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Promenade des Anglais (English Walk)

#3 in Best Things To Do in Nice

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  • Free
  • 24/7 daily

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  • Sightseeing, Neighborhood/Area Type
  • 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.5
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    5.0
  • Food Scene
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  • Atmosphere
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The Promenade des Anglais (English Walk) runs parallel to the pebbly shore of Nice's beachfront, stretching for more than 2 miles along Baie des Anges. Locals simply refer to this world-famous stretch of road as the Promenade or La Prom. Recent travelers said that it's not only a beautiful place for a stroll, but it's also a great place to get your directional bearings early on in your trip since the city's main attractions spoke off from here. Plus, with a dedicated lane for cyclists and skaters and plenty of rental shops nearby, it can be a great way to exercise while sightseeing. Along the way, keep you eyes peeled for the ornate Hotel Negresco, the Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée and La Chaise, a large iron sculpture of a chair created by Niçoise artist Sabine Géraudie that has become the unofficial symbol of the city. 

The walkway is open at all hours. Keep in mind: Prices near the Promenade des Anglais are expensive because it is a tourist hot spot, so budget for food and shopping accordingly.

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