Once upon a time the likes of Pablo Picasso and F. Scott Fitzgerald set up home in Nice. These days it’s still far from uncommon to see famous faces walking around the picturesque city located in the French Riviera. This isn’t just because of its close proximity to Cannes, where celebrities from all walks of life attend the annual film festival held in May. Instead, you’ll find that many stars choose to visit and stay in Nice whenever they need a sun-soaked break in Europe. With this in mind, here are three famous faces you can expect to bump into in Nice.
Nicole Scherzinger famously used a residence in Nice during the Judges’ Houses stage of the X Factor in 2016. The singer – who was accompanied by DJ Calvin Harris – auditioned contestants with the backdrop of the clear blue ocean behind her. Since then she’s been photographed sunning herself on several beaches, meaning you never quite know whether she’ll be taking a dip in the sea alongside you in Nice.
Elton John and his partner David Furnish own a stunning property in Nice. Originally built in 1920, pictures of the estate show that it’s since been renovated to meet the tastes of the mega star couple. The property is located in the Cote d’Azur, an area known as the ‘Hollywood of Nice’. It puts Elton regularly just a stone’s throw away from all the holiday-makers who choose to stay in Nice.
Bill Gates has got enough money to stay anywhere in the world – and he chooses to stay in Nice. While the Microsoft millionaire’s current residence is kept under wraps, he famously lived in the luxurious Villa Léopolda in the Alpes-Maritimes. It’s very possible that you could see Bill and his family enjoying the city’s unrivalled culture if you also choose to visit Nice.
Nice is packed with history, culture and great weather. Then there’s the fact that it’s often packed with the rich and famous! If you’re looking for vacation apartments in Nice so that you can rub shoulders with these celebrities, be sure to use HB Property.