Castle Hill (Colline du Chateau)

#4 in Best Things To Do in Nice
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Key Info

Montee du Chateau

Price & Hours

Free
8:30 a.m.-6 or 8 p.m. daily

Details

Free, Sightseeing Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend

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Castle Hill (Colline du Chateau) is more of an impressive hill than a castle. Even though most of the original Chateau de Nice structure has crumbled away, travelers still recommend climbing the hundreds of steps to reach the stellar view from its peak. 

In addition to the sweeping panorama of Nice and the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels), a park area welcomes visitors at the hill's summit. The park is a great destination for families because of the playground and ample space for picnics. Once you've gotten some rest and taken in the view, be sure to snap some pics at the artificial waterfall, cemetery and Belanda Tower (Tour Belanda).

The park is free to visit. If you don't want to climb, there is also a free lift that will carry you about 75 percent of the way, or you could just drive along the road if you have your own set of wheels. Don’t stay too late (or arrive too early) though, because the park is only open from sunrise to sunset.

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