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Nice has made great strides environmentally speaking over the past few years with the implementation of several green initiatives such as: the adoption of the Auto Bleue system (electric cars available for rent throughout Nice), the use of electric cars for service vehicles (rubbish collection and cleaning), the construction of a second tramline, and a ban on all chemicals and pesticides in public parks throughout the city. This attitude aligns with our own philosophy at Sunlight Properties: a focus on natural, organic products and services - things that are good for us as well as the environment. In keeping with this thinking we have listed below some activities, cafes, stores, etc. that share these values.We encourage you to utilise these services when you rent your next holiday apartment or villa from Sunlight Properties. Whilst the list below is mainly based around Nice, each of our properties comes with a customised Property Information Pack detailing all your nearby restaurants, spas, ‘green’ options, attractions, shops etc. click here to view our holiday rental properties. In addition, our menu of services includes the provision of Green Pamper Packs, which you can order online at the time of booking your holiday apartment or villa.
Many of the stalls at the open air markets regularly held along the French Riviera, close to your holiday apartment or villa letting, have signs posted saying “BIO” indicating that the produce on sale is organically produced. Also the large Monoprix supermarket at 42 ave Jean Medecin, Nice has a ‘bio’ section as well as organic fresh produce.
Organic coop market.
59 blvd Delfino North of the Port. Open Mon, Tue & Fri: 9.30am-1pm.
Organic & natural cosmetics, food, beauty, and health products.
8 Ave Malaussena North of the Musiciens .
Large choice of organic produce plus natural beauty products, food, and vitamins.
18 rue Lamartine Massena . Open Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm.
Large choice of organic produce plus natural beauty products, food, and vitamins.
2 Rue de la Buffa Carre d’Or
Funky Philippe Starck designed cantine situated in the ultra cool Hi Hotel. Small tasting plates of healthy choices including: orange salad with prunes, ricotta cheese cake with blackberries and strawberries, udon noodles with sautéed mushrooms and red pesto sauce, chick-pea kebabs. The Sunlight Properties team love this place – delicious, guilt free food in a super cool environment! 3 Avenue des Fleurs Fleurs. Each plate only €6. Open daily: 7am-1am.
Tel: 04 97 07 26 26. www.hi-hotel.net/en
Perennially popular restaurant by the Port focused on market fresh vegetable dishes.
4 bis Quai Papacino Port . Mains 15€ to 25€. Open Tue to Sat: 12pm-2pm & 7pm-10.30pm. Tel: 04.93.56.25.27
A cantine featuring local organic products and vegetarian options served in a relaxed environment with a children’s section, library, and boutique. 3 rue Benoît Bunico Old Town Mains from 5€ to 14€. Open daily except Sun: 10am to 7pm. Tel: 04 93 54 41 23 www.falabrac-fabrik.org
100% organic and vegetarian cafe. Set menu 15€. 35 avenue Maréchal Foch Carre d’Or
Open Mon-Sat: 9.30am-7.30pm. Tel: 04 93 62 86 12.
Traditional, healthy, Mediterranean food. 50 blvd Victor Hugo Musiciens. Set menus from €9 to €38. Open daily from 12pm-2.30pm & 6.30pm-11.30pm.
Bistrot serving healthy Mediterranean food for lunch and dinner. 13 rue Cassini Port
Set menus from €14 to €16. Open daily except Sun: 12pm-2pm & Thu-Sat: 7.30pm-10pm.
Tel: 04 93 31 17 45 www.lapetitesyrah.fr
Fully organic restaurant, dedicated to healthy, great tasting food. L’Annexe is connected to the Theatre du Port and offers show and meal specials. 5 plc Île de Beauté Port. Set menus from €26 including a show! Open Thu-Tue from 12pm-10.30/12.30pm & 12pm-6pm. Tel: 04 92 04 30 56 www.theatreduport.fr
Specializing in Reiki, a natural hands on healing therapy to relieve stress and anxiety. Also available: organic facials and products, magnetic healing, aromatherapy, detox body scrubs, pamper packages and Reiki courses. Tel: 06 47 74 04 03. http://blog.rivierareiki.com/services
English beauty therapist offering a full range of treatments including: aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures using organic products. Based in La Colle sur Loup, however private visits can be arranged to your holiday rental apartment or villa. Tel: 06 25 33 02 62. www.sandramacleod.com
Natural, organic beauty products and essential oils. 35 rue Pairolière (Old Town (12)). Open Tue-Sat: 11am-7pm. www.berenice-eglantine.com
Dance and health care centre for learning and practicing ballet, yoga, salsa, tango, bio dancing, Pilates and other disciplines devoted to wellbeing such as Shiatsu and Sonic Baths! Palais Moggio, 3 place Charles Felix (Old Town (12)). Tel: 06 04 93 62 49 69
Solar powered boat available for hire at Villefranche Sur Mer for up to 4 people, no license required, 1 hour for €40. This would be a great activity to do when you rent a Sunlight Properties holiday villa in Villefranche, St. Jean Cap Ferrat or Beaulieu Sur Mer.
2 quai l’Amiral Courbet. Tel: 06 64 05 20 93 www.easyboatbooking.com
A fun and eco friendly way to discover Nice and the Riviera. Bikes and a guide are supplied for a tour lasting over three hours. Meeting point is on the Promenade des Anglais in front of the Old Town at the beach called ‘Opera Plage’. Tel: 06 19 99 95 22 www.nicecycletours.com
A range of guided Segway tours and rental options available. Another fun, quiet, eco friendly way to get to know Nice. Tel: 04 93 80 21 27 www.mobilboard.com
Travel around the French Riviera in comfort with an environmentally conscious and eco friendly service. Car rental with driver available to collect you from the doorstep of your holiday letting apartment or villa - a customised service which allows you to book and hire a chauffeur driven car for one hour, half day, or full day. Tel: 04 93 17 57 89
A transportation concept designed for eco responsible travellers whilst still representing value for money and quality service. BioMotion offer bilingual drivers available 24 hours a day/7 days a week, with set prices 20% less than the competition. Furthermore, they offer Voluntary Carbon Off Setting for each trip, free Wifi access, newspapers and drinks at your disposal; credit card or American Express payment accepted on board. The ecological way to travel about the French Riviera. Tel: 04 93 17 57 89. www.bio-motion.fr
Nice and the French Riviera benefit from an excellent public transport system, whether travelling to the nearby towns or throughout Nice, one can choose to go by train, bus, tram, electric car, or bike. The wealth of options available means that when you book a holiday apartment or villa from Sunlight Properties there is no need to bring your car. Discounts apply to students and seniors. For all the details regarding public transportation in Nice.
The recently launched Auto Bleue service is both environmentally and user friendly. The city of Nice has made available 84 electric cars conveniently located at 28 stations throughout the city which you can rent 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. You can register online and pay a one off fee of €25, you can then select the program that best suits the frequency with which you intend to utilise the service. The website is available in English and is very easy to navigate. Once you have registered you will receive a user guide and badge allowing you access to your car. You can then reserve a car online, at any agency, or by phone up to 20 minutes before you wish to use it. The cost including insurance is €8 per hour, €20 for 4 hours, or €50 for 10 hours on the casual program. Fully charged you can travel up to 100 kilometres. This is a good alternative for those guests who will be renting holiday apartments in Nice at multiple times throughout the year or who are staying for extended periods.
The Velo Bleu service is very popular with both locals and tourists. With 175 stations throughout the city you can rent one of 1750 bicycles for a day, week, month or year; paying only €1 per day, €5 per 7 days, €10 per month, or €25 for an entire year. The system works on a similar basis to the electric cars whereby you can register online or by phone, however once you have your ‘badge’ you can simply rent your bike at your station of choice with no need to reserve beforehand.
Enjoy the blue of the cote d’azur by going green’. Hire eco-friendly vehicles; cars, scooters, electric or hybrid. Cars are delivered to you, at the airport, train station or your holiday rental apartment. www.greenrent.fr/en/contact/