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Nice: Old Town & Castle Hill Informative Guided Walking Tour101 Reviews
Uncover the jewels of Nice, its narrow cobbled streets and winding alleys Nice, on this guided walking tour. Take in the picturesque views of the old town's historic architecture and famous sights.
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- Feel the centuries of history underneath your feet on Nice's cobbled streets
- Discover the city's winding alleys, expansive squares and towering cathedrals
- Get your camera ready for the 360-degree panoramic view on top Castle Hill
- Learn about the red facades of the buildings along Place Massena
- See the landmark bronze sculpture of the Greek god Apollo
DescriptionITINERARY •1st Stop « meeting point » At: The Centenary Monument, Albert 1er Garden..It’s at 100m from the hotel « Le Meridien » and very close to the Carousel This is the right place to start our tour, where I will tell you about the evolution of the city of Nice over the centuries… We will then head towards the famous Place Massena and more precisely towards the Fountain of the Sun. Duration: +/- 20 min •Stop At: Massena square With its beautiful Piedmontese architecture and its fountain of the sun housing the famous statue of Apollo, Place Massena is said to be the essential lungs of Nice. Duration: +/- 20 min. •Stop At: Old Town of Nice I will show you around the jewels of old Nice, its narrow cobbled streets, its alleys used to keep the cool in summer and the heat in winter. You will contemplate the facades of its old buildings in ocher, pastel tones and you will wander in its shops selling Nice soap, Provencal fabrics, cheese, crafts while being surrounded by the scent of spices and food. In this marvelous picturesque and colorful place, you will discover countless restaurants, squares, churches, monuments, museums, cafes, wine bars, ice cream parlors…The beautiful Place Massena, the green spaces, the Cours Saleya with its flower market, the exceptional architectural heritage, the pedestrian streets and the Promenade des Anglais will certainly not leave you indifferent. Duration: +/- 80 min •Stop at : The hill & The Park of the Castle You will also enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the top of the castle hill. You will discover the magical view of the entire Promenade des Anglais, the famous waterfall, the large green park on the one hand and the beautiful port of Nice and the magnificent view of the hill of Mont Boron on the other hand. Nice, a story that says a lot… Unfortunately, it is here that we will part. But as they say: All beautiful things come to an end… Duration: +/- 25 min. NB: The walking tour generally lasts between 2h30 & 2h45 depending on the pace of the group.
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- Please wear comfortable shoes as you have to walk for around 2h30 and 3h, depending on your walking pace