Promenade des Anglais
Stroll down nice Promenade des Anglais, a walkway along the glorious curve of the Bay of Angels, the Promenade des Anglais represents one of the best places to visit for beach lovers on holiday in the French Riviera.
Between mountains and sea
Visitors to Nice can travel the length of the Promenade des Anglais in a number of ways - while it's one of the city's main thoroughfares, the promenade has also been pedestrianized to facilitate leisurely walks along the Mediterranean. It also has a dedicated lane for cyclists and skaters. if you fancy joining them, you can rent skates, scooters and bikes from Roller Station, or a blue city bike (Vélobleu). The adjacent strip of beach also means there will be no hurry to rush along the Promenade des Anglais if you prefer a day in the sun.
La Prom: Perfect for leisure holidays
A beach holiday does not get much better than Nice in the summertime, and many choose to spend their days along the Promenade des Anglais, amid palms, pergolas, amblers of all nations and senior ladies with small dogs. With its fantastic views over the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, in addition to the many shops and cafes surrounding it, the Promenade des Anglais is a must-see on summer holidays in Nice.
Nice's largest festival, the Nice Carnival, also visits the Promenade des Anglais each February around Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). The weather may be milder, but the spirit of the city explodes in fantastic floats and parades, as well as the famous Battle of Flowers procession down the promenade. During a fortnight, the city lives to the rhythm of this authentic and magical event. This might be your perfect way to forget the harshness of winter under the sun of the Cote d'Azur! Admire Nice iconic buildings Along the way, keep an eye out for a few of the promenade's landmarks, including the Hôtel Negresco, the art-deco Palais de la Méditerranée (1929) and Niçoise sculptor Sabine Géraudie's giant iron sculpture La Chaise de SAB (2014), which pays homage to the city's famous blue-and-white beach chairs. Twentieth-century development has left blots, but grand edifices survive, notably the Palais de Masséna, now a free museum. The Promenade des Anglais also lies close to other Nice attractions, such as the Nice Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the MAMAC museum, so there's plenty else to see when visiting.