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Old Town (Vieille Ville)

Vieux Nice, 06000 Nice, France (Centre)
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Ranked #4 of 125 Attractions in Nice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Walking Areas, Neighborhoods
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Owner description: This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile roofs, small restaurants and... more » Owner description: This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile roofs, small restaurants and open-markets. « less
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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Fun walk and look. To much smoking in all of France so you can not enjoy the outside seating at cafés. We had people with Asthma in our group. Good thing France has socialized Heath care because they will have a lot of Lung Cancer patiences in the future if not already.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Nice offers one of the more interesting and varied markets that we encountered while in France. If you can drag yourself away from the market, you'll be rewarded with an abundance of options. The quaint streets of the town make for a fascinating, aimless walk with interesting sights, sounds and smells at every turn. The grand road along the beach... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Old small streets with little restaurants and shops well worth wandering around and getting a bit lost. You can't get totally lost as you always come out on to the Promenade des Anglais or one of the big squares. There are plenty of little restaurants and cafes though we struggled to find good food, and there are quite a few... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Exploring the nooks and crannies in this medieval town of old Nice was fun and exciting. Every twist and turn brought picturesque scenes of markets, churches outside cafes all of which were perfect to sit have a drink and people watch. Food and price were consistent with gelato places abounding for dessert. Great place for photographers and foodies alike. Shopping... More

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Forget maps or trying to get from a to b. The old town is just for exploring gently on foot. There are countless bars and cafes where you can sit and people watch. Some beautiful old churches and the flower market - which sells many things as well as flowers. Enjoy.

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Galway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Get lost in the streets and enjoy the sights and sounds and smells. You'll be tempted by all the restaurants - it doesn't matter which you choose - all are fairly good and cost roughly the same for dinner. you cabn shop if you have a good credit card; cheap it ain't! Like all tourist Old Towns all over Europe,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Old town is so beautiful. You could take dozens of pictures there. There are lots of good restaurants and shopping. It's not to be missed.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The old town is the nicest part of a great Rivera city. You will find lots of good places to eat and shops to browse in. The quality of goods are touristy but interesting. It is a decent size and surrounded by either parks, transportation or the beach.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wander through the historic old town, comes to life in the evening with music, bars and cafes. Go on the little train from the promenade €8 it takes you down the narrow streets

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Cumbernauld, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our second holiday in Nice and there is so much that we still haven't seen.the old town is full of character and charm and so many different types of shops and boutiques. Lovely to sit down and have some ice cream in the square and watch the world go by.two bars I highly recommend is Akathor and Ma... More

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