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

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 actress 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 rental apartments in Nice, bookable with Culture Trip.

Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Acropolis

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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.

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Residhome Nice Promenade

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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.

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Apart'hotel Ajoupa

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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.

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Aparthotel Adagio access Nice Magnan

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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.

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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.

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  • Student Factory Nice Gare Sud

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    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.

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    Alex Ledsom contributed additional reporting to this article.

    These recommendations were updated on April 13, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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