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Promenade des Anglais Tips (54)

Famous Promenade of Nice

part two of my tips with more pictures.

romenade De Anglais is the main Destination in Nice and this about 7 kilometer wide promenade is divided into a small bike path, a four land road and a large concrete promenade walkway that roughly starts from the airport on the west to the Quai des États-Unis (United States Quay) on the east (beside the Promenade Coffiere). this wide boulevard and promenade had gotten it's name in the 18th century as many British Expatriates live in Nice to escape the harsh winters in Great Britian in the 1820's and who partially funded it too and they convinced the Nice authorities to built a walkway along the Bai Des Anges and the rest is history. lying parallel to the Promenade as the famous La Bell Epoque establishments and hotels that made Nice the Playground of the Rich and Famous. The promenade host a number of activities such as weekend shows, street performers, touts and many restaurants and bars across the promenade and even large hotels plus a number of attractions along it such as the Hôtel Negresco , the art-deco Palais de la Méditerranée , and Niçoise sculptor Sabine Géraudie’s giant iron sculpture La Chaise de SAB, The Opera House, Esplanade Georges Pompidou, Jardin Albert 1, etc.

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Aug 23, 2016

Main Destination in Nice

Promenade De Anglais is the main Destination in Nice and this about 7 kilometer wide promenade is divided into a small bike path, a four land road and a large concrete promenade walkway that roughly starts from the airport on the west to the Quai des États-Unis (United States Quay) on the east (beside the Promenade Coffiere). this wide boulevard and promenade had gotten it's name in the 18th century as many British Expatriates live in Nice to escape the harsh winters in Great Britian in the 1820's and who partially funded it too and they convinced the Nice authorities to built a walkway along the Bai Des Anges and the rest is history. lying parallel to the Promenade as the famous La Bell Epoque establishments and hotels that made Nice the Playground of the Rich and Famous. The promenade host a number of activities such as weekend shows, street performers, touts and many restaurants and bars across the promenade and even large hotels plus a number of attractions along it such as the Hôtel Negresco , the art-deco Palais de la Méditerranée , and Niçoise sculptor Sabine Géraudie’s giant iron sculpture La Chaise de SAB, The Opera House, Esplanade Georges Pompidou, Jardin Albert 1, etc.

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Aug 23, 2016

Promenade des Anglais.

Nice is home to a very long stretch of pebbly beach next to the sparkling blue waters of the Bay of Angels. A long walkway known as the Promenade des Anglais runs along the waterfront.

In the second half of the eighteenth century, many wealthy English people began spending the winter in Nice, due to its mild climate. In 1820 when a there was a large influx of beggars to the city, they were put to work building Nice's long promenade. The promenade was paid for by the Rev Lewis Way.

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Jan 03, 2016

Promenade des Anglais

When the English first started coming to Nice in their droves to enjoy the French Riviera they found that the locals avoided the sea, and preferred to build their houses on higher ground. Enjoying the sea and the spectacle of the Bay of Angels, the English decided to build a long sweeping path along the coast, which now stretches several kilometers from the airport to the edge of the old town. The locals were quite taken with the project and it became known as the Promenade des Anglais (English Promenade) but now it has been shortened down to simply "la Prom".

Just as was its original design, it's the ideal place to take in Nice's magnificent bay. It's also the location of some of Nice's finest buildings, including the world famous Hotel Negresco.

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Listen to the Sound of Waves!

The promenade that stretches about 7km around the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges) gives you an opportunity to just relax, watch the sea, sunbathe on the beach, go jogging or rollerblading, perhaps watch a carnival...

Did you know that the famous promenade was an 18th-century project proposed by some Englishmen who used to spend their winters in Nice? Since there were so many beggars in the streets, the Englishmen came up with an idea to hire them to build a promenade. Thus the name.

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Aug 26, 2014

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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Mar 18, 2014

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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Mar 03, 2010

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.

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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.

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Jul 16, 2009

Promenade

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.

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Nov 16, 2008

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!

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mallyak
Aug 20, 2008

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.

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Apr 23, 2008

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