Top Tips

Even in tourist-happy Vieux Nice, it's possible to get off the beaten track. When the main thoroughfares between the cathedral and the beach start feeling claustrophobic, wander a block or two up the side of Colline du Château (Castle Hill) onto quieter streets such as rue du Malonat, or seek out quirky backstreet treasures such as the 19th-century lavoir (community washbasin) on rue de l'Ancien Senat.