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Palais de Justice, Nice

Palais de Justice, Nice: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

1. Nice: Guided Private Tour by Electric Vélotaxi

Discover Nice's history and heritage in a special way as you are taken through the city by a professional driver. Hear anecdotes, important dates, major monuments, and what defines the city's cultural richness; your guide can also adapt your sightseeing itinerary as you please. Embark on an unforgettable experience that takes you out of the usual channels in order to access forgotten secrets of the city. Discover the Saleva Market, the Opera House, and Rossetti Square with its magnificent church. Cross the famous Place Massena and Garibaldi, full of exciting stories. Walk along the seaside on the famous Promenade des Anglais and enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea from the highest point: an ideal landscape to take selfies. In the new city, "à la française", you will discover the Belle Epoque neighborhoods together with the Negresco hotel, the Musicians district, and the magnificent Orthodox cathedral. Passing through the port Lympia, admire the imposing yachts but also the small boats of traditional fishermen. Finally, you will end up along the prestigious Promenade du Paillon with its gushing fountains and pedestrian streets full of shops and restaurants. Stop at any time to take pictures or ask your driver to stop for ice cream or Socca. A free audio guide option is available in the following languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Turkish You will see the following sites depending on the tour option:  • La Place Massena / Massena Square  • La Fontaine du Soleil / Fountain of the Sun  • L’Opéra  • Le Cours Saleya / Saleya Square  • Le Palais des Rois Sardes / Palace of the Dukes of Savoy  • Le Palais de Justice / Courthouse  • La Cathédrale St Réparate - La Place Rossetti / St Reparate Cathedral - Rossetti Square  • La Vieille Ville / The Old Town  • La Maison de Matisse / House of Matisse  • Les Ponchettes / The Fishermen’s Houses  • La Promenade des Anglais  • Le Jardin Albert 1er - Le Monument du Centenaire /Albert 1st Garden – The Centenary Monument  • La Rue Paradis (Little Champs Elysées)  • La Colline du Château - Le coup de Canon de Midi / Castle Hill - Midday Cannon Shot  • Le Quai Rauba Capéu / The Docks  • Le Monument aux Morts / Memorial  • Le Port Lympia / Le Quartiers des Antiquaires / Antiquaries Neighborhoods  • L’Eglise du Port / Port Church  • La Place Garibaldi / Garibaldi Square  • Le Théâtre de Nice / Le Mamac  • La Tête Carrée / Square Head  • Le Lycée Massena / Massena High School  • La Coulée Verte / Green Lane  • La Cathédrale Orthodoxe Saint Nicolas et l'Hôtel Negresco

Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

2. Private Walking Tour of Nice Old District

Experience the Mediterranean coast, beaches, sea, sun, and beautiful sights on a privately guided tour of Nice. The picturesque city is the second largest city in the French Riviera and is mostly known for its beautiful beaches. On this customized 2-hour walking tour, you’ll discover the old and historic areas as well.  Explore the city’s culture and the history with the help of your knowledgeable guide. Visit the Cathedral of Sainte Reparate of Nice in the old town, the city’s most famous cathedral dating back to the 17th century. See the city’s charming squares, including Place Saint-Francois and the Garibaldi Square. Next, go to Cours Saleya, home to a daily flower market and colorful buildings. Stop by the Palais de Justice courthouse, the Palais Avigdor, and walk along the Promenade des Anglais stretching along the city’s wonderful coastline.  Following your personalized and scenic walking tour, you’re sure to have discovered much more about this wonderful city on the Côte d’Azur.

Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

3. Nice: Old Town's Famous Artists City Game

Be led on an exciting self-guided tour around Nice’s Old Town while playing an exciting mobile-based quest. Walk past many beautiful sites, solve clues, and discover intriguing stories of artists who have lived in the city like Nietzsche, Matisse, and Thomas Jefferson. Download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Follow clues that will take you back in time to learn about Nice’s fascinating history and architectural changes. Unlock the secret stories of the places you visit as you solve the problem and guess the answers. Follow in the footsteps of former NIce residents such as Nietzsche, Matisse, James Joyce, and Thomas Jefferson. Use the clues to lead you from one site to another. Each clue provides you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Complete the tour in about 1.5 hours, however, there’s no time limit, allowing you to go at your own pace. Play as a group or split into smaller groups/teams and compete against the others. Each person can also play on their own, separate from the group, and meet the group at the end of the tour.

Nice's Old Town Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. Nice's Old Town Highlights: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

Enjoy the beautiful old town of Nice on a self-guided audio tour. You will receive the instructions on your voucher after booking. Visit the Palais de la Prefecture, Palais de Justice, and more with an audio guide at your own pace. Download the app and start your near the Opera House. You will see their administrative seat, the Senate, and the ducal residence, now the Palais de la Prefecture. Hear about the French Revolution of 1789, and other seminal events that changed the face of Vieux Nice.  Marvel at the embellished churches in baroque style, Palais Lascaris, and the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate. You will see the tavern which inspired painter Raoul Dufy, the buildings where Thomas Jefferson, Matisse, and Napoleon stayed, and the old Jewish quarter.  You will walk up to the place where executioners washed their hatchets and know about the scandalous washerwoman who repelled a Turkish attack, the saints at the center of Nice’s spiritual life, and how Cours Saleya got its name. Soak in the vibrant atmosphere while listening to the history of the town. During the tour, choose to pause the app at any time to take a break or spend some more time seeing the sights. Delve deeper into Nice’s fascinating history, on this informative tour and discover the story of this beautiful city. 

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What people are saying about Palais de Justice, Nice

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 107 reviews

Our first outing in Nice, an excellent way to get around at a pleasant pace. We got our bearings and some excellent tips from our guide. Make sure you ask for Omar and ask him how his niece is getting on.

We did this tour on our first evening in Nice and it was a great way to get your bearings. Ludwig was friendly and informative and a very good guide

Better than hop on hop off. Get to know Nice from a friendly guide. Questions answered. Restaurant recommendations!

Very friendly guide, very smiling, very good knowledge of the city. Very pleasant visit.

This was a wonderful way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time.