Welcome to Nice the Grand Tour!


Treat yourself to the best views of Nice and Villefranche sur mer. From our opentop sightseeing buses, enjoy the best  panoramas, views of monuments and architecture along a route of great touristic interest. You may also choose to stop and walk through the districts like Nice old town, the Promenade des Anglais, or the most original medieval streets of Villefranche sur Mer.
To enrich your discovery, a commentary is provided in your language through single use headphones. Your 1 or 2 days "pass" allows you to hop on and off the bus at any of the 16 bus stops. Approximate lap time without stops: 1H30 (depending on traffic conditions)
 

 
Tour

Tour

Tour

1 PROMENADE/PHOCEENS


You are in the heart of Nice, near Place Massena at the gates of Nice old town. Starting with the Galeries Lafayette, enjoy the shops on both sides of the Avenue Jean Médecin or the picturesque atmosphere and the restaurants of Nice old town, skirted by the gardens and the fountains of the Coulée Verte.

 


 
Places of interest from that stop
 
  • Massena Square
  • The Old Town
  • L’avenue Jean Médecin
  • The gardens of the promenade du Paillon (la coulée verte)
  • shopping area and Galeries Lafayette

2 ILE DE BEAUTE- PORT (sud)

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The harbour has kept the intimate charm of the time of its construction. To savor while walking along the quays.

 

 
Places of interest from that stop

- the harbour

- The church Notre Dame du Port.

-  La confiserie Florian

3 VILLEFRANCHE- OCTROI  SUD


Stop served only from April to October.

You are in Villefranche sur mer. Take advantage of this stop and visit the Tourist Office to get all informations about the riches of this charming historic city.



 
Places of interest from that stop

The Tourist Office

4 VILLEFRANCHE- CITADELLE

 

Stop served only from April to October.

It is the ideal stop to explore the places of art and history that have shaped the city, the citadel and its museums, the baroque church that proudly dominates the city. The medieval streets bustling with shops or the quays invite you to stroll around and maybe stop at a restaurant on the waterfront.

Throughout the year, the harbour hosts the largest cruise ships. At the ferry terminal we welcome their passengers at our counter "Nice the Grand Tour". Your ticket to Nice can be booked directly on our website.


 
Places of interest from that stop
  • The quays
  •  Pedestrian shopping streets
  • The citadel of Villefranche and his free museum 
  • The inner harbour
  • the Bay  and beaches of Villefranche 

5 VILLEFRANCHE- OCTROI  NORD


Stop served only from April to October.

This is the starting point for returning to Nice if you come from the citadel.

 

6 ILE DE BEAUTE – PORT NORD


Coming from Villefranche, you will discover Nice by the port, a charming place to take a stroll and maybe be tempted by the sweets of Confiserie Florian, or an exploration of the antique shops district.
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laces of interest from that stop
  •  The church Notre Dame du Port.
  • La confiserie Florian

7 GARIBALDI


At the gates of Nice old town, Place Garibaldi is our Place Royale now dedicated to Garibaldi. An opportunity to admire the amazing trompe l'oeil facades, or access to Nice old town or to the MAMAC

 



 
Places of interest from that stop
  • The arcades with their restaurants and shops

8 ACROPOLIS-BARLA


Located near the NICE Convention Center, this stop also offers a cultural discovery at the Natural History Museum or the Louis Nucera Library.
Places of interest from that stop
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Louis Nucera Library
  •  the exhibition center
  • the Convention Center Acropolis 

9 MUSEE CHAGALL 1



Do not miss this stop : you will visit the CHAGALL museum which houses the extraordinary collection of the Biblical Message painted in the blaze of Mediterranean light.

 
 Opening time 10h - 18h Closed on Tuesday

 

10 CIMIEZ- MUSEE MATISSE


The hill of Cimiez will leave you an unforgettable memory. Immerse yourself in the history of the ancient site, arenas and Roman baths within the Archeology Museum, or the Franciscan Convent with its wonderfully ornate garden overlooking the city. Cimiez is also the place to discover the Matisse museum set in a superb villa of the 17th century and follow the artistic path of the master who lived there.



 
Places of interest from that stop
 
  • the roman arena
  • Matisse museum every day except tuesday from 10am to 6 pm
  • The Franciscan Convent
  • The Cemetery

11 MUSEE CHAGALL 2


This stop makes it possible to reach the terminus without going through Cimiez.
 

12 LYCEE MASSENA 


 

The Promenade du Paillon, a green flow covering the river, offers a botanical walk through the continents, children's games and water games. During summer you can refresh there or let yourself be surprised in the rooms of MAMAC, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

 
Places of interest from that stop
 
  • The MAMAC, every day except monday from 11h to 18 h
  • La promenade du Paillon

13 PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS / MASSENET

 


You are here on the mythical Promenade des Anglais, the "Prom" as the locals call it. At this stop you can visit the Tourist Office and find information about Nice and its surroundings.


 
Places of interest from that stop
 
  • the tourist office
  • La promenade des anglais
  • L’hotel negresco
  • Le hard rock 

14 GAMBETTA-EGLISE RUSSE

From this stop, you can walk to the amazing Russian St Nicholas Cathedral.
 Passing under the SNCF bridge, take the first left, then the second right. Opening hours 9h-12h / 14h30-17h30.

 
 
Places of interest from that stop
Cathédrale Orthodoxe Russe 

15 Gare SNCF

On leaving the station, our stop is at about 100 meters on the right in front of the Central Café, at the entrance to the parking THIERS.

 

16 CONGRES


The stop is by the sea, it's time to walk this wonderful Promenade des Anglais, and why not join the coastline along Nice old town  ?


 

Places of interest from that stop

           Le musée Massena
  • L’hotel negresco
  • Le hard rock 
Tariffs
Tariffs
Tariffs

Tariffs

Adults

1 day pass
22€
2 day pass
25€

Children

aged 4 to 11, accompanied by an adult
1 day pass
8€
2 day pass
8€

Student

on presentation of a student card
1 day pass
20€

Senior citizen

over 65
1 day pass
20€

Hours

We operate every day, except on:
- may 13, Electric Grand Prix
- may 25,26,27,28 F1 Grand prix
- November 19.National Day.
High season
From April 1st to October 31
EVERY 30 minutes at each stop from 10.00 to 18:00
Low season
From November 1st until March 31.
EVERY 60 minutes at each stop from 10.00 to 17.00
Langues

Commentaries are available in 9 language


ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, GERMAN, CHINESE, JAPANESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, BRAZILIAN / PORTUGUESE;

 
Cruise passengers in Villefranche sur mer

Cruise passengers in Villefranche sur mer

Cruise passengers in Villefranche sur mer

 
CRUISE PASSENGERS WELCOME
 

 
 
If you disembark in Villefranche, we provide a reception service at the cruise terminal, in the ferry terminal as you get off the boat.
 
As we do not make reservations, you may purchase passes valid for the whole day from our hostesses and drivers.
 
We guarantee a departure every 30 minutes from 9H30 to 18H30.
 
 
 

 
 
 
Private hire

Private hire

Private hire

PRIVATIZATION - PROFESSIONALS

Seminar, Team Building, Corporate Evening ...
You want to make original transfers for your company outings or gather your teams to strengthen the cohesion?
Tell us about your wishes, our expertise is at your disposal to organize a customized service.


Marketing Solution: Now you are noticed !
Looking to build buzz to launch a product ?
In a constantly changing environment, a company must find innovative solutions to enhance its communication
A real marketing solution, The Open Tour offers the ideal tool to build buzz for a product launch. What can be better than a personalised double-decker bus with your image, winding through the streets of the city ?
 




Whatever your need, create your itinerary for an event out of the ordinary. We offer different options to personalise the buses to your colors and customize your visit: caterer, florist, music, photographer, cameraman, theme party, cocktail party ...

 
 
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PRIVATIZATION - INDIVIDUAL
Open Tour – Architecht of your event
A wedding, an anniversary, a party with friends ... surprise your guests with an unusual transfer, let them admire the riches of Nice, Villefranche sur Mer and Monaco from the open top of our buses. Cheerful atmosphere is guaranteed  4 meters high!
Entrust us your wishes, we'll put our expertise at your disposal and organize for you a customized service.

 

THE OPTIONS " a la carte "
Cocktail
caterer
Photographer
Cameraman
thematic events

 




Découvrez nos différents supports de communication et choisissez la solution qui correspond le mieux à votre projet et à votre cible.
ADVERTISERS
Discover our different communication media and choose the solution that best fits your project and your target. 

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Nice the Grand Tour communication supports
Are you looking for tourists targeted communication ? Advertise in our brochure, e-ticket, or in our flyer and poster racks inside the bus.





LARGE BACK COVERAGE
If you are looking for visibility and coverage throughout Nice, choose the opentop sightseeing buses from Nice le Grand Tour network:
Maximum visibility on the most privileged and busy streets of the city
Large display with  back posters or  covering
Campaigns of 2 weeks and more!
 

 
 


 
FAQ

FAQ


When leaving the station, the nearest stop is the n°15, " gare SNCF ", walk along the sidewalk to the right for about 100 meters, our stop is located in front of the central cafe near the THIERS car park entrance
 
Our vehicles are designed to accommodate 1 wheelchair.
 
You can take the bus as many times as you want.
You can get off at each stop and once your visit is over, take the next bus to go to the next point.
 
There are no reservations. You can buy your tickets directly from the driver or on our website
 
It is possible to store one or two folded pushchairs on the vehicle. Children must be seated on one of the vehicle’s seats.
Small dogs are allowed if transported on their owner’s lap.
 
Your ticket is valid for the whole day, from 10.00 to 18.00.
If you do not alight anywhere, the tour lasts approximately 1 h 30..



I come by car, can I park easily?
There are several car parks near the N ° 1 stop, INDIGO car park (Place Massena), SULZER car park (old Nice), CORVESY car park (old Nice)
Where to buy tickets?
Tickets are bought on the bus from drivers. You can also buy them online on our website.

There are several car parks near the N ° 1 stop, INDIGO car park (Place Massena), SULZER car park (old Nice), CORVESY car park (old Nice)
 
Tickets are bought on the bus from drivers. You can also buy them online on our website.

Partenaires

Contact

NICE LE GRAND TOUR-STTN

742 Bd du Mercantour
06200-Nice

E-mail: info@nicegrandtour.com