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Montee du Chateau par ascenceur, 06300 Nice, France
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All reviews free lift worth the climb old town beautiful waterfall fantastic views tourist train walk up hotel suisse panoramic view well worth the effort lovely park small cafe baie des anges nice walk sunny day visiting nice elevator
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Reviewed yesterday

There are two options, and one is to take the elevator or take the stairs. I recommend the stairs as there are little gardens and then there is vistas providing a little out look and sonic overlook of both sides of the hill. You can...More

Thank Theangrynomad
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stayed right in the foot of the Colline du Chateau. Do not be surprised by the loud sounds at 12noon. It is a tradition to fire cannons at that time. Walk slowly, read small signs of what it is, go all the way up...More

Thank Jenstockholm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited in November, there was plenty of space and great views from the top. I imagine it will be really crowded in summer and a bit painful ....so if you go in the summer go early and beat the crowds ...it will be worth it

Thank AdrianBlomefield
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved Castle Hill. The views are amazing. There is also a small play park here and a cafe. We all loved the cascade.

Thank SLP76
Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a good walk to the top of the hill but worth it for the views. The waterfall was on 1 time when we made the walk.

Thank Sherre M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the climb to the top of the summit. I recommend you walk the paved road up and down as the stairs are too tiring. The view from the top is astounding. Don't miss the waterfall and stop to see the archeological site.

Thank RobertEdgerly
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked up the stairs leading to the top. I would not suggest this if you are unfit - as it is quite a climb - although there are many spots to rest along the way where you get amazing views of the city. There...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Did I miss the castle? Lovely views up here but not sure if its worth the trek when you could be having a kir in one of the squares!

Thank 101sheriff
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this part of France and Monoco it's great to drive up high and get breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean below. And if you get a castle or it's ruins to visit at the same time, that's a bonus. The view of...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a tourist train that you can take for €17 Euros that will stop in the castle grounds so you can climb the steps (not many) and take fabulous photos if the ruins and the wonderful view over the Promenade Anglais. Beware, the ‘hop...More

Thank Banksideman
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11 October 2018|
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Response from Jenz7451 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know but assume lift will be out of action and gate locked due to waterfall etc for Health and Safety reasons.
10 October 2018|
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Response from Chicopus4 | Reviewed this property |
As you face the Hôtel Suisse, its to the left - there is a doorway into a tunnel that leads to the lift. It is signposted, which helps as you cant see the actual lift from the road
6 August 2018|
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Response from 604Paninaro | Reviewed this property |
Google Cascade Du Casteu and you'll find it. It's basically on the west side of the top of the hill where the highest viewpoint is.