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Free Nice Walking Tour

Fontaine du Soleil, Place Masséna
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Duration

2h00

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

50 people

Languages

English

Overview

Nice Free Guided Walking Tour

The definitive way to explore any city is on foot. And, the best way to discover everything a new city has to offer is with a well-informed local guide. It all comes down to the type of person; who and what they know. Free Nice Walking Tours puts you under the guidance of a trusted local expert because they come with years of experience and vast knowledge. Try this …

To set the scene, we meet at Place Massena, just by the statue of Apollo, Greek god of music, truth, healing, the sun and light, poetry, and more. And there you have it, Nissa La Bella represented in a single statue.

The colony of Nice was founded around 350 BC by the Greek seafarers who had taken Marseille. They named their colony Nice after the Greek goddess of Victory Nikaia, in honour of their grand victory. Now, check your footwear, and spot any other references to Nikaia? So, you’re walking in the footsteps of a Greek warrior, around a beautiful Italianate-French city, wearing trainers with a big tick on the side and suddenly it all makes sense. Ha, who knew?

Nissa la Bella

Continuing our walking tour of Nice from Place Massena we take in the beautiful Belle Epoque Opera of Nice then head to the Old Town, a must-see for any type of visitor. It is a hive of activity, buzzing both day and night. At its center is the Cours Saleya where we will take a break so you can soak up the breezy Mediterranean vibe, not to be missed on a trip to Nice. Here you can wander around the market, pick up a few goodies and relax for a while. There is so much to see. Look East to Castle Hill and marvel at the Bellanda Tower (Berlioz, King Lear, and all of that!).

Onwards to Galerie des Ponchettes, the world-famous gallery dedicated to temporary exhibitions of contemporary art. In Place Rossetti (named after the Pre-Raphaelite founder Dante Rossetti) you will discover La Cathédrale Ste Réparate, a baroque masterpiece.

Ready to see it for yourself? No problem. Join us on the wonderful FREE walking tour Nice.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more private experience for your group. You can book your private walking tour of Nice with one of our amazing tour guides who’ll make sure you experience the city like no other.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Place Massena
  • Promenade du Paillon
  • Opera House of Nice
  • Nice old Town
  • Cours Saleya Flower Market
  • Palais de Justice
  • Palais de la Préfecture
  • Place Rossetti
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Nice Castle Hill
  • Tips for food, drinks and more...

Included/Excluded

  • 2h00 guided tour through the old town and the castle hill
  • Meet at 10.55 am at the sun fountain on Place Masséna
  • Your local guide will wear a red T-shirt and carry an umbrella
  • Immediate confirmation by email: printed or mobile confirmation forms are accepted
  • It is mandatory to book in advance
  • Personal expenses
  • Food or drink
  • Tips

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Tour's Location

Fontaine du Soleil, Place Masséna

FAQs

What is the duration of the tour?

The tour lasts approximately 2 hours

What is the difference between Free Walking Tour of Nice and Free Night Walking Tour of Nice?

The "One Day" walking tour of Nice, starting at 11:00 a.m., provides everyone with a general overview of Nice and serves as an excellent starting point for your vacation. It is typically busier during the summer season, with groups averaging between 20 and 40 people. The "Evening" excursion, starting at 6:00 p.m., allows you to enjoy the stunning evening lightscape!

I’ve booked for a wrong day. Can I change it?

For free tours, we kindly request you to email us at info@rivierabarcrawltours.com to cancel your reservations. Please include either your booking reference number or your tour date, along with your name and last name, in the email. We'll handle the cancellation for you promptly. Then you can book directly on our www.rivierabarcrawltours.com for another available date at your convenience.

I want to cancel my experience completely. How do I do that?

If you intended to join a FREE tour but are no longer able to do so, simply let us know via email at info@rivierabarcrawl.com. For the cancellation of a paid activity (bar crawl, tour, or other activity), we refer you to what is stated in our terms and conditions. "Any cancellation made at least 72 hours in advance will be refunded at 50%." Generally, we do not refund tickets after this time.

How can I identify my guide?

Your guide will be easily recognizable by wearing either a red company t-shirt, carrying a red umbrella, or sporting a red jacket or sweatshirt with the Riviera Bar Crawl Tours logo. Additionally, they will have a red badge displaying the name of your guide. Keep an eye out for our team!

Why is it important to tip my tour guide?"

Tipping your tour guide not only acknowledges their expertise and hard work but also contributes to supporting their ongoing training and development, as well as the operational, marketing, and management aspects of the tour company. The guides invest significant time and resources in acquiring in-depth knowledge about the destinations they cover, including history, culture, and local customs, which enhances the overall quality of the tour. Your tip helps offset the costs associated with their continuous learning and training, ensuring they stay up-to-date and capable of delivering high-quality experiences. Additionally, tipping plays a vital role in supporting the operational, marketing, and management efforts of the tour company, allowing them to maintain and improve the quality of their services, attract more travelers, and sustain their business. Furthermore, tipping fosters a positive relationship between travelers and guides, fostering a sense of mutual respect and appreciation, which ultimately enhances the overall enjoyment of your travel experience.

How much is the recommended gratuity for my guide?

One common uncertainty walkers may face is determining the appropriate tip to give. There isn't a set price per walker when tipping local guides, as some may give between €10 and €20, and some even €50. The typical average for these types of tips tends to be around €12. This amount varies based on the quality of the guided tour experience and the financial means of each traveler.

Do all tips directly benefit my guide?

For free tours, while we do not charge participants, there are essential operational expenses associated with organizing and conducting the tours. These expenses include administrative, operational, marketing, and training costs, such as website fees, equipment, and other necessary resources. A portion of the tips we receive helps cover these expenses. However, it's important to emphasize that your guides still receive a fair portion of the tips they earn. Also, for paid and private tours, tips directly benefit the guides.

Can a baby stroller be accommodated during the walking tour of Nice?

Certainly! Families are welcome on the tour, and bringing a stroller is entirely feasible. In the old town and along the Promenade des Anglais, you can comfortably use your stroller. In case the tour concludes at the Castle of Nice, while your guide ascends, you have the option to use the elevator and meet the guide and the group at the top of the castle.

Where can I park my car in Nice?

The cheapest options are:



  • Parcazur Henri Sappia: 2, Boulevard Henri Sappia, 06100 Nice (4am-2:30am)

  • Parcazur Gorbella: 61, Boulevard Gorbella (corner of 3 rue Mellarede), 06100 Nice (7am - 8pm)

  • Parcazur Palais des Expositions: Place du XV Corps, 06300 Nice (4:15am-2:15am)

  • Parcazur Charles Ehrmann: 155 Boulevard du Mercantour, 06200 Nice (4am-2:30am)

  • Parcazur Port Lympia: CCI Nice Côte d'Azur Port de Nice Service parking Quai Amiral Infernet, 06300 Nice (4am-2am)

  • Parcazur Carras - Les Bosquets: 8 Avenue de Carras, 06200 Nice (4:14am-2:15am)

  • Parcazur Vauban: 66 Rue de Roquebillière, 06300 Nice (5am-1am)

  • Parcazur Pont Michel: Route de Turin, 06300 Nice (4:55am-1:45am)

  • Parcazur Saint Isidore: Rue Alain Mimoun, 06200 Nice (4:15am-1:45am)

  • Parcazur PEM Cagnes-sur-Mer: Parcazur PEM Cagnes-sur-Mer (always open, but parking cannot exceed 22 consecutive hours).

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Elizabeth
03/30/2024

Mrs

Empezamos nuestra visita por Niza con el walking tour con Laura. Muy simpática explicándonos todo y dándonos distintas recomendaciones de lugares donde comprar y comer. Muchas gracias Laura por tu dedicación!
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Mireia
01/29/2024

Tour fantástico

Pamela ha sido nuestra guía por Niza, donde nos ha explicado un poco de historia y curiosidades de esta bonita ciudad. Nos ha encantado, lo recomendamos.
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Charlotte Bennett
10/24/2023

Fantastic tour

What a fantastic way to start our trip in Nice. Marcin (apologies if spelt incorrectly) was very knowledgeable and gave us tips and tricks for the rest of our stay here. He made eveyone feel welcome. One of the best walking tours I've ever done, highly recommend 😊
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Karen
09/07/2023

Mrs

Informative tour with Kelsie ? At 11am Yesterday Knowledgeable and even though it was a large group you could hear everything she was telling us about Nice Thank you
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Carlo
08/19/2023

Perfect tour

If you want to know about Nice, this tour is exactly what you need. Jenny, our tour guide, was really passionate and knowledgeable about the city and she showed us all the best spots, by also giving tips and suggestions about places, food and other. Her enthusiasm will make you love the city even more. Strongly suggested.
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Elisa
08/07/2023

Free tour por Niza con Laura

Hicimos el Tour con LAURA. Nos enseñó los principales sitios de la ciudad y nos dio un montón de consejos súper útiles. Sin duda para repetir.
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Javier
08/07/2023

Tour con Laura

Muy buen tour con Laura, explica muy bien y te da buenas recomendaciones. Un 10 para Laura!
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Cliona
07/30/2023

Nice Tour with Cara

Brilliant tour, lots of great information and tips. Our tour guide Cara was brilliant..would highly recommend
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Trevor
07/25/2023
The tour was wonderful. Great way to get acquainted with old nice and its history. Cara was a great guide and very helpful. Many recommendations that I will be using during my stay here.
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Jack
06/29/2023

This is a must!

Absolutely recommend!! We took part in both the walking tour around Nice old town and the trip from Nice to Monaco where our tour guide for both occasions was Jenny. Jenny was an excellent tour guide who was very informative and knowledgeable throughout both trips. Jenny is a very friendly guide who went above and beyond in her delivery of the subject and the wider questions of Nice and Monaco that people in the group had. Both trips were excellently paced, planned, executed and organised by Jenny. For the Nice to Monaco trip, we opted to have the ticket which included the return train, which was a very easy and pleasant experience and so was an added bonus. Both trips ended with stunning panoramic views of Nice, Monte-Carlo and Monaco City. Well done Jenny, you are a credit to the company and definitely made these trips what they were! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Fantastic!
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Ravi
05/17/2023

Awesome tour!

Our tour guide, Jenny, was amazing. We walked thru the old town from one end to the other, and then took an elevator up Castle Hill. She told fun & interesting stories of Nice's past. She has an interactive style that kept the tour engaging & informative from start to end. She also shared great food/restaurant recommendations (two of which I tried and were really good). Highly recommend taking a tour of old town, especially with Jenny.
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Marta
05/17/2023

Recorrida a pie por Niza

Hermosa y entretenida recorrido. Nuestra guía fue Pamela, excelente muy clara en todas sus explicaciones, muy amable y también muy bien predispuesta a responder inquietudes personales. La recorrida es hermosa y uno termina con una excelente visión de Niza. Muy recomendable.
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Florencia
05/05/2023

Buena experiencia

Muy linda recorrida de Niza, muy informativa. La guía Lucy es muy simpática y agradable.
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Daniela Foschini
02/23/2023

Guía Lucy

Me gusto mucho el recorrido y la historia contada por nuestra guía Lucy. Muy interesante y entretenida Me encantó más Niza.
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Abril
02/14/2023
Had an incredible walking tour of Nice led by Jenny. She clearly knows what she's talking about, and answered all questions with a lot of detail. She is very friendly and smiled the whole tour and gave the group great recommendations. We visited an open-air market and after giving us tips on what's best, Jenny gave us time to explore a bit. I recommend this tour and Jenny 100% for anyone that wants to learn a lot of interesting information about Nice!
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Ivan De Nobrega
02/04/2023

Excelente

El paseo es super interesante y los paisajes hermosos. La guía turística Lucy es encantadora, divertida, super paciente y da excelentes referencias para preservar el presupuesto y disfrutar al máximo. Lo recomiendo 100%.
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Stefi
12/11/2022

Bellissimo tour per Nizza

La nostra guida Cara ci ha accompagnati per poco più di due ore circa in giro per la città di Nizza, raccontando un po' di storia, curiosità e portandoci per le piazze più importanti, le vie più conosciute e ci ha portati sulla collinetta da cui si gode un panorama molto bello. Noi siamo italiani ma mio figlio di 15 anni ha seguito perfettamente il giro in inglese, quello più piccolo ha seguito tutto il percorso tranquillamente con un po' di traduzione da parte nostra e anche di Cara che un po' italiano lo sa...Bravissima Cara! E bellissimo tour!
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Gerrit
10/28/2022

Amazing! Thanks Jenny.

Me and my partner had an amazing experience with Jenny (our tour guide). She was extremely knowledgeable about Nice and had a real passion for the beautiful town. We would highly recommend this experience!
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Saloni Majmudar
09/10/2022

Student

I had a great time on my tour led by Laura! She was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job of balancing discussion on the history of Nice and tips on where to eat, good viewpoints, etc.. Would recommend this tour to anyone looking to get a good sense of Nice!
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Reyhaneh Azari
08/14/2022

Excellent walking tour

I went on the morning walking tour, we were only a few people which made it much better to explore the city, had an amazing fun time, Jenny our tour guide was so nice and very well explaining and giving information about each and every places and buildings that we visited. She was fun and had all the knowledge about the city. I recommend this tour if you want to know the history of the city specially the old part of nice. And don’t forget to tip your tour guid.
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Victor
06/18/2022
If you ever want to go on the perfect tour with the perfect guide, then look no further than Alba. She was really nice and funny and informative, and explained everything very well. Best tour I've ever taken, and would 100% recommend it.
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Scott
04/01/2021
Had a great morning and a great introduction to this charming city on the Cote dAzur. It was truly a perfect start to a perfect holiday. Would do it again and again when I am here.
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Ingo
04/01/2021
Renata was the best. Very intelligent and cheerful and you could tell she really likes what she does and just loves this city. I listened intently to what she had to tell us, especially the many personal tips she gave us. I tried everything and was never disappointed. Thank you Renata.
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Gisele
04/01/2021
I've been to Nice a time or two but thought a refresher on the history of Nice would be nice. And I have to say it was a very good decision to do this tour because I learned so many new things that I haven't read before. Very very good work.
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Eva Maria
04/01/2021
I went with my son in the morning and we were very excited about the tour and especially about our guide. Julia was so nice and sweet and funny and just knew so much about the history of the city. Definitely worth a try
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Globetrotterella
04/01/2021
In one word: magnifique
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Helen66
04/01/2021
I have already experienced many such tours. This is definitely one of the best because the guide was highly professional and knew literally everything about this enchanting city. Thank you for that authentic, interesting and fun experience
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Merlin
04/01/2021
Hats off! Insanely interesting, entertaining and fun tour through the old town of Nice and the most important sights. Thanks to Rich, you do a remarkable job
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Adam
04/01/2021
You can't do better than that. The route with the stops and the interesting stories and the crowning finale with the priceless view over the whole city. Highly recommended.
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Leyla
04/01/2021
I knew that this city was uniquely beautiful and interesting, but I didn't know that the history behind it was just as beautiful and exciting. Very informative and exciting narration by the lovely guide. Would even do it again
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Josi
04/01/2021
It was so beautiful, I'm so glad I could get myself together and go on my own. I feel more connected to this beautiful city than I did before. Top
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Belinda
03/31/2021
Excellent guidance! Route ended at the top of the hill with fantastic 360 degree view of the harbour and coast. A very informative and pleasant experience. Recommend
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Kerem
03/31/2021
Really competent and likeable guide. Was able to answer all our questions about Nice and even beyond! He is a true expert of the Riviera. He has given us plenty of time to explore. Such a delight!
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Thekla01
03/31/2021
Renata our guide was very welcoming and fun and spoke fluent English. There were about 20 on the tour but she never felt overwhelmed and ensured that every single one could see her and follow what she says. I liked that she gave us some personal recommendations on food and drink. The tour is basically free but at the end you can't give a tip - only if you want to but I thought it was well worth €20+. GREAT JOB RENATA
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Rita
03/31/2021
Fantastic tour, I heartily recommend it. Our host, Rich, was great and provided us with lots of informative information. You get a great insight and understanding of the city in a quite short time.
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Gwyneth
03/31/2021
Brilliant trip! The guide was charming and very helpful. Very informational and quite entertaining. Would advise everyone to join this tour when you want to feel more connected and more knowledgable about this enchanting city.
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Jolanda
03/31/2021
Cool tour overall!! At the end we went to the top of the castle hill where we had the most spectacular view of Nice!! But my personal highlight was a visit to the best ice cream shop in town and even one of the best in whole France! Simply loved it.
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Violet
03/31/2021
We joined our knowledgeable and entertaining tour guide on a 2 5 hour walk around the city. It was just perfect to get a first insight into this city and to see the most essential sights and get an orientation.
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Nicole30
03/31/2021
Great tour without doubt. I usually do a free walking tour in every new city I travel and for this tour I have nothing to complain about at all. Damir was very nice and it was not only a frontal lecture because he really tried to interact with the group which made it probably even more interesting for everyone. Nice one !!
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Valerieee
03/31/2021
The tour in Nice was very pleasant. We went to the main tourist sites and walked through the beautiful old town. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Nice. My favourite story was the robbery – so exciting :) We had a few breaks during the tour to try some special dishes on the market or to just rest. Well worth visiting!
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Asli
03/30/2021
This tour was so good honestly one of the best tours I have ever attended. Obviously I happily gave a huge tip because the tour is actually free. Rich was just great he even managed to keep my husband interested and attentive for more than two hours which is a great achievement 😊
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Adrien
03/30/2021
It was a very nice visit, our guide Rich was clear, friendly and knew his subject, I recommend this visit.
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Maria
03/30/2021
I was a solo traveller in Nice. And I was so happy with Rich, our guide. He was very knowledgeable and organized. In 2 hours we could see the old town, the beach and other monuments of Nice. It is really worth it.
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Nelee
03/30/2021
I was impressed by our guide Justin who knows the old town very well even though he is not from here. He seemed to really enjoy his job so I also enjoyed walking around the city with him and listen to what he has to tell! He was also very helpful and took his time at the end to answer all of our questions.
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Angel(a)
03/30/2021
On Wednesday me and my mate took the free walking tour with the guide Rich. I had to convince my friend to join me but he liked it so much. I did too because Rich is a very good storyteller and we learned so many new and cool things about the history of Nice. Probably the best introduction you can get. Recommended!
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Demi C.
03/30/2021
I did the night tour, in English, and the morning tour, in Spanish. Our guide was called Isabella. She is super sweet and smart and told us the beautiful history of Nice and showed us the most important sights in the old town and around. Afterwards I was even more interested in this city and felt more connected.
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Aldea
03/30/2021
The free tour of Nice with Lilli was really nice! Although she is not from Nice, I felt like she knows everything about the city. She is very enthusiastic and you can clearly see that she does her job with pleasure and passion – it was really nice to be on the tour with her as a host and listen to all the nice stories she has to tell.
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Alexis
03/30/2021
The tour and our guide Paula was great. Within the 2 hours she explains historical facts and anecdotes in a clear and fun way which makes the tour feel like 30 minutes. She also never rushes and gives you time to take photos at every stop. You can feel that she loves her job. 100% recommendable.
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sarah
03/30/2021
We’ve been to the Free Walking Tour in Nice on Sunday morning and it was a very informative and interesting tour around Nice with nice stops such as Flower Market, Old Town, Colline de Chateau. It was crowded, we were around 40 people which did not really disturb me because I could understand the guide at all times and everyone was lovely and fun. I can really recommend.
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Cecilia
03/29/2021
This tour is excellent and the guide, Polina, if I remember correctly, was outstanding. She has superb knowledge about the city that she happily told us in a calm and witty way . Really enjoyed walking through Nice while listening to her stories.
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