The charm of The Shakespeare Avenue

24 April 2021

The Shakespeare Avenue is a street in the center of Nice, north of the Fleurs district and west of the Musiciens district. It bears the name of the famous English dramatic poet (why this street? I don’t know). One of the buildings of the Shakespeare Avenue, the Ophelia Palace, was named in reference to a character of Hamlet.

As elsewhere in Nice, there is an interesting architectural variety on Shakespeare Avenue with a superb building Belle Epoque (the Shakespeare Palace) whose entrance is in Caffarelli Street, some beautiful Palace of the 1920s (Floralies Palace, Home Palace, Logis Palace …), some building of the 1950s and 1960s (Le Cymbeline, Le Catinat, Le Cambridge…), the Riviera Passy residence (entrance in the Frédéric Passy street, by architect Marguerita), a more recent construction (Le Coriolan), as well as some nice houses.

Upon his arrival in Nice, the great novelist, Romain Gary, lived with his mother for some time in a 2-room apartment on Shakespeare Avenue.

Housing prices in Shakespeare Avenue vary between 3,000 and 7,000 euros/sqm, with an average price of about 4,300 euros/sqm. There are many small apartments (studios and 1 bedroom apartments) highly appreciated by Parisian and European buyers for second home or seasonal rentals. The district is also sought by young workers who use the train to go to Monaco.

If you want to sell a property in the Shakespeare Avenue or nearby, contact me for a valuation.


Fan of Romain Gary, of Nice and of the architecture Belle Epoque & Art-Déco

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