Colline du Château (map). The castle hill overlooking the Baie des Anges and harbour offers a spectacular vantage point overlooking the city.
Old Nice (map) is also home to the Opéra de Nice (map). It was constructed at the end of the 19th century under the design of François Aune, to replace King Charles Félix’s Maccarani Theater. Today, it is open to the public and provides a regular program of performances.
The Place Masséna (map) is the main square of the city. Before the Paillon River was covered over, the Pont-Neuf was the only practicable way between the old town and the modern one.
The Place Garibaldi (map) also stands out for its architecture and history. The square was built at the end of the 18th century and served as the entry gate to the city and end of the road from Turin. A statue of Garibaldi, who was fiercely in favour of the union of Nice with Italy, stands in the centre of the square.
Place Rossetti (map). Entirely enclosed and pedestrianised, this square is located in the heart of the old town. With typical buildings in red and yellow ochres surrounding the square, the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate (map) and the fountain in the centre, place Rossetti is a must-see spot in the old town.
The Cours Saleya (map) is situated parallel to the Quai des États-Unis. In the past, it belonged to the upper classes. It is probably the most traditional square of the town, with its daily flower market.
Go to Èze (map). It is a small village on the way to Monaco. The village is situated on a small mountain and there is a beautiful cactus garden (map) with a spectacular view. There is a path that goes down the mountain from Eze Village to Eze Sur Mer (also Eze Gare, map). This is the Path of Nietzsche (named after the famous German philosopher Friedrich W. Nietzsche), with some fantastic views and a waterfall (if you know where to look).