Property in Carré d’Or
Located between Place Massena and the classy Musiciens area, Carre 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.
The Carré d’Or is as central as it gets. The tramway lines that runs through Place Massena is a five-minute walk from here, while the Gare Routiere bus station, 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: Carre 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 Pietonne (the long pedestrian-only street called Rue Massena, set between Place Massena and Rue de France), Boulevard Victor Hugo and the roads in between including Marechal Joffre, Rue de la Buffa and Alphonse Karr. The finest shopping street in Nice, Rue Paradis (hide your credit card as it includes such luminaries as Dior and Louis Vuitton) is in the heart of this fine area.
Traditional owners in the Carre d’Or were bourgeois individuals who expect to inherit their grand property, not purchase it. This noble quarter is still the residence of local doctors, lawyers and many a Notaire. Consequently the buildings are generally among the best looked after in Nice. The majority of apartments for sale in this area have elevators and air-conditioning.
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 properties for sale in the Carré d’Or d’Or are close to smart cafes, grocery stores and boulangeries.
“This noble quarter is still the residence of local doctors, lawyers and many a Notaire…”