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Best Neighborhood in Nice for Apartment Rental

We're going to Nice for five nights following a wedding celebration in Florence in July. It will be very hot, but the celebration was originally planned for May 2020 and was postponed due to Covid.

My husband and I visited Nice in 2012 and stayed in Old Nice, but we're traveling with another couple this time and want to rent a two-bedroom apartment in a neighborhood with lots of restaurants, a grocery store, etc. Please help!

Thanks in advance.
Susan

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We stayed here and really loved it: https://en.villa-leonie.fr

It was very close to the Old Port and also had a bus that stopped right nearby that went to/from the centre and to/from Ville Franche sur Mer and Monaco. There was a grocery store just a block or two away.

It looks as if none of their suites accommodates 4, though, but perhaps you can find something nearby by using the map on Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g187234-d1687277-Reviews-La_Villa_Leonie-Nice_French_Riviera_Cote_d_Azur_Provence_Alpes_Cote_d_Azur.html#MAPVIEW

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Yes, AC is a must. And so is an elevator if it's above the 2nd floor!
Thanks!!

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remember that Europe (and most of the rest of the world) counts floors differently than Americans.

The second floor in Nice would be equivalent to the American third floor.

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You should look in the Carre d'Or and the few blocks around Place Massena. This is roughly the area bordered by the Promenade des Anglais, Boulevard Gambetta, Boulevard Victor Hugo, Rue Alberti, Avenue Felix Faure/Promenade du Paillon (or within a block or two of these boundaries). This will keep you close to the main train station, the Old Town, the Beach/Prom and both main tram links. There are tons of restaurants, groceries and boulangeries/epiceries (deli/takeaway) in these areas. You will more likely to find places with AC (verify if it is in every room) and elevators. Be sure to check beyond the main resellers to the local agencies. The city has worked to remove unlicensed listings, so capacity is a bit down.

The Port is another potential area, it just places you further away from the main train station (you can take the tram, and then transfer, or walk to line 1) and most sites (market, beach, museums). Also, in high season, the trams can get very packed so it is nice to have a good walkable option.