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Montee du Chateau par ascenceur, 06300 Nice, France
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Reviewed today

Being of a certain age the climb to the top of the hill looked daunting but the view of the tumbling water urged me up. Then we discovered the free lift to the top! Beautiful views over the city, the sea and the port. The...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed today

My wife and I took the elevator up to the top of the hill and enjoyed the spectacular views of Nice. Seriously, you won't get better pictures anywhere.

Thank GradingMachine
Reviewed yesterday

Found out there was an elevator to the top after I walked all around the top. The waterfall can’t be missed. Be ready for the noon cannon shot. I thought there was some sort of terrorist attack so it scared the poo out of me...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took the free elevator up and walked down. Really great views of different parts of the area as the top gives you a 360 walk around. I relaxed under a tree with a nice breeze for awhile and it was a nice break from the...More

Thank JohnnyPung
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

For several days we walked many routes around Nice enjoying what is a very vibrant City. During this time we could always see Castle Hill in the distance rising at the end of the promenade. Fortunately we stumbled across the stairs that climb from the...More

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We walked up the steps from the seafront to the viewing platform and then to the park and castle at the top. Lovely views right across Nice and the Cote D’Azure and very pleasant parks and interesting architecture. We walked down through the winding streets...More

Thank suzc22
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely green park with amazing views over Nice and the port. Fairly hard climb up there from the bottom so avoid midday heat but you can get the little road train up there too if thats better.

Thank LesterApthorp
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must visit when away in Nice. Whilst the walk can be confusing with a relative lack of signposting, the view is worth the confusion, looking over over nice and the sea. Also a stunning waterfall.

Thank fredsfoodadventures
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

There is no entrance fee required, all you have to do is to climb up the steps to the highest level, and there you are awed by the breathtaking view!

Thank jesscls08
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk up is about 20 minutes and you will have an amazing view all the way up! Definately worth a trip. There are several ways up and down and you can even take a "mini train" both ways.

Thank Carina J
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Tabatha W
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Rozalinarahim | Reviewed this property |
You can go up till 10pm no problem however we suggest that you do not go when its raining as there is no shade at the castle hill. The sunset is breathtaking. during the day u can use the tourist train up to the hill and... More
Tabatha W
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Tiina S | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The stairs have no gates, so you can go there any time of the day. Just be careful with the stairs if it’s dark! And note that there are several stairs to the hill.
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Halima W
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Upalong | Reviewed this property |
It is about 1 mile from the main train station to the entrance. There is a lift. Use google maps to show the route and the distance