The early settlement of Nice occurred on a rocky outcrop next to what is now the old town. Colline du ChÃ¢teau (“Castle Hill” in English) offers sweeping panoramic views of the city, its shoreline, and the deep blue sea. Steps away from the beach lies Cours Saleya, a traditional square lined with cafes and shops, and a daily flower market. In this photo, Cours Saleya is the diagonal area with colored awnings sheltering the flower shops.
From Colline du ChÃ¢teau, Vieux Nice stands out from the rest of the city because of its orange roof tiles, which are a visually striking contrast to the nearby sea.
There are many places to look out over the city from the hill. This shot shows a view over the Promenade des Anglais.