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Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)
Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

Free admission
Nice, 06000

The Basics

Nice Old Town is best explored on foot. A small-group or private walking tour will take in all the main attractions, including the colorful Flower Market and the historic landmarks of Garibaldi Square (Place Garibaldi). Alternatively, opt for a Segway or bike tour and climb to the top of Castle Hill for a spectacular view of the city, glide along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or hop off to sample local foods at the Old Town market. Nice city tours are often combined with sightseeing tours of surrounding French Riviera towns such as Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cannes, Saint-Jeannet, or Monaco’s Monte Carlo.

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Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
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Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
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$72.61 per adult
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Terrific way to spend the morning in Nice!
This was a great way to get a sense of some local specialties in Nice. Marion, our guide was terrific. She was super friendly and gave us lots of info on all the food and wine. There were about 20-ish tastings which was plenty! Plus, it was a really nice walk / tour through old Nice.
Jason_M, Jul 2022

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Wonderful tour!
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What a wonderful tour! Our guide was absolutely the best. We saw so much, and he explained everything completely. We drove on part of the racecourse in Monte Carlo, saw the famous casino in Monaco, toured the medieval town of Eze, and so much more. It was amazing!
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Marion was friendly, personable, knowledgeable (about local history, foods, wine, art), and had an energy and enthusiasm about her tour that was contagious.
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Manley_F, Jun 2022
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Barbara_L, Jun 2022
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Joanna_J, Jun 2022
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We had a lovely guide Lea, who was patient with first time segway riders! The tour sees some great sights around Nice. Would definitely recommend.
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Deborah_M, Jun 2022
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Marion was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The market, the wine and the company were all excellent. Tasting the food of the area was the highlight. Would definitely this tour.
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John_M, Jun 2022
The Essential Nice 3h E-Bike Tour
Carmella was amazing! She was very knowledgeable and was so lovely. We saw parts of Nice we never would have known about as well as getting exercise! We highly recommend it and it will definitely be one of our family’s favorite memories. Thank you, Carmella!!!
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Patricia_W, Jun 2022
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Gill_K, Jun 2022
★ Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill
Super enthusiastic and friendly guide, leant so many interesting and entertaining facts about the history of Nice, delicious Pissaladiere cooked by Maman! Beautiful views and surprise finale at 12pm. Loved it!
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Well worth the time!
Lincoln_S, Jun 2022
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Carmela was our guide. She was delightful - well paced walk, clear history and information. She also checked in a few times to confirm the pace, info flow and questions. She was so personably!
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Eric_K, Jun 2022
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Parking is scarce in Old Town and many streets are one-way or pedestrian-only, so it’s best to walk, use public transport, or travel by bike or Segway.

  • Most of Old Town is wheelchair accessible, although there are some hills and cobblestone lanes.

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How to Get There

Old Town is located in central Nice, with the seafront of Quay of the United States (Quai des États-Unis) to the south, Jean Jaurès Boulevard (Boulevard Jean Jaurès) to the north, and Castle Hill to the east. The easiest way to get there is by tram and the closest stops are Opera, Cathedrale, and Garibaldi.

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When to Get There

Nice is at its busiest in July and August, when the Old Town can be crammed with tourists. Get there early to avoid large crowds and book ahead for restaurants in the evening. Outside of summer you’ll find fewer crowds and cheaper prices, but be aware that some attractions and restaurants have reduced hours in winter. The holiday season is a popular time to visit, when a huge Christmas market is held on Masséna Square (Place Masséna).

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A Walking Tour of Nice Old Town

Walk between Masséna Square, the Palace of Justice Square (Place du Palais de Justice), and Garibaldi Square, stopping along the way to admire the baroque Cathedral of Sainte Reparate (Cathédrale Sainte Réparate), browse the morning flower market along Cours Saleya, and grab an ice cream from the famous Fenocchio ice cream parlor. Other notable landmarks include the Chapel of Mercy (Chapelle de la Miséricorde), the Chapel of the Annunciation (Chapelle de l'Annonciation), Saint-Jacques Church (Eglise Saint-Jacques), and Lascaris Palace (Palais Lascaris).

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Frequently Asked Questions
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