2 people. Separate bedroom with 1 double bed. See video. South facing terrace
Peter Ring-Lefevre. We speak Germain, English, French and Danish
- english, french, german, danish
About Peter Ring-Lefevre. We speak Germain, English, French and Danish
Retired, great admires of Promenades in the Cote d’Azur Alpes Maritime region and lovers of the Arts, Cultural events and Music on the Riviera
Peter Ring-Lefevre. We speak Germain, English, French and Danish purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Peter Ring-Lefevre. We speak Germain, English, French and Danish chose Cimiez
A pleasure to welcome visitors to this splendid region and ensure they are well looked after and follow our Promenade and Art lover idea of taking in all the Cote d’Azur has to offer.
What makes this Apartment unique
'Les Palmiers' is in a calm Mediterranean garden with terrace facing south. Located in the famous residential Cimiez quarters, the ancient holiday playground of the Belle Epoque era. We provide quality linen weekly and speak several languages, French, English, German and Danish. We know the regional cultural scene well from Picasso in Antibes to Fondation Maeght in Saint Paul de Vence or simply walk down the road the the Marc Chagall Museum. We gladly help plan your holiday! A Bientôt, Peter
A non smoking environment
Children not allowed
Sorry no sleeping arrangements for children
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Charming and Stylish 1 bedroom apartment, fully equipped, very enjoyable stay
This stylish property is situated about 20 mins walk from Nice Old town in a charming and quiet neighbourhood. The owner Peter was the perfect host for our stay; charming , friendly and very informative about all aspects, from local transport and places to visit, and was accessible by phone anytime we needed. The check in times were flexible, which was excellent for us as we had an early morning flight on arrival, and late evening for departure, and Peter was fully ameniable to our needs. The apartment was spotless and beautifully furnished with Art Deco and contemporary style; a very cosy home away from home. The kitchen was one of the best equipped we have stayed in, and several meals were cooked with the bonus of having a dishwasher, no washing up! The bed was very comfortable and the apartment is very quiet at night. Overall we had a very relaxing time staying here, and it gave us a good base to explore Nice and the surrounding area. Would definitely recommend this apartment, and hope very much to return.
Thank you both for such a charming feed-back on your stay in our flat, David and Edwin, so kind and you were the perfect clients as so keen in taking in the Cote d’Azur coastline from Menton to Nice. Still beach weather here and hope to be able to welcome you in the future. Wishing you a gentle winter and festive season ahead. Very best wishes
Joie de vie
Les Palmiers is a lovely escape from the tourist area of Nice. The apartment is large, well decorated and comfortable, with a fantastic terrace. The bed is the best ever, towels are large and fluffy. The kitchen is well equipped. All in all, the perfect home away from home! It is lovely to sit on the terrace in the morning with a coffee and in the afternoon with a glass of wine. To top it all off is Peter, the most gracious of hosts. He is a fantastic resource for things to do and restaurants to try.
Janis and John are the most wonderful clients and I have been very fortunate to have them stay in our Palmiers apartment several times over the years. This year I had the privilege to spend some time with this lovely couple, so full of enthusiasm and life. Fits so well into my Art & Promenade Lover Profile. Hope onward journey to Lucca went well. Happy days ahead for you both and hope to see you real soon. Peter, owner Les Palmiers
Fantastic Apartment in Nice
We arrived late on Saturday night and were greeted by the wonderful Selma. She showed us around the apartment and then kindly drove us into Old Nice to find some late night dinner. Peter kindly phoned the following morning to check-in and give advice about the apartment and locality. Previous to this he had emailed a carefully selected list of restaurants that we might enjoy (he has superb taste!).
The apartment itself is situated in a quiet resendtial area just outside the city centre. There is a small 'corner shop' nearby that sells fresh bread and croissants daily. There is a larger Carrefour supermarket about 10mins walk. Old Nice and the shopping malls are about 25 minutes walk or €7 in an Uber.
We took buses to Eze, Monte Carlos and Cannes and these bus stops were walkable from the apartment.
The apartment itself is stylish, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen has everything needed for preparing meals at home. The bathroom is modern with a powerful shower. The highlight for us was the balcony. Ideal for coffee at all times of the day but particularly in the afternoon when it catches the sun.
The Marc Chagall museum is a block away and has a quaint cafe that does lovely coffee and crepes.
Peter very kindly stopped by on our last day to say hello in person.
Overall a beautiful apartment, ideally located and a brilliant engaging host.
Thank you Peter (and Selma)!
Ruby and Jonathan, I was delighted you had such a good time and that you managed to follow my ‘Art and Promenade lovers’ spirit in the way you took in the coastal region. Delighted you liked the Palmiers Flat and that I managed to at least say ‘au revoir’ to you both.
Happy summertime ahead to you both,
Quiet, peaceful place but only minutes from the centre
The apartment is well equipped, clean and tastefully decorated and in a small apartment block in the Nice suburb of Cimiez. Cimiez is a residential suburb with very few shops, restaurants and bars but it does have four museums, a large park and the beautiful gardens of the Franciscan Monastery which have terrific views over Nice. Because of the absence of nightlife, it's a great place to return to after a day or evening in the big city. Nice is about 20 minutes away on foot (down the hill) or 5 minutes by bus. The no.15 is about every 15 minutes and the 17 (which goes on the main railway station) goes twice an hour. The buses finish around 9pm but there is a night bus to Cimiez every hour from Promenade des Arts (behind Monoprix in Place Garibaldi). The buses in Nice are great. They go everywhere and as far as Menton to the east and Cannes to the west for 1.5 euro - and into the hills to Eze or Vence for the same fixed fare.
There is a huge Carrefour supermarket down the hill which will supply all your food needs. Cashpoints, smaller shops and boulangeries are on Rue Lepant which is accessed via some steps off Bld de Cimiez opposite the Roland Garros college signposted 'Gare de Thiers (which is a very quick way to walk to the station). There is a small shop at the other end of Robert Moriez (turn left out of Les Palmiers) which serves bread and croissants etc.
We visited the cafe in the Chagall museum a few times which is open during museum opening hours. It's a great place, set in the gardens with olive trees shading the tables. Food is simple - salads, sandwiches, croque monsieur etc - and it's reasonably priced. It's the nearest eating place to the apartment.
The apartment itself has air con (essential in the summer believe me) and a lovely balcony where you can have breakfast and dinner. There is everything you'll ever need in the kitchen, and all is of high quality - especially the Royal Copenhagen dinner set. The shower is powerful and the bed is very comfortable. There is wifi which is stable and powerful and the television has UK news channels.
The owners, Peter and Michel, are helpful, knowledgeable and very hospitable. Peter kindly arranged a taxi to the airport and as they live locally, they would be on hand if you had any questions or issues. We have rented about 20 apartments in Nice over the past 15 years and this is one of the nicest we have stayed in. Highly recommended.
A little bit of heaven
I used to visit Nice in the 80's with my parents so although the town has changed it was wonderful to find this flat and have the opportunity to explore the south of France again.
The flat is near enough the centre without the hustle and bustle, and easy to get to, either with a healthy walk down and a somewhat more challenging walk back up! Or by bus, the stops are nearby.
Everything in the flat is interesting, beautiful, stylish, comfortable or all of the above!
Peter and Michel are wonderfully attentive owner/hosts without being intrusive. They struck just the right note for me, ready to answer questions or give advice but not on top of me!
The change of temperature from icy, windy England to bright blue skies and balmy breakfast on the adorable terrace was perfect.
I was very happy to be so close to the Marc Chagall museum, his paintings are so inspirational for me. Also I had a fascinating walk a little way up the hill to the Regina, a big apartment/hotel block which Queen Victoria had built and used to visit in the winter and on to the remains of a very atmospheric Roman amphitheatre, and then on up again to a lovely park surrounding the Musee Matisse, another hero of mine!
I would highly recommend a visit, for a weekend or longer but it will be hard to leave Les Palmiers!
Comfortable and artsy!
First off, Peter was so helpful with a map prepared with locations of restaurants, shopping, sights and bus stops. And even before we arrived we exchanged wonderful emails about other places to visit in France. The apartment is in a great residential location an easy bus ride from the main area of Nice. We bought a 7 day bus pass that goes beyond Nice, it was a great deal. I love the decor of the apartment, it's artsy and comfortable. There are books and magazines and a good selection of DVD's. The bed is amazingly comfortable. the terrace is a great place for morning coffee or an evening cocktail and the shower is huge! Thank you Peter and Michel for your charming hospitality!
Apartment 'Les Palmiers' Centre Nice, next to Marc Chagall Museum. With south facing Balcony. Separate Bedroom sleeps 2, Sitting room, Kitchen, Hall and Bathroom, total 55 sq.M. renovated 2012. Furnished with high quality large bed and furniture. Minimum 5 nights, however do contact us if shorter stay. Also longer stays for Language Schools/Seminars etc Again do contact us.
Apartment 'Les Palmiers' for Art and Promenade lovers situated in centre Nice, lower Cimiez area with it's sumptuous ancient 'Belle Epoque' Hotels and sub-tropical gardens. Next to Marc Chagall Museum and near Matisse Museum. Food shopping and bus stop near by with connections along the coast or walking to Old Town or Promenade des Anglais some 20 minutes. The apartment has high quality King size bed and Design furniture. Sleeps two. South facing with terrace. Free parking in surrounding avenues. Non smoking, no animals.
Apartment situated on 1st floor (has large staircase and lift) with own private entrance in small apartment block/condo well secured. Has large separate bedroom, sitting-room, hall, large well equipped kitchen and bathroom with shower. The apartment is rented for the private use and benefit for maximum two guests. Quality Linen is provided weekly. There's free telephone to landlines in Europe (and some American/Canadian cities). Near supermarkets, bus stop and routes to all the famous Cote d'Azur / Riviera villages like Eze, Menton, Cap Ferrat, Antibes etc. Bus ticket still only cots euros 1.50 all the way to Menton!! Easy 20 mins walk through orange tree lined streets of Nice to the Promenade Anglais and Nice Old Town and famous Flower market; Cours Saleya.
Interaction with Guests
Guests will be met at the apartment by mutual arrangement and owner will explain how apartment works and hand over keys. We will always be available to assist with specific requests and help ensure your holiday goes well. WIFI access, plasma TV and selection of DVD's as well as brochures and information on best local restaurants we have tried and can recommend. Owners contact details are available in the apartment. We speak French, Danish and English and some German. We have high quality International recommendations from people who have stayed at 'Les Palmiers' for you to read on our web-site with abritel.fr & homeaway.com
The neigborhood - Overview:
Apartment ‘Les Palmiers’ for Art and Promenade lovers!
Situated in the lower Cimiez hills in centre Nice, famous for its sumptuous and well-preserved ‘Belle Époque’ Hotels and sub-tropical gardens serving the tourist in the 1880's for 'winter breaks'. They and the gardens all remain but now converted into apartments. The apartment is situated next to the Marc Chagall Museum and not long from the Matisse Museum and Roman site. Ideal for a relaxing break and a lovely walk through the orange tree lined streets of Nice to the Promenade des Anglais, Old Town, Garibaldi Square and all bus stops serving the Cote d'Azur. Apartment 'Les Palmiers' is for the private use for 2 people. Situated with easy access to main bus routes to Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, Monaco, Eze and Menton. The apartment features air-condition, wooden shutters and terrace has sun blind.
Newly renovated in 2012. WIFI access, free local telephone calls, plasma TV and wide selection of DVD's. Apartment also has well stocked library and decorated with high quality 'Design' furniture. We will provide help and information of places and restaurants to visit on the Riviera. We speak French, Danish and English and passable German. The apartment also serves to receive our friends and family.
Apartment and bus stop by Marc Chagall Museum which connect with all major bus routes and destinations on the Cote d'Azur, from St Paul de Vence, Antibes, Cannes, Cap Ferrat, Eze and Menton. Also connection to Nice main TGV railway station. Free parking in avenues around the apartment. Good taxi service from Nice Airport. If only hand-luggage then bus from airport is great with one change in centre Nice to Marc Chagall bus stop. We can arrange pick-up in airport for clients who are less able to move.
Extra Details - Things to Note:
If planning to come to the Cote d'Azur region please note that in January/ February/ March it's the Orange and Lemon season (Famous Lemon festival in Menton March) The Mimosa in bloom Feb/March. Nice Festival from end Feb to beginning March just to mention a few. In the summer months, Jazz Festivals in Antibes, Monaco and Nice.
'Les Palmiers' apartment is a non smoking environment. No pets allowed. We always suggest to clients that they try use the recycle amenities available by the garden entrance and use the Air Conditioning on the ecology settings (and not with the balcony doors open!) Main house rule for us is to ensure you have a Super Relaxing holiday!!.
House Manual: We will arrange to meet and go over how the apartment works and live nearby if ever help is needed