Our visitors' comments reflect the success of this concept in participative tourism which relies on the support of our volonteer Greeters.
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One of the best things we have ever done! i would recommend it to anyone!
Responsible, kind and always with a big smile, from history to local hot spots, Pierre guided me step by step to the real Nice, you can definitely feel his love and passion for this wonderful city, love it!
We cannot thank you enough for the amazing time we had with Laurie. She was very knowageable and passionate about the city and it's history and delighted us with very helpful tips and customs that will make our stay even more enjoyable. What a wonderful experience for us!
We have enjoyed our walk with Gaetan very much: he is very knowledgeable, gave us tons of information and tips for our stay in Nice. His is very personable and his English is excellent. I would say that we have benefited greatly from the walk.
We enjoyed our walk! It was great to hear about Nice from a local.
Anne was wonderful, warm, knowledgeable and professional. She became a friend and we were very lucky to spend several hours with her. I am a Big Apple Greeter so it was even more meaningful to be with Anne.Thank you.
We had a wonderful time and good memories!
I highly recommend Nice Greeters as an introduction to Nice! It's a nice way to get to know a city though a local's perspective. My Greeter, Alex, was able to tailor the tour to my interests and he was very knowledgeable about the city. This program went above and beyond my expectations - well done!
We have been many times in Nice, but only with touristic informations. For us Nice was just a nice looking city, but without any attaching towards it. But thanks to Bernadette and her toure the Nice for us now has a soul. She show us everyday life of Nice, cultural diveristes and how history crossing todays. Since this experience my partner and I have decided to join our local Belgrade Greeters hoping that we can return this kindnes, but also the soul of my home town get closer to it's tourists. Big thanks to Nice Greeters and expecialy to the lovely, kind and inspiring Bernadette.
Laurie was so kind, helpful, informative, knowledgeable, and a great pleasure to spend time with. I greatly appreciate your service and Lauries willingness to give time and energy to someone like myself.
Jean was an excellent guide. It was delightful to discover an area of Nice that we would probably not have otherwise visited. Jean showed us an interesting church and pointed out other architectural details in the various buildings on our walk. He introduced us to a number of people on their market stalls and shops; pointing out the best local produce. After the walk we returned to the market and bought some wonderful food for our lunch. Our thanks to him for giving us an insight into being a 'local' rather than a 'tourist'.
Rosine told me everything I needed to know about your beautiful city. I tried a lot of here recommendations afterwards and it helped me to a fantastic stay. I would never have found all this by myself.
We loved the walk with Bernadette! She gave us a good feel for the city and a lot of interesting Information. Thanks a lot!
It was amazing. I got to learn a lot about Nice and I got to see amazing places. It was better than a standard turistic tour.
Our Nice Greeter helped us learn much about Nice on our stroll. We were a group of 3. His love of Nice and knowledge of history, events, and areas of Nice made us feel very welcome in this wonderful city. We saw much as we walked and took many photos. he helped us see things that we would have missed! Afew days later we went back and re-traced some of the areas he took us to and we felt very comfortable and were able to stop and do some fun shopping. I would encourage anyone who is visiting Nice for the first time to see if a Greeter is available - and I thank all the Nice Greeters who share their love of Nice with visitors. Its wonderful. Thanks again.
Chantal was very nice and we had a good time together! We met near the Lafayette gallery and she walked with us in the old city centre, talking about the history of Nice, making impressions, and showing the art nouveau houses and decors. My friend and I really enjoyed the time with her, unfortunately due to some unforeseen circumstances we had to run and finish the meeting earlier than planned, but it was a very pleasant experience anyway.
Estelle is an art lover, like me. So we enjoyed a very good morning together. She gave us a chance to look, taste and smell Nice, which allowed us to know the city deeper. Merci beaucoup Estelle!
Thank you so much to Jean for providing a great tour of Nice! She pointed out some interesting features of the city and provided a lot of historical background. She also pointed me towards the best macarons and ice cream (trust her when she says the ginger flavor is fantastic)! It was a great help to have my tour on the first day of my trip, I felt very comfortable with the city and was able to get the most out of the rest of my days. I will recommend Nice Greeters to anyone traveling there!
Great opportunity to learn from a local. We were able to see the old town through new eyes after our walk - for Australians the living history and ancient towns are strong reasons to visit and Francois gave us a window onto that. Alas my wife was unwell and that prevented us having a coffee afterwards wit Francois . Beautiful town. Great service . Thank you.
We couldn't have asked for more from Jean. Her advance communications were clear and she was punctual. All the information she provided on the walk was very interesting and informative.She had also gone to a lot of trouble to accommodate our extra request for information on places to eat for vegans. Her follow-up emails giving further advice and suggestions were a terrific bonus. We felt welcomed and well-oriented. Really a great experience. Would highly recommend it.
Thanks Jean, you were wonderful informative entertaining and on our wavelengh. We retraced our steps afterwards and found all the highlights. Caju has indeed great food. We really appreciated that you showed us the vegan spots and tailored the walk to our interests. We took all your other tips about touring the area. Just today we are both feeling well enough again to start exploring further afield. We will look you up when next back in Nice.
It’s a great service. Very good experience. Chantal has been very helpful and interesting.
It was an enjoyable experience to have flexibility over the type of tour offered and to discover Nice from a local's viewpoint.
Gaetan was passionate and very knowledgeable about the history of the city and his explanation allowed us to appreciate Nice much better.
He also recommended some of his secret hideouts for food that locals go for to avoid the tourist traps.
We would recommend any travellers who truly want to learn more about Nice to meet up with Gaetan for a fantastic and informative tour.
It was an excellent way of getting information and help with our stay in Nice while spending some time with a local in a casual and informal way.
We had a fun great time with Bernadette!
Thank you very much for this wonderful program. We had an excellent experience and were shown Nice through the very knowledgable eyes of Gaetan. We will tell our friends about Nice Greeters and hope to see a Greeter again sometime;
Very interesting and informative.
Great! Gaetan was brilliant and really helped make our break and bring Nice alive. We are very grateful for him giving his time. All highly recommended. My assessment of my outing from 1 (unsatisfactory) to 5 (very satisfactory) : 6!
It was good experience. Our Greeter (Anne-Marie H.) was very warm and friendly.
Ny Nice Greeters experience was excellent. My greeter, Gaëtan, was well-informed and a pleasure to spend an afternoon with.
I am a Chicago Greeter. My three hour tour with Gaetan was excellent. He was hospitable, interesting, fun to be with and most helpful. I would love to return to Nice and follow-up on more of his suggestions. I give him a five-star rating.....and the same goes for your exciting city. Thank you for such a heartfelt and stimulating visit.
The Nice Greeters experience was Excellent. Gaetan walked us around the old town and then over to the new town. He showed us interesting things, interpreting for us at a few of the churches. Gaetan pointed out a few restaurants which were authentic and well priced (not tourist traps). He advised us about some key places to visit and showed us where to try some local socca and rose! He answered all of our many questions and told us lots about Nice and its history. It was our first day in Nice and it was an excellent way to become orientated.
The Nice Greeters experience was a great experience, our guide Francois was very enthusiastic and wonderful in explaining so much about the city.
The two offers on guides I had (although I only used one) were by some very helpful guys, they were very accomodating and the one guide who I walked with was very helpful not only with the walk but also with info on other stuff in Nice.
We used your offer during our stay in Nice in January, and we were so delighted, that it ended with a article in our Local Danish newspaper “Elsingore Daily News”.
We have received a lot of response, even from people, who now consider visiting Nice, because of the article.
The greatest respect to Greeter Daniele, who was outstanding.
We used Bilbao Greeter when we visited Bilbao in September from search in internet.
We saw Nice also has greeter available from Greeter website. We had wonderful time with Jean who showed us around Nice.
Our experience was very pleasant. Mme. Chantal is a very knowledgeable greeter with a lovely personality.
She welcomed us warmly and provided an entertaining and educational walk around Nice.
We felt her attention to us was sincere and she gave us an in-depth look into life in Nice.
We only had a weekend to spend in Nice but felt we got to know the area intimately through her eyes and experience.
Great, lovely person, charming and welcoming, highly recommendable.
We live in Brisbane, Australia, where there are 'Greeters'.
Friends are involved so we knew about the programme and so were keen to use it while we were travelling.
Our experience was most enjoyable and we have recommended it to friends travelling to Nice in the future.
Gaetan provided us with a great tour. As well as visiting the usual tourist spots, he took us to some wonderful viewing places for panoramas of Nice.
A highlight was the walk through the markets where we sampled Socca and the local rosé, as suggested by Gaetan.
He was a wonderful host.
Thank you again for taking the time to show me around, telling me about the history of Nice, and for sending the photo. I recently arrived back in Canada - the weather here is about 5 degrees, so I am definitely missing the sunny, warm weather over there! Thank you also to the Nice Visitors Bureau for organizing - it's a great program!
Our greeter was Jean : she was wonderful, friendly, kind and knowledgeable.
An amazing experience, we learned so many enriching things about the history and landscape. We are EXTREMELY satisfied and happy to have had the privilege to meet our greeter.
I found the link to Nice Greeters through the Nice tourism website ...
I was aware of The Big Apple Greeters in New York city and was pleased to find the same programme in France.
Wish I had known that Brussels has the same programme as we were there as well and would have booked a tour.
My experience with Nice Greeters was excellent. Our greeter, Robert, was enthusiastic about the history and future of his city.
We have just come back from Nice and had such a wonderful experience.
We found Gaetan to be a wonderful person and a credit to your beautiful city and the people of Nice.
We made us so welcome and treated us to Socca at the local market.
We have already been telling all our friends about this wonderful concept and hope other cities follow your wonderful example of hospitality.
I had a great time with Nice Greeters. I would like to take this opportunity to convey my gratitude to Nice greeters and Estelle for making this experience a highlight of my trip.
Estelle is warm and friendly. She has such a knack for knowing what you may like that the visit surpassed my expectations.
She comes to meet you with a list of places to see and an enthusiasm that is very contagious.
Well travelled and informed about the various cultures, conversations are free flowing.
I read about it in a newspaper : it was an amazing experience, we enjoyed the outing.
Wonderful. You won't believe I am a person without the sense of direction.
Through the greeter, I tasted traditional local food. What's more, I got a deeper understanding of your history.
I am back home in Canada again after a wonderful trip to Europe. I wanted to thank you for taking your time to show me your Nice. I saw things that I would likely have otherwise missed, including the painting illusions, the stairs in the flower market, the local palace, and the painters perspectives. My morning with you was definitely a highlight of my time in Nice!
Thanks again so much.
I was fortunate to have had the pleasure of being escorted by your greeter, Gaetan to some of the sites in your beautiful city.
In a party with three other ladies, we were given almost three hours of a walking/talking tour.
He was very knowledgeable and more than willing to share his information and insight into the various areas.
He could not have been more pleasant.
This experience was so much more informative and personal than any tour that I could have gotten.
What a wonderful way to be introduced to a new city.
The time spent with Gaetan was the highlight of our time in Nice. It was truly a wonderful experience.
Clearly, you are a very well organized and well staffed program.
I am very grateful for having been introduced to the Greeter program and will use this means of touring a city in the future.
Keep up the good work.
We heard about Nice Greeters on the TripAdvisor Nice Forum
Very good experience. Our Greeter did suggest some specific activities that we did do and enjoyed during our stay in Nice, and would not have known about them without the meeting.
It was a good feature to go high in a building to get an overall impression of the city and locations pointed out.
Rating : 5/5
We had seen a little article in our newspaper "Politiken" and we were at once attracted to have a Nice Greeter.
We were very satisfied in having Jean Homsy to show us Nice although we had been in Nice before.
The things she told us were very useful. For example about a concert outdoor we enjoyed.
Jean was very easy to understand and she was enthusiastic in showing us places. She also sensed our needs.
I have pain problems in my back which she took care of by let me rest after a while and suggested a walk with my husband so he could take pictures.
Afterwards we all 3 could walk together again. We think of the guided tour with a smile.
Please give Jean a big hug.
This was an excellent introduction to Nice from the point of view of someone who lives there.
It gave us a good overview of the city and ideas for exploring further.
Gaetan was an excellent host, and we liked his personal recommendations and observations.
Our suggestions for improving this service : none, really, except make it longer!
However, we understand the program relies on the generosity of volunteers who are already donating their valuable time, and we appreciate that very much.
We read about Nice Greeters in a Danish Newspaper.
We think it is a very good system, and it is free!
Estelle was lovely, but met us with her bicycle thinking we would want to ride for 2 hours. As 70 year olds we said no. So then she showed us around le Veille Ville on foot pointing out places of interest to go back and see. Then up to the top by lift and down the steps with wonderful views. Then to the Marche des Fleurs and food markets. She also helped show us shops or told us where to find them for the things we wanted to buy ie shoes and french CDs.
The only criticsm was that she walked so fast for the 2 hours. We did manage to follow but it would have been nicer at a slightly slower pace, so one could take photos and ask her questions etc.
I will tell friends about your system and would use it again.
I read about Nice Greeters in a Danish newspaper
We were very satisfied with our guide.
Now, we only know this one person, and if all the others are like him, you cannot improve the service – it is top!
Rating : 5/5
I heard about Greeters OTC through Tripadvisor.
Our guide was fantastic, very informative and had a great experience. Our guide was right on time, friendly and very insightful!
I give the experience a 5.
Thank you for a great tour!!
We heard about Nice Greeters from the Danish Newspaper Politiken
Excellent! Very open and informative lady telling us a lot we did not know about old and modern Nice.
More should learn about it
Rating : 5/5
We found this offer in a Danish newspaper. It was a wonderful experience an we enjoyed it very much.
Our guide was just fantastic and her name is Laurie Jones
Rating : 5/5
Thank you so much for such a wonderful program. We met with Chantal.
1/ I heard about Nice greeters accidentally through the internet. I believe I stumbled on it while exploring one of the tourism websites for Nice and thought it was a great idea!
2/ Chantal was such an enthusiastic guide, she was very knowledgeable about her town and had us discover many "unknown" little corners and anecdotes of the city. She gave a more "human" face to Nice. Too many times, we just read about the surface history and landmarks in ordinary travel books and sites, but Chantal made Nice come alive by telling us stories of families, legends of the place, and things the Nicois people themselves enjoy (off the beaten/touristic path).
3/ Chantal gave graciously of her time and we hope to be able to return her kindness one day if she visits Chicago. Everything was perfect.
I give the experience the highest rating (5)
Fabulous. Gaeten was delightful and gave me just what I has hoping for. We have traveled to the Cote d'Azur since 2000 when my husband attends the Duty Free Convention in Cannes. I really never felt like I had a handle on Nice's history and how the city sites and neighborhoods worked within that context. Gaeten gave that to me, and I don't think I've ever enjoyed Nice as much as I did on this trip.
Link to discussion thread on Trip Advisor
As our flight was late, we called Gaetan and he graciously changed our meeting time until the next morning and met us at our hotel.
We enjoyed a wonderful tour of over 3 hours and he returned us to the hotel at the end.
His friendliness, enthusiasm, and knowledge were extensive. He made us fall in love with Nice.
In fact, we were so captured we plan to return very soon. He even offered to advise us regarding self-catering options.
We have recommended your service to others and will continue to do so. Many, many thanks!