Starting at the iconic Negresco, our guide to Nice which takes about four or five hours, depending on how many breaks you take, will tell you about the Englishman who established the Promenade des Anglais, and his compatriot who introduced the noonday gun as well as the tragic story of the Rumanian founder of the Negresco.
Hidden away amongst the cafés and displays of suntan lotion, we ll show you the Croix de Marbre, the spot where a king, an emperor and a pope met in Nice to make peace and promptly fell out again. The composer of great hymns such as Abide with Me is buried in the Anglican Church and, as our Nice audio guide willl point out, exactly where.
After the vast modern Place Masséna, we ll help you explore the old town, Le Vieux Nice, with its beautiful flower market show you Matisse's house once lived and we ll tell you the grim story behind the religious order founded there.
On your audio guide to Nice we ll talk about the historic cathedral and point out the best ice cream in town. You ll learn about one of the most intriguing but less well known museums the Palais Lascaris and hear about Garibaldi, the great Italian leader s connection with Nice.
Tracks on This Tour: 1) Introduction and The Negresco, 2) History of Nice, 3) Palais Mediterrane, 4) Croix de Marbre, 5) Anglican Church, 6) Jardin Albert 1er, 7) Place Messena, 8) Place du Palais, 9) Cours Saleya, 10) Matisse House, 11) Church of St Rita, 12) Place Rossetti, 13) Palais Lascaris, 14) Place Saint Francois, 15) Place Garibaldi.