With the recent nationwide release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland on the 5th March all eyes have been on Johnny Depp. Details of where a celebrity of such stature eats, works, and lives are all of great fascination to the general public especially when they hit our screens in a multi-million dollar movie. It comes as no surprise that as Depp bursts into the limelight again we are all intrigued by his choice to spend a lot of his time in between jobs in his family home just across the channel in Nice, a desirable property hotspot in the South of France. Living with his wife and two children and sharing the famous region with stars such as Elton John and world wide events such as The Cannes Film Festival it is great to know that a location popular with many Brits for over 100 years is also favoured by the A List celebrities.
One might wonder how the Patron Saint of Nice was and is still today Saint Rita – not a terribly Francophile name by any stretch of the imagination. Well Saint Rita was in fact Italian and became the patron Saint of Nice and of Hopeless Causes in 1543.
March 7th sees the start of the gruelling Paris to Nice road bike race. This year 22 teams have signed up for the 1230 kilometre race which takes 7 days and covers some extremely tough stretches of road including a very nasty climb up the Massif Central Mountain ranges. But it is the stages around Nice that sees that truly sorts the boys from the men – this is a section where the average human would be concerned whether their 3 year old car is going to make it to the top – let alone leg power.
Many a town and city is rightfully proud of its annual carnival – the celebration of all things local attracting residents as well as visitors from further afield. However, not many people understand the origins of this well known event and even less so its historic association with some of the most glamorous and sunny holiday destinations in the world. One of those destinations is the southern French city of Nice on the Cote d’Azur.
As the seasons begin to change, you may be thinking it’s all over for excuses to travel in 2009 however for France, the announcement by Louis Vuitton of its partnership with the new World Sailing Team Association, yachters will be navigating to the Cote d’Azur in the south of France this November . The World Sailing Team Association will be holding a series of regattas from now until 2011, the first of which will be held in Nice from the 7th to 22nd November. 10 teams will battle it out on the waves including a number of renowned faces from the elite sailing fraternity.
It is events such as these in which the fortunate Promenade des Anglais property owners can delight. They will have front row seats for the regatta in the comfort of their own home. The Promenade has already seen the likes of Lance Armstrong and eventual winner of the Tour de France 2009 Alberto Contador speeding through its streets this summer, the yachting ‘world series’ extends this sporting havens appeal.
Kirkor Ajderhanyan, Owner of Agence 107 Promenade, the international property agency specializing in Promenade des Anglais real estate comments, “clients come to us from across the globe seeking prime location penthouses and apartments with sea views over the famous Baie des Anges in Nice. The Promenade des Anglais is where people come to see and be seen and with so many events happening this year and planned in the future from festivals to sporting events it is little wonder why. Owners come to immerse themselves in city celebrations and many choose to rent out their properties at these opportune times to maximize returns on their properties. Nice and the Cote d’Azur is particularly popular with the yachting fraternities, the region boasts 22 Blue Flag marinas alone.”
For enviable Promenade des Anglais positioning and fabulous sea views, why not consider this spacious 6th floor 2 bedroom apartment of 72sqm for €530,000 with a lobby, living room of 22 sqm, separate kitchen, 2 bedrooms with balconies, bathroom and terrace with panoramic sea views of the Mediterranean Sea
For more information please contact Agence 107 Promenade on 00 33 4 93 44 83 83, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.107promenade.com
Promoting Nice real estate worldwide, Kirkor Ajderhanyan, owner of Agence 107 Promenade has completed a world tour to attract new foreign markets.
There were few markets spared in the economic downturn, France included, however, focus has now switched to the property markets which are recovering the quickest, and which markets offer a safe investment option. With news of France officially lifted from the recession, property agency, Agence 107 Promenade based in the ever popular Nice, in the south of France, talks about the recession and what there is to come for this region.