|Destination: French Riviera|
|What To See
* Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe
* Cathédrale Ste-Réparate
* Colline du Château (Castle Hill)
* Cours Saleya
* Hôtel Négresco
* Musée des Beaux-Arts
* Musée International d'Art Naïf Anatoly Jakovsky
* Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall
* Palais Lascaris
* Palais Masséna - Musée d'Art et d'Histoire
* Promenade Des Anglais
* Quartier du Paillon
* Quartier du Port
* Vieille Ville
+ The Riviera
In The Know
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Colline du Château (Castle Hill)
( Highly Recommended )
Surprisingly, there is no château here. The city's fortress was destroyed by the French in the early 18th century when Nice belonged to Savoy. Instead, you will find cool, shady gardens with absorbing views over the crowded old port (Quartier du Port), the gleaming, glazed tiles of the old town (Vieille Ville) and the voluptuous curve of the Baie des Anges.
It was on this imposing site that Nice originated as the ancient Greek acropolis of Nikaïa. Archaeologists have since discovered Roman and medieval remains, some of which have been housed in a tiny lapidary museum on the hill.
The best approach is up the steps on quai des Etats-Unis, or by lift from nearby Tour Bellanda, which also houses the small Naval Museum. Descend eastwards along montée Eberlé and rue Catherine Ségurane to the elegant, arcaded place Garibaldi, which is named after the great Niçoise revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi (hero of Italy's unification) who lies buried in a cemetery at the top of the hill.
Address: Colline du Château
Phone: 04 93 85 62 33
Restaurant: Café (Inexpensive)
Info: Lift operates daily 9am-8pm; lift: cheap
Musée NavalAddress: Colline du Château
Phone: 04 93 80 47 61
Open: Wed-Sun 10-12, 2-5, until 7 in summer. Closed Mon, Tue and mid-Nov to mid-Dec