The Riquier neighbourhood is located just behind the Port of Nice with the main road Rue Barla to its South, the neighbourhoods of Acropolis and Mont Boron to its West and East respectively and encompassing the Riquier train station that connects directly with the Nice central station, Monaco and Italy, to its North.
Riquier is esteemed to be quite a quiet residential neighbourhood. The busiest roads are the aforementioned Rue Barla, and the three main one-way streets Rue Arson, Boulevard Riquier and Boulevard Delfino. A few good-sized parks are dotted about the neighbourhood where families with young children often mingle and typically the older generation will enjoy games of boules and chatting in the sun.
Everything is at a walkable distance. There is a shopping complex Carrefour TNL at the heart of Riquier, which also includes a variety of small shops. There are also several baker shops, florists and DIY shops spread about the neighbourhood and the Port is only ten minutes away.
Although to the East of Nice, it only takes ten minutes to reach the city centre from Riquier either by tram or bus and barely more than half an hour to the airport by taking the second tramline at the Port of Nice.
Some consider Riquier to be the extension of the Port of Nice although prices are generally cheaper. There are some great deals to be made both for homeowners and as a rental investment with its multitude of connections and proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. More and more investors have Riquier on their shortlist on neighbourhoods to watch closely.