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All reviews free lift worth the climb old town fantastic views beautiful waterfall tourist train walk up hotel suisse panoramic view well worth the effort small cafe nice park baie des anges nice walk sunny day visiting nice elevator
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Reviewed yesterday

It's one of the most stunning places to visit. The views are extraordinary, as one can view the old Nice Port and the expansive view of Promenade de Anglais.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sebastien Antoi... M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fifth trip to Nice, fifth time wandering the parks and this beautiful gem. But be aware there is a notice on the lift that it has been permanently closed by the city. Stairs or bust. It would be half an hour taking it moderately, so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank zachris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Castle Hill can be accessed either via the lifts or stairs or the little train that runs up and down and included a tour of the old town. The views at the top are absolutely stunning looking out over the whole of Nice and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mrsg3107
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for panoramic views overlooking the city and the bay. Don’t expect too much from the cafe near the top around the kids playpark, overpriced and small selection!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tomwjsimpson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Totally worth the walk up the steps although there is a lift. Stunning view over Nice and leads through to the gardens and waterfall.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank colletter420
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for all tourists a brilliant view and a cheapsctibity beware do not visit if you have a fear of heights

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 906elsap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want to have an amazing view of the french riviera then you must visit this place . you get some really great views from here and also a great view of the sunset

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Thesahil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must while in Nice - worth the walk! The best view of the city, and there are other ways to the top besides walking!!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kiwi366
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip up here has everything - fresh air, exercise, greenery and views over Nice and the whole bay. Be aware that going up there (either in the free lift reached via underground passage) or by the steps, you need to take account of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Alex M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely December walk in the sunshine. No tourist train for us we always walk. Great view from the top over the whole city.

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 11, 2018|
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Response from Jenz7451 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but assume lift will be out of action and gate locked due to waterfall etc for Health and Safety reasons.
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Chicopus4 | Reviewed this property |
As you face the Hôtel Suisse, its to the left - there is a doorway into a tunnel that leads to the lift. It is signposted, which helps as you cant see the actual lift from the road
August 5, 2018|
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Response from 604Paninaro | Reviewed this property |
Google Cascade Du Casteu and you'll find it. It's basically on the west side of the top of the hill where the highest viewpoint is.
Travel Forum Posts
Sherrie C
Swartz Creek, Michigan
Sundays (Buses from Nice to Eze) (From Eze to Villefranche) (2 Replies)
Is it true Bus 112 doesn't run from Nice to Eze on Sundays? So the only available one is 82? Where do you catch the bus from Nice? We are staying near Castle Hill. Then how to get to Villefranche and then back to Nice? Thanks for all the help!!
March 19, 2017|
Response fromNice_French_Riviera|
true, no bus 112 on sunday. 2 possibilities : - bus 82 from nice to eze village by middle cornice - bus 100 from nice - villefranche - eze sur mer (sea side) + bus 83 (from eze seaside to eze village) bus 82 or 83, not often, every one hour may be bus 100, every 20min may be so if you wish to visit eze and villefranche, use bus 100 + 83 in one way minimum and may be 82 for the other way (direct and faster)
New York
2 day itinerary (10 Replies)
Hi -- my husband, me and my 9 year old will be in Budapest for 3 1/2 days. The vast bulk of 1 of the days will be a market tour and cooking class. Can you please help me split the following sights up into two days, based both on relative location and time we would likely want to spend at each? Thank you! Parliament Fisherman’s Bastion St. Stephen’s Basilica Shoes on the Danube Bank Castle Hill Great Synagogue/Holocaust Memorial Center Chain Bridge
July 06, 2017|
Response frommilloy|
Forgot to add, House of Terror too. Thanks!
sue g
Chicago, Illinois
Itinerary in March, any suggestions (8 Replies)
My boyfriend and I, along with his 26-year-old daughter and my 18-year-old daughter will be traveling to Budapest for 8 days at the end of March. 2 of those days we will be in Vienna. Our group is interested in seeing the major sites, hanging with the locals, culture, food, history and unique experiences. We would like to enjoy the trip without rushing and have some down time if needed (at least for my boyfriend and I). We will be renting an apartment for 8 nights in the Jewish Quarter, 2...More
February 17, 2018|
Response fromRomanCitizen|
What exact dates ?