8. Walking tour in the Old Nice and The Hill of the Castle
•1st Stop « meeting point » At: The Centenary Monument, Albert 1er Garden
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: +/- 10 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: +/- 10 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: +/- 2 hours
•Stop At: Garibaldi square
Discover Place Garibaldi and its importance in the history of the city of Nice.
Duration: +/- 15 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…
Duration: +/-40 min.
•Last Stop At: Quai Rauba Capeu
After the descent of the Castle hill, we will walk a few tens of meters towards the Rauba Capeu quay, where this magnificent structure « Logo » #I LOVE NICE is located. These giant letters in blue, white and red colors are popular with selfie lovers.
Unfortunately, it is here that we will part. But as they say: All beautiful things come to an end…
Duration: +/- 5 min
NB: The walking tour generally lasts between 3h and 3h30, depending on the pace of the group.