"Wow! Dana definitely has the insider details that other tours just don’t match. The city came alive as she described the tensions, conflicts and romance of the Riviera." (Edith, May 2019) "The tour with Dana was beyond, beyond expectations!" (Susan, June 2019) "What an absolute treat!" (Kerrie & Mac, May 2019) Get the SCOOP on a place as mysterious & secretive as it is beautiful! The French Riviera is mythic but it's got a shadow side you won't hear about at the Tourist Office. Discover a whirlwind of history & intrigue off the beaten path. Your photos will be spectacular! TAKE AT THE START OF YOUR HOLIDAY! My unique, authentic tour mixes ancient history, current events & insider food & restaurant tips. Highlight is Castle Hill, the highest point in Nice. Castle Hill has unforgettable 360-degree views, secret trails, Nazi tunnels & an incredible World War II story. We can take the free elevator or make the scenic climb. I'm a former NYC TV anchor/reporter. I've covered big stories from here - everything from Prince Albert's wedding in 2011 to the Cannes Film Festival to the terrorist attacks. We begin at Place Massena & hit the Opera, Flower Market, Matisse's House, the hidden ancient laundry basin, the old Jewish ghetto & cemetery. If you want to hear about local angels & demons, criminals & corruption, this is your tour!
THE ORIGINAL -- AND BEST -- NICE WALKING/HISTORY TOUR. NO FAKE NEWS -- AND ALL THE SECRETS YOU WON'T HEAR ANYWHERE ELSE! "One of the best tours I've ever had!" (Niharika, July 2019) "This is a MUST!" (Christina, July 2019) "My favorite Airbnb Experience so far!" (Kirstin, July 2019) "If there is one thing you do, make this a priority!" (Reese, June 2019) I'm a LOCAL & an expat! American print & TV journalist based in Nice for 10 years & love my city! I cover breaking news all over Europe but I'm also a historian & love showing people my 'hood: the Old Town. We walk the Old Town & famed Castle Hill with its incredible views, secret trails & waterfalls. You'll discover the REAL Nice - past and present - while hearing stories about local characters from the ancient Greeks & Napoleon III to Grace Kelly, Angelina Jolie, Elton John & U2.
Starting at Place Massena we travel the secret alleyways of centuries-old Vieux Nice. Stops include Matisse's House, Flower Market, the old Jewish ghetto, the best ice cream stand & chocolate shop, the basin where ancient executioners rinsed their axes. Highlight is magical Castle Hill with killer views of the Bay of Angels & the seafront. NOTE: ANTIQUE MARKET IS HELD MONDAYS INSTEAD OF THE FOOD/FLOWER MARKET. BOTH MARKETS CLOSE BEFORE AFT. TOUR
Taking my Tour at the START of your trip gives you a fantastic foundation & orientation. Please note that the Antiques Market replaces the Flower/Food market Monday. The Tour takes about 2.5 hours.