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Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

1. Cultural and Gourmet Walking Tour of Old Nice

Wander the honeycomb streets of Vieux Nice (Old Nice) in the company of a foodie guide, and taste some of the city’s best produce at 10 degustation stops. Along the way, learn the culture and traditions of Nice and its population in the city’s oldest neighborhood. Discover what the locals really like to do and eat at venues serving the best olive oils, wines, raviolis and pastas, cheese, bread, local main dishes and appetizers, pastries, candies, and much more. Guided by a local gourmet guide, with a wealth of knowledge and experience about the regional culture, the tour will let you experience the joie de vivre of the French Riviera first-hand, and ends with a typical aperitif of drinks. Along the way, discover the best of the hidden restaurants and bars to explore further during your time in Nice and the French Riviera.

Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

2. Nice Old Town and Castle Hill: Guided Cultural Walking Tour

The stunning Old Town of Nice (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful baroque churches, boutique shops and charming restaurants — hidden gems can be found around every corner. It’s a hive of activity with vibrant squares, buzzing both day and night. After meeting your guide at the Place Massena Square fountain, head past architectural masterpieces such as Nice Town Hall, the Opera House, and Palais de la Prefecture. Explore the Palace of Justice Square and Rosetti Square, where Nice Cathedral is situated, before discovering the bustling Cours Saleya market. Amble down the famous Promenade des Anglais, the Port of Old Nice, Belanda’s Tower, and the final destination of the historic Castle Hill. During the tour, you will have a short break at a flower market, where you can learn about local delicacies and purchase handcrafted gifts and flowers. Here, you can also take a quick trip to the restroom to freshen up before continuing the tour.

Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

3. Nice: Old Town Treasures Walking Tour

Explore the heart and history of Nice on a guided walking tour of the Vieux district. Taste some local delicacies during the tour. Begins at the Nice seafront just next to Castle Hill. At this point your guide will provide an introduction to the Greek origins of Nice, the Italian reign over the city, and the English and Russian aristocratic influences. Get answers to questions such as how Nice got its name, the reason for its location, and much more. Enter old Nice by a historic door dating to one of the last Italian governors. Begin your walking tour and learn about the old homes of local nobility. See the most impressive monuments and Baroque churches, and visit the city’s most famous market. Follow your guide through the honeycomb of tiny streets of old Nice and hear about the history of the squares and the street names. Stop to taste local delicacies suggested by the guide. Upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Castle Hill Park. After exploring the colorful streets of Nice Old Town, go uphill to get to know the history of the Castle Hill park (using either the lift or stairs). Marvel at breathtaking panoramic rooftop views from this vantage point overlooking the waterfall, the ruins, the gardens, and the spectacular cemeteries.

Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

4. Nice: Sightseeing Walking Tour

The best way to explore a city is on foot. And the best way to discover the must-see places of a city is to have a competent local guide. Then come discover Nice la belle (Nissa la bella) as the locals say. It is one of the most visited cities in France, a title deserved since the city has a very particular history and geography that makes it a superb city both culturally and visually. Once a Greek counter and then a Gallo-Roman city, the city was once the only maritime gateway in the States of Savoy. Nice was then part of the Piedmont Sardinia kingdom until 1860, so the Nice region is one of the last to have joined France. There is also a very Mediterranean culinary culture mainly inspired by Provence and Italy. You certainly know the famous salad of Nice (without potato attention) or the pan bagnat, but don’t worry you still have a lot of Nice specialties to discover. We will of course visit the unmissable Old Nice with its narrow and colorful streets, these small baroque churches, its sumptuous palaces, its countless bars and restaurants, not to mention its art galleries, since Nice is a city of art and history listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2021. Of course we will not miss the French Copacabana, the Promenade des Anglais, a large maritime boulevard whose image is known worldwide. It is the very symbol of Nice. And the hill of the castle ideally placed at the seaside the hill offers a garden that is the favorite park of the Nice and tourists, its shady alleys and its multiple points of view allow to discover exceptional panoramas on the bay of angels, the city, the hills and the Prealps

Menton: Guided Walking Tour

5. Menton: Guided Walking Tour

Visit the most charming places in Menton on a guided walking tour. Explore the city while learning about its fascinating culture and history. Find out why Menton is 3 degrees warmer than other cities on the French Riviera. See the city's lush botanical gardens full of tropical trees and plants. Learn about the famous Lemon Festival held every February.

Nice Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

6. Nice Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Tour

Explore the beauty of the city of Nice at your own pace on a self-guided tour. Solve riddles and find clues in a treasure hunt game on your phone while visiting famous attractions like the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, Nice Opera House, and more. You will receive a link for the mobile app and login credentials after booking. Log in to the app and start your adventure with the map as your guide. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to stories of this historical town. Visit the beautiful Promenade du Paillon and admire the fountain of the Sun. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle. Stroll through the narrow streets and the Old Town to know about the hidden gems of the city. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. See the famous attractions and hidden gems of the city of Nice while playing a fun treasure hunt game with your team. Start your tour from Garibaldi Square with its unique quality restaurants and cafes! Visit the Tour Saint-François that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Visitation Sainte-Claire will dominate your tour with its unique art interior. Take a photo at Saint Reparata which takes its name from a tragic story, which is sure to leave you speechless, and let yourself get lost in Cours Saleya, with its unique market. Visit the Opera de Nice with the acoustics that will remain engraved in you. You will also pass by the Promenade du Paillon, a green spot in the center of Nice for a unique opportunity to relax. Admire the Fontaine du Soleil the iconic bronze statue of the god Apollo. The Monument du Centenaire with its unique symbolism will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax in Albert I Gardens in royal splendor!

Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

7. Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Nice’s Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful sites, solve clues, and discover intriguing stories of artists who have lived in the city like Nietzsche, Matisse, and Thomas Jefferson. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about Nice’s fascinating history and architectural changes. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Follow in the footsteps of former NIce residents such as Nietzsche, Matisse, James Joyce, and Thomas Jefferson. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

8. Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

Experience the Mediterranean coast, beaches, sea, sun, and beautiful sights on a privately guided tour of Nice. The picturesque city is the second largest city in the French Riviera and is mostly known for its beautiful beaches. On this customized 2-hour walking tour, you’ll discover the old and historic areas as well.  Explore the city’s culture and the history with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate of Nice in the old town, the city’s most famous cathedral dating back to the 17th century. See the city’s charming squares, including Place Saint-Francois and the Garibaldi Square. Next, go to Cours Saleya, home to a daily flower market and colorful buildings. Stop by the Palais de Justice courthouse, the Palais Avigdor, and walk along the Promenade des Anglais stretching along the city’s wonderful coastline.  Following your personalized and scenic walking tour, you’re sure to have discovered much more about this wonderful city on the Côte d’Azur.

Nice: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

9. Nice: City Introduction Self-Guided Phone Tour

Do you want to learn interesting information about 10+ of the most important attractions in the city, discover hidden locations, read incredible legends(This is not an audio tour) and walk a magical and relaxing route? Do you want an accessible, easy and interactive way to explore Nice? This self-guided mobile walking tour might be perfect for you. Grab the opportunity to explore Nice in at least 10 locations that every person would like to have in their memory. There is no schedule, you can attend the tour any day you want, any time you wish, you can do it in snippets, taking a break for food, shopping or anything else you can think of, you can even close the app and continue another day, the tour will be there waiting for you. The most important thing? It's a completely private activity, as the app offers you the uniqueness and privacy of your mobile phone. Additionally, you'll learn about stories and urban legends associated with the city or monuments you visit. The trails you follow are unique, and will not bore you, but will in themselves direct you to explore other "treasures" such as small scenic paths or enchanting but unknown squares. Enjoy the tour in your language. The integration with google maps will make sure that you will never get lost! You can join with friends, alone, with your family, or with your partners and learn about the city as you wander around. Start your tour from Garibaldi Square with its unique quality restaurants and cafes! Visit the Tour Saint-François that will leave you speechless with the wonderful view it offers you, even the Visitation Sainte-Claire will dominate your tour with its unique art interior. Take a photo at Saint Reparata which takes its name from a tragic story, which is sure to leave you speechless, and let yourself get lost in Cours Saleya, with its unique market. Visit the Opera de Nice with the acoustics that will remain engraved in you. You will also pass by the Promenade du Paillon, a green spot in the center of Nice for a unique opportunity to relax. Admire the Fontaine du Soleil the iconic bronze statue of the god Apollo. The Monument du Centenaire with its unique symbolism will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax in Albert I Gardens in royal splendor! Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. You will receive a serial key via SMS , What’s app and email in order to login. Then start your tour and enjoy!

Walking tour in the Old Nice and The Hill of the Castle

10. Walking tour in the Old Nice and The Hill of the Castle

Discover Nice’s green spaces, historic buildings, and unique architecture on this guided walking tour of the city. Explore the Place Massena, the statue of Apollo, Castle Hill, the Rauba Capeu quay, and more. Learn about the evolution of the city over the last centuries at your first stop, the Centenary Monument. Next, head towards the Place Massena and the Fountain of the Sun. Gain insight into the Piedmontese architecture and the famous statue of Apollo. Contemplate the historic facades and wander along the shops selling local soaps, textiles, cheese, crafts, and spices. Peruse the flower market on the Cours Saleya as well as the local architectural heritage, the pedestrian streets, and the Promenade des Anglais.  Take in the panoramic views from the top of Castle Hill. Spot the waterfall, the Port of Nice, and Mont Boron. Walk back down the hill to the Rauba Capeu quay and take photos with the #ILoveNICE sculpture.

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What people are saying about French Riviera

Carmela was an excellent guide. Very friendly and everything we tasted was delicious, and we had a pretty local experience. I can really recommend the tour and her as a guide. I would love to do another tour with her in the future. We even celebrated the birthday of a relative without informing in advance, and she managed to organize a great surprise. Merci, thanks a lot, muchas gracias Carmela :)

Our guide Anke was wonderful. Very interested in ensuring we enjoyed the tour and our visit to Nice city. Would certainly recommend this activity to other travellers

Awesome! Our guide Chris was funny entertaining and knowledgable. Great insight and a Nice local! Highly recommend!

Great to walk around Nice with a professional chef. Had a lovely time and lots of great things to eat

Chris was an excellent guide and we definitely enjoyed all his history of the area.