Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais showing general coastal views and a pebble beach
Stroll the promenade day or night for views across the Bay of Angels, and access to Nice’s best beaches.

The Promenade Des Anglais is a lively walkway that runs along Nice’s azure coastline. The three-mile (five-kilometer) stretch of pavement is lined with blue and white umbrellas, pebbled beaches and blue sea on one side. Cafés, restaurants and up-market hotels line the other side, separated by a busy road.

In the mornings, joggers, cyclists and skaters fill the six-foot (two-meter) wide promenade. Families and tourists use the path to hop between beaches and cafés during the day, and at night it’s the perfect place for a romantic stroll.

The name “Promenade of the English” came from the hoards of wealthy English tourists who flocked to the Bay of Angels during the 1800s. It’s still a popular spot for the rich and famous. Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates has a house in Nice, and everyone from Kim Kardashian to the Sultan of Brunei are regular visitors to the city. The best place to celebrity-spot is outside the Negresco Hotel, a lavish, Belle Époque–style luxury hotel at the east end of the promenade. Look for the striking white façade and pink domed roof.

Though it is one continuous bay, there are actually thirty beaches along the Promenade Des Anglais. Expect to pay a high price for an umbrella and lounge chair on a private beach, such as Blue Beach.

If you are working to a slightly tighter budget, visit one of the public beaches, which are free. La Plage Publique de Beau Rivage is a popular public beach on the east end with restroom and shower facilities. Get there early to secure a spot on the pebbles. The beach is packed in summer.

Rent a bike from the city-run blue bike rental system. Register online and they’ll give you a code, which you can enter at rental stations around the city to take a bike. Roller skates are available for rent from vendors along the promenade. Buses run along the promenade from almost anywhere in the city, including the airport and the Old Town. It’s an easy walk from the promenade to many of the main attractions.

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Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
2 out of 5
385 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, 06200
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Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Rue Costes et Bellonte, Nice, 06200
The price is HK$1,112 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6200
The price is HK$2,479 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
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Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
2 out of 5
385 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, 06200
The price is HK$501 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
2 Rue Costes et Bellonte, Nice, 06200
The price is HK$1,112 per night from 21 Aug to 22 Aug
Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6200
The price is HK$2,479 per night from 22 Aug to 23 Aug
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OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
4 out of 5
147 Boulevard René Cassin, Nice, 75008
The price is HK$836 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
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Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
4 out of 5
455 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6299
The price is HK$763 per night from 31 Aug to 1 Sep
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Sheraton Nice Airport
Sheraton Nice Airport
4 out of 5
480 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, 6200
The price is HK$1,635 per night from 19 Aug to 20 Aug
Sheraton Nice Airport
Holiday Inn Express Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
165 Boulevard René Cassin, Nice, 06200
The price is HK$865 per night from 29 Aug to 30 Aug
Holiday Inn Express Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Nemea Appart'hôtel Nice Riviera
Nemea Appart'hôtel Nice Riviera
373 Prom. des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 06200
The price is HK$1,032 per night from 4 Sep to 5 Sep
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Hotel Le Negresco
Hotel Le Negresco
5 out of 5
37 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6000
The price is HK$4,680 per night from 28 Aug to 29 Aug
Hotel Le Negresco
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