Palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, paid for by Nice’s English colony in 1822, is a fine stage for a stroll and a flop on one of its iconic sea-blue chairs, immortalised by Niçoise sculptor Sabine Géraudie with her strikingly giant seafront sculpture La Chaise de SAB (2014). Historic highlights include the magnificent Hôtel Negresco (1912) and art deco Palais de la Méditerranée (1929). In 2015 the city of Nice submitted the Promenade des Angalis as a candidate for Unesco World Heritage status.
The promenade follows the complete 4km sweep of the Baie des Anges with a cycle and skating lane. For a fantastic family outing, rent inline skates, skateboards, scooters and bikes at Roller Station to whizz along the silky-smooth Prom; allow for an extra €1/2 per hour/day for protective gear (helmet and pads). You’ll need some ID as a deposit. Or cruise along effortlessly on two wheels with an electric Segway from Mobilboard Nice .