This was once the preferred strolling spot for British aristocrats, and today it is a fashionable meeting place for beach lovers and sports fans: in a century and a half the famous Promenade des Anglais hasn’t lost any of its appeal. Convertibles cruise along the streets lined with palm trees, and walkers enjoy the view of one of the most beautiful bays on the Côte d'Azur.
The residents of Nice lovingly refer to the Promenade des Anglais as ‘La Prom’. The 8-kilometre-long boulevard is a favourite destination for joggers, roller-bladers and cyclists. Pedestrians settle on the many benches under the white pergolas: a pleasant place to watch the large cruise ships that sail through the azure blue waters of Baie des Anges. Large signs display the names of the beach clubs, including the famous Beau Rivage (at the Beau Rivage Hotel) and trendy HI Beach.