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Less than 1 hour Time to Spend
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The baroque Palais Lascaris is another of Nice's cheap attractions and might make for an interesting peruse on a rainy day. Built in the 17th century, the palace was home to one of the first noble families of Nice. The property was bought by the city of Nice in 1942, and it was later opened to the public as a museum in 1970. Experts recommend stopping by the étage noble (noble floor) for its 18th-century ornamentations, as well as the 1738 pharmacy. 

The Palais Lascaris is located in Old Town (Vieille Ville), just north of the waterfront. Its convenient location means it can be accessed on foot from most hotels. Some travelers note that while it's interesting, you can enjoy Palais Lascaris (from top to bottom) in between 15 to 45 minutes. The Palais Lascaris is open Wednesday to Monday from 10 or 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and tours cost 6 euros (around $7).

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Vieille Ville, or Old Town, is a nook of a neighborhood enjoyed by both travelers and locals alike. There are the usual tourist traps, but you can also find some authentic French restaurants and shops, not to mention the Cours Saleya flower and fruit market. 

Past visitors claim that the neighborhood is best experienced in the morning, so you can scour the market. Traipse through in the afternoon to shop, or take a dip at the adjacent beaches. Then in the evening, grab a small bite from a charming restaurant or have a drink in one of the countless bars.

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