Ikea opening doors to Riviera store this week

The popular Swedish housewares super store Ikea is finally opening in Nice Saint-Isidore on 11th May, giving long-suffering shoppers of the brand a close and convenient option.

After years of making the trek to Toulon or Genoa to pick up all those items one needs but doesn’t really need – a hallmark of Ikea shopping – patrons on the Riviera will this week have their very own branch to go to.

The Nice Saint-Isidore location boasts eco-friendly construction and standards, making it one of the first of a new generation of environmentally conscious super stores in the region. The roof is lined with 3,100 solar panels which the company estimates will meet 40% of their energy needs. Additionally, the grounds have approximately 10,000 m2 of green areas to blend in with the surrounding landscape.

The store is accessible by tram from Centre-Ville Nice, allowing shoppers to leave their cars at home, and it has a massive 32,000m2 surface area. For those who do drive, 1,700 parking spaces are on-site for convenience.

Over 360 employees will be “á votre service” between 10am and 8pm, Monday to Saturday, with the market specialising in Scandinavian treats open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.

Though this location is new, it will be comforting to know that the store itself is based on the same model as every other Ikea in the world. There will be the vast array of flat-pack furniture items, home accessories and plants that everyone knows and loves, with home deliveries and assembly services for fitted kitchens and other furniture  available.