Promenade des Anglais

Nice featuring a pebble beach and general coastal views
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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.

Top Hotels Close to Promenade des Anglais

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 $67 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value ...
3.1/5 (948 reviews)
"The bed was confortable and with air conditioner, the bathroom is more like an airplane bathroom with little to no amenities."

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
4 out of 5
147 Boulevard René Cassin, Nice, 75008
The price is $106 per night from Sep 9 to Sep 10
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Popular attractions Promenade des Anglais and Allianz Riviera are ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (130 reviews)
Pre flight relax
"Beautiful hotel, lovely welcome. Nice to get snacks, I used it for the day just before a flight and done the trick"

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2022

OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6200
The price is $315 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Nice. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (480 reviews)
"Everything was perfect."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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 $67 per night from Sep 13 to Sep 14
Premiere Classe Nice - Promenade des Anglais
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
OKKO Hotels Nice Aéroport
4 out of 5
147 Boulevard René Cassin, Nice, 75008
The price is $106 per night from Sep 9 to Sep 10
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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 $315 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
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 $139 per night from Sep 1 to Sep 2
Crowne Plaza Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
4 out of 5
455 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 6299
The price is $116 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
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AC Hotel by Marriott Nice
AC Hotel by Marriott Nice
4 out of 5
59 Promenade des Anglais, Entrée Rue Honoré, Sauvan, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, 06000
The price is $340 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
AC Hotel by Marriott Nice
Sheraton Nice Airport
Sheraton Nice Airport
4 out of 5
480 Promenade des Anglais, Nice, 6200
The price is $204 per night from Sep 17 to Sep 18
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 $104 per night from Sep 2 to Sep 3
Holiday Inn Express Nice Grand Arenas, an IHG Hotel
Novotel Suites Nice Airport
Novotel Suites Nice Airport
4 out of 5
125 Boulevard Rene Cassin, Nice, 06200
The price is $122 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Novotel Suites Nice Airport
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.