Low cost hotel in the Old Town of Nice: a stroll though the Old Town -

Low cost hotel in the Old Town of Nice: a stroll though the Old Town -

The sweet Mediterranean lifestyle
Experience the soul of the French Riviera’s capital by exploring its centre, the cradle of its traditions and lifestyle. If you stay at Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port hotel, you are just 5 minutes on foot from this picturesque district.
The Old Town of Nice and its sumptuous monuments
Your low cost hotel in the Old Town of Nice is a short walk from the seafront - Between the Place Masséna and the Place Garibaldi, the Old Town stretches out at the foot of the Colline du Château. The warm orangey-yellow colours of the building fronts put visitors in a Mediterranean mood and ready for things to come. Walk to your heart’s content through the shady narrow streets to wherever your fancy takes you. There’s always something interesting to discover: a quaint boutique or art gallery, some novel detail, and much more. To dive even deeper into local culture, taste the specialities offered by the many food shops. Socca, pissaladière or pain bagnat are great snacks to go.
A number of monuments are well worth visiting in the Old Town, like the Palais Lascaris in the rue Droite. Reminiscent of the palaces of Genoa, it is a gorgeous example of baroque style with its frescos and luxurious ornaments. Also of baroque style, the 17th century Sainte-Réparate cathedral is impressive with its rich gildings, paintings and sculptures. In addition, it is situated on the Place Rossetti, one of the prime venues for relaxing at a café terrace. The colonnaded Palais de la Préfecture stands on the Place du Palais de Justice, and was the residence of the Dukes of Savoy during the 17th century. Don’t miss the Cours Saleya not far from there. It is home to one of the region’s finest marketplaces, and offers flowers, fruit, vegetables, local produce and even an antiques fair on Mondays. In the evening, the place comes alive with its many bars and restaurants.
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