Property in Cimiez
“…Architecturally speaking it is stunning. Row after row of fine villas, rococo apartment blocks and manicured gardens sweep up the hill to les Arenes de Cimiez …”
Outside of the compact city centre, we sell apartments and villas in Cimiez, Mont Boron and Fabron: the three most elegant suburbs of Nice.
Cimiez was where Queen Victoria and her entourage holidayed at the turn of the century. Architecturally speaking it is stunning. Row after row of fine villas, rococo apartment blocks and manicured gardens sweep up the hill to les Arenes de Cimiez, the zone’s public park, which possesses the ancient ruins of Cimiez’s original Roman settlement dating from over 2,000 years ago. Travelling into Nice’s town centre by public transport takes about ten minutes, and is a cinch.
The quarter is also famed for its two world-class art museums: the Matisse Museum and the Chagall Museum. Both attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. Matisse moved up from Nice Old Town to spend his final years in Cimiez, no doubt attracted by the calm residential area as opposed to the buzz of the seafront.
Buyers will also find almost all the properties for sale in Cimiez to be extremely well maintained. Most have elevators – these are often classic cage lifts that have been thoroughly updated yet retain their period charm – plus air-conditioning. Parquet floors come as standard in older apartments and villas, with cool tiles in the odd newer blocks. Of interest is also the abundance of hotels particuliers. These are once grand private houses – often with gravel drives and stained glass windows – that have been converted into classy private apartments.
Prices in Cimiez have remained solid over the last decade. The sheer class of the building stock and queue of potential buyers should see this trend continue.