The Promenade des Anglais or English Promenade in Nice
The most emblematic street in Nice, the Promenade des Anglais is a gorgeous pedestrian area that follows the curve of the Baie des Anges beaches. This legendary seaside road is lined with planted palm trees and filled with elegant gardens. Originally just a small footpath, the Promenade des Anglais was developed by Englishman, Reverend Lewis Way in 1820 at his own expense.
The Promenade des Anglais or English Promenade in Nice runs along the beachfront of the Bay of Angels and is one of the most important parts of the city. The promenade runs from the airport in the west to Old Nice and the Quai des Etats Unis in the east. Along the length of the promenade are several points of interest starting with the Cours Selaya market and Old Nice. Place Massena is along the promenade and is one of the busiest and historic squares in the city. You can also see Casino Ruhl, the art deco Palais de la Mediterranee and the historic Hotel Negresco.
It is lined with cafes, landmark hotels and restaurants and is used by locals for cycling, walking, jogging and rollerblading. Of course it is also the perfect place to strut your stuff and see and be seen. The promenade has distinct blue chairs and cabanas where you can sit and stare out to sea. The beaches which border the promenade are mostly private and you will have to rent a chair or umbrella in order to sit on the beach.