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Self-guided walking tour in Nice, France

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Half-day self-guided walking tour in Nice with an audio guide

Explore Nice on your own with our half-day self-guided audio tour. Experience the incredible views along the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town. Find out about the city’s rich history.

Our self-guided walking tour of Nice is designed to whisk you around the best sites in this beautiful city. With an audio guide included, you can immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Nice while immersing yourself in local culture and history.

You will get a local’s perspective on the city’s most famous landmarks, including La Promenade des Anglais, Place Massena and Castle hill. Walk through Nice Old Town and explore more of Nice with personalised audio commentary on topics including art and culture, history and politics, shopping and food.


How is your self-guided walking tour going to work?

No need to worry! Our self-guided walking tour is designed to get you the most out of your trip, without needing a guide. All you need is to download an app, have a smartphone or tablet computer, and a few minutes of time before your trip.

We know the best way to experience the history of a place is on foot, so we’re going to give you a virtual map and an itinerary to follow. Using the map, you can easily navigate from one stop to the next—it’s easy to find your way around Nice by foot. 

We’ve taken care of the details: when and where to go, an audio guide to listen during the tour, an interactive map, time-tested itineraries, a dedicated mobile app with GPS-guided technology. We do all the hard work and give you total freedom – explore at your own pace.


What is the itinerary of our self-guided walking tour?

During our self-guided walking tour in Nice, you will be able to discover all the city’s main attractions. The itinerary of our self-guided walking tour is as follows:

  • Place Massena 

It’s the historic marketplace and meeting point of Nice. It’s also considered the cultural centre of the South, inspiring Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Nietzsche, Aragon, Tolstoy, Berlioz, Bizet and Paganini.

  • Fontaine du Soleil – Apollo’s Statue

This monument celebrates the 150th anniversary of Nice being part of France. The sculpture is 30 metres high and is known to be the tallest in France.

  • Esplanade Georges Pompidou

This green space is named after Pompidou, France’s President in the early 70s, as it was a particularly favorite spot of his on his visits around the country. 

  • Opera House of Nice

You are going to visit the third version of the Opera House.

  • Flower Market / Cours Saleya Markets

There are plenty of stalls selling fresh flowers, artisanal items such as jewellery, lavender bags, tote bags and pieces of artwork.

  • Palais de la Préfecture

Palais de la Prefecture is a magnificent building; built here in the 1500s to host the Savoie family, rulers of Nice, after the castle of Nice was abandoned. 

  • Palais de Justice

It’s a grandiose major courtroom here in Nice. 

  • Place Rossetti

Place Rossetti is famous among the locals and is one of the most beautiful squares in the Old Town, housing restaurants, ice cream parlours and various artisanal stores.

  • Rue Droite

This street is now home to various local favorites and excellent places to go out if you want to find somewhere off the beaten path within the historic Old Town.

  • Paganini Plaque

You will visit a plaque which commemorates Niccolo Paganini, a famous violinist and will learn interesting details about his life.

  • Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade des Anglais takes its name from the English tourists, who would promenade along the sea with their parasols…a strange sight to the working-class Niçois.

  • Castle Hill of Nice

You will discover the remains of an ancient Castle hill in Nice. You will have a breathtaking view of Promenade des Anglais and its important highlights as hotel Negresco.


Why should you book a self-guided walking tour in Nice?

Here is a list of reasons that will encourage you to opt for a self guided tour instead of a group tour.

  • From the Promenade des Anglais to the Vieux-Nice district and Castle Hill, there are many things to see and do in Nice.
  • The tour is especially convenient if you’re staying in town for just one or two nights. Or if you don’t have much time to explore Nice before heading off on your next adventure.
  • The best way to explore Nice is on foot. The city is small enough that you can see most of the major sights on foot.
  • If you are travelling with kids or on your own, a self-guided walking tour is the perfect option. You can get a good sense of the city and its history without having to worry about transportation or other logistics.
  • You’ll also be able to spend more time at each attraction because you won’t have to wait around for your tour guide.


Important information you should know before booking a self-guided walking tour in Nice

  • The tour begins on Massena Square, in front of Fontaine Miroir d’Eau. Please, follow the itinerary as it has been conceived for an optimal visit.
  • Take a bottle of fresh water with you. 
  • The best time for your visit to Nice is from spring until autumn (April and October). It’s less recommended to go during the winter months due to cold weather.
  • The best time of the day for a self-guided tour is in the morning until midday until the sun starts to hit strongly and the tourists start to invade the city centre.
  • You will receive an email as soon as you book your self-guided tour with important instructions. Please, follow the instructions in order to get access to the tour.
  • The tour is not suitable for people who use a wheelchair as some parts of the tour require climbing starts.
  • You are going to visit a total of 12 highlights during the tour.
  • The duration of the tour is about 2 hours.
  • Please, bring headphones with you and make sure that your phone’s battery is fully charged.
  • The travel distance is about 2 Km.
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  • Discover Nice’s important highlights on your own pace
  • Learn about the history, art, politics and social life of the beautiful city of Nice
  • Avoid large groups by moving around at your convenience
  • Start your tour whenever you want without any constraint
  • Unlimited access to the app


  • Mobile App
  • Tailor-made itinerary to follow on your own pace
  • Audio commentary provided in English by a native speaker
  • Best locations to take photos
  • Gratuities
  • Transport up to and from the meeting point
  • Services of a real guide


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