Old Town - Vieux Ville
Nice was Italian until
1861, and the pastel fa硤es and balconies of the Old Town have a
distinct Italianate feel. It lies at the eastern end of the Bay des Anges, at the foot of the hill still known as the Chateau for the
castle that once stood here.
The Old Town is the
most vibrant part of Nice, with its narrow streets, which are packed
with boutiques, galleries, artists' studios. Nice's beautiful Opera
House is situated here with a varied menu of Opera, Ballet and
the centre of the Old Town is the Cours Salaya, the daily morning
market bustling with flowers, fruit and vegetable stalls which make way in
the rest of the day to caf鳬 bars and restaurants.