There is absolutely lots to see and do in Nice, not in the least the beaches of course. After all, it is on the French Riviera, offering you a tiny glimpse of how the other half lives. There is the Colline du Chateu, which looks over the harbor and the Baie des Anges. From here, you can have the most mesmerizing views of the entire city. The original castle is completely in ruins, but it does allow you to climb to the platform, which will take you to 90 meter above Nice itself. The view, as you can imagine, is breathtaking. However, do remember that the park closes around sunset and that you will be forcefully removed if you’re still in the park at that time.
There are also many museums in Nice, most of which are free. Most are found in the older part of the city and some were actually visited by Queen Victoria herself. There is the Museum of Asian Art, the Parc Phoenix, the Musee Chagall, the Musee Matisse and the Musee et Site Archeologique de Cimiez. Lastly, there is the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. This museum has open air roof terraces with beautiful views of the city.
You certainly shouldn’t miss the old town either. Here, you will find an absolute maze of ancient alleys and streets, with tiny boutique and picturesque houses. There is also a daily fruit and flower market here. Just past the old port, you could go on the Cliff Walk. This is a beautiful walk, but not one for people with issues with walking, because you will need to climb quite a number of steps to get back off the walkway. However, it is a nice walk to take also because many local people use it themselves, giving it that real authentic feel.
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