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French is my second language so I will give my review in English.
Colette is absolutely wonderful. We learned so much about Cimiez . We asked her to conduct the tour in French and she spoke clearly and slowly enough for us to understand.
She did not rush the tour but moved ahead at our pace and answered all of our questions. It was an absolutely delightful morning.
Gaetan was amazing! Aside from his knowledge of the city, his excitement for what he shared was contagious. We've also benefited from being able to revisit the businesses he suggested. We were truly pleased!
Gaëtan is a wonderful ambassador for Nice. When we met him, he asked if we would like the tour to be conducted in English or French.
Since we are trying to improve our French, we selected French and he was extremely patient with us. Whenever we didn't know a word, he would explain the meaning in French or give us the English equivalent.
Gaëtan took us for a stroll through old Nice which was perfect for us because we live in the Musicians quarter and hadn't yet visited old Nice.
He discussed history, led us to where we could hear free concerts, introduced us to restaurants, a patisserie, and a chocolate store.
He even took the time to introduce us to Socca and a glass of Rosé.
Our walk with Gaetan was very informative, we learned a lot about the city and the area. He was very good company as well as an efficient guide.
We enjoyed our time with him very much. This is the third time we have used Greeters and we tell all our friends how good it is.
The stroll with Gaëtan was wonderful. He knew everything!!! Listening to the enthusiasm he had for the city made me enjoy the walk even more.
Not only we received a details about the history of Nice, Gaëtan also recommended places to eat and shop (which were all amazing).
I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed and applicate Gaëtan for taking the time out of his day to greet me.
Rosine was charming, insightful, generous and truly reflected the best of Nice!
We really could not have wished for more. We took her suggestions seriously and recommended her to a couple we met the next day.
Also, kindly tell Rosine that we thought of the word for patrimonie yesterday— of course! “Heritage” or “Inheritance”
Estelle is my guardian angel in a new city I have learnt to love through her eyes.
Nice is perfect in December, an experience enhanced by my blessed encounter with Estelle. Despite the winter, I felt sun on my skin, sea breeze in my hair, I saw blue in the bright sky.
I tasted optimism as fresh as my seafood, the perfume of anticipation lingering in the air. Estelle's warmth, generosity and kindness has moved me beyond words.
As we spent spontaneous hours exploring the city together, sharing stories and dreams, we built beautiful memories and became friends forever.
Estelle's welcome has lasted well beyond my journey as we remain in touch across time and distance.
Nice will remain in my heart as the crown jewel of the sapphire coast, filled with delightful discoveries around every corner, where I am fortunate to find myself, and my true friend.
It was a pleasure meeting Jean in Nice last month. She is a delightful person and her tour was informative.
It was a great way to get an overview of Nice before we spent the next few days by ourselves in the area.
I highly recommend this service to anyone interested in meeting a local to learn about the area.
The tour was wonderful! Pierre was very kind and knowledgeable about the area. He answered all our questions (we had many!).
Anne Marie was an excellent greeter in Nice. The views from Castle Hill were spectacular. We loved our experience there with our greeter.
Rosine went way above the call of duty. Gave us an excellent tour in the pouring down rain. What perseverance.Her knowledge is surpassed only by her pleasant demeanour.
Thank you Rosine very so much for a memorable excursion.
The Nice tour with Pierre is beyond my expectation. Pierre has great knowledge about his native town. He was well prepared and very informative.
He is also committed to completely whole tour despite taking littlw longer than planned. I highly recommend Pierre.
We had a wonderful stroll with Gaëtan, who was exceedingly engaging and knowledgeable about the city of Nice. He was very gracious and came to meet us at our hotel to accommodate our tight schedule.
Gaëtan is also a great story teller, and even though we had been to Nice before, he was able to bring the history of Nice and its Old Town to live as we walk through the various neighborhoods.
We appreciate his gift of time and recommend the Nice Greeters to anyone who wants to see Nice through the eyes of a local!
We had a fabulous walk around the Old Town with Gaetan. It was so thoughtful of him to meet us at the hotel.
Gaetan shared generously his knowledge and time, told us urban legends, showed historic places, cool spots to return to later and best restaurants to try.
He also treated us to Socca and spent a good part of the day with us. It was a highlight of our trip to Nice. We are very grateful.
Fantastic time with Rosine. Best part of our trip! Informative and full of advice and recommendations. We saw and learned so much more about Old Nice from our Greeter.
Everything was just wonderful. There was a wonderful person and a very good storyteller. I definitely recommend her.
Thanks to her, I learned a lot of new things about Nice, and this opened up to me this beautiful city from another side. Thanks Estelle!
Our greet with Anne-Marie was very pleasant, and we saw parts of Nice we would not have seen on our own, which was great.
We enjoyed our time with Anne-Marie immensely. Together we toured the castle, where Anne-Marie shared her knowledge of the castle’s history as well as its best viewing areas.
Then we followed her along the Promenade Des Anglais to the center of old town, where we wandered through streets and alleys where the best shops showed their wares.
We concluded our time together with a traditional Nice meal of socca and assorted dishes and ended with a warm goodbye.
We are so grateful to have spent our time with Anne-Marie and highly recommend her to future travelers. With warm regards, Susan and Joe McCue.
I enjoyed my stroll through the Vieux Nice. Gaëtan‘s tour was a nice mix of the area’s history, of places one wouldn’t think to look up, such as the Papillon Rondani, with its royal appointment from Queen Victoria.
As we passed by the marketplace, he was nice enough to by a bag of the local specialty, Socca for me to try. I took up one of his suggestions for attractions and visited Contemporary Art Museum close to where the stroll finished.
I would’ve continued on to the Matisse and Chagall museums but time was tight on my end. This tour and its intimate nature is something that the larger group tour of France that I was on couldn’t be able to provide.
Great walk along the seashore with Laurie, beautiful places, good weather, a nice companion.
We had a very enjoyable afternoon with our Greeter Bernadette, walking around the old town and Castle Hill.
We appreciated that she was very generous with her time and she also shared more information on where to try Nissart cusine after our walk.
Estelle was very flexible, accommodating and very generous with her time and knowledge of her city, Nice.
We received many good recommendations for nice places to eat and purchase local specialties.
Estelle, thank you so much for your time with us.
I had a great time in Nice with Jean. The stroll around the old town was informative and fun. Most of all, Jean is full of humor and warmth. It was nice welcome to the Côte d'Azur.
I would like to express exceptional gratitude to Estelle for a wonderful walk in the old city. Everything was great!
Rosine was fantastic. the stroll with her was the highlight of our trip.
Wonderful idea of Greeters. It made our travel more meaningful. Laurie is so generous and enthusiastic in showing us her neighboring area in Nice.
We had got so many insider’s recommendation, including best ice-cream stores in town.
Wonderful visit with Jean-Pierre! He knows so much about Nice that made the tour fascinating and enjoyable.
He anwered all my questions and even wrote me a note with additional information.
He very kindly Brought me to the castle In his car which I wouldn’t have done myself. The views were beautiful! This is an incredible service and I will certainly recommend it to friends.
Many thanks to Jean-Pierre for his generosity and time and wealth of information and to all involved in this organization!
Loved our tour with Alex ! Don't hesitate to reach out when you come to New York!
Jean was terrific! Highly recommend! Knowledgeable, lots of great details, as well as recommendations.
Would not hesitate to tell a friend or family to enjoy this greet. Thank you Jean! Clive ad Dora.
We enjoyed our walk with Anne Marie very much! She was great fun to spend time with, and it was a good general introduction to the lovely city of Nice.
Very pleasant and helpful.
Good sense of hour.
We very much appreciated Rosine sharing her experience and history of Nice.
A delightful visit !
Mr. Ricci was friendly, charming and knowledgeable. I couldn't ask for a better greeter.
Bernadette was an excellent host - we thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with her. Through her, we discovered a more personable Nice.
Her information and background stories of various parts of the old town made Nice more "human".
We enjoyed a nice meal with her and felt that the exchange of information helped us understand a little bit better of the local culture. Thank you Bernadette and to Nice Greeters!
It was unbelievable good experience. Knowledge, English, personality are top notch.
Looking forward to meet Laurie again. In our home town in US, for example. Our best wishes to Laurie. Joseph, Tanya from Santa Fe, NM, USA.
We had a great time with our greeter. He was wonderful, knowledgeable and fun to be around.
What a perfect walk in Nice with Simone. I could not have asked for a more wonderful greeter for my first day and experience in the Old Nice area.
The history and information she shared was priceless. I was able to go back another day during my stay and visit the special places that she outlined for me and spend more time.
On my last day in Nice I am sitting in a little cafe having a coffee before I leave your charming city and realized how fortunate that I had my greeter experience. Merci.
Gaetan was an extraordinary resource to have on our first full day in Nice!
He gave a detailed history of Nice including its origins and development since the Roman ages.
We followed his restaurant recommendations for the next few days which helped us separate the tourist traps from the places locals frequent.
We loved our stroll with Gaetan and highly recommend him for a wonderful introduction to the city.
Jean was prompt, prepared and personable. She accommodated our interests. She was responsive to questions and was very knowledgeable.
We enjoyed our tour very much.
I had a really nice time with my greeter. She explained to me the things when we visit the city.
She is a very good greeter
I'm so glad I found out about Nice greeters before my trip. My greeter, Rosine, did an amazing job and made meeting with her easy for me.
She met me near my hotel and she immediately proceeded to tell me about the area.
She covered both the historical and current information. She provided suggestions on where to eat and about local products.
She walked with me around old town and brought me to Castle Hill to enjoy the incredible views.I wouldn't have found some of these places without Rosine'so help.
She also gave me a map and other useful information to help with my visit.
We will most certainly return to Nice in the future based on our wonderful experience with Jean.
She was not only charming and in love with Nice, but also very well prepared to give us an introduction to the historic section of Nice. Merci!
Annie could not have been a more perfect match for us. She is knowledgeable, personable, and her fluent English was greatly appreciated by my husband, who does not speak French.
We feel we made a friend in Nice with Annie. Thank you, Nice Greeters, for providing us this opportunity to connect with this lovely city and this lovely person !
We appreciated Bernadette giving up her time for us.
She took us to a local restaurant with amazing food !
We really enjoyed seeing Nice alongside Emmanuel.
He was a great tour guide and gave us lots of useful information - like restaurants and unknown parts of the city to explore - and shared fun stories of the city! He was very entertaining and we are glad he was our guide!
I had lovely time with Estelle, my Nice Greeter. She is very friendly and knowledgeable. After a day together, I would consider her a friend.
I am in the city for a month so we have even made plans for another outing.
The Nice Greeters are a wonderful way to become part of the city and not just following the tourist information.
What a wonderful opportunity to see your lovely city through the eyes of a greeter! Bernadette was absolutely marvelous, and I enjoyed my time with her! Wish other cities offered this service. Thanks again, Bernadette!
I want to thank Anne Marie, who was my greeter. We met at Prom des Anglais and she showed me the historical sites within the city area, the old town and took me to try the local food as I requested. She spent almost a full day showing me around. I really enjoyed her company and I had an amazing time!
We thought Pierre was charming and knowledgeable. He added a great deal to the enjoyment of our stay in Nice.
Alain is the perfect host, a real gentleman and a thoroughly nice guy. Our 'Greet' experience was interesting, informative and most enjoyable, far more than we expected. Alain provided us with many restaurant suggestions for us to experience traditional French cuisine in the region, all tried and tested by himself. First rate.
Rosine is a very nice and knowledgeable greeter. I truly appreciated her time with me. Thank you so much and have a great holiday!
Everything was perfect! We had such a great morning on our stroll. We learned so much and it was one of our favorite parts of our stay in Nice.
Gaëtan, Outstanding! We we were fortunate to meet such a nice and informed gentlemen show us Nice. It could not have been any better.
The stroll was very informative. We are very grateful for the time and the attention especially as the weather was atrocious that day.
Alex did a fantastic job of showing me all the main points of Nice and was very knowledgeable about the history as well as gave me some really great local recommendations on what to do and where/what to eat! I thoroughly enjoyed the stroll and he was wonderful company, it was so nice to talk to a local who knows the area well. As a result of his recommendations. I changed some of my plans and prioritized what he recommended, and I am glad that I did. Thank you for volunteering your time to doing this Alex! As a first time visitor your tour was so helpful and interesting! All the best!
We had a very pleasant stroll through the old town with Estelle who gave us several hours of her time. I wasn't expecting to have more than two hours, so we saw a lot more places. I don't think we would have discovered the lift to the top of the hill if Estelle hadn't told us about it.
Bernadette was a knowledgeable and fun greeter. We had a lovely time!
Anne Marie was a very warm and personable representative of your city Nice. We learned a lot and she has many good anecdotes to share.
That was a very nice walk around old town which we enjoyed a lot! All the best!
We were lucky to secure Chantal for our ‘greet’. Chantal was friendly and knowledgeable and put us at ease immediately. She is knowledgeable about local culture and history which made our time with her valuable. She was willing to give us an entire morning/afternoon of her time!! It was our pleasure to spend time with Chantal and truly get to know Nice!
Pierre was a generous and knowledgeable guide for us. We spent time in the old city and since our visit have been back twice! His guidance made us feel comfortable there and confident! He is a great asset to the greeters programme and served us well!
What a fun way to discover the city! Many thanks to Gaëtan for sharing his knowlege and sense of humor.
I had a wonderful time exploring Nice with Martine! It was the perfect way to start my visit in Nice because it gave me context about the history, geography, and plants of the area. Martine was so warm and welcoming. We had wonderful conversations about Nice’s interesting history, explored pedestrian pathways, and learned about the many plants that grow in the area. I was very glad to have an opportunity to practice my French and to also learn more about both daily life and current news with Martine. This was one of my favorite experiences from my holiday in Nice, and one I will highly recommend to other people as a great way to experience Nice with Greeters. Thank you for having a dynamic opportunity like this in Nice! I also appreciated how easy it was to sign up for the program, accept the walk, communicate with Martine, and for the clear instructions on how to interact and meet up for the experience.
It was a great pleasure to meet Genevieve. Thank you so much for showIng us around in a very personal and lovely way her town. We spend a very special afternoon with a wonderful woman, she gave us great adivices and a unique feel of Nice. Thank you so much.
Jean was a very friendly and knowledgeable Greeter who gave a fabulous walking tour of Nice and answered all our questions.
Rosine was fantastic! She had a real passion for the city and I really enjoyed the time spent with her taking in the sites.
It was an absolutely amazing experience with an amazing greeter. I was so lucky to start my trip with Laurie’s orientation. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Nice.
Jean brought us around the Old Town in Nice. She told us anecdotes about the statues, buildings, attractions, etc and she also gave us some practical tips for enjoying our time in Nice. She was very well prepared and we learned a lot. We also like her sense of humor. The time we spent with her was absolutely lovely.
Rosine was wonderful! Paitent, kind, and knowledgable on her city. We learned alot, especially about the old town, and we covered quite a lot of ground- especially being a large group of 6. Thank you! thank you thank you!!
Jean was a fabulous greeter who provided us with some insight into the history and characteristics of Nice! She was easy to talk with and ask questions. She was wonderfully funny and generous with her time, making the Greet journey all the more enjoyable! Many thanks Jean for taking us around!
Bernadette is a very nice lady who showed us the most beautiful places in Nice. We climbed upon the mountain for a beautiful view, and during our stroll through the old city she could tell a lot about the history of Nice. All in a nice and cosy way. Thanks again Bernadette!
Hello and thank you for this excellent service. I have been visiting Nice for about 10 years. Anne Marie was able to show and introduce things about Nice I never knew and doubt I ever would know. Some of what she showed me isn’t in any guide books ????. She is a wonderful guide. She is a most kind and charming woman. Most importantly she is so fun just to be around. We have been in several outings in Nice and other villages. Even though we have known each other only a short time I consider her a dear friend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Annie. Her enthusiasm for the city was infectious and we’d loved the tour she had planned for us.
Rosine came even though she was sick and was a wonderful guide to your beautiful city. It was informative and fun. Highly recommended!
We had a wonderful afternoon with Bernadette which made our trip to Nice so rewarding, a very enjoyable and much appreciated afternoon.
Pierre was a wonderful host, showing my family and I around Nice on foot over 3 hours on a slightly rainy afternoon. He is a warm and cheerful person, which allowed us to be at ease with him quickly. From time to time, he informed us about the history / background of several landmarks in the city, which helped us to gain a better understanding. I am very, very glad that we had this opportunity to connect with a local, allowing us to make our visit more meaningful!
This is the first trip where we had used World Greeters, and we really enjoyed the informal walk, the personal stories, and the insider tips and tricks. In Nice, we really enjoyed our greet with Laurie; she tailored an afternoon to our preferences, and was flexible throughout the greet to allow me to take photographs and to take a look at places of interest! She was very generous with her time, and with thoughts and ideas on things to do from a local's perspective. Thank you for providing this great service Laurie, we really appreciated it!
It was wonderful. Gaeten was very friendly, knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. I enjoyed the behind the scenes tour.
Jean was very welcoming and provided an informative and interesting stroll. She gave us several recommendations for restaurants, things to do and places with good views of Nice. We felt as if we were with a friend.
Pierre was such a gift! It was an amazing day in which I learned so very much. Thank you for beginning this amazing program! I learned an incredible amount in the short amount of time I had. I am counting on returning to your beautiful city again, all because of Pierre’s perspective & inspiration.
Fantastic! Bernard gave us a very informative tour around Nice. He spoke clearly so we could understand him and answered all our questions. His recommendations for places to visit and restaurants were extremely useful. We learned a lot about the history and culture of Nice. All in all a very positive experience :)
Very enjoyable walk around Nice old town and Chateau. It was good to get insider knowledge and a perspective on Nice from someone who lives here.
We had the great fortune to get Gaëtan as our greeter! We had a very interesting stroll through ancient and present day Nice. A great bonus was a visit to an artist´s studio!
Colette is an excellent guide and appreciated very much her tour for us at Old Town. She explained the history and culture of Nice very well.
We really enjoyed our walk with Estelle. She was a delight to spend time with and very knowledgeable about her native city. We would definitely do a greeter walk again if we are fortunate enough to come back to Nice.
Jean was absolutely amazing. This was my first solo trip and she was really supportive and helpful. She helped me find the train station and the tourist information. She checked in with me on the trip even after I left Nice. She started as a greeter and ended as a friend. What a wonderful program. I would recommend Jean to anyone. Her love for Nice is evident.
Estelle was great showed us around have had a great day. Thanks to the organisation as well.
My first day in Nice it was helpful for me to have a Greeter who showed me the most famous spots in Nice. Thank you I spent a nice time.
We really had a good time. We should had stayed more in Nice. We want to visit Nice again. At that time, we will ask you again! Thank you!!
Our Nice-Greet was perfect for us. Thanks Alex for being and excellent host - we really enjoyed listening to a few different things about Nice and not just what you read in the travel guides. It was fun to be shown around the sights by someone who obviously knows and loves Nice and had thought about what we would like to see and do (and guessed just right). Thanks too for being flexible and calling us to suggest doing the next day instead as it poured with rain on the day we`d arranged. and so the weather was wonderful and the views unforgetable.We'd definately recommend visiting Nice to friends and tell them about Nice-Greeters.And we´ll be back to Nice again ourselves :-)Please keep up the good work - it´s a fanatastic idea and we are thinking we may sign up for Munich- or Vienna-Greeters! Thanks again for taking time for us, kind regards and greetings from Munich - Bonne Année!
It was such a good way to know the city through the greeter. Me and my family enjoyed the time we spent together, my niece even said Estelle is her grandma in Nice! Thank you so much!
Our Greeter was a lovely, knowledgeable and a very warm lady. We met her at Hotel Negresco where she treated us with coffee and acquainted us with the history of the city and it’s places. She gave us great tips on food, shopping, etc. We explored the old town and the market. It was our first experience of a Greeter’s program and we really enjoyed it. Thank you so much Daniele for everything
Our greet with Bernard was amazing. He was so kind, attentive and knowledgeable. We gained a real flavour of the history, culture and customs.We were particularly touched by his kindness researching and recommending vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Also sharing his tips for cooking an authentic and perfect Ratatoulle. We returned the Old Quartier in the afternoon to sample Socca and tarts de blette sucree. Delicious.Once again, thank you Bernard and the Nice Greeters. You provide a fabulous service. A highlight of our trip.Bless you.
Estelle is super friendly & knowledgeable about Nice. She spent a good amount of time & I would definitely give her 5 stars. A reall asset!!
Chantal was absolutely wonderful. She was punctual, professional and a delight to be with. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with her. I appreciated her going above and beyond to meet my needs (she prepared a list of restaurants to visit and recipes of local cuisines).
I had a great time learning abt Nice and getting to know you! Thank you for time and help acquainting me with the city. I dont want to leave its so beautiful here! I will be back im sure of it!
Very pleasent experience
We really enjoyed meeting Gaetan. He was friendly and welcoming and he gave us an excellent introduction to NIce. We learned about the history of Nice and the different areas of the town, and how to get around, and he gave us some great tips for places to eat. Sampling freshly made socca, and seeing where it was made, was a delight. This was our first visit to Nice and we were there for only 3 nights, so the stroll as well as the information we gathered during it made a big difference to our enjoyment of our stay. THANK YOU!
We had a wonderful time with Anne Marie and particularly a wonderful lunch on the beach that really showed off Anne Marie's sense of humor with a funny waiter.
Anne Marie was very nice and we enjoyed our walk with her
Hello,we had a wonderful time. We had all of our questions answered, we were shown some of the hidden treasures of Nice. A wonderful introduction to your lovely area, would highly recommend. François was very patient with my attempts at speaking French. Thank you, Sam
Our experience with Rosine was fantastic! She gave us a great overview of Nice and also came prepared with lots of recommendations and brochures for restaurants, neat shops, etc. She was right on the mark in showing us local aspects of Nice and it was great experience
Jean was welcoming and very friendly and took me just to the sort of places I wanted to visit.
Anne Marie was fantastic!What a lively, lovely, personable, knowledgeable and fantastic woman.We are very grateful that she gave us her time and how that we meet her again!
Laurie Jones was a most hospitable and knowledgeable guide for our introduction to Nice. She was gracious and personable throughout the entire tour, sharing stories about the history of the area, as well as fine points of the architecture. At the end of the tour we enjoyed a beverage together in one of the squares which was a perfect ending! I highly recommend this tour as a way to acclimate ones self to the area.
Yes Thank you. I enjoyed the tour very much. It is nice to have a one to one opportunity to see something from the city and to hear about it. I especially like the social background of events, buildings and the neighbourhood. I think it is a great program especially for persons who are traveling alone and dont have a lot of opportunities to talk about things they see or experience.
It was very enjoyable. Anne Marie was charming and relaxed and good company. She told us about herself as we walked.
Thank you so much for an amazing introduction to Nice! You have made the city feel less scary and I have a better sense of what to do while I am here. I cannot thank you enough for how wonderful this experience was.
A very good way for an introduction to Nice. My greeter, Gaetan, was very welcoming, hospitable and knowledgeable. As I have a walking disability, he was able to do the walk at my pace, with frequent stops for rests.Gaetan obviously has a great love of his adopted city, and is exceptionally knowledgeable about its history, local customs and idiosyncrasies which have helped to shape the city it is today.He is also has a great sense of humour as well as being so personable and kind.
My tour of Nice was excellent! Annie was wonderful!
I had a wonderful stroll through the old town wirh François who showed me really interesting things. Thanks a lot
We had a great time on our tour with Nice Greeters! Our Greeter provided lots of interesting facts about Nice, while showing us around part of the city. He also showed us some great views of Nice other tour groups wouldn't see. We definitely felt welcomed in Nice after our tour. Thanks again for a great visit!
Pierre Camhi was an outstanding Greeter -- showing us neighborhoods in Nice. His love for his city and his knowledge of Nice history was truly appreciated as he shared information about Vieille Ville, Castle Hill, and Cimiez. Pierre is a gracious greeter that represents your beautiful city well. This was my husband and my first time to use the Greeter program and we will certainly use it in the future at other destinations -- thanks to the positive experience we had with Pierre.
We had a very nice time with Anne-Marie!! She was very kind and considerate and she spoke very good English.
This was a wonderful experience !! Laurie clearly enjoys sharing her knowledge of Nice with visitors and newcomers like myself. She is a wonderful representative of the beautiful town of Nice and very professional with a prepared itinerary :-). I throughly enjoyed meandering down the lovely passages and squares of Nice. I now have a much deeper appreciation of what Nice has to offer.
Bernard gave me an excellent tour of Nice, he was knowledgeable and made it very interesting. He also spoke slowly so I had no problems understanding the French and helped me practice speaking French. Thank you very much!
Anne was a wonderful greeter. She took us to the castle, we enjoyed the beautiful Cascade and view of Nice. She shared her great memory of the park when she was young. We learned the past and what it is now of Nice. She also showed us the bus stations and how to take day excursions to interesting surrounding towns. Very helpful for us to experience Nice vicinity. Overall, a great experience.
We had a great afternoon walk throughout Nice with Rosine! She took us to various churches and local shops, the top of the park to overlook the city, we discussed the museums around town and got to see the city center through a locals eyes. The two hours went very quickly. I would recommend this as a way to get to know the city on the first day of your trip.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit with Jean who gave me some valuable information about life in Nice.
I enjoyed the walk with Rosine tremendously. She really opened up a city to me showing lovely details I would not have notice overwise. Her custom approach was so much better then a generic sightseeing tour I would have gotten from anywhere else. What a nice program!
It was an extraordinary day we spent with our greeter! And we were niecly greeted in his home to start with and even invited to visit him again if we were interested.
It was a very nice way to explore Nice. Alex, was very patient with us, answering all questions and always being friendly. He was very flexible with his tour due to our wishes. All in all it was a fantastic afternoon. He even gave us recommendations for the rest of our stay; what to visit, where to go. Two thumbs up!
Completely brilliant. Knowledgeable, friendly, easy to chat to and showed us places we'd not've found otherwise. We took up several of her suggestions and weren't disappointed by any. It's clear she loves loving in Nice and that enthusiasm really shone through.
Anne-Marie was absolutely amazing! She took us all around the city and showed us great spots for the remainder of our trip. She introduced us to some local food and was very knowledgeable about Nice. We truly enjoyed our time with her!
Our walk with Laurie was very enjoyable and gave us a different view of Nice. She was very friendly and informative and it was a great opportunity to meet someone who lives in the city. She gave us some good pointers for dinner and travel. Highly recommend!
We had a very nice walk in Nice with Riccardo. He spoke fluent English and told us interesting facts and little stories about Nice. He also gave us tips on where to eat or what to see during our trip. With a local resident, we were able to experience Nice more diversily than just as tourists.
My Reference: GNC-354756Sunday 9th July 2017Re: Comments on my stroll with Annie in Nice old town.Dear Sir/Madam,I met Annie on Sunday 25th June. She took me on a fantastic tour around the old town centre in Nice. Annie is really knowledgeable and told me really interesting history about places, people and buildings. It was a brilliant experience meeting someone who knows the city so well. I think it's an amazing service and I would recommend it to any friends going to visit Nice. Also, at the time I was booking it, I had a problem with my credit card. So as a result, I could not make a donation to the Nice Greeters. I would like to do this as I think it's important to donate to support the Greet programme. Can you tell me how I could do this? It seems like I can only do it after I book an actual greet session. Thank you kindly.regards,Gary BradyDublin
My husband and I had a wonderful time with Laurie! The walk with her was the perfect start for our stay in Nice. Laurie is very friendly and we got plenty of insider tips. Thank you very much!
Anne-Marie was an absolute delight! She showed us all around Nice! She was very knowledge and kind. We had such a great time! Nice is so beautiful, we are already in love with Nice, and we have only been here 2 days!
Excellent overview of Nice and it's history, thank you,
Anne is very warm and passionate about her home town.It was a pleasure to meet her and we appreciate the insightful tour of the Port, Old City and Castle area.
Genevieve was very friendly and open. She knew a lot about Nice, the history, plants and little pathways, a stranger could never find without assistace. We even took the littke boat across the port.It was absolutely marvellous and enjoyable. I want to thank Genevieve very much!
Hello, I thoroughly enjoyed my Greet with Anne-Maree. She was on time with our meeting, very informative. Anne-Maree has a lot of knowledge about the area we went to. Very helpful in giving me advice on what buses to catch. Very friendly lady. Her English is excellent.
Pierre is very nice and friendly. He showed to me the best view and introduced to me the popular snacks in Nice. He also tried his very best to answer my difficult questions! ^o^
I had an absolutely wonderful time with Anne! We saw so much together on the first day and then she offered to walk around the next day in the rain!!! She shared some history and some tidbits about the city that I would have never known. I highly recommend her as a greeter.
The Greet with Jean was absolutely amazing
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!