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

Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice)

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1,728 Reviews
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
$83.83 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Welcome to Nice’s good food
Learning about Nice’s history with a food source twist was enjoyable and informative. Visiting iconic establishments and the market to sample local chocolates, tarts, fruits, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and, yes, even socca showed the range of local foods. Our guide was pleasant, considerate and informative. She made it a wonderful experience. I would love to do it again but I ate too much.
Thomas_K, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Nice

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Highly recommend
RaeLin_M, Aug 2021
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Great experience. Very COVID friendly as the tour guide avoided large crowds and had frequent hand washing. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area, and the food was amazing. I very highly recommend this tour if you are in Nice.
star-5
Nice walking tour
Kathi_D, Sep 2021
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
We loved this tour Chris was informative and fun. We saw many of my must have sites. We enjoyed the photo opportunities
star-5
Good value Friendly and informative
ELIZABETH_L, Sep 2021
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Loved flower market and castle view of Nice coinciding with midday cannon Appreciated small group and enthusiastic informative local guide Chris .
star-5
Super worth it!
Maria_M, Sep 2021
Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group
Xavier was funny, super knowledgeable, and covered every important milestone. Loved Nice even more thanks to him, gorgeous spots and great photo ops!
star-4
Great tour
Brianne_D, Aug 2021
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Great experience. Was able to try things that I wouldn't have picked out myself especially the fresh market
star-5
Adventure and fun
Nature_T, Aug 2021
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
A kind, patient and professional tour guide. It was a good experience to Segway, it was my first time and its super cool and easy.Interesting history of this relaxing town
star-5
Great tour
JimM, Jul 2021
Nice City Tour and Old town Half-Day from Nice Small-Group
Our tour guide was great. She really knows her history snd her pride for Nice is evident. We wound up being the only two people on the tour so it was very personal. Nice is a beautiful historic city with a lot t see snd do. This tour was a great overview of the city and its history.
star-5
Highly recommended
Deanna_D, Jul 2021
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Fun way to be introduced to Nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our time as we explored the beach and old town. We were even given some history of Nice. I would’ve been fun to stop for ice cream but we walked back on our own later.
star-5
Great tour
Neil, Aug 2020
Nice City Bike Tour with a Local Guide
Great 10am tour by Thelma. Saw lots of Nice and learnt a lot about the city. Bikes in good condition. Highlight at end cycling up Castle Hill with amazing views and Castle Cemetery. Highly recommend.
star-5
Very nice tour !
Sylvaine_J, Jul 2020
Nice Sightseeing Pedicab & Multilingual Private Tour with a Local Guide - 40min
So nice tour in the old town !!! Our guide Mathieu was the best ! Advice for restaurants, sightseeing and was funny ! Really go !
star-5
Informative, interesting and laughable stories
Nature, Aug 2021
❤️ ⭐️ Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill Small-Group
Very informative tour, with a friendly and professional tour guide(Chris). Would recommend it anytime
star-4
Tres bien
redrad72, Dec 2019
Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide
Samuel was engaging and knowledgeable. We covered a lot of Old Nice in a short amount of time. Would recommend

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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