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Mont Boron

Possibly the most celebrated suburb of Nice, Mont Boron is perhaps the best located regarding access to the French Riviera’s hot spots. It crowns the hill overlooking Nice and the bay of angels, tumbling slowly down to Nice Port on one side, and the bay of Villefranche on the other.

There are plenty of places to buy bread, drink a coffee and pick up the daily newspaper, and public transport is also of a high standard in this area, with two bus routes wheeling their way around the tangle of villas and upscale apartment blocks every 20 minutes or so.

Mont Boron is as elegant as they come with its heritage villas and apartments, grand architectural objects including several castles, a Floridian mansion and a Rajasthani fort. The famous Matisse adored this area and was a member of the local yacht club. Wealthy modern-day residents including Elton John, who lives by Mont Boron’s panoramic park on the centre of the plateau.