Whether you want to take a long walk, sit and relax or even swim, the Promenade des Anglais is the ideal place for you. You can have a 7-kilometre walk from the port all the way to Nice’s airport and enjoy the beautiful view of the Mediterranean Sea and experience Nice’s astonishing seafront.
The name ‘Promenade des Anglais’ pays tribute to the Victorians who paid for its construction back in the 19th century. During that time, many wealthy aristocrats, especially the British, would visit the French Riviera to spend their winters and enjoy the Mediterranean climate and sunlight.
Today, you can find people hanging out all over the Promenade. It is the ideal place for a workout routine, from running to cycling to even skating. Some artists even set out painting workshops of the sea view or even the mountain view from the Promenade. It is also a meeting point for lunch breaks. At noon you can find people having small picnics and enjoying their lunch.
During summer the Promenade is a hotspot, full with people enjoying the blues of the sea while having drinks from the bars and restaurants that can be found all over the seafront.
There are also different kind of events taking place on the promenade such as the famous Nice Carnival, sporting events, exhibitions, and meetings. During the Nice Carnival some of the events the promenade is host to include the Ironman and the Bataille de fleurs.
Closer to Masséna you will spot a huge metal sculpture which may look like a big construction of toothpicks. However, it is called ‘Neuf Lignes Obliques’ and the 9 poles symbolise the nine regions that were joined to France in 1860 when Nice officially became French.