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 32 rue Tonduti de l'Escarene, 06000 Nice.
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