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Old Town (Vieille Ville)

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Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
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Address: Vieux Nice, 06000 Nice, France
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Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining
Description: This historic part of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow...
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.
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French Riviera Small Group Day Trip from Nice
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Busy old city.

This old part of Nice is classic old world city. narrow streets, small shops and small cafes. Not as nice as the Gothic Qtr in Barcelona but great place to stroll around in

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Quispamsis, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This old part of Nice is classic old world city. narrow streets, small shops and small cafes. Not as nice as the Gothic Qtr in Barcelona but great place to stroll around in

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Love this area. We rented an apartment in the middle of it. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, markets. Close to the water. Beautiful, fun area.

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Saltaire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love the old town in Nice! Parts of it reminds me of The Shambles in York! There are a maze of narrow streets, all selling their wares. There are lots of shops and lovely architecture painted in beautiful pastel colours. Place Rosetti has a beautiful church and the chance to get a fabulous ice cream!! There are places to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Beautiful, cosy streets and squares with colourful — and some stately — buildings. Perfect for wandering along and discovering intriguing shops, cute eateries. The flower market is worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Taking a stroll through the narrow streets, experiencing all the different sights and sounds and aromas is a real treat. You can stop for a drink, enjoy a snack or a full meal, or hunt for souvenirs or art or antiquities. You can even get a Reiki or reflexology treatment - the possibilities are endless. It feels - and is... More 

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited the old town in nice and really enjoyed the place. The food market and restaurants were excellent. I loved getting lost and finding my way back. The narrow cobbled streets filled with shoppers and foodies was a good place to take a stroll with family.

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Denver, CO
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Nice has character to spare - it real. People live here - not a tourist trap. Lively - usually there is music and children and French people of all ages - eating, drinking and living.

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Excellent and worthy of a visit. There is an abundance of restaurants and shops throughout the narrow streets and is very picturesque.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Very nice spot typical to many French towns and villages. Old town very well preserved and maintained. Very nice pedestrian area full of restaurants. Besides the flower market is also a very special thing.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We spent half a day wandering through the narrow streets of the old town with many shops,cafes and restaurants. It was the most charming part of Nice. It was less crowded in the morning. We had a green tea in a small cafe specialising in different type of teas. It was the best green/herbal tea we ever had. This old... More 

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