Nice Old Town (known locally as Le Vieux Nice) is a lovely honeycomb of narrow streets, dotted with beautiful Baroque churches, vibrant squares, shops and restaurants. Thronging with tourists eating the famous ice-cream during the day, at night it becomes one big party with bars and nightclubs spilling out onto the streets.
The key things to see are the Cours Saleya (the open air market), Chapelle de la Miséricorde (a wonderfully ornate Baroque church dating from 1740), Chapelle de l'Annonciation (known locally as Sainte-Rita), Eglise Saint-Jacques (dating from 1612 and built by the Jesuits, it has some excellent frescoes), the Cathedral Sainte Réparate (1699), and the Palais Lascaris (paintings and statues).
This tour takes you all the way to Cannes and then back along the coast. The film festival was just getting started when we were there. Monaco was getting ready for the Grand Prix too. This tour mixed modern marvels with medieval towns. You saw allot in one day. We got our money's worth. Did you know that John Wayne had a house on the Riviera?
We had a fantastic day. Perfect combination of stops and places to visit. And our guide was great!!
The tour gave you a chance to really experience the French Riviera and understand the history of the area. The stop at the palace of Monaco was nice and even though we could not stay in Monte Carlo, it was lovely to see. Our tour guide was excellent.
Nice Old Town in located between the seafront of Quai des Etats-Unis and Boulevard Jean Jaurès. The main bus station is a short walk away.