Promenade des Anglais
Based opposite the Hotel Negresco, this water sports operator has numerous methods of getting you out and about on the Med, including...
Originally built as a holiday home for Prince Victor d’Essling (the grandson of one of Napoleon’s favourite generals, Maréchal Massena),...
A landmark building overlooking the grand sweep of the Promenade des Anglais, built in 1912 for Romanian innkeeper Henri Negresco. Its...
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Housed in a sumptuous pink Regency dining room, Hôtel Negresco’s two-starred Michelin restaurant, run by locally trained chef Jean-Denis...
Promenade des Anglais information
The most famous stretch of seafront in Nice – if not France – is this vast paved promenade, which gets its name from the English ex-pat patrons who paid for it in 1822. It runs for the whole 4km sweep of the Baie des Anges with a dedicated lane for cyclists and skaters; if you fancy joining them, you can rent skates, scooters and bikes from Roller Station .
A more unusual way to cruise along is an electric Segway from Mobilboard Nice .
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.
In 2015 the city of Nice submitted the Promenade des Anglais as a candidate for Unesco World Heritage status.