THE ADDRESS Magazine Summer 2014 - Page 164

N ice is one of the most sought after areas for luxury properties in the South of France. The jewel of the French Riviera, it is poised between the Alps, with some of the finest ski resorts in Europe, and the Mediterranean’s turquoise waters. Demand for Nice property is strong. It is France’s fifth largest city and the capital of the Alpes-Maritime department, it has an international airport, an international school and the nearby Sophia Antipolis Science and Technology Park is home to many cuttingedge technology companies. Nice also boasts an outstanding location, situated only 30 kilometres from the Italian border, on the 164 Mediterranean coastline, alongside the spellbinding Baie des Anges. Nice is one of the most vibrant places on the French Riviera, with an active business centre, many notable architectural gems, interesting museums and fine cultural attractions, such as a national theatre, opera house and concert halls. The abundance of sunshine, the Mediterranean climate and lifestyle, stunning natural beauty and the many opportunities for outdoor activities all make Nice an enviable area to live, with a superb quality of life. Property buyers are also lured by great beaches, beautiful landscape, chic shopping, fabulous restaurants, atmospheric cafés and