Located at the foot of the Château, between the Vieux Nice and Quai des États-Unis, Rue des Ponchettes is a place laden with history which today combines local culture and gastronomy.
Located a short walk from the iconic Promenade des Anglais and down from the Castle Hill, Rue des Ponchettes is the very first road to have been dug into the rock in the 1770s. Nowadays this series of buildings offers visitors an opportunity to discover Nice specialities while enjoying local culture through the many shops in the area. Les Ponchettes is really an unusual little area of the city. Small single-storey houses which have survived the huge turbulence of modernisation and urban development, marking the division of Cours Saleya in the Vieux Nice and the seaside promenade, known for its pebble beaches. Various exhibitions are on display, particularly involving contemporary art. One of the features of this district: the terraces on the roof. Inaccessible nowadays, they were, however, very popular with locals during the Belle Epoque. A historical and architectural curiosity not to be missed.
- Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs