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Nice: Historical Highlights Self-Guided Audio Tour

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Soak up the energy of the French Riviera on an amble through Nice's UNESCO-listed Old Town with an audio tour. Experience the magic of GPS playback on a stroll past the city's historical highlights.

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Highlights

  • Take in Nice’s iconic coastline and find out why it is called Promenade des Angl
  • Hear from producer Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours, a local tour company
  • Do it all in two hours or linger at stops along the way
  • Get unlimited use before your booking date and after it
  • Use the virtual tour option at home

Description

Nice is a must-see on the French Riviera, with a long list of attractions, beaches and museums. And the best way to explore the city is, without a doubt, on foot. On this two-hour walking tour, you’ll see the city’s most interesting sites, including magnificent buildings like the Opéra de Nice, Negresco Hotel, Palais de la Préfecture and Castle Hill. Our tour starts on Place Masséna where I’ll shed light on the controversial Fontaine du Soleil, a fountain featuring a statue of Apollo. You’ll stop off in Esplanade Georges Pompidou before making your way to the city’s flower market and Palais de Justice. There, I’ll tell you about one of France’s most famous criminals, Albert Spaggiari, who was also the mayor’s official photographer. I’ll show you one of the most beautiful squares in the city, Place Rossetti, where you’ll find Nice Cathedral and hear how the area was given its UNESCO World Heritage status. On this tour, you’ll have a chance to: • Find out why some residents of Nice wake up to the morning sun gleaming off Apollo’s butt cheeks every day • Hear about the hyper-realistic style of painting called “Trompe-l’œil”, meaning “deceiving the eye” • Learn about the adventures of the professional gangsters, hired by Albert Spaggiari, who robbed a famous French bank • Discover some intimate details about ‘the devil’s violinist’, Niccolo Paganini • Take in Nice’s iconic coastline and find out why it is called Promenade des Anglais • See breathtaking views of Old Nice from Castle Hill where our tour ends By the end of this tour, you’ll have learned about the history, art, politics and social life of the beautiful city of Nice. Ready to see it for yourself? Fantastic! Join us on this wonderful walking tour of Nice’s Old Town. And remember, the best things in life really are done on a walk.

Includes

Lifetime access to this tour in English VoiceMap App for Android and iOS Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

Important Information

  • The tour uses a mobile app. You will need to download the app and then use the voucher code provided to download the tour It is a self-guided audio tour that you can start, pause, or restart at any time and complete at your own pace You can download the tour at any time, before or after your booking date. It is best to download the tour before you set off for the starting point When the download is complete, you will see a screen with a photo of the starting point and directions to it. The red start button will become active when you are at the starting point The tour follows a set route and includes turn-by-turn directions. It works best if you start it in the right place and follow the directions from one location to the next Please note that you'll need to use your own mobile device and headphones for this tour. The tour is only available in English

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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