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Here is a great documentary on the history of the Negresco Hotel. Even if your French is a bit rusty it contains some great historical video footage. Enjoy!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFGqJSGSapM&t=821s

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Place Rossetti in 1947
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How lovely is that 🥰

The new theater in Place St Francois in the Old Town, based in the historic Franciscan monastary, has held its first inaugural concert. See a short video of the opening here:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg6Cgl6ScVA

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Works well under way on Rue de la Liberté, after nearly completing the new Place Grimaldi. ... See MoreSee Less

Works well under way on Rue de la Liberté, after nearly completing the new Place Grimaldi.Image attachmentImage attachment

Who remembers how Place Massena used to look like? This photo from the same group mentioned previously captures it perfectly. It looks like a blast from the past. Many of you may be surprised to know when it transformed into the piazza we know today: 2007. Only 15 years ago. To put that in context, Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the UK that year. The year after next President Obama was elected. I think we can agree it looks amazing today. ... See MoreSee Less

Who remembers how Place Massena used to look like? This photo from the same group mentioned previously captures it perfectly. It looks like a blast from the past. Many of you may be surprised to know when it transformed into the piazza we know today: 2007. Only 15 years ago. To put that in context, Gordon Brown became Prime Minister of the UK that year. The year after next President Obama was elected. I think we can agree it looks amazing today.

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It looks so much better now! In fact most of Nice does, amazing transformation 🥰

Cars looked amazing back then.

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The invasion of Ukraine has affected luxury real estate. Not just the oligarchs that are buying but those that rent out properties to them.

Wealthy Russians are pulling out of sales, and those that have bought are unable to visit their luxury villas. The article mentions one sale of a €20m villa falling through this week. The reason? With the rouble being reduced to rubble, the buyer has decided he needs some spare cash outside of his home country.

The well known friend of Mr Putin, Roman Abramovich, is holding a fire sale of his assets. One of them is Chateau de la Croe in Antibes which he bought for €15m in 2004 and has since spent over €100m in renovations. What will happen to properties like this? The French economic minister, Bruno Le Maire, is talking about actively seizing them for the State rather than simply 'freezing' the asset. There is enough demand for top end properties that a price drop is "unlikely if not unthinkable" so it is a question if they can offload them in time. The buying process in France is not quick!

It is not just Russian owners rethinking their plans. One American who spent €3m on an apartment on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice was fully booked all summer at €1,000/night until suddenly all his Russian and Ukrainian clients just cancelled. Russians used to account for up to 30% of the luxury bookings, after the invasion of Crimea that dropped to 8%, and now it is zero. Of course others will step in to fill that gap. Russia has never been an important market for Nice. However those that specifically cater to the Russian speaking market, estate agencies and property management companies, may need to pivot their business elsewhere for the foreseeable future.

You can see the article here: www.varmatin.com/immobilier/une-vente-a-20-m-annulee-dans-le-var-des-remous-sur-la-cote-dazur-le-...

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The invasion of Ukraine has affected luxury real estate. Not just the oligarchs that are buying but those that rent out properties to them.

Wealthy Russians are pulling out of sales, and those that have bought are unable to visit their luxury villas. The article mentions one sale of a €20m villa falling through this week. The reason? With the rouble being reduced to rubble, the buyer has decided he needs some spare cash outside of his home country.

The well known friend of Mr Putin, Roman Abramovich, is holding a fire sale of his assets. One of them is Chateau de la Croe in Antibes which he bought for €15m in 2004 and has since spent over €100m in renovations. What will happen to properties like this? The French economic minister, Bruno Le Maire, is talking about actively seizing them for the State rather than simply freezing the asset. There is enough demand for top end properties that a price drop is unlikely if not unthinkable so it is a question if they can offload them in time. The buying process in France is not quick!

It is not just Russian owners rethinking their plans. One American who spent €3m on an apartment on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice was fully booked all summer at €1,000/night until suddenly all his Russian and Ukrainian clients just cancelled. Russians used to account for up to 30% of the luxury bookings, after the invasion of Crimea that dropped to 8%, and now it is zero. Of course others will step in to fill that gap. Russia has never been an important market for Nice. However those that specifically cater to the Russian speaking market, estate agencies and property management companies, may need to pivot their business elsewhere for the foreseeable future.

You can see the article here: https://www.varmatin.com/immobilier/une-vente-a-20-m-annulee-dans-le-var-des-remous-sur-la-cote-dazur-le-spectre-dune-saisie-des-biens-russes-agite-limmobilier-de-luxe-750249

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A local Nice resident has put up his second home for sale up on the outskirts of the city. A key selling point? Its resistance to a nuclear attack.

It has a decontamination chamber upon entry, autonomous battery supply, its own water reserve with a treatment plant for eliminating bacteria, a weapons grade air filter, and of course a blast proof door.

A cosy 25m², at a pinch it is claimed it can sleep up to 10 people. It is priced at a very reasonable €100,000.

You can read more here: www.nicematin.com/vie-locale/un-nicois-met-en-vente-un-bunker-abri-atomique-sur-le-bon-coin-749949

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A local Nice resident has put up his second home for sale up on the outskirts of the city. A key selling point? Its resistance to a nuclear attack.

It has a decontamination chamber upon entry, autonomous battery supply, its own water reserve with a treatment plant for eliminating bacteria, a weapons grade air filter, and of course a blast proof door.

A cosy 25m², at a pinch it is claimed it can sleep up to 10 people. It is priced at a very reasonable €100,000.

You can read more here: https://www.nicematin.com/vie-locale/un-nicois-met-en-vente-un-bunker-abri-atomique-sur-le-bon-coin-749949

#Nice #property

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Scary times 😳

Fantastic 👍🏻

Great photo from the Facebook group "Comté de Nice et son histoire". The river Paillon used to run from the east of Nice, all the way through the city centre through Place Massena, then out to the sea where the Meridian Hotel is. It was then built over to reclaim the land.

The photos shows the works going on in the 1800s to complete the final section where you can still see the river coming out into the sea today.
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Great photo from the Facebook group Comté de Nice et son histoire. The river Paillon used to run from the east of Nice, all the way through the city centre through Place Massena, then out to the sea where the Meridian Hotel is. It was then built over to reclaim the land.

The photos shows the works going on in the 1800s to complete the final section where you can still see the river coming out into the sea today.

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Love this, what a great photo

There was a big demonstration in Nice in support of the Ukraine, which started on the Promenade before moving to Place Garibaldi. One of the great things about Nice is its cosmopolitan feel, with different nationalities living in harmony. It was good to see so many different countries represented there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our family was there, picture with a fellow Brit called Ian.

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