Nice Castle Hill

Nice, France

The Castle of Nice was a citadel used for military purposes. Built at the top of a hill, it stood overlooking the bay of Nice from the 11th century to the 18th century. It was besieged several times, especially in 1543 and in 1691, before it was taken by French troops in 1705 and finally destroyed in 1706 by command of Louis XIV.

Nowadays, Castle Hill is used as a park. It's the most famous public garden in Nice, and a 'must see' place for the numerous tourists who visit the city. It offers many amazing panoramas, and provides a beautiful view all day long from sunrise to sundown, highlighting various landscapes depending on where one looks: the Harbor at sunrise, the Promenade des Anglais at sundown. That's why Castle Hill is called 'the cradle of the sun'.



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Founded: 11th century
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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Bhanu Suryadevara (20 months ago)
Could not find it ...not sure what google referred to. The mountain is great of course with views.
Goldy Yosporn Anandhwanlert (20 months ago)
Very nice view and places to visit
S Antoine M (22 months ago)
It has the most unbelievable views of Nice and surroundings. It's easily accessible from either Promenade des Anglais or the old port side. Absolutely worth exploring ❤
Jolina Cuevas (2 years ago)
Le Chateau and Nice Castle Hill are the same thing. Just a head's up if it confused you. There is no castle, but it does have three key attractions: the tower, the waterfalls and the panoramic view. You would have to climb a lot of stairs so be careful! There is an elevator available that will lead you up the tower, from there on, you can climb to other attractions using the slopes of the pathways.
alexe ioana dolores (2 years ago)
The place is nice, although there is no actual castle, just some stones that were once one. The view over Nice is beautiful and as a bonus there is also a waterfall. It is definitely worth climbing to this viewpoint, although it is not an easy one. Preferably go at sunset, if you can.
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