Promenade des Anglais (English Walk)

#3 in Best Things To Do in Nice
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Key Info

Promenade des Anglais

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Sightseeing, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.5

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  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Food Scene
  • 4.5Atmosphere

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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You'll likely pass by Place Masséna, the city's main square, several times while in Nice thanks to its central location. With the seafront to the south, the shopping street Avenue Jean Médecin jutting off to the north, and the lovely Albert I and Massena gardens surrounding it, you can walk to it from virtually anywhere in the small city.

Recent travelers highlighted Place Masséna as an idyllic location to snap your photos, with a hypnotic tilework, illuminated display fountains and seven famous statues to serve as memorable backdrops. Reviewers also recommended stopping by at various hours of the day to see how the square changes with the rising and setting sun. The square is free to visit 24/7.

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