The old city.
At the bottom of the mountain, where the Chateau Castle is situated, ancient Nice used to be located. From the east side the old city area was enclosed by the hill, and from the west side the Paillon River divides it from the modern city. If we take into account the geographical position, it'll become absolutely clear why this part of the city, founded by the Greeks, has the life of more than 2000 years.
In the old part of the city you'll really feel the atmosphere of a typical optimistic and lively provincial town. In this area every morning open their doors flower-shops, greengroceries and fish markets. It's a real pleasure to look at working tradesmen and butchers. At such markets one can buy everything he wants starting with various spices and ending with exotic fruit. The products are placed in such a picturesque way that it's impossible to leave without making a lot of purchases.
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