Visit beautiful historic sites in Nice

Founded thousands of years ago, Nikaia –  Nice is one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in the world, offering amazing historic sites in Nice. Situated on the French Riviera at the base of the Alps, the scenery is stunning and with a temperate climate and stunning beaches on the Mediterranean, it’s well worth a visit, especially for history buffs.

The Palais Lascaris is one of the most historic sites in Nice and it’s easy to see why. A Baroque palace in the beautiful historic old city, you can take a guided tour of the palace most days. The palace has many elaborately decorated rooms and also acts as a museum, holding items collected by the ruling classes in bygone years such as rare musical instruments. The palace is perfect to get lost in on a day when the weather isn’t as sunny.

For fans of ancient archaeology, visit the Grotto du Lazaret, a cave at the base of Mont Boron. 35 metres long, this cave produces wonderful archaeological finds from the Neanderthal period every time a dig is set up. Tools and household artefacts have been found and you can book a guided tour to explore these and the space.

The Opera de Nice is world famous for its wonderful tenors and sopranos, but what is now an institution started out as a small wooden shack back in 1776. Originally a playhouse, it was purchased by King Charles Felix fifty years after it was opened and converted into the wondrous space we know today. Go for a visit and take in the domed ceilings with marvellous frescos or take in some cultural by catching a ballet, Opera or choir performance.

The Old Town of Nice – Vieux Nice – is an open air museum with it’s two main baroque churches Eglise de Jesus and Cathedralle Sainte Reparate, the two italian palaces Palais Lascaris and Palais Rusca and of course the still inhabited buildings that date as far as 1547.

There are many other beautiful historical sites in Nice and it’s a great city to traverse on foot, so go and explore and see what you discover. If you already own a property in Nice and are considering renting it out as a holiday apartment, contact HB Property. We are a property management company who deal with vacation and holiday rentals and are currently looking to take on more properties to let out to tourists and travellers. Contact us today to see what we could give you for your gorgeous Nice home.

With just a 2-hour flight time from the UK, Nice is the ideal hotspot for an alternative city break. From the Bay of Angels, the most beautiful urban beachfront in Europe, to the gorgeous old town, there’s so much to see and do. It really is so much nicer to have a city break in Nice!

Must see sights

Though it’s perfectly possible to spend a long weekend simply strolling along the fabulous Promenade des Anglais, Nice has more than enough attractions to fill as a city break destination and leave you wanting more. From the warren of bustling and picturesque streets that make up the old town with its incredible flower market, to the mesmerising Matisse and Chagall museums, Nice is thrillingly cosmopolitan and cultured. Don’t miss a deviation from the Promenade des Anglais to the newly opened Promenade du Paillon, a green space that cuts through the heart of town with fountains and sculptures, then continue up Castle Hill for astonishing views over Nice and to the sea.

Unmissable eats

Eating in Nice is as laidback as the city itself. Enjoy the traditional and delicious chickpea socca pancakes (they’re also gluten free!) or a proper Salade Nicoise as you gaze across the Mediterranean. Beautiful southern stuffed vegetables and salty and delicious Pissaladiere are perfect washed down with some delicious rosé for a healthy and flavoursome lunch. From Michelin starred restaurants like the outstanding Chantecler to the mouthwatering array of seafood at La Petite Maison in the old town, you’ll love the Mediterranean diet.

Perfect places to stay

The Riviera has long been synonymous with style and luxury. The best way to enjoy a city break is to have one that puts you in the heart of the action . If you want to pop to the local boulangerie for a croissant or enjoy the best coffee in town at the Brulerie des Cafés Indien that has been roasting its own beans since the 1940s, have a picnic on the beach or grab a terrace table at Les Distilleries Idéales to enjoy the sunset, then an apartment offers you all the flexibility you need for the nicest city break in Nice. At HB Property we have a property to suit your needs, so contact us today for more details.

Once you’ve made the decision to let your property for holiday accommodation, you will want to do everything you can to ensure that it will appeals to guests and maximise your Nice holiday let. Here are our top tips for giving your apartment the wow factor:

1. Location

Nice is a winning location for holiday lets. The name is recognised the world over and brings with it associations of warm weather and beautiful scenery. Make sure that your listing makes the most of this, and of where in Nice you are. Are you close to any particular location or attraction which visitors may want to know about? Be sure they can tell.

2. Find your niche

Is your apartment particularly suited to one type of holidaymaker? Could it be perfect for families looking to escape to the beach, or is it the ideal romantic getaway? Is it close enough to the centre for those with mobility problems to enjoy sight-seeing or on a bus route for those without a car? Make the most of what is special about your place.

3. Tell a story

When creating your listing, don’t just deliver dry facts – tell people the story of what a stay in your apartment might be like. Talk about what other visitors have enjoyed, or what experiences are possible to have. Make it real – make it something that people want to experience, not just read about!

4. Exceed expectations

Having a great Nice holiday let is all about making the experience really magical for your guests. If you do then they are more likely to share their experience on review sites and help you build more business by word of mouth. Make sure everything is perfect, and if there are any problems then deal with them on the spot. It’s a rule of customer service that sometimes the clients who have the biggest problems end up being your biggest fans.

5. Let us help you!

We’d love to help you with listing your property. We are currently building up our portfolio of Nice holiday let properties, so if you have any questions, or you would like to hear more about who we are and what we do, then please contact us!

Nice has long been a firm favourite for holidays and getaways, due to its stunning scenery, culture, and architecture.  With so many things to explore, it can be difficult to fit everything in; that’s why we’ve compiled this list, so you can be sure to make the most out of this spectacular city.

Explore the culture

There are a plethora of museums to discover in Nice, varying from sport to contemporary art. There is a museum to suit all interests, but the Musée Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall are firm favourites that explore the works of some of France’s greatest artists.

The architecture of Nice is simply stunning.   You will never tire of seeing the city’s colourful buildings entwined with grand architecture.  You should make time to visit the Basilica Notre Dame, which is the oldest of Nice’s modern religious buildings and is perhaps even grander than its Parisian counterpart.  The Opéra de Nice is home to Nice’s philharmonic orchestra and national ballet. All of which are well worth a Visit during your stay.  If you’re visiting Nice in February, ensure that you take in the sights and sounds of Nice Carnival.

Eat, drink and relax

No visit to the French Riviera is complete without experiencing the vast array of wines and fresh produce it has to offer. Stop off at one of the many brasseries on the ever-popular Promenade de Anglais for a stunning Mediterranean view, and make sure to try a Socca – a chickpea flatbread that is one of the region’s specialities.

For something a little different, stroll down to Place Rossetti in the heart of the old town. Place Rossetti is right in front of the baroque Cathédral Sainte-Réparate and is filled with energy, music, and atmosphere. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby too.

Due to its location on the French Riviera, no visit to Nice would be complete without a day soaking up the sun on one of the region’s beaches. There are numerous private and public beaches in and around Nice – but do be aware of the pebbles!

Rent a holiday apartment in Nice

There is truly no better way to explore and do in Nice than from the comfort of your own holiday apartment. A holiday rental provides comfort, privacy, and space that a hotel room can not provide, and it is the perfect base to explore all of Nice, as well as its neighbouring towns and cities.

Here at Harrison Brook Property, we are passionate about helping you find the perfect holiday rentals in Nice, France, so do get in touch if you’re interested in booking your perfect escape today.

Nice is the perfect destination for your next trip and we can help with that. If you’re looking for high-quality accommodation, then our holiday rentals in Nice. France are a perfect and affordable solution for you. HB Property specialises in vacation apartments in Nice. We offer a fantastic range of vacation rentals and Nice apartments that are guaranteed to suit your needs.

Contact us today to find out more.

Visit Nice – 4 Great Reasons 

To visit Nice is to discover the beauty that is Nice in France, one of the best destinations in Europe for a city break or a long indulgent couple of weeks away. Here are our top four reasons why a holiday to Nice should be the next destination on your list!

1. Sunshine all-year-round

The city of Nice enjoys the longest hours of sunshine in the region of the French Riviera. It enjoys approximately 2668 hours of the sunshine per year which means there’s never a bad time to visit Nice. It all depends on what you want to do. If you fancy a dip in the sea, then the best month to visit is August when the average sea temperature is around 24°C.

2. It’s the perfect exploration base

If you fancy wandering beyond Nice, you’re in luck. The city of Monaco is only a low-cost bus ride away (around €1.50). It gives you the opportunity to bask in the lavish luxury of the harbour and its surroundings. You can also hop on a bus and discover many authentic ports and perched villages, which will enable you to see a unique side to Nice.

3. Nice oozes romance

Whilst Paris and Rome might be the first destinations that pop into your head when you think of romantic cities, Nice is underrated. Take the miniature train from the Promenade des Anglais up to the Château Gardens high above Nice. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy romantic company whilst embracing the beauty of Nice. You could even check out the famous flower market in Cours Saleya which is located in the heart of Old Nice. Stroll hand-in-hand amongst the smells and bright colours of the beautiful flowers – why not pick a bunch for your loved one?

4. Wine region

If you are a wine consumer, you will love what Nice has to offer. As well as its fabulous wines on offer in many restaurants, you have the opportunity to indulge in a wine tasting tour. Try an organic wine tour by visiting two vineyards on Bellet Hill. Taste organic rosé, white and red wines! Head to Côtes de Provence where you can taste wine from a region that specialises in the best rosé wines in the World.

Now that you’ve discovered visit Nice is the perfect destination for your next trip, the next thing you need is accommodation. We can help with that. If you’re looking for high-quality accommodation, then our holiday rentals in Nice. France are a perfect and affordable solution for you. HB Property specialises in vacation apartments in Nice. We offer a fantastic range of vacation rentals and Nice apartments that are guaranteed to suit your needs.

Contact us today to find out more.