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All reviews free lift worth the climb fantastic views old town beautiful waterfall tourist train walk up hotel suisse panoramic view well worth the effort lovely park small cafe baie des anges nice walk sunny day visiting nice elevator
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I definite "have to do" in Nice. The hike up to the top is a bit strenuous, but really worth it. For those who cannot manage to go up on foot there is a small Elevator, which is even free of charge. Do not miss...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank poettgeruie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Castle Hill is worth the effort for great vistas. Reward yourself with a coffee to go, from the cafe on top and walk over to one of several great vantage points..example, excellent lookout from above the waterfall over the Promenade des Anglais and the Old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dreamer63300363863
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best view and place for selfie in all the Nice is from the Castle hill, which is open from early morning to the late:)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndriusG_12
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very nice up on this hill and there are lovely views of Nice. There is a lift that can take to the top for free. TAKE THE LIFT lol. Up top there is a cafe and nice areas to walk and relax. There...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ConB544
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atop Castle Hill is the best vistas of Nice in the city. However, it is not easy to get to the top. Hiking, Uber, Cab and an elevator are the alternatives. Because my wife has mobility issues, and because the elevator was not working, we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cgmeigs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your boule balls or relax walking the paths around this hilltop. Easily accessible via a free elevator. Good location for photos of Nice from a variety of viewpoints.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CountVernon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're starting from the promenade, the only way to go is up. When you think you have reached the top, look up and see that there are people who are another level above you. Recommend a good level of fitness or take a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank traveller07700900461
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice views, bring coins for the public toilets, park and grounds are not maintained. Disappointing the signage is difficult to follow. This has potential to be an amazing city park.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 374Oakley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby convinced me to walk the steps. Glad he did! The views from the lookouts at the top are worth the trek to the top. The view is of the beach and the azure water on the one side, and then of the harbour on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 01Canadian_Traveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a nice walk to get here from town and was a beautiful spot to watch the sunset. Really nice view to downtown Nice and also the Harbor. Interesting walks along the park, waterfalls, and hill.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.