Just as Cannes has its Croisette, Nice has the Promenade des Anglais; 7km of beaches, palm trees, hotels, restaurants and bars.
All along the Baie des Anges runs a wide pavement that is always packed with sightseers, joggers, rollerbladers, families, street performers, artists and so on. The Promenade is overlooked by the castle at one end; it only takes a few minutes to walk up the winding staircase to the viewing platform and is well worth it for the beautiful aerial views of the Promenade and its beaches.
Many events take place along the Promenade throughout the year such as the Carnival in February, the Bastille celebrations in July and the Nice marathon in November - have a look at our events calendar to see what is coming up soon.
Other than the beaches, there are plenty of places to visit along the Promenade: the famous Hotel Negresco is the grandest hotel in Nice and a national historic monument; Parc Phoenix has tropical birds, waterfalls and botanic gardens; the Museum of Asian Arts and the Massena Villa both have excellent art collections from two very different backgrounds.
Bicycle lanes run the entire length of the Promenade, keeping cyclists safely apart from the traffic on the busy road and there are a number of Vélobleu stations where you can hire bikes for as little as 1€. There are also many bus stops all along the road, so getting to your favourite section of beach is very easy.