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Airport Tram: 12 months to go!

Just 12 months to go! This time next year chic red trams will zip along the Promenade des Anglais, as Line 2 of the Nice’s tramway opens for business. It’s about time. The new line will run every three minutes between Nice Port and Nice Airport. Equally importantly, it will take 20,000 cars off the … Continue reading



Profit from the Italians: the Cote d’Azur’s best customers

The Cote d’Azur’s best customers aren’t Brits (second place). Nor Americans or Germans (in joint third place with 8% each of all overseas visits). Say buongiorno to the Italians, who make up nearly 20% of all French Riviera tourists. And say benvenuti to the billions of tourist Euros they bring in each year. That statistic … Continue reading



5 reasons why we think the French Riviera will be more vogue than ever by the start of 2019

As Macron unpacks at the Elysee Palace, the country is breathing a sigh of relief and expectations are high. We have high hopes that if progress can be made, those who take the plunge and buy their dream second home will be basking in more than just sunshine for years to come. Removing the shackles … Continue reading



Why people we’ve dealt with choose to limit the money they make on their Short Term Let (extract, Room for Profit)

  My book, Room For Profit, shows you how to make maximum income on your holiday home, wherever in the world that may be. Over the coming months, you can enjoy extracts from the book here. This time, let’s look at some common excuses for not maximising the available rental calendar from Room for Profit, … Continue reading



The Riviera’s strangest real estate: Negresco, Nice Promenade

It’s a building where studios sell for €8,000 per square metre. A rococo wedding cake that dominates the Promenade des Anglais. A seafront castle where a rogue’s gallery of world leaders – Nikita Khrushchev, the Shah of Iran – have bedded down under mink throws. Welcome to the Negresco. This palace-hotel – and little known … Continue reading



Rent your property with Nice Pebbles
Buy amenities first, location a close second

At Pebbles we’ll always find you the right property for your needs. We have access to 10 years worth of rental figures for all key locations in Nice. We’re confident that no-one in Nice knows what and where to best buy for rental investment. The buzzword for property was always “location, location, location”. These days … Continue reading



Garden Festival tops new 2017 tourism activities

On the French Riviera coastline between Monte-Carlo and St Tropez, a full third of people are employed directly or indirectly by tourism. Just think of all those tour guides, hotel receptionists and staff at Nice Airport, which smashed its record of 12m yearly arrivals in 2016. Plus all those restaurant chefs, café owners and apartment cleaners … Continue reading



How to profit when France wins the Olympic Games

The Olympics are coming to Nice’s Allianz Riviera. Surely not? Well read on, because this September the International Olympic Committee will choose who hosts the 2024 summer games. The out and out favourite to win? That’s right, France at 2/5. Los Angeles are in a distant second at 2/1 with Budapest rank outsiders at 8/1. … Continue reading



The tasty way to find your property investment

It’s never been a secret that local restaurants and desirability of an area go hand in hand. It’s even less of a secret that the French Riviera’s restaurant reputation is one of the best in the world. Even so, we’d felt that Nice’s offerings were getting a little stale of recent years, but we’re noticing … Continue reading



Buy to let UK v. Buy to let France

If you’re a Briton with some cash to invest, you’ve probably considered residential property. However, you can’t have missed the moans and outcries from landlords everywhere at the introduction of the controversial new Stamp Duty surcharge on rental properties and the government policy of tapering off mortgage tax relief for landlords from April 2017. As … Continue reading