Nice Old Town (Vieux Nice) Tours

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A honeycomb of narrow streets dotted with baroque churches, lively markets, bustling squares, and a thriving nightlife scene, Nice’s oldest quarter remains the buzzing heart the modern city. Known in French as Le Vieux Nice, this seafront historic center offers an atmospheric introduction to Nice.

The Basics
Nice Old Town is best explored on foot. A small-group or private walking tour will take in all the main attractions, including the colorful Flower Market and the historic landmarks of Garibaldi Square (Place Garibaldi). Alternatively, opt for a Segway or bike tour and climb to the top of Castle Hill for a spectacular view of the city, glide along the famous Promenade des Anglais, or hop off to sample local foods at the Old Town market. Nice city tours are often combined with sightseeing tours of surrounding French Riviera towns such as Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cannes, Saint-Jeannet, or Monaco’s Monte Carlo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Parking is scarce in Old Town and many streets are one-way or pedestrian-only, so it’s best to walk, use public transport, or travel by bike or Segway.
  • Most of Old Town is wheelchair accessible, although there are some hills and cobblestone lanes.

How to Get There
Old Town is located in central Nice, with the seafront of Quay of the United States (Quai des États-Unis) to the south, Jean Jaurès Boulevard (Boulevard Jean Jaurès) to the north, and Castle Hill to the east. The easiest way to get there is by tram and the closest stops are Opera, Cathedrale, and Garibaldi.

When to Get There
Nice is at its busiest in July and August, when the Old Town can be crammed with tourists. Get there early to avoid large crowds and book ahead for restaurants in the evening. Outside of summer you’ll find fewer crowds and cheaper prices, but be aware that some attractions and restaurants have reduced hours in winter. The holiday season is a popular time to visit, when a huge Christmas market is held on Masséna Square (Place Masséna).

A Walking Tour of Nice Old Town
Walk between Masséna Square, the Palace of Justice Square (Place du Palais de Justice), and Garibaldi Square, stopping along the way to admire the baroque Cathedral of Sainte Reparate (Cathédrale Sainte Réparate), browse the morning flower market along Cours Saleya, and grab an ice cream from the famous Fenocchio ice cream parlor. Other notable landmarks include the Chapel of Mercy (Chapelle de la Miséricorde), the Chapel of the Annunciation (Chapelle de l'Annonciation), Saint-Jacques Church (Eglise Saint-Jacques), and Lascaris Palace (Palais Lascaris).
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Half-Day City Sightseeing Tour in Nice

Discover the top attractions and hidden highlights of the French Riviera in France on this half-day sightseeing tour in Nice. Spin along the Middle Corniche road and gaze out over the French Riviera. Explore the Promenade des Anglais and the Promenade des Arts with a guide, and delve into the historic Cimiez neighborhood. Take in sites of interest such as the Acropolis Center, the Modern Art Museum, and the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and stroll to the top of Castle Hill for panoramic views over the rooftops of Nice.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Full-Day Private Monaco and French Riviera Villages Tour from Nice

A visit to Monaco and Monte Carlo is a popular choice for a day trip from Nice, but the journey along the French Riviera is just as impressive as the destination. On this private full-day tour, stop along the way to see Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu; take in the views from Villefranche-sur-Mer; and tour the Fragonard perfume factory in Eze.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Half-Day Private Nice Walking Tour and Bellet Wine Tasting

Discover the capital of the French Riviera on a private half-day tour that can be customized to your preferences. Follow your guide on a walking tour of Nice; explore the atmospheric Old Town and the scenic Promenade des Anglais; then head to the Bellet vineyards to enjoy wine tasting with a view of the ocean.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice from Villefranche-sur-Mer

Take in the highlights of Nice, the capital of the French Riviera, on this 4-hour small-group tour from Villefranche-sur-Mer. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, stroll along the beachside Promenade des Anglais, and take in the views from Castle Hill. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small Group Tour of Monte Carlo by Night from Nice

Discover the glitz and glamour of Monaco—and see the sights illuminated after dark—on this small-group tour from Nice. Following pickup from your area hotel, travel via air-conditioned minivan past Nice, Villefranche, and Beaulieu, and admire the sights by night. Upon arrival in Monaco, you’ll see the Prince’s Palace and other area attractions, will accompany your guide on a full lap of the Formula 1 circuit, and will then have time at your leisure to visit the Monte Carlo Casino, enjoy an elegant dinner (own expense), and more.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Nice Food Tour: Provencal Specialties

Treat your taste buds to the flavors of Provençe with a walking food tour in Nice! Explore the old town, or Vieux Nice, with a gastronomic guide, and enjoy up to 20 different samples of regional favorites, including locally produced French wine. Visit the finest markets, delis and specialty food shops in town and learn how locals shop and prepare meals on a daily basis. Taste the Italian influence on Provençal cuisine and learn how to make an authentic Niçoise salad back at home. Tour size is limited to 10 people for a personalized small-group experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Nice Cultural Walking Tour of the Old Town and Castle Hill

Step back in time, and learn about Nice’s fascinating history on this small-group Nice cultural walking tour. You’ll save time researching and planning your trip, as this itinerary includes multiple city highlights. You’ll visit Old Town hotspots, and climb up to the top of Castle Hill. As you tour the city, your experience will be enhanced with interesting commentary and historical information from your guide. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Nice Segway Tour

Roll through the charming sights of the French Riviera on a fun Segway tour of Nice! On your choice of a 1- or 2-hour tour, ride an electric scooter past highlights of the beautiful seaside town, including the Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and the vibrant Cours Saleya flower market. Take in spectacular views of the Mediterranean from Castle Hill and learn about Nice’s rich heritage from your expert guide. Numbers are limited to eight people for a personalized small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Nice City Bike Tour

Discover the best parts of the Côte d'Azur capital during a Nice bike tour with a local English-speaking guide. Cycle though the picture-perfect city past charming city squares, grand boulevards and sandy beaches. See the city's famous Belle Époque architecture, Baroque churches, trendy bars and busy cafes. With a knowledgeable guide and a bike, you'll see parts of Nice that most people miss.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Scenic Helicopter Tour from Nice

See Nice like a celebrity, at least for a little while, with a 20-minute helicopter tour over the Côte d'Azur. Soar over the city's broad Promenade des Anglais, its grand Belle Epoque architecture and that unforgettable turquoise-colored Mediterranean Sea. The elite arrive in Nice by helicopter, now you can experience those heights, too.
  • Duration: 20 minutes
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Nice City Sightseeing Small Group Tour

See the highlights of the picturesque city of Nice during a small group tour by minivan. Discover the city through the Greek city to the Roman remains. Watch the beautiful people stroll along the seafront Promenade des Anglais. Tour both Old Town and New Town, and visit the city's Russian Cathedral. It will conclude by an exclusive aperitif in one of the most intriguing monuments of Nice, THE NEGRESCO.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide

Experience Nice’s Old Town on a small-group tour with a multilingual guide. Learn some Niçoise history and local secrets as you wander through the narrow, cobbled stone streets and passages. Stop for a traditional snack and visit a flower and produce market near the beach. This tour is ideal for visitors who want local tips and knowledge about Nice’s many sights. Your guide can also help you avoid tourist traps with restaurant recommendations.
  • Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes
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  • Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes
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Essential Nice Guided Bike Tour

Discover all the best routes and key tourist highlights without so much as glancing at a map on this comprehensive small-group Nice bike tour, the perfect introduction for first-time visitors. Explore the Old Town, the modern gardens that line the city’s Green Corridor, the ancient port, Castle Hill, and the waterfront Promenade des Anglais. Along the way, enjoy a tasting plate of local delicacies.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Tour in Nice

Travel through the French countryside in comfort and style with this private sightseeing and wine tasting tour in Nice. Visit top sights in the Old Town, such as the Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, en route to three wineries where you can taste the best varietals the region has to offer. This private tour can be customized to suit your schedules and interests.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Shore excursion from Villefranche to Nice & Chateau de Crémat wine tasting

Meet your guide in Villefranche sur Mer and spend 5 hours touring this lovely area. Take in stunning views from Mont Boron, cruise along the Promenade des Anglais, see an Eastern Orthodox cathedral, and admire the scenic vineyards in Bellet. Visit Château de Crémat to taste local wines and learn about the wine production process. Explore the Old Town of Nice before your tour concludes.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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PREMIUM TOUR OF NICE AND SURROUNDINGS

Welcome to Nice: The city that deserves your attention There is no better way to get hooked onto Nice than to enjoy a concentrated dose of the city during your stay. Our well-trained and Nice-savvy chauffeurs are the ideal guides to provide you with a unique experience of this fascinating area around Nice.  Try out our customized tours that can be adjusted to your special requirements, and fall in love with Nice!  Our services allow you to experience an uncomplicated but sophisticated way of diving  into the many attractions of Nice. Just relax – and enjoy the ride! Your personal chauffeur will take care of all the details.  Before setting off, you discuss with your driver what you’d like to see in  and around Nice and what you’ve already checked out. Where should you plan a  stop? Where are the best photo opportunities?  
  • Duration: 8 hours
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PREMIUM SIGHTSEEING TOUR NICE

Welcome to Nice: The city that deserves your attention There is no better way to get hooked onto Nice than to enjoy a concentrated dose of the city during your stay. Our well-trained and Nice-savvy chauffeurs are the ideal guides to provide you with a unique experience of this fascinating area around Nice.  Try out our customized tours that can be adjusted to your special requirements, and fall in love with Nice!  Our services allow you to experience an uncomplicated but sophisticated way of diving  into the many attractions of Nice. Just relax – and enjoy the ride! Your personal chauffeur will take care of all the details.  Before setting off, you discuss with your driver what you’d like to see in  and around Nice and what you’ve already checked out. Where should you plan a  stop? Where are the best photo opportunities?  
  • Duration: 3 hours
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4-Hour Private Sightseeing Tour of Nice

With limited time to discover Nice, this private half-day sightseeing tour ensures you maximize your time with a customized itinerary and private transport. Explore the atmospheric Old Town, walk the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy views of the Bay of Angels from Castle Hill, or admire the Roman ruins of Cimiez.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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