Villa L'Aimée | Bed & Breakfast in Alpes-Maritimes | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Villa L'Aimée - Bed & Breakfast in Alpes-Maritimes

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5 av Piatti, 06100 Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
Provence - Alps - Riviera, France

Toni Redding

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+33 (0)4 93 52 34 13 (landline)

+33 (0)6 71 82 67 72(mobile)

A handsome old villa in a peaceful corner of the city with fine breakfasts and deep comfort

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In the northern part of Nice, a short tram ride from the city's rich culture (buses also stop virtually at the gate), Villa L'Aimée was built in 1929 and is typical of its period. Toni's decoration has restored the villa to a modern opulence. Much-travelled – one of her lives was in the art world – Toni, who is English, has created delightful bedrooms in subtle colours with damasks and silks, fine linen, tulle canopies and elegant furnishings, exuding an air of luxury. The original parquet is breathtaking, the breakfasts excellent. A peaceful corner of Nice from which to invade the bubblier down-town.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
English spoken
Host speaks English, whether perfectly or not.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Local points of interest from Toni Redding:

Local points of interest from
Toni Redding:

  • Walk from the villa up Cimiez along old pathways to the Matisse Museum. Don't miss the views from the monastery gardens next door. Take the bus on down to the Chagall Museum. Sit and have lunch at the Chagall café in the gardens of the museum.
  • Take the tram (10 min walk) to the famous flower market on the Cours Saleya (antiques Mondays). Walk along the promenade or hire a velo bleu. Lunch on the beach and hire a bed and a parasol. See the evening craft market and dine on the Cours Saleya.
  • Take a bus up to the beautiful hill villages of Vence and St Paul de Vence. Visit the Matisse Chapel in Vence and the stunning old village of St Paul. Wander up to the Fondation Maeght - moden art. Take an aperatif at the famous Hotel Colombe d'Or.
  • Bought tickets to Monaco Grand Prix in May? Book in at Villa L'Aimée. 3 stops by tram to SNCF Nice Ville railway station and 15 minutes on the train straight into the heart of Monaco. Don't miss the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters tennis tournament in April.
  • Take the bus to St Jean Cap Ferrat and stop at the Villa Euphrussi en route. Lunch at the Paloma beach restaurant or at the Café du Port and walk around the Cap. Walk to picturesque Villefranche-sur-mer in the evening to swim and have an early dinner.
  • Take the train to Italy and visit the largest market in Europe at Ventimiglia. Fantastic for buying pressies, cashmere, handbags, belts, gloves, pastas and olive oils! Make sure you stop at the bakery below the station for yummy tarte de blette!
Points of interest

Guest feedback
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"Having just returned from our ninth stay at Villa L'Aimee with Toni and new recruit Toffee, we can say that it is still as beautiful as it was on our first visit, the Villa is spotlessly clean, and the breakfasts are just divine, the whole ambience is just perfect, the Villa is situated in a lovely quiet area but only a short walk to the Tram to take you downtown, though recent events may have made travellers wary there is simply no need, it is still a lovely safe cosmopolitan city to visit, and a stay at the Villa is a must, GO and see for yourselves, you won't regret it that's a certainty"

Sue - Sheffield , United Kingdom

June 2017
"The Villa L’ Aimée is a quiet oasis but only a short tram ride from the old town area of Nice. Located in the North of the city, about 5 minutes from the A8, it also allows easy access to destinations East and West. The room has everything you need with many thoughtful touches, gorgeous bed linen, opulent silks and elegant furnishings, fantastically comfortable bed, tea tray with good china with little linen cover. Good shower easy to operate. A very good quality and great tasting breakfast We have stayed at many Sawday’s recommended B and B’s and this one is very close to the top of the list."

John - Cornwall, United Kingdom

May 2017
"What a warm welcome by Toni and what a cute villa in a quiet part of Nizza. We stayed in her house for one night, before picking up our daughter from a class trip and heading to Saint Tropez. Our room was nicely decorated and absolutely clean. In the morning we enjoyed a fabulous breakfast with an other couple in Tonis kitchen with a scening views over the rooftops of Nizza. A great place to stay. The only drop of bitterness is the parking situation. But as we returned from a dinner we met Toni in front of the house and she guided us along the streets till we found a place for our car."

Gregor - Alfter, Germany

October 2016
"We celebrated our 30 th Wedding Anniversary here and what a perfect place it was.Delightful room,delicious breakfast and very kind and helpful hosts. Nice was a fascinating place to visit,friendly people,easy public transport and wonderful art galleries not to mention the superb restaurants. Thank you Toni."

Susan - Alton, United Kingdom

September 2016
"Everything about Villa L'Aimee was lovely. It was identical to the photographs. Location was quiet but not so far from the old town of Nice to feel isolated. Toni was so very lovely and welcoming. She should be justifiably proud of what she has created. Looking forward to our next visit."

Kim - Melbourne, Australia

September 2015
"We stayed in Villa L'Aimee for 7 nights on our first visit to Nice, such a welcoming and wonderful experience. Toni is a fantastic hostess with such an eye to detail which is reflected in the Villa, with its stunning soft furnishings, pristine white bedlinen and fluffy towels. Tea/ coffee facilities in your room with fresh water daily, comfy beds, ensure after a full day of activities a comfortable nights rest. The breakfasts are beautifully presented, fresh fruit salad, fresh breads,croissants,preserves and choice of eggs are on offer all accompanied with freshly brewed coffee. "


September 2015
"An elegant home in a quiet setting. Easy access to downtown Nice without having to be in the crowd. Tony makes a fabulous breakfast and the atmosphere is convivial. We enjoyed a soft sunset on the terrace. There are excellent restaurants within walking distance. I give Villa L'Aimee a high recommendation."
May 2015
"Had a wonderful stay at Villa L'Aimee. We were well looked after by the owner Toni - the bedroom was excellent, lovely and clean. The breakfast was plentiful with good conversations going on. Toni was really helpful with information of the surrounding area, where to go, where to eat etc. The villa is in a quiet area but easy access to the centre of Nice."
October 2014
"My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful 5 day stay this month. Villa L'Aimee is beautifully decorated with very appealing, comfortable furnishings. It is truly a boutique hotel experience.The beds are comfortable, the linens are very attractive. Our room made us feel very special and Toni did everything she could to make our stay as delightful as possible. Since this was our first time in Nice, we took Toni's daily advice about where to go and what to see and we were very impressed by everything.Thank you Toni for having us at your gorgeous Villa L'Aimee & for sharing your knowledge about Nice"
September 2014
"having just returned from our seventh stay at this wonderful Villa, we think this is confirmation enough of a fantastic place, beautifully clean, conveniently located but so quiet, the perfect retreat in the most perfect surroundings, seventh heaven indeed, highly recommended to anyone wanting beautiful breakfasts and beautiful clean rooms......nothing can fault this fantastic abode, highly recommended to all... "
June 2014
"Just returned from another great trip to France which included a very enjoyable stay at Villa L'Aimee. The property is tucked away in a very quiet part of Nice with good tram and bus access to the city centre. It made an excellent base for our visit to the Montecarlo tennis tournament and we were very well looked after by the owner, Toni. The bedrooms were really comfortable and clean and breakfast excellent. Would definitely stay there again."
April 2014
"A wonderful few days in Nice staying at Villa L'Aimee. Delicious breakfasts and lovely rooms, we were really well looked after."
April 2014

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  • 2 Twin/doubles
  • , 1 Twin
Price:(i) 110 to145 per night

Special Offer: Redding, Toni - Any guest booking for 7 consecutive nights will benefit from the 7th night being free of charge. This is valid for any time of year.

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Children over 12 welcome.


Restaurants within walking distance.




5 av Piatti, 06100 Nice, Alpes-Maritimes

B&B 2 Twin/double rooms
Price: (i) 125 to 145 per night
B&B 1 Twin room
Price: (i) 110 to 115 per night

Toni Redding

Visit website

+33 (0)4 93 52 34 13 (landline)

+33 (0)6 71 82 67 72(mobile)