Districts of Nice


The Liberation neighbourhood, named after the Liberation of France after World War II, is an area around the Place de General de Gaulle.

Liberation is a short distance away from the city centre on your way North.

Like the Port of Old Nice this neighbourhood, full of charm and authenticity, is popular with locals.

In the centre of Liberation there is a large open-air daily farmers’ market called the ‘Marché de Libération’.

Just in front of the market you have a former railway station, now converted into a huge shopping centre with gourmet shops and restaurants.

There is always a pleasant atmosphere here: people buying food or sitting on the terraces of small restaurants, while children play on the square on a Carousel.

If you are a tourist coming for the first time to Nice and staying in the Negresco hotel, come here in the morning (before 12.00) to see what real life is like in Nice.

There is also working railway station here, the ‘Gare des Chemins de fer de Provence’, with small steam trains going to Digne- les-Bains through picturesque mountain villages, and taking you back  through time.

Buyers of property in ‘Libération’ are mostly attracted by the bourgeois style buildings with magnificent façades you can see around the square of General de Gaulle.

In any case, whatever kind of property you buy in Nice, I recommend that you come to the ‘Libération’ market for your provisions with its fresh food and its charming atmosphere.

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