French Riviera – Mont Boron - Set between the city and nature… and always seaside
Beatrix Eikel, Director of Engel & Völkers Cap Ferrat (French Riviera) and resident of Nice’s Mont Boron, reveals why this area is so alluring.
The hillside on the eastern edge of Nice rises to an altitude of 190 metres facing the Mediterranean Sea. Crowned by the Fort Alban and a large forested park, Mont Boron offers two different areas. One is leading to the Port of Nice, with splendid views of the harbour and Castle Hill, over the Promenade des Anglais and towards Cap d’Antibes. This is the historical side, enhanced by stunning palaces from the Belle Époque era. Today, most have been converted into prestigious co-owner residences with park and pool, ideal for buyers looking for apartments in historic buildings and within walking distance to the centre of Nice.
The other side of Mont Boron faces Cap Ferrat with its luxurious villas – the most sought after location. The Cap Ferrat Peninsula and Mont Boron frame the famous Bay of Villefranche (Rade de Villefranche). This area of Mont Boron is more forested, more peaceful, and less constructed – generally recognised as just a wonderful place to be, an oasis between Nice and Monaco, offering beautiful views of the sea and over Cap Ferrat, Cap d’Ail and Cap Martin, towards Italy.
During the past 2 years a number of small Nicoise-style houses have been completely renovated and extended, most of them transformed into modern villas. There are still some gems from the past available though, waiting for an investor who is interested in this fantastic location.
Further on towards the Cap de Nice are some extraordinary waterfront properties, completing the various locations that make up Mont Boron.
Article published in RT Magazine – February 2015