Located near the city center of Nice, “Parc de la colline du chateau” or Castle Hill Park in English offers a refreshing walkway with stunning views of the Baie des Anges. This park is easily accessible by an elevator or the little train. It is an interesting place to visit during your stay in Nice.
It is also an important place in the history of the city because the citadel was considered impregnable until its conquest by the troops of Louis XIV.
A place of walk on the heights
The park of the castle is located on a hill overlooking the city of Nice. It is at a height of 93 meters above sea level. The climbing up the hill by the stairs from the old Nice can be difficult especially if it is hot. Fortunately you can get there by taking an elevator at the end of the quai des États-Unis, at the foot of the Bellanda tower. You can also get there by the little tourist train which only stops 10 minutes at the park.
The park is shaded and offers many games for children. This place of greenery is refreshed by a cascade of water flowing from the top of the hill. It is a very pleasant place to stroll. The park has restaurants, refreshments, public toilets. It is possible to picnic there.
The viewpoint of the park offers a breathtaking view of the city of Nice and the Baie des Anges. It is a perfect place to take a souvenir photo during your stay in Nice.
The history of Castle Hill Park
The park owes its name to the castle of Nice which once defended the city against the multiple invaders coming from different kingdoms and duchies during the Middle Ages. This citadel was a real fortified town, but it was destroyed in 1706 by the armies of King Louis XIV then at war with the Dukes of Savoy.
The castle hill park was opened in 1830 on the ruins of the citadel it inherited from the name. Today it is a shady park very appreciated by Nice people and tourists.
Address: Rue des Ponchettes – Rue de Foresta – Montée Montfort – 06300 NICE
The park is open from 8 am to 6 pm all year round and from 8:30 am to 8 pm in summer.
Website of the tourist office of Nice: www.nicetourisme.com