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Where is Nice

Nice is on the South Eastern coast of France, nestled between the dramatic Alpes Maritimes and the sweeping coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. Nice airport is the second busiest airport in France and sees more than 9 million tourists pass through its doors.

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Please zoom in or out on the interactive map of Nice to see more of the coastline or more detail of Nice. This will help you to choose the perfect location for your holiday rental apartment or villa. You can also pan by clicking once, then dragging the map to your chosen location. This map displays all properties for rent in Nice and its environs.

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Nice Cote d'Azur airport is located at the Eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais, in effect making it a very centrally situated airport. It doesn't interfere with the town or the beach because the runways are out to sea and run parallel to the coastline.

A simple case of 'the lay of the land'. The Promenade des Anglais is the main boulevard of the city which runs along the coastline. Its name arises from its popularity with English visitors, who instigated the construction of it, during the early 1800s when Englishmen of any note 'took their winters' in Nice. It was the English who first made the Riviera popular as a holiday destination, but as a winter retreat rather than the summer favourite that it is today.

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The trademark palm trees that line the Promenade des Anglais were in fact a gift to the French commune as a gesture of goodwill and appreciation from the English. The Promenade is a focal point for Nicoise people too, providing a playground for everyone.

The population of Nice is approximately 342,000 people. It is a vibrant, dynamic city in its own right. However you do notice a significant swell in numbers during the summer months when visiting tourists push the population to 500,000 or more.

With more and more people visiting each year it can put a strain on the city but the surrounding area is so beautiful and so well serviced by public transport that there are plenty of locations to cope with the overspill. To many, a holiday rental outside the busy city is a preferable option.

The nearest big town to Nice is Marseilles. With a population of 807,071 people it is significantly bigger although not as pretty. Cannes and Antibes are much closer while, in the opposite, direction you have Monaco and Menton. There are plenty of places to visit and explore to suit everyone's interests.

Renting holiday Accommodation in Nice

Nice is a great central location on the Riviera from which to base yourself for your holiday. It has much to offer by itself and also allows easy access to the entire French Riviera and Italy. If you are ready to rent a holiday villa or apartment in Nice then please use the search facility below or click on 'Holiday Rentals' in the main menu. To learn more about Nice please continue on to the next section.

How to get to Nice »
French Riviera » Nice » Nice Hills
140 sq.m. Villa #1083
French Riviera > Nice > Nice Hills > Villa Berre les Alpes
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traditional, swimming pool, tranquil
This is a traditional-style villa with 3 bedrooms, located 2km from the village of Berre les Alpes and 20km from Nice. Stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a great pool and garden make this tranquil villa great for group or family holiday.
French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice
104 sq.m. Apartment #0307
French Riviera > Nice > Old Nice > Old Nice Luxury Apartment
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contemporary, city centre
This apartment was GREAT! Best vacation in years!
- Jason Castleberry
A large 2-bedroom loft apartment in the heart of atmospheric Old Nice. Located amongst the narrow winding streets of Old Nice, this vast, bright and luxurious apartment sets you right in the charming centre of Nice and just 110 metres from the beach.
French Riviera » Nice » Mont Boron
95 sq.m. Apartment #0983
French Riviera > Nice > Mont Boron > L'Abbaye
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tranquil, swimming pool, sea view
Lovely and sunny 2 bedroom apartment with a terrace and stunning views of Nice and the Mediterranean. The residence features a large pool and is conveniently located on the east hills of Nice, a quiet area, only a few minutes away from the beach.
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