Near the hotel
The tourist heart of the city, Old Nice epitomises all the joie-de-vivre of the Côte d’Azur. In the morning, it is awoken by the hustle and bustle of Cours Saleya Market, while at night, its atmosphere becomes more festive thanks to its numerous restaurant and cafés. As you wander its winding side streets, you’ll be charmed by the harmony of its architecture and façades with their attractive shades of yellow and red. You’ll also be enticed by the aromas from the numerous artisan food shops, the multitude of artists' workshops and the variety of boutiques.
Right by the hotel, Old Nice also offers a chance to discover the city's history and heritage. Start your visit in Cours Saleya. Against a glorious baroque backdrop, it hosts one of France’s most picturesque markets. Nearby, you’ll find the opera house, the plans for which were approved by Charles Garnier (architect of the famous Paris Opera), and which has been a listed national heritage site since 1992. Then head towards the Tour Bellanda and the Castle Hill, which offer superb views over Nice its surroundings. As you come down, stop to admire the blue façade of the Église du Jésus, built in 1607, and the baroque Palais Lascaris, richly decorated. Also be sure to visit the Sainte-Réparante cathedral with its large dome and sumptuous interior inspired by Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.