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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
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$75.13 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fantastic way to start your Nice trip!
This walking tour is a perfect way to start your visit in Nice! Our guide, Marion, was absolutely fantastic. She provided wonderful historic context, shared details about every visit and was generally knowledgeable about the area and the local food/specialities. I can highly recommend!
Svenja_S, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nice

star-5
Fantastic way to start your Nice trip!
Svenja_S, Jun 2022
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
This walking tour is a perfect way to start your visit in Nice! Our guide, Marion, was absolutely fantastic. She provided wonderful historic context, shared details about every visit and was generally knowledgeable about the area and the local food/specialities. I can highly recommend!
star-5
Breath taking
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!!!
star-5
Great guide
Patricia_W, Jun 2022
★ Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill
Chris was our guide. He was wonderful and had a lot of knowledge about the city. He is a native and speaks English fluently. He also brought us a local delicacy to try out. We had a great time!!
star-5
Walking tour of Nice Old Town and Castle
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!
star-5
Great tour! Very nice tour guide
Alex_G, Jun 2022
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Perfect way to see Nice and all it's sights. So glad I booked this tour, I was so tired of walking, and this felt like a luxury to be able to cruise uphill on a segway and see such beautiful views. Highly recommended
star-5
Well worth the time!
Lincoln_S, Jun 2022
Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide
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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Our guide gave a nice...
Jennifer_C, Jun 2022
Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting
Our guide gave a nice combination of history of the city along sign culture and favorite foods. A great way to feel acclimated in a new city!
star-5
Fun Segway in Nice
Beth_W, Jun 2022
Nice City Segway Sightseeing Tour
Chloe was friendly and knowledgeable. We would never have seen so much of the city in a short period of time. Plus, the Segway is really fun. Wonderful, fun way to see Nice!
star-5
Lots of steps but worth it!
Cheryl_B, Jun 2022
★ Walking Tour of Old Nice and Castle Hill
Our tour guide Chris was excellent. He brought the history of old town and Castle Hill to life with his local knowledge.
star-5
Ask for Ludwig! He’s great
marlene_m, May 2022
Nice City Tour : Guided Private Tour by electric Pedicab
Ludwig was amazing! He adapted the tour as we liked and was very knowledgeable about Nice. We stopped whenever we wanted pics or a bite to eat during this fun relaxed tour. Def ask for Ludwig for your tour!
star-4
Nice City Tour
ASHANTH_M, May 2022
Nice City Tour : Guided Private Tour by electric Pedicab
Nice City Tour. Very good and knowledgeable tour guide. Excellent pedicab. Our first view of Nice city.
star-5
Phenomenal Guide!
Norv_B, May 2022
Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Eze, 7H from Cannes port Small-Group Shore Excursion
Of ALL the city tours we’ve done, this was one of the best! Incredible guide with great knowledge of the area.
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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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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