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Nice: Villefranche, Cap-Ferrat, & French Riviera E-bike Tour

1. Nice: Villefranche, Cap-Ferrat, & French Riviera E-bike Tour

Discover the Astonishing history of the Rivera and his monuments, beautifull landscapes between littoral and mountains, and end the tour with the breathtaking view of Mont-Boron. We will start our trip on the Massena place, the perfect example of Nice multicultural history, with the beauty of turini inspired monuments, and the junctions between old and new city. Then, we will get to "Promenade des Anglais", one of the most famous littoral walk, built for the winter hollidays of english tourists in the 19's century. We will after continue our way to the east with several stops : -Robba Capeu, with the famous "I Love Nice" structure, most used instagram backroung for toursits photos, with the view of Nice bay at west, Port Lympia At East, and the monumental first war Memorium sculpted on the castlle's cliff. -Port Lympia, with an amazing contrast between his megayachts and his traditionals fishing boats. You will learn about the Hairbor history, highly related with Nice economical development, and see the former Nice prison. - La Réserve de Nice, where you will be abble to admire the wild part of Nice littoral, amazing villas such as "Villa beau-site" and surpizing monuments like "Le Plongeoir Restaurant". Borrowing the beautifull bike bath of the littoral road, we will soon reach the bay of Villefranch and make a stop at the princess grasse memorium knowing about Grimaldy's Monaco Royal Family and enjoy the view on Villefranch and Saint-Jean Cap ferrat. Following our way to east, we will go down to visit Villenfranch old city printed by the art of the famous french painter Jean Cocteau. You will discover a 16's century fortress, the beauty of the colorfull old city streets of Villefranch and his Hairbor. Still Going further to the east, we will reach Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, the "Island of millionaires", where you will enjoy riding at the shadows of pin's wood, slaloming between the magnificents luxury's villas. The roads will make us ride above nices litlle beaches, and lead us to light tour of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, with one of the best view on Villefranch and Nice Bay at the same time. We will then explore the Hairbor and the cute city of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat, before getting to the Saint-Hospice point, where you will discover the astonishing Saint-Hospice sanctuary, with his unique 4meter Virgin Mary Statue, his Belgian military cimetary and the beauty of his church. Our last stop on the coast will let you be amazed by the wildness of Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat's coast on the famous "sentier des douaniers. Getting back to Nice, we will climb easily (thank to the eletric assistant) Villefranch slopes, to reach Mont Boron Hills, his forest and end our tour with an amazing view to Nice, Villenfranche and Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, and discover Mont-Alban fortress.

Nice Sunset Walking Tour : Port Lympia, Cliffs, Mont Boron..

2. Nice Sunset Walking Tour : Port Lympia, Cliffs, Mont Boron..

Starting in Port Lympia (end of the Tram 2 Terminus), you will discover the eastern part of Nice, in your way to get to an amazing view point for enjoying the sunset. You will first learn more about the history of the port, while admiring the contrast between megayachts and traditionals fishing boats. Going towards east, the story of the old prison of Nice will suprize you. You will then discover the beauty of the Saint-Paul hotel, a former priest seminar built in the early 19's century. This will lead us to the beggening of the wild littoral coast, just after passing in front of the plongeoir restaurant, with the most incredible terrace of the Riviera. Walking on a little road between roads, you willl see how the locals enjoy the sun and the sea in this wonderfull cliffs. Then, we will begin the slope leading to Mont-Boron, borrowing cute steps sets passing trhoughs magnificient villas, such as the "Chateau de l'Anglais" and 'Villa Beau Site". The view on Nice will be continually more breathtaking while we will climb, letting us manny opportunities to stop for getting photos. After a 20 minutes climb, we will reach the edge of Mont-Boron's wood, starting or walk into a typycal south-east forest made of pins, olive-threes, and Carob threes. We will soon arrive to "La petite batterie du Mont-Boron", a former Fortified place that is now one of the best viewpoint of all the french Riviera. You will then spend an amazing moment on the only viewpoint of the Riviera where you can see Nice, Villefranche and Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat at the same time. We will then peacefully start or way down, sinking a little bit further the Mont Boron's Forest for borrowing a new path that will lead us to the byzantin church of Notre-Dame du Perpétuel Secours. This road will end or loop at the Saint-Paul Hôtel, wich will let you the choice of getting back the inner-citty by the tram, go enjoy the sea on the spots that i showed you sooner or having a lunch on the good restaurants that i can reccomand you on the area.

Nice: Mont Boron Forest Park Tour

3. Nice: Mont Boron Forest Park Tour

Mount Boron is considered to be the hunting ground of the very first men of Nice, whose traces of more than 400,000 years have been found on the site of Terra Amata near the port of Nice This park was not always as green as it is today, it was deforested in the Middle Ages to prevent the Saracens who gave their name to the hill (Boron derived from Moron which is the name used in the local language to designate the Moors) from hiding there. Today Mount Boron is one of the only hills in Nice to have a forest park. Culminating at an altitude of 200 m, this forest of umbrella pines, eucalyptus, olive trees... is the perfect example of a Mediterranean forest, a perfect place to picnic and play bowls. This park is not only rich in nature, it is also rich in history, you have the fort of Mont-Alban a military fortification dating from the 16th century, it is a testimony of the defensive system of the city of Nice today almost destroyed. You will discover a magnificent view on the roadstead of Villefranche which has always been a major stopover for fleets transiting the Mediterranean, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Nice with the magnificent blue of the Bay of Angels, further south you will also have the battery of Mont Boron accessible by numerous hiking trails.

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