Mont Boron

Start-studded elegance high above Nice

The most prestigious area of Nice, Mont Boron is synonymous with ivy-covered villas, fine views and gentle sea breezes. Several stars own homes here, including Elton John. The beau monde is made up primarily of leading local, French and international business figures.

The quarter is just to the east of Nice rising up from the Port and the sea and stretches back to the north about two kilometres. On the top of Mount Boron is a heavily wooded area that is a protected national park, with walking trails and extraordinary views of the city and the ocean.

There is little property below €500,000 on Mont Boron with most of the more inexpensive apartments are in buildings dating from the 1950s to the present day. As purpose built apartment blocks, many have balconies, terraces and pools in the grounds.

Real estate in Mont Boron couldn't be more different from the Old Town, the Port, and central Nice. It has an expensive, peaceful feel about it with more space and less commercial activity. Parking is much easier in this area as the streets aren't as congested as in central Nice. Most apartment buildings have underground parking.

At the top end of the Mont Boron property market there are some spectacular villas and large apartments. totallyNice regularly host properties up to €5,000,000. Many of these grander villas and buildings were built between 1900 and 1930.

Most of them are delightfully ornate and have views of the coast from Villefranche to Cannes. For the security conscious many Mont Boron properties come with guardians and top-class security.