Nice Old Town
The oh-so-pretty Old Town, known in French as Vieux Nice, is the most authentic neighbourhood in the city. It's also among the best located: our rental apartments in the Old Town are all a few minutes' walk away from the beach, Place Massena and the tramway.
Stretching from the Place Garibaldi and Place Massena to the Cours Saleya and the Promenade des Anglais, this bustling quartier was built by the Italians. They had a penchant for picturesque window shutters, petite piazzas and streets so narrow that you can't drive a car down them (the Old Town is a pedestrian-only zone). From early morning to late evening these colourful streets are alive with café culture, restaurant terraces and open-air bars, as befits the city's principal tourist hotspot. Our holiday rental apartments here really are in the centre of everything!
In the evening, Nice Old Town's atmospheric nightlife moves from alfresco restaurants and wine bars into the handful of pubs and clubs. Many of these, including Wayne's, Ma Nolan's and Shapko Jazz Bar offer live music until the early hours.
For a great way to see Vieux Nice head to the most photographed vantage point – the Colline du Chateau. This hilltop park sits between the Port and the Old Town, and offers stunning panoramic views.
Our holiday rental apartments in Nice Old Town book up fast in both summer and winter. Each apartment is totally unique. Many date from up to 300 years ago, so are as charming and atmospheric as they are weirdly shaped! All have windows looking on to the atmospheric streets below, with shutters to peer through if you're feeling shy.
Finally, this is a residential area is where thousands of people live and work. Stay here and you may hear the garbage collectors rumbling through the narrow streets early in the morning (it lasts 10 minutes at most) or people making their way home from a night out. But if you stay in a holiday rental apartment in the Old Town we promise you will fall in love with its bohemian spirit. Wherever you stay, exploring it should be high on your list of things to do when you visit!