The Best Airbnbs and Holiday Apartments in Nice, France

Enjoy lazy days by the sun-drenched pool at the Aparthotel Adagio
Enjoy lazy days by the sun-drenched pool at the Aparthotel Adagio | Courtesy of Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Magnan / Expedia
Culture Trip Travel Team

Nice is nice but the trendy south of France can be a drain on your wallet too – after all, you’re on the yacht-filled Côte d’Azur and within a stone’s throw of stylish Saint-Tropez. But when you rent a great-value holiday apartment, it’s possible to live like Brigitte Bardot without breaking the bank. What’s more, you’ll have space to spread out and the opportunity to snag a sun-drenched terrace on which to drain bottles of local rosé. Here’s our round up of the best Nice holiday rentals, bookable with Culture Trip.

Loved by over 40s

Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis


Social area with two sofas, two soft chairs and three stools at Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis
Courtesy of Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis / Expedia

Across from the Palais de Congrès exhibition space, these studio and one-bedroom apartments (sleeping two to four) are handy for business folk – but don’t think that’s all they’re good for. You’re also right by the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum and imposing head-shaped sculpture-cum-building Tête Carrée. The apartments themselves, which come with kitchenettes, workspaces and in some cases balconies, will appeal to all sorts of travellers, with their neutral and pastel decor.

Residhome Nice Promenade


Outdoor terrace with a hillside view, plus several loungers and umbrellas at Residhome Nice Promenade
Courtesy of Residhome Nice Promenade / Expedia

If you’ve come to Nice for the Riviera lifestyle, this place delivers. Steps from the beach, the building’s rooftop terrace has sun-drenched loungers and shaded sofas for sipping glasses of local rosé. Apartments sleeping four go all out on the sunshine coast theme, with splashes of pink coral, gold and aquamarine on bedspreads, walls and ombre curtains. Balconies let you take further advantage of the local climate. Whip up breakfast in your kitchenette and enjoy it alfresco.

Apart'hotel Ajoupa


View over neighbouring buildings from roof terrace at Aparthotel Ajoupa, with a table and benches
Courtesy of Apart'hotel Ajoupa / Expedia

The exterior is postcard Nice, with pale pink walls and light blue shutters. But this apart-hotel, primely placed by the seafront next to central Jardin Albert 1er, is a whole different world inside. Each of the apartments, which range from studios to one bedroom (and sleep one to four people), are slightly different, but all have a clean, contemporary feel and come with Metro tiling in kitchenettes and wacky print wallpaper. There are some nice hotel-like touches too: pillow menus and concierge-style assistance for booking tours and tickets.

Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Magnan


Outdoor pool area at Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Magnan, with two handrails, two chairs and wooden decking
Courtesy of Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Magnan / Expedia

Along the curve of the beach to the west, and moments from the pebbles, you’ll find these studio and one-bedroom apartments sleeping up to four people. Kitted out with proper kitchens, laundry facilities and a sun-drenched pool, it’s a great choice for longer stays or if you’re travelling with kids in tow. What’s more, an optional daily buffet breakfast with cheeses and cereals is on hand should you not feel up to cooking.

City Break Opéra


Stopping off in Nice for a short stay? You can’t get much closer to the airport than this one-bedroom apartment, which is a one-minute drive from the terminal. That’s not to say it couldn’t work for longer stays; a kitchen with microwave and coffee maker allows you be self-sufficient. Crucially, you’re only a five-minute drive from the beach. You’ll be bedding down on a double sofa bed, so this apartment is best for solo travellers or cosy couples.

Student Factory Nice Gare Sud


Two armchairs, two beanbags and a hessian chair around a small table in a social area at Student Factory Nice Gare Sud
Courtesy of Student Factory Nice Gare Sud / Expedia

So many tourists stick to the old town but these studios, next to Nice-CP train station, let you experience the city like a local. Sleeping two, and comprising kitchenette and small dining area, the white, light blue and grey colour scheme keeps the studios fresh, while balconies allow you to people-watch. With plenty of shops, restaurants and atmospheric streets to explore nearby, plus the towering gothic Notre-Dame basilica, you’ll come to feel like you know the city inside-out.

Harbour flat with rooftop terrace


The piece de resistance of this compact top-floor apartment is the rooftop balcony, which is perfect for a night under the stars with a glass of local wine.

Stunning sea view


Located in Mont Boron, a quiet residential neighbourhood, this Nice holiday rental apartment offers unparalleled sea views from a rooftop pool, which is open May to October.

Old Town on the sea


This converted fisherman’s cottage is only a short distance from the Cours Saleya, a pedestrian thoroughfare leading to the Marché aux Fleurs (flower market) held every day except Monday when the antique fair takes over. If you’re looking to buy something special, this might be one of the best holiday rentals Nice can offer.

Alex Ledsom contributed additional reporting to this article.

culture trip left arrow
 culture trip brand logo

Volcanic Iceland Epic Trip

meet our Local Insider


women sitting on iceberg


2 years.


It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.


I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!

culture trip logo letter c
group posing for picture on iceberg
group posing for picture on iceberg

Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.

map of volcanic iceland trip destination points
culture trip brand logo
culture trip right arrow
landscape with balloons floating in the air


Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world

Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.