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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
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
star-4.5
$75.14 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Wonderful
A wonderful informative and enjoyable tour. Our guide provided such beautiful foods to taste and fascinating insights to their link with the history and culture of the region
Debora_E, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nice

star-5
Perfect Intro to Nice
Kathy_K, May 2022
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Our guide, Chris, gave us a great intro to Nice. We covered a lot at a comfortable pace. It was an interesting and fun 2 hours.
star-5
The best experience
Chandrakumar_A, May 2022
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Great experience to cover a lot of places in 2 hours with minimal effort. You get used to the segway in less than 5 mins. It's more intuitive than you might think it is. Had a lovely experience with a very accommodating guide
star-4
Very enjoyable tour...
Jeremy_L, May 2022
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Very enjoyable tour around the city. We had a friendly guide. However, the tour could have been more informative. Nonetheless, it was a good experience.
star-5
Fantastic time getting into the heart of Nice
TarynRose_L, May 2022
Nice City Tour : Guided Private Tour by electric Pedicab
Had an absolutely fabulous time with Savo. He took us through Nice and explained the history, and allowed us to step off to have a quick look around some of the attractions, as well as offering to take some pictures for us. We got down some narrow roads that we thought would only be walkable, but with his expert navigation we saw these parts and many more without even getting up! He gave us some great food recommendations too. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend him to anyone.
star-5
Chris was great and...
Erin_R, May 2022
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Chris was great and shared fun history facts. Tour was very informative and orients you to Old Nice.
star-5
Had such a wonderful time with Marion!
Irit_S, Apr 2022
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Marion was amazing! Full of knowledge, connections with the local shops and a big smile throughout the tour. We loved her!
star-5
Highly recommended food tour
Daniel_C, Apr 2022
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Great tour of Old Nice and the food of the region! Marion is very knowledgeable and accommodating. Highly recommended!
star-5
1st trip to Nice
Maxine_H, Apr 2022
Nice Discovery 40 Minutes
Our driver’s is on time. Very professional. Knows very well the area. We learned a lot with the 40 minutes tour which we extended to an hour.
star-4
I actually didn't do this...
Tola_I, Apr 2022
Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide
I actually didn't do this tour, it got cancelled but I was offered another one (the e-bike tour) and it was really good! The tour guide was really engaging and I had a great time.
star-4
Great tour, great guide.
JOANNE_M, May 2022
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Really enjoyed this walking tour of Nice. Our guide was friendly and super knowledgeable, and he made the walk fun, despite the 350 steps to climb to the top, which is well worth it by the way, stunning views and scenery up there. He was very sweet to bring us a little traditional local pastry made by his mother. Highly recommended.
star-5
Very good tour of lovely Old Nice
Jason_A, Feb 2022
Nice Small-Group Old Town & Castle Hill Cultural Walking Tour with a Local Guide
Our guide was a true professional. He gladly informed our group in both French and my language English throughout the tour. He also was happy to converse and share some fun stories. Top notch!
star-5
Educational and entertaining.
Timothy_F, Apr 2022
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
I love these walking tours. You learn so much more about the history. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the old town area, and made the tour to be very entertaining as well as educational.

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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