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“Take the elevator up”
Review of Castle Hill

Castle Hill
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US$35.96*
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Small-Group Nice Cultural Walking Tour of the Old Town and Castle Hill
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US$46.74*
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Essential Nice Guided Bike Tour
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US$68.32*
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Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice from Monaco
Ranked #1 of 227 things to do in Nice
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

We missed it, and did the climb all the way up. We must have been panting like the sausage dogs on leashes that greeted us at the top, so only climb if you're really fit or are determined to get buns of steel.

It's really worth the climb for the view up the top, though. The gardens were busy with families, teenagers lounging around and the French playing petanque (they were nice enough to invite me for a throw, which I'm sure they immediately regretted).

On one side there is a view of the Promenade des Anglais, and on the other, the port. There is art all around - a waterfall feature, architecture, as well as mosaic tile patterns on the ground.

It's worth setting aside a couple of hours to fully enjoy this attraction.

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Reviewed 14 May 2012

our hotel was right under the chateau , there is a free lift to the top . 360 degree views of Nice and Marina. Play areas and places to eat for our little one

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

Well worth the climb to get a lovely view of Nice. We went up from near the port and climbed down the steps into the old town

Thank Susan R
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Nice is big city, nowadays rather charmless beyond the narrow streets of the Old Quarter. But the hill above the city offers a tranquil setting and huge views across the city rooftops. The walk to the top is pleasant enough on a mild day, but could be a killer on hot one. If you have access to a car, a winding alley above the Port will bring you close to the summit. A lift is a further option, not sampled by myself Look out for the various ruins, helpfully described in three languages. Pause too at the picturesque waterfall, the main source of noise in this charming location, the best free attraction in Nice by far.

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Reviewed 10 May 2012

Quite a long walk but when you see the view of the sea and Nice, you know it's worth it

Thank Yeening
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