oThe apartment is located in the center of Nice, which has a population of about 375 000, but also is part of a metropolitan area of about one million.
Which means that it has plenty to offer both in terms of shopping and culture.
Most things worth visiting are within a 20 minute walk from our home: 1,2 km to the beach, Cours Saleya (the old town market flower and antiques market) and the Opera, 1,4 km to the Port, 2,2 to the Matisse Museum, less than one km to the Chagall Museum and Place Garibaldi. The Airport is 7,3 km away and in June the streetcar is supposed to take your from the Airport Terminal to a stop only 650 meters from the apartment, for 1,5 €.
A regular taxi costs 32€ and Uber (which works perfectly fine in Nice) will cost ca 20€. Villefranche-sur-Mer is 4 km and a bus ride costing 1,5€ away. We do not keep a car in Nice. It's just about impossible to park in the city and public transportation is efficient and cheap. If you buy a card multivoyage (10 rides), it will cost you one € to go all the way to Monaco or even Menton on the Italian border. 1,5€ without the card.
The train station is also less that a km from the apartment and in our opinion train is the most practical way to go west to Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes.
If you want to go further west, for ex to Saint Tropez, or go visit some of the mountain top villages north of Nice, renting a car may be the best option. There are a number of car rentals by the railroad station.
There are plenty of bakeries, butchers, restaurants and supermarkets in the immediate neighborhood.
Both Carrefour and Moniprix (supermarkets just a few steps from home) brings free of charge if you buy for a certain minimum.
A walk ca 1,3 km north on the main shopping street, avenue Jean Medecin, will take you to a large open air "farmers' market" which is open from early morning till about 13 00 (the French are on military time) every day except Monday. There you will also find the best seafood and oyster restaurant in Nice, le Gambetta.