Promenade des Anglais
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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.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
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Nestled on the beach, this Fabron hotel is just steps from Baie des Anges and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Blue Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km). ...

4.1/5Very Good! (387 reviews)
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"I had made a huge mistake on arrival as I was a year early!!!! I know crazy. The first reception person was very unhelpful in my problem perhaps go sit in quiet area to sort, this I understood but would have liked his help. The 2nd person was more empathetic & helped in re-booking. August few room ..."…"

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Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais
4 out of 5
2 Rue Halevy, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
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The price is $97 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19

Located in Nice City Centre, this beach hotel is steps from Baie des Anges, Promenade des Anglais, and Blue Beach. Place Massena and Nice Etoile Shopping Center ...

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"View from our room was great and so was the location"…"

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Aparthotel Adagio Nice Promenade des Anglais
4 out of 5
179 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
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This family-friendly Nice residence is located on the boardwalk, just steps from Baie des Anges and Promenade des Anglais. Place Massena and Blue Beach are also ...

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"Very clean spacious apartment. Ours had sea view with balcony which was privately ours but also the roof top terrace was for everybody. Great location with transport at both rear and front of hotel 2 minutes away. Great place to stay."…"

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice
4 out of 5
223 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
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Mercure Nice Promenade Des Anglais
4 out of 5
2 Rue Halevy, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $97 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
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4 out of 5
179 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
The price is $91 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 6
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Hyatt Regency Nice Palais de la Méditerranée
5 out of 5
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4 out of 5
455 Promenade Des Anglais, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes
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3 out of 5
8 Rue Macarani, Nice
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