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Nice tours

Segway tours

Even the local plod are using these self-balancing vehicles to get around nowadays, such is their popularity in Nice. Tourists are able to join in the fun and hire these novel transportation devices to take them on a memorable adventure around the city. Mobilboard tours focus on Promenade des Anglais.

Tel: +33 4 9380 2127.

Walking tours

The tourist office lists various walking itineraries on its website, removing the need for an organised guided tour, but those who want to see the city with a guide can book three-hour trips at the main tourist office. These tours focus mainly on the Old Town and can be led in French or English.

Tel: +33 4 9214 4614.

Nice excursions


Less than an hour away by train is the moneyed principality of Monaco. A spin on the roulette wheel at the famous Casino Monte Carlo is a bank busting optional extra, while a cheaper choice is the waterfront public swimming pool, which becomes an ice-skating rink in winter.

Tel: From the US: +1 212 286 3330 | From the UK: +44 207 318 1090

Chemins de Fer de Provence

Trundling old diesel trains ramble up the steep hillsides, delving into Nice's hinterland and onto the town of Digne-les-Bains. It’s a good day trip option, and a world away from the busy coast, especially in the height of summer when temperatures soar. Steam trains run every Sunday from early May to late October.

Tel: +33 4 9703 8080.

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