Nice – Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill)   10 comments

One of my favourite places in Nice was the Colline du Chateau, Castle Hill that overlooks the old town and the majestic sweep of the Promenade des Anglais. We walked up here several times over the course of the week and the views were always just reward for the hot and steep climb.

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The first set of photos is from our first mid morning effort. It was hot and hard work but I was instantly charmed. Its a series of walkways, and steps with views across the rooftops of the Vielle Ville, the seafront and the mountains.

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Its also a great place to watch the airline traffic to the airport just down the coast.

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Evening was a much better time to take in the views. Me and TBF took a walk along the promenade to the headland and walked up the side that overlooks the port.

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Different hazy views across the bay and old town.

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The top is a lovely open parkland with lots of vantage points and childrens play areas.

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One if its main attractions is a fountain/waterfall on the west side. Its a wonderful place as it crashes down and generates a fine cooling spray.

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Its artificial but impressive nonetheless.

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As I’m the only member of the family capable of an early morning start I took a solo walk up one morning on my way to pick up the breakfast bread.

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Just me, a few hardy walkers and a host of joggers enjoying the last of the cool air before the days heat kicked in again.

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The rooftops of the old town look especially dazzling at this time of day.

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The sea always looked deep blue and inviting from up here.

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And a walk past the waterfall was mandatory.

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One more evening walk although I think this was also a solo effort.

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The ferry port where you depart for Corsica.

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The setting sun from up high. I should have found time to watch the sunset from up here but never quite got around to it.

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A pretty decent combination of waterfall, park, coast and mountains.

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10 responses to “Nice – Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill)

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  1. Spectacular view!

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  2. Lovely photos.

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  3. Thanks for fixing ‘comments’ Andy.

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  4. Nice, in both senses of the word 😉

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  5. Brilliant views – I can see why you kept returning.

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