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Walk along the sea
A walk down the Promenade des Anglais is a wonderful way to begin a tour of Nice. The wide walk built in the early 1800's provides the visitor with a view of the city as well as the beautiful sea which always seems to be "home" to incredibly beautiful yachts.
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Browse the estate agents windows
Buying and selling property is one of the main heavy industries of the Cote d'Azur. Browsing real-estate agents windows is an absolutely must-do activity in Nice. Everybody is at it. What's on offer? What does it cost?
Nice is one of the more desirable cities in France for Parisians, wealthy Italians, and not a few Brits, so why not see what the price of admission is? The pictured four bed apartment "close to the Negresco" is only three quarters of a million euro, but a modest studio in a good central neighbourhood like Musiciens starts at 200,000 euro. Add 100,000 euros to the price of anything with a sea view.
Apartments are the main form of residence here. House hunters in search of a "house and garden", better named a "villa", will need very deep pockets, or start searching away from the coast. The outskirts of Grasse still offer "affordable" villas starting around 600,000 euro.
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The Promenade--It's a French Thing!
Nice adorns the French Riviera like a jewel accents a necklace. It sparkles! Unlike Paris when we visited years ago, we found Nice to be...let's see, how shall I say it, "FRIENDLY!"
Our walk about town led us to the Promenade des Anglais, which runs parallel to the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Once we finished with our souvenir shopping on Rue Messina, we discovered the archway leading to the promenade and beach (pic #2)and stepped through to behold a wide stretch of glistening sea.
We first noted the line of palm trees marching along the promenade, then the hotels and apartments which overlook this busy place. Peering seaward, these buildings captured the stunning view of beach and sea.
This "walkway of the English" was financed by Lewis Way, an English Minister. Completed in the 1820's, it was a very popular location at which to lodge by the early 1900's. It appears to have remained a coveted location.
Promenade des Anglais
Locally referred to simply as la Prom, the curved road hugging the bay in Nice takes its name from its first builders, the English. In the early 19th century, when Nice became a winter resort for the Brits, they inhabited many villas along the beach. It was they who first constructed a path along the pebbly beach. Over the years, la Promenade des Anglais was expanded and beautified to eventually turn into the form we see today. Although a few have survived, most of the old villas along the Corniche have been destroyed to make way for Belle Époque buildings and, later, more modern apartment buildings. La Promenade is where tourists and les niçois relax and enjoy the views.
The promenade is where the locals & tourists come to parade. You'll be passed by joggers, cyclists, skaters & dog walkers as you stroll along it.
There are places to buy refreshments & plenty of seats where you can sit & take in the sun or people watch. The promenade semmed just as busy after dark as it did during the day. It was such a great place to sit & relax on a warm summer evening.
Promenade des Anglais
Few spots epitomize Nice -- or, in fact, the joie de vivre of the French Riviera in general -- than the inviting Promenade des Anglais. It is always bustling with humanity.There are tourists relaxing in the royal blue chairs lining the shore. There are locals roller blading, biking or jogging along it. Vendors sell crepes and drinks on it. Best of all, there are delightful (if over-priced) seaside restaurants. Splurge on a chaise lounge, and let waiters bring you cocktails and appetizers. Of course we just walked through looking for a simple asian restaurant which we finally found!
The highlight in Nice
The Promenade is such a lively place.Spend atleast half a day here to see and meet locals as well as tourists.Street performers, skaters , cyclists and joggers make this the place to be in , while in Nice.The beach is not sandy but is nevetheless beautiful.Beautiful people make it a point to be seen here. The cool blue of the Mediterranean Sea is soothing to the eyes.
Perfect place for sports
The Promenade des Anglais is the long pedestrian street bordering the Nice seafront for kilometers. In my opinion, the Promenade is too much overestimated as a touristic attraction, but it is perfect for footing, skating and cycling in between the sea ad fabulous buildings.
Take a walk along the promenade.
There was nothing more beautiful then taking in the sites while walking along the Promenade des Anglais. The promenade runs the length of the bay and is used by walkers, runners, bicyclists and roller bladers. On one side you have the bay, with glistening blue water lapping at the shoreline, and beaches with people enjoying the sunshine. On the other side, there are hotels, restaurants, shops, parks and roads leading throughout Nice.
There are many places to sit and relax and just watch the world go by. Pictures really don't do it justice, it really is one of those places that you have to see with your own eyes.
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Visiting-card of Nice
In all souvenir shops you can by a card with a view of sea and Promenade des Anglais. These two objects aren't detachable but Promenade has own charisma. There you can feel really relaxed. Simply walk and enjoy the rest.
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Parasailing over the Cote d'Azur, Nice, France
On a recent return visit to Nice, my son encouraged me to parasail with him over the Cote d'Azur. We assumed the cost would be exhorbitant, but were delighted (and amazed) that it was a mere 30 Euros for two of us to take the dazzling ride over the coast of Nice. I will not forget the deep, navy blue waters sparkling far below our dangling feet, nor the curve of the shimmering coastline, replete with splendid hotels. It was indeed the highlight of our visit to several Mediterranean countries this summer.
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An opportunity to walk...
The Promenade des Anglais built in the 1820's by the English community for afternoon constitutionals.
It runs along the Bay of Angels from the Coline du Chateau up to the airport 7 km away! It takes 3 hours to walk it that’s why many locals use roller skates! Great place for a romantic stroll and of course it’s a nice place for people watching! From the other side, along the eight lane highway lined with palms you can find cafés, restaurants and shops! The famous Negresco Hotel is there too. Some people just grab a seat facing the water along the Promenade des Anglais and just sit there an watch. Believe it or not is very relaxing just watching the sea as the sun gets down...
The smartest hotel is Hotel Negresko which was constructed by Romanian businessman Henry Negresko in 1912. The double room costs not less than 400 euros. Rooms are arranged by ancient furniture in empire style and Napoleon III. It is included in ten of the best hotels of the world.
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Nice walk along the promenade
My friend and I were in Nice in end of August 2006, the weather was brilliant, we had nothing to complain. Nice is a wonderful place but in my opinion it is a summer resort cause there are beaches and event he promenade des anglais is really enormous and beautiful. You can walk along without getting annoyed.
There are a lot of things to se in Nice and the old town is really fantastic, we took a mini train to the old town and we could see the panoramic view of Nice. There are good restaurants and pubs but we had chosen one restaurant and we always ate there .... the waiter was gorgeous by the way :)
If anyone likes antiques there is an antique market.
Ice-creams and crepes are great ... try them.
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Colorfull life on the Promenade
The Promenade de Anglais is a place where so many different people stroll, chill, play, make music, do sports or have fun - all nations, all ages, all around the clock. A mix of languages constantly whirrles around your ears. A pleasure for all senses and very atmospheric, especially in the evening! Very safe. Just dip in and enjoy (but watch out for crazy Rollerbladers).
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