Promenade des Anglais

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Promenade des Anglais information

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Nice , France
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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.