The Mont Boron district is one of the most famous in Nice. It is a perfect example of what the Côte d’Azur capital has to offer: an international reputation that attracts wealthy visitors from all over the world, an enchanting setting where the pace of life is synonymous with holidays, and a place where the great names in architecture have achieved great things. The Mont Boron district, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the famous Promenade des Anglais and the Cimiez Hill, is an area to discover, where the streets rhyme with exception.

The remarkable sites of Mont Boron

Mont Boron, a prestigious hill to the east of Nice, is home to some magnificent Beaux-Arts and neoclassical residences. It is also famous for its green spaces, notably the Parc du Mont Boron, with its panoramic views over the city and the sea, and the Fort du Mont Alban.

Here are just a few of the outstanding sites between the seafront and the top of the hill:

Salvy Palace

This magnificent mid-19th century building has welcomed many winter visitors in search of a comfortable, sunny Riviera. Its neoclassical architecture and stucco façade were for a long time the only buildings in this part of the port.

Nautical Club

This was a meeting place for local personalities and wealthy foreigners. The facades of the current headquarters, designed by architects Marcel and Georges Dalmas, are irregularly cut, a reference to the former gunpowder magazine.

Former restaurant La Réserve

Originally a seafood restaurant popular with the whole of Nice, it became a home for a time before returning to its original function. It’s a unique place, famous for its pontoons where you can dine over the sea and for its diving board designed by René Livieri.

Villas Castor and Pollux

Built by the Viscount of Siresme for seasonal rental, these two pavilions with their elaborate facades were designed to attract the attention of foreign guests.

Villa La Côte

A pioneer of Mont Boron, this villa was originally a health centre for winter visitors seeking medical treatment. Today it belongs to the Département after having housed the Administrative Court.

Parc Vigier

This garden, planted with Mediterranean species, overlooks the sea. It covers an area of one hectare and is located on the former estate of Viscount Vigier.

Château de l’Anglais

This incredible building, a symbol of the Belle Epoque style, was the brainchild of Robert Smith, an English engineer who, after retiring, decided to build this neo-Mogul-inspired château on two hectares.

Villa Beau site

This impressive, eclectic style villa takes its name from the exceptional location in which it was built: as if suspended over the Mediterranean.

The property market in the Mont Boron area of Nice

The history of the Mont Boron area, its location both near the port and sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the city, its spectacular views over the Baie des Anges – in short, everything that justifies its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – make it a popular choice for both local and international clients.

Indeed, this is one of the most sought-after areas of Nice, with prestigious addresses such as Boulevard Franck Pilatte, Boulevard du Cap de Nice and Route Forestière.

The average price of apartments is around €8,000/sq m, ranging from €4,592 to €13,434.

For houses, the average price is around €8,950/sq m, ranging from €5,107 to €14,941.

These figures can soar if the property is in a sought-after street, with a terrace or panoramic views. With demand always outstripping supply, the market remains tight and finding your dream villa in this area is not always easy.

Perched on a hill overlooking the port of Nice, the Mont Boron district is home to some of the city’s most beautiful buildings. Both residential and close to the city centre, it’s an undeniably exclusive area. A unique area, heir to the golden age of winter tourism on the Riviera, it is a treasure trove of architectural and natural beauty. And many of us have fallen under its spell.

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