This area is centrally positioned for all that Nice has to offer and rental apartments here are soon snapped up. The bus station and Old Town can be reached between 5 and 10 minutes. You will be at the beach and Promenade within 10 to 15 minutes and the train station is a 15 minute walk away, or a couple of minutes on the tramway.
Cleaner and less crowded than the Old Town, book your holiday apartment in this area if you like to pop into the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Town but like to come away from it too. It is populated by mouth-watering bakeries and restaurants as well as small boutiques and shops. There are pavement café bars and delis on every street and a choice of four supermarkets.
The Jean Médecin high street is now serviced by the Nice Tramway which is a perfect way to get around with heavy shopping bags for just one Euro a trip. Here you can find all the high street names such as Zara, H&M, Morgan, Etam, Virgin, and Sephora. There is also a large Monoprix double storey supermarket which is open until 9pm and here you will also find the Étoile Shopping Mall for the girls and the three-storey branch of FNAC for the boys.
A great little pit stop in the day is Emilie's cookies (as scrummy as it sounds) on Rue Alberti. In the early evening, superb wine bars can be found in this area including Cave Wilson and Part des Anges on Rue Gubernatis. You can also find the Nice Pebbles office here at 37 Rue de L'Hotel des Postes.
**Please note that until around September 2019 (when the tram-line 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 rue Pastorelli between rue Alberti and rue Delille. The final stage of ground level work is scheduled between June - September 2019. **
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