper central and ultra chic district thanks to its many luxury stores.

It attracts an upscale clientele and is a safe bet. Served by tram and bus, near the train station, the area is ideal for pedestrians!


The Musicians

To the north of the Carré d'Or, the Musicians district refers to famous composers, some of whom have stayed in Nice: the streets Berlioz, Rossini, Verdi and Offenbach, or the Place Mozart.

Close to the hypercentre of Nice, it is a district that is both residential and touristic, which offers a remarkable quality of life. Renowned for its architecture, the Musicians' quarter is mainly made up of Belle-Époque style palaces, hotels or villas mainly built at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century: the Palais Gounod, the Palais Victor Hugo, the Palais Sapho and the Palais Atlanta

The majority of the inhabitants of this district are owners and many apartments to renovate are available, promising a good investment.

The Musicians district is very well served by public transportation - the tram can take you to Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport in just 30 minutes, self-service bicycle stations are nearby and the Thiers train station is located just a few minutes walk from the heart of the district. The presence of schools, colleges, general and specialist medical practices, as well as shops attract future buyers to this prestigious district.


For all your real estate projects in Nice and its surroundings, contact our teams on +33 4 92 92 12 88!