La Crypte Archéologique

Discovered during archaeological excavations for the construction of tramway line 1, the crypt provides an insight into the history of the town and its fortifications.

At 2000m², Nice's archaeological crypt is second only to that of the Louvre in Paris. It presents four distinct states of fortification in Nice and the evolution of military architecture over time.
Tours in French. Groups of 15 maximum. Duration: 55 minutes
Meet at Place Jacques Toja. Ticket non-exchangeable, non-refundable.
Can be cancelled in the event of technical problems.
Please bring shoes without heels for the tour.
Bookings can be made online at and at the Centre du Patrimoine - Le Sénat, 14 rue Jules-Gilly.

Adapted tourism

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance


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