Foreign buyers eager to invest in a second home in France and especially on the Côte d'Azur are drawn to Nice, the glamorous capital of the French Riviera. The French properties in this city where old-world charm and urbanisation go hand in hand are stunning and offer panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
There are many reasons why this cosmopolitan city situated between Cannes and Monaco is worth considering for more than just a weekend getaway. For some, Nice is the perfect location for a second home or stylish retirement. The primary one is its climate. Warm dry summers and sunny winters with very little rain (mostly at night) provide ample opportunity to take part in outdoor activities such as running, walking, cycling, hiking, canyoning and rafting.
An international airport, TGV links and excellent motorways makes this city easily accessible and with plenty of budget flights from the UK, you won’t have to spend a lot. Reasonably priced public transport and bikes available for hire makes getting around this compact city easy. Little wonder French villas for sale along this strip of the coast are in demand.
Nice has a reputation for expensive real estate but at Winkworth International we have a portfolio of properties to suit all budgets. So, if rubbing shoulders with the well shod jetset, as well as living in one of the world’s most sought-after cities appeals, you won’t have difficulty finding an affordable French apartment or villa. We can arrange viewings to some spectacular properties in the cosy, cobbled Old Town or along the coast, near the Promenade des Anglais.
This coastal city has a strong rental market, so owning a buy to let French property here gives you a double benefit. You have a luxury base from which to enjoy this part of the Riviera while also enjoying a steady rental yield if you let your home on a short or long-term basis. Given the booming tourism the region enjoys, finding suitable tenants is easy.
So, whether you opt for active pursuits or prefer lazing on the beach, shopping in chic boutiques or eating and drinking in seafront restaurants to the sound of world class jazz, Nice has it all.