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.

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Free access.

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Opening periods

From 01/01 to 31/12, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

Accepted payment methods

  • Credit card payment


Full price: 3 to 7 € (Full price: €7 - Reduced price: 3 € (students, seniors over 65, unemployed, disabled, Lignes d'Azur subscribers) - Free - (under 18s, journalists, teachers and guides) - Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. Cancellation in case of bad weather or technical problems.).

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  • Pets welcome

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