Located between Place Massena and the classy Musiciens area, Carré d'Or is one of the most stylish addresses in Nice. Apartments in this affluent residential zone sit a few blocks back from the beach, and bask in bourgeois seclusion. Interspersed between the ritzy buildings are glamorous boutiques and interior design stores, as well as neighbourhood bakeries and fine epiceries.
Getting around Nice from your rental apartment the Carré d'Or is easy. The tramway that runs through Place Massena is a five-minute walk, while the main Nice-Ville train station and Old Town are each a ten-minute stroll away.
The clue to understanding the area is in the name: Carré d'Or translates as Golden Square. Its proximity to the Promenade and Old Town attracts rental guests in search of everything nearby, if not on their actual doorstep. The neighbourhood includes the Zone Piétonne (the long pedestrian-only street called Rue Masséna, set between Place Masséna and Rue de France), Boulevard Victor Hugo and the roads in between including Marechal Joffre, Rue de la Buffa and Alphonse Karr.
The streets may be cleaner, wider and grander than almost anywhere else in Nice, but they certainly aren't empty! The Niçois lead a communal life, going outside for their daily newspaper and morning coffee, shopping for bread twice a day, and heading out for dinner or drinks most evenings.
All of our rental apartments in the Carré d'Or are close to smart cafés, grocery stores and boulangeries. For a big shop we recommend the two-storey Monoprix supermarket on Avenue Jean Médécin, which is open until 9pm.
**Please note that until around September 2019 (when the tramline between the airport and port is expected to be launched), this area will be affected by construction for the tram-line. This is now in it's final stage and mainly underground, but some level of noise or cornered off walkways should be expected, but not certain. The workmen come for a while, then leave for a while, and it is impossible to say specifically what dates or times work will be carried out. The main apartments affected are around Boulevard Victor Hugo, between Avenue Jean Medicin and rue Macarani and between rue Guilgia and Boulevard Gambetta. The final stage of ground level work is scheduled between June - September 2019. **