Two Locations that Offer Amazing Views of Nice
When one thinks of the beautiful city of Nice in France, the image of old-fashioned buildings, sunny Mediterranean climates and pebbled beaches with blue oceans instantly spring to mind. The quaint city has so much to offer, from interesting histories to amazing nightlife, great shopping experiences to adrenalin-fuelled ocean adventures. Nice has a little something for everyone, including a number of locations that offer some mind-blowingly spectacular views of the hustle and bustle of the city below. With such amazing views on offer, there won’t be any need to purchase a postcard to remember the amazing skyline of the city, because you will have the opportunity of capturing your own scenic photos that will leave your friends gawking.
Choosing the perfect accommodation is key to a great vacation. Hotels may offer some pampering, with decent views, although hotels seem to take away from that truly traditional French experience. When travelling to Nice, we recommend staying in one of the many cosy cottages and villas spread across the city that offer some French classics on their menus.
Here are two of the top spots to experience the best views that Nice has to offer.
Castle Hill, or Colline du Château as it’s known in French, stands at a whopping 92 metres above sea level, making it one of the most popular places to enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views of the city below. Visitors will be blessed with views that spread all the way to Baie des Anges and Promenade des Anglais in the west to Port de Nice in the east. The 300 steps up to the top is a perfect way to get your morning started right, although if the steps seem a little too daunting, you’ll be glad to know there’s a lift that will take you three quarters of the way up.
Fort du Mont Alban
Built between 1557 and 1560, some 2 kilometres east of Nice, this historical fort was used as a lookout to better reinforce the defence of Nice after the siege of the city in 1543. The fort is still in great condition, despite the fact that it was considerably affected during World War 2. At present, besides providing some interesting history, this structure also offers amazing views of the French Riviera, a truly beautiful sight to behold.