Take a stroll around Nice !
The park and the Castle’s hill
Originally the cradle of the city, the castle was completely destroyed under the reign of Louis XIV
Now known as park and garden, this place has become a cult for locals and turists. Overlooking the ocher roofs of the Old Nice, the park and the Castle’s hill offer a breathtaking view of the Baie des Anges, the Port and the mountains.
In addition to its panoramic views, it is visited for its lush vegetation, archaeological remains, a waterfall, the Bellanda Tower and playgrounds. For the brave ones, you can access the Castle hill via a 500-step staircase. You can also use the dedicated lift or Nice’s little tourist train.
Our Concierge’s tip: wonder on top of the hill at sunset, the colour palette of the city and the mountains is majestic
The Promenade du Paillon
The Promenade du Paillon is a urban park inaugurated in October 2013. It is THE green lung in the heart of the city.
Espanding through 12 hectares of green spaces stretching from the National Theatre of Nice to the Promenade des Anglais, you can take a botanical journey through the different continents. Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas….dream and escapism accompany the wanderers.
We also like it for its children’s playground, a large water mirror, a “plateau des brumes” and a carnation conservatory.
The Port Lympia
The Port Lympia is the second French port for cruiseships. Built in the 18th century at the foot of the ancient citadel, the port of Nice is one of the oldest on the French Riviera.
It is home to many yachts and pleasure boats, as well as the famous “pointus”, the brightly coloured ships that shine under the Côte d’Azur’s sun.
At a stone’s throw from the turistical centre of Nice, of the Old Town, and of the beaches, the Port is an unmissable spot, full of life.
Our Concierge’s tip : not to be missed is the Lou Festin du Pouort which takes place every year mid-September. The port’s celebrations are very popular and rally concerts, animations, and the gastronomical Chef’s Village. Get back in touch with tradition and cross the port of Nice for free with the “Lou Passagin”, a traditional pointu!
Nice’s Old Town
The Vieux Nice is, as its name states, the oldest part of the city. With its shadowy alleys, its colorful fronts with louvered shutters the Old Nice is a typically Mediterranean view.
We stroll through the small alleys with typical and atypical shops. For the food lovers, treat yourself to a part of the famous Socca, or take a seat to one of the restaurant labeled “Cuisine Nissarde” (Nice-style cuisine). Those with a sweet tooth will love the 90 flavours of ice-cream from the famous ice-cream maker Fenocchio.
On the very famous Cours Saleya, you can discover the antique market on Mondays and the flower market (and local products) every other day of the week.