Nice L'Open Tour

Nice, France

Take the Nice L'Open Tour

Nice is the perfect first stop on the French Riviera. Dip into the city’s beauty, history and charm aboard the Nice L'Open Tour hop-on/hop-off bus. For spectacular views of the cerulean sea, take to the open-air deck and breathe in the charms of Nice.

You are welcome to stay on the bus for an overview of the city, but with 12 glorious stops, why would you? When you can smell the blooms at the Cours Saleya Flower Market. Inspect the canvases of Matisse and Chagall at these eponymous museums and more. Did you know that Nice is only second to Paris in the number of museums and galleries?

The Promenade des Anglais, is the heart of Vieux (Old) Nice. Rent a chaises bleue right on the sand and stare out at the Bay of Angels. When ready (if ever) hop back on the bus and discover another part of Nice. What could be nicer?

Here’s what’s included:

    • A choice of 1 or 2 day consecutive pass.
    • 11 stops throughout Nice.
      • Summer departures every 30 minutes.
      • Winter departures every 60 minutes.
    • On-board commentaries available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Japanese, Italian and German.  Individual handsets provided.

 

Conditions:

    • Children under 4 are free.
    • Exchange the Rail Europe voucher for your Nice L'Open Tour.
    • Hours of Operation:
      • Summer hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm.
      • Winter hours are 10:00am - 5:00pm.
    • Tour Operates:
      • Summer: April 1 - November 1.
      • Winter: November 2 - March 31.
    • Voucher must be exchanged by December 31, 2014.
    • Voucher must be exchanged within 6 months of purchase.
    • Prices are subject to change.
     
Where are the bus stops located and what landmarks can I reach from each stop?

  • Promenade-Estats-unis - Old Nice, Cours Soleya flower market.
  • Palace lle de Beaute - location of Nice’s historical church Notre Dame du Port and cruise port
  • Croisier-Bleu Rivage - Cap de Nice offers views of neighboring sea-cliffs
  • Place Garibalidi - location of Saint Sepulcre Chapel, Museum of Natural History & Contemporary Art
  • Acropolis-Barla - Le Tete Carree also referred to as Square Head is the office of the Louis Nucera Library and is an architectural symbol of Nice
  • Cimiez-Monastery - Matisse Museum, Archeological Museum and the Roman ruins
  • Chagall Museum - home to 20th century Bielorussian surrealist & neo-primitive painters
  • Nice Ville Train Station - Notre Dame Basilica, Nice’s biggest church
  • Elise Russe - St. Nicholas Russian Cathedral is considered the most important church outside of Russia
  • Congres - Massena Museum 19th century art
  • Massena-Verdun - 19th century Italian architectural complex

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