Historical and informative free tour of Nice!

Duration: 2h and 45min
Languages: German, English
Guru: Jasmin
Registered on September 21, 2022

Hi there! My name is Jasmin, I've been doing free walking tours in Nice for a while, and it's something I absolutely love doing! I love to meet new people, make them feel comfortable, and show them around. So, nice to meet you, and see you soon!

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Tour description

Hi there!

Do you want to do a historical and informative walking tour of Nice, discover some of the interesting places in the city and have recommendations of things to do, more places to go to, and places to eat? Then this is the tour you're looking for!

On this tour, I will show you and explain to you some of what there is to see and to know about the main part of Nice. The tour starts at the Fountain of the Sun (la Fontaine du Soleil) at Masséna Square (Place Masséna), then goes through the main part of the Old Town (le Vieux Nice), afterward on to the famous Promenade of Nice (la Promenade des Anglais) and it ends on Castle Hill (la Colline du Château) with a viewpoint of the city!

More precisely, during the tour you'll be visiting and learning about :

  • Masséna Square, the Paillon Promenade (la Promenade du Paillon) and the Fountain of the Sun.
  • The History of Nikaia and Nice, the Nine Oblique Lines (les Neuf Lignes Obliques), the optical illusions (les Trompe-l'oeil) and Molinard, one of the oldest perfumeries in France!
  • The Opera House of Nice (Opéra de Nice) and Henri Auer, the oldest pastry shop in Nice!
  • Cours Saleya and the famous Flower Market of Nice (le Marché aux Fleurs).
  • The Canon Fire at noon and the Palace of the Kings of Sardinia (le Palais des Rois Sardes).
  • The Bank Robbery of the Century (le Casse du Siècle) was done by Albert Spaggiari!
  • The Nice Cathedral (la Sainte-Réparate) and Rossetti Square (Place Rossetti).
  • The architecture in Old Town, the local food and even the local language!
  • The Promenade of Nice, the Négresco, and the Dock of the United States (le Quai des États-Unis).
  • Castle Hill: the Port of Nice (Port Lympia), Garibaldi Square (Place Garibaldi), some famous and wealthy people residing in Nice, and finally the highest viewpoint of the city!

So, see you soon!

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  • Meeting point:
    1bis Pl. Massena, 06000 Nice, France
    1bis Pl. Massena, 06000 Nice, France
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    I will be next to the Fountain of the Sun at Place Masséna with my big beard (see pictures) and my small purple backpack.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Rebecca 13 Jun 2024
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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
This tour was amazing! There was so much information and great stories that have really enhanced our whole visit to Nice. We’ve also gone for dinner in places recommended by the guide and they have been great too. Don’t miss out on this tour
Heike-Michaela 23 May 2024

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Besser geht's nicht! Unsere Erwartungen wurden mehr als übertroffen! Jasmin hat uns mit einer Ruhe und Gelassenheit, Geschichten erzählt und Bauwerke erklärt, dass selbst unsere Kinder begeistert waren. Danke für die interessante, kurzweilige Tour mit den tollen Insidertipps, die wir mit Begeisterung umgesetzt haben.
Nathan 23 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Jasmin was a thoughtful and considerate guide, and was able to answer any question that my family and I asked. I would love to be able to take another one of his tours.
Jenny 11 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Wir sprachen kurz mit dem Guide. Außer uns 5 Mädels war niemand da. Er meinte, dass wir noch 5 minuten warten. Wir haben uns in der Nähe auf eine Bank gesetzt und dann war er weg.
Martina 07 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Supertolle Tour !!! Jasmin ist erzählt sehr interessante Geschichten über Nizza. Die Tour ist sehr kurzweilig und sehr gut geführt. Vielen lieben Dank Jasmin für den tollen Nachmittag.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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