Parc du Château

View of Baie des Anges

View of Port

It’s hard to miss Parc du Château, the 92-meter high rock. This was Nice’s first settled spot. The extravagant castle Colline du Château once adorned the top, but was destroyed by Louis XIV in the 18th century.

Other medieval ruins are visible, such as a pedestrian gate fitted into the former castle’s wall

Pedestrian Gate

and ruins of the 11th century cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

Cathedral Ruins

Medieval Ruins

Cascade Donjon was built in the 19th century on the steep slope that was once part of the medieval keep, or fortified tower. It conveys water from Vésubie Canal, the aquaduct that supplies Nice’s drinking water.

Cascade Donjon

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