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

not too far to climb with great views of the city and promenade de anglais .pleasant area at the top family friendly with cool areas cafe and play areas for kids

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank markabol
Reviewed today via mobile

I was dreading a steep climb but there's a more gentle ascent up from near the old town. The views across Nice are stunning. There's a lot to see in terms of the Jewish Cemetery, lovely gardens and plants, A man made waterfall and some...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tzanelli
Reviewed yesterday

There are many stairs, but the climb is well-worth the view! The waterfall is a little phony, but the surrounding gardens are beautiful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Elizabeth L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Walk up to castle hill was worth it. It was funny to see younger people trying to catch their breath while I continued on without stopping! So many amazing views!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank marc8615
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thought we were taking a simple walk up to some ruins only to discover some breathtaking views, some really nice parkland to walk around. A real gem of a place. Worth the walk up the steps from the Promenade if you are up for the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank rmezza2018
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located between the sea and the old town, the view is just stunning. The sky was particularly clear because of light wind. I spend two hours walking around - I just could not get enough!!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vinleogil
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a hike to the top but worth it. The “free lift” was not open when we went. But there is a waterfall and just beautiful views.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kathyoA3784JZ
Reviewed 3 days ago

You cannot visit Nice without climbing up the Castle Hill at least once. It's an absolute must-see with an amazing view, and there are many nice spots that are perfect for having picnic. The top can be reached from the western, northern an eastern sides....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rothegrouch
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Magnificent views! It was a gorgeous day, breezy but sunshine! Take your time and enjoy! Such breathtaking views!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Newfoundmm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place away from the busyiness if the city. Wonderful views and easy to get to. There's a lift if you can't do steps.

Date of experience: April 2019
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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.