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Real estate in Nice, the emblem of the French Riviera with Provence touch

Discover Nice, an extraordinary seaside town on the French Riviera

Which neighborhood is best to live in Nice, the most beautiful city on the French Riviera?

Mont Boron, a breathtaking view overlooking Nice

Nice Cimiez, a refined place of peace and quiet in the heart of the French Riviera

Carré d'Or, a lively district in Nice just a stone's throw from the Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade, a view that plunges into the Mediterranean

Fabron, in the swanky hills of Nice

Nice Port, a lively district dedicated to yachting

Cap de Nice, small yet unforgettable

Nice real estate market: current trends





A deep blue sea lined with pebble beaches... rows of perfectly aligned palm trees... sun all year round... the city of Nice opens up its horizon and welcomes you to settle down in this beautiful city. Are you planning on investing in real estate in Nice, or just to live on the French Riviera? Why not take the time to visit the city, discover its neighborhoods, and stroll along the famous Promenade des Anglais to fully immerse yourself in the vibrant lifestyle of your next place of residence? A guided tour in the most beautiful city on the French Riviera...


Discover Nice, an extraordinary seaside town on the French Riviera

Located in the Alpes Maritimes region, the picturesque city of Nice benefits from a remarkable location. Facing Corsica, which can be seen on days with sunny clear skies, this metropolis stretches along the coast into the green hills that mark the road through the back country and into the mountains. The view from the castle overlooking the bay is magnificent and is nestled between the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the skyline that outlines the surrounding mountain peaks.

Between mountain and sea, the city has a mild and pleasant climate where the sun is always shining even during the colder months. Between its particularly advantageous position on the border, its proximity to the coast, and woodland pine forests, this territory has been a desirable place for many lustful eyes in the past. In fact, it was often passed along the hands of different rulers, but it was the Counts of Provence that marked this city's history. After having been under Italian rule for many years, the city finally became French again and remains so to this day.



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A vibrant city marked by the traditions of Provence was born from this blend of cultures and was determined to be a modern city. In such a Provencal context, you will be able to find your next real estate investment in the Provence Alpes Côtes d'Azur region. From the Cours Saleya nestled in the picturesque Old Nice city center where you can get lost in a maze of fragranced alleys to the heart of Avenue Jean Médecin where shops line up one after another in a very warm and friendly atmosphere. The districts of Nice are only a short distance from one another, each one with its own personality... waiting to be discovered.


Which neighborhood is best to live in Nice, the most beautiful city on the French Riviera?

Mont Boron, Cimiez, Carré d'Or, Promenade, Fabron, Port, Cap de Nice... are just a few of the many neighborhoods with different atmospheres and distinctive characters. And now a tour of the neighborhoods with their timeless charm in the lovely city of Nice...



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Mont Boron, a breathtaking view overlooking Nice

Located in the south-eastern part of the city, Mont Boron has many attractive qualities. This hilltop is home to luxurious homes scattered around the wild natural vegetation made up of well-preserved Aleppo pines and olive trees. Formerly grazing pastures and a stronghold village in the Middle Ages, the vestiges of this area, including the magnificent Mount Alban Fort, are evidence of its eventful past. What makes the place so charming is undoubtedly the 360-degree panoramic view of the French Riviera. From the bay of Villefranche, to the coast of Cap Ferrat, with the city of Nice extending through the back country into the mountains, the view is simply stunning.


Nice Cimiez, a refined place of peace and quiet in the heart of the French Riviera

Perched on a hillside, Cimiez keeps its promises. Calm and chic, this neighborhood remains one of the most upscale areas in Nice, especially regarding real estate. Between the private residences and buildings with elaborate facades such as the Victoria Palace, it is a place that exudes refinement in every detail. Despite its luxurious appearance, this area is also home to archaeological sites and lush parks that punctuate the streets with greenery. Cimiez is visually very pleasant, but it is also a place where a relaxed lifestyle awaits. Enjoyed by families and retirees alike, this area will have you fall under its charm.



Carré d'Or, a lively district in Nice just a stone's throw from the Promenade des Anglais

Tall buildings with Haussmann-style facades lining large boulevards and narrow streets... no doubt, you are in the Carré d'Or district of Nice. Between the rue de France, with its rich variety of shops overlooking the seafront, and the Victor Hugo boulevard with its wide cobblestone sidewalks, you will be completely amazed by the beauty of the area. Peaceful and chic are the adjectives that best describe this neighborhood. If you are looking for a bit more activity, there is a pedestrian zone only a few blocks away.


The Promenade, a view that plunges into the Mediterranean

The Promenade des Anglais is undoubtedly a major landmark in Nice, and a symbol of the French Riviera. Imagine... what a pleasure it would be to open your shutters every morning to an exceptional panorama decorated with palm trees and an azure blue sea that merges with the sky at the horizon. In addition to the magnificent sunsets, the promenade also offers luxurious real estate properties alongside Nice's famous palaces such as the Negresco and the Ruhl. Many restaurants line the promenade where you can taste famous Provencal and French Riviera specialties along with freshly caught seafood. With just a towel on your shoulder, all you have to do is cross the street to find yourself sunbathing on the Riviera's beaches.



Fabron, in the swanky hills of Nice

Fabron, a prime residential area, warmly welcomes you in a lush green setting, nestled on the slopes of one of the many hills that border the city. From your terrace, you will able to see the Bay of Angels glistening in the night with the city lights at your feet. A magnificent landscape and an appreciable peaceful setting, Fabron offers all the advantages of being in the city without the hassle. This area is pleasant to live in and is scattered with luxurious houses and prestigious real estate properties. All you have left to do is move into this idyllic setting where families and retirees alike can find peace and quiet in the heart of the Côte d'Azur.


Nice Port, a lively district dedicated to yachting

The port of Nice is characterized by the large ochre and brick facades that surround the port of Nice, bustling shops, an impressive church, and boats that sway with the tide. An aromatic sea breeze fills your nostrils year-round. Your eyes will be bathed in colors and a unique Provence landscape as if straight out of a Cézanne or Matisse painting. For lunch break or in the evening, the restaurants come alive along the avenues with seafood specialties. In the mood for a nature-filled walk? Why not take a stroll up to the castle by taking Rue Ségurane.



Cap de Nice, small yet unforgettable

Between the Port and Mont Boron, the Cap de Nice opens up onto the Bay of Angles (Baie des Anges), which offers a magnificent breath of fresh air to this small, very chic, refined district. Beautiful villas rise up along the seafront overlooking the coastline and an exceptional coastal stretch. There is no need for extra space to make it a nice place to live. Coco Beach and La Réserve are well-known sites on the coastal part of Nice, and are part of this district far from the hustle and bustle of the city. As if preserved through time, the calm and beauty of the area is striking and encourages relaxation and a particularly relaxing lifestyle.

Nice real estate market: current trends

Prices per m2 in Nice vary greatly depending on the neighborhood. The Carré d'Or is one of the most expensive districts, with prices reaching and sometimes even exceeding 10,000€/m2. Mont Boron is also the star, with villas whose prices start at 2.5M€. For more reasonable prices, Cimiez is an ideal location with prices ranging from 5,000€ to 7,000€/m2. For those who like walking, the promenade area is a great location, with apartments from 45 to 80m2 worth up to 600,000€.




Discover our real estate guide of the Alpes Maritimes area.

Discover our real estate guide of the Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur region.

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