Property in Nice Port
The Port has been one of the most glamorous and exciting areas of Nice for over acentury. It’s also an area that skilfully manages high-class tourism with age-old customs: multi-million Euro yachts share the harbour with traditional fishing boats.
The entire Port is ringed with cafes and restaurants, a delight for both residents and rental guests alike. They range from Michelin-starred brasseries to humble eateries offering mussels, frites and pichets of wine. Of the areas in Nice, the Port is a real pedestrian-friendly zone, so it’s great for families who want to wander along the quays, as it is ideal for an evening stroll. Most of our properties for sale in Nice Port are all in prestigious buildings. Almost all are a block or two back from the waterfront action.
Not only is the Port the easiest place in town to find a parking space, it’s also amazingly well connected. The Old Town, beach and Gare Routiere bus station are a 10-minute stroll away. The tramway runs through nearby Place Garibaldi, a pedestrian-only piazza, which connects to Nice-Ville train station in around 10 minutes. In 2016, an additional tramline will run from a new underground station on Place Ile de la Beaute, at the base of the Port, directly to Nice airport.
Our clients’ properties in Nice Port also rent very well. For many, it offers the atmosphere of the Old Town, albeit in a slightly more upscale – and more tranquil – form.
The Port can be divided into four smaller areas, each with its own bakeries, newsagents and petite cafes. The first is the attractive waterfront area that forms a horseshoe around the bay. It consists of three quays (Quai Lunel, Quai Papacino, and Quai des Docks), each lined with family-friendly restaurants. In the centre of the horseshoe sits Place Ile de la Beaute, which is backed up by of a row of neo-classical buildings and the imposing Notre Dame church. The no. 100 bus that calls at Villefranche, Beaulieu and Monaco stops opposite the church every 20 minutes.
The Quartier Segurane lies behind the quays, just west of the Port. It boasts a brilliant collection of antique shops which attract wealthy collectors from all over Europe. On Rue Segurane, there’s a ramp, then steps leading up to the Colline de Chateau hilltop park. This street is also a great shortcut from the Port through to the Old Town or Place Massena.
The Port’s third quarter is the area just north of Place Ile de la Beaute, where you will find vibrant shops and tiny restaurants. Its streets include Rue Cassini, Rue Barla, Rue Arson, Rue Lascaris and Rue Delfino. Nice’s largest supermarket, Carrefour, is also in this area.
Finally, just east of the Port on the way to Mont Boron, is the most residential area of the Port, around Boulevard Franck Pilatte. Perfect for a morning or evening stroll, this route follows the seashore by way of several cafes, parks and beaches.
“The entire Port is ringed with cafes and restaurants. They range from Michelin-starred brasseries to humble eateries offering mussels and frites to hungry visitors…”