Each city has its area called "golden square" or "golden triangle", which often corresponds to a central and rather posh sector ...
In Nice, the "Carre d'Or" is located in the city center, between the Promenade des Anglais and the Victor Hugo Boulevard. It is bounded on the east by the Jean Medecin Avenue and on the west by the Gambetta Boulevard. The "Carre d'Or" has many faces; It is at the same time residential, commercial and touristic :
- The Victor Hugo district is the example of a residential sector, with beautiful old buildings and lovely gardens.
- The pedestrian zone is one of the liveliest streets of Nice, with many shops, bars, pizzerias and restaurants.
- Besides the attraction of the "Carre d'Or" in the eyes of tourists, the area has many hotels, including the iconic Negresco.
In terms of architecture, the "Carre d'Or" is very marked "Belle Epoque", with a touch of "Art-Deco" and some modern buildings. The oldest monument is the Marble Cross dating from the 16th century.
Other important arteries in the "Carre d'Or" are the Magenta and Grimaldi places, the Suede and Gustave V Avenues, the France, Buffa, Marechal Joffre, Congres, Meyerbeer, Dalpozzo, Maccarani, Alphonse Karr, Massena, Cronstadt, Rivoli, Liberty Streets ...
The real estate prices in the "Carre d'Or" are among the highest in Nice, as the supply of property is relatively limited and rather upscale.