Hotel Negresco in Nice
Nice. Cote d’Azur. Promenade des Anglais. Hotel in the neoclassical style “Negresco”. More than a century has passed since the opening of the institution, but, as in the old days, its popularity is very high. The halls in the styles of Madame Pompadour, Louis XVI, Napoleon III, Art Deco will be transferred to the time of luxury, sophistication and French charm. Do not be surprised if you meet celebrities in the corridors and halls of the hotel. The creams of society from different countries stop here. The business elite and government representatives conduct negotiations and business meetings in salons of antique furniture and antiques. Honestly, there are a lot of negative impressions on sites on the Internet about being in this famous historic building in Nice. Complaints concern dilapidated furniture, idle air conditioners, a musty smell, broken bathrooms. What can be countered by such arguments: the furniture is not old but old, the hotel is a museum in which guests are simply allowed to stay, street noise in the rooms is the cost of the location of the hotel. What do you want? Five stars do not give absolute comfort. By the way, according to the will of the owner of Negresco, Madame Ogier, after her death another 99 years, no one has the right to sell and change anything in the building (inside and out). Who did not bother to visit the hotel, hurry up so as not to find the ruins in the decoration of the rooms. And there’s something to watch! And whatever they say, after a visit to Negresco everyone feels chosen. Delivery of modern transport to an islet of antiques (how to get there) Nice is one of the 5 major cities in France. Naturally, the transport network in it is well developed. The airport in the city accepts flights from Moscow (it takes about 4 hours to fly), from St. Petersburg, Riga, and Paris. The fastest way to get from Paris to Nice is by plane. The flight will take an hour and a half. From the airport it is more convenient to take a taxi, but cheaper by bus (route number 98). Traveling by train from the French capital to Nice will take more than 5 hours. But you can enjoy the scenery of the country during these hours. Please note that trains to Nice run from Lyon Station every day up to 7 times. By car, you will cover a distance of more than 900 km in 9-10 hours. Hotel Negresco is located in the city center. Take the T1 tram to the Massena stop. Buses numbers 8, 11, 52, 59, 60, 62, 70, 94, 98 will take you to the hotel in a few minutes. A 15-minute walk from the Gare de Nice-Ville train station to the establishment. Cote D`Azur Airport is within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. The cost of a trip to the hotel-museum (prices for accommodation and transport) An air ticket from Paris to Nice costs from 86 euros, for a train – from 76 euros. To get from the airport to the city by taxi will cost from 22 euros, by bus – 4 euros. Accommodation in the hotel itself will cost in summer from 420 euros per day in a double room, in winter – from 165 euros. Be prepared for the fact that you will have to pay extra for car parking, for animals, child care, beach cabins and other amenities. There is no charge for providing a crib for a child under 2 years old. An extra bed will be free in the room for visitors under 12 years old. Traditional working hours. Hotel service is round-the-clock. The Chauntecleer restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but its doors are always open on official holidays. The Rotonda Bistro can be visited every day from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. I look – it’s not enough for me (what to look for) If you do not plan to stay in the hotel itself, then, breaking through the defense at the entrance, you can walk along the floors of the institution. To explore all the unique antiques, one day will not be enough. Yes, and this is not required. Wander through the halls, corners of the hotel, feel the atmosphere of centuries-old history, feel the spirit of antiquity and the uniqueness of every thing. Let the musty smell of old things not distract you. Just think about it: each thing is in a single copy, each item is a story. From a dream to the world famous sights of France (a bit of history) Hotel Negresco is a symbol of Nice, a historical monument of France. It keeps within its walls the history of the country, its culture, traditions. And it all began prosaically: with the realization of the dream of one Negresco. The poor waiter Henri Negresco, who came to conquer the French city and its residents, becomes the manager of the casino, and then the famous owner of the institution of the same name. About 3 million gold francs were spent on the creation of a renowned hotel. Seven royal families came from Europe to open the hotel in January 1913. Eduard Nyerman once again surprised by the architecture of the building. His creations, Moulin Rouge, Foley-Bergere, also went down in the history of France. Gustave Flaubert’s workshop received an order from Negresco to manufacture a metal frame mounted above the Royal Salon in the building. The pink dome has become a recognizable element for millions of tourists. Another unique little thing of 16 309 crystal details is in the hotel. This is a chandelier from the Baccarat factory.