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Vieux Nice buzzes with energy day and night and beckons with attractions for every taste. If you're a morning person, there's nothing like an early climb to Colline du Château to hear the cathedral bells and watch sun streaming over the red-tiled rooftops, or a visit to the market in the wee hours when vendors are setting up their stands and the cafes ringing cours Saleya are still the domain of locals. Once the day starts humming and businesses throw open their doors, Vieux Nice's backstreets are pure bliss for window-shoppers and foodies, with dozens of the city's finest sidewalk lunch spots and cute boutiques selling everything from clothing to chocolate and perfume to olive oil. When afternoon rolls around, the beach is the place to be: floating in the Med, sprawled out in the sun, cycling, skating or strolling under the palm trees on waterfront quai des États-Unis. Sunset sees the bars along cours Saleya and rue St-François de Paule spring to life, while cosy bistros seem to beckon from every corner; take a spin through the side streets around the cathedral just to whet your appetite. As the night unfolds, music fills the air along rue de la Préfecture and rue Rossetti, with clubs staying open well past midnight.