Are you planning to go somewhere exciting this summer? I believe that it’s somewhere surrounded by palm trees, a beach and lively bars and restaurants. The place exists right on the French Rivera in Nice and it’s called Promenade des Anglais. Luckily, you can enjoy this landmark as soon as you step out of the airport. This is not just a place it’s a beautiful 7-kilometre walking path starting from the airport and continuing all the way to the castle. On this walking adventure you can explore the Nice seaside city in its best light. Now let’s dive in to the history and exciting things that you could be doing this holiday in the Promenade des Anglais.
Promenade des Anglais in Nice France: Place to Refresh
There is a remarkable history behind this magnificent French landmark. Promenade des Anglais walking path was first built in 1820 with the support from hero Reverend Lewis who was an active member of an Anglican church.
This landmark was first named ‘Camin des Angles’ before the name of ‘ Promenade des Anglais’ was established in the 1860s which is used to this day. Since that year the economy has grown and the city became a ‘tourist destination’ that attracted wealthy European aristocrats to travel there to warm up in cold winters. These travellers helped to transform the city economically for it to become one of the most attractive landmarks internationally.
Promenade des Anglais back in the 19th century
Promenade des Anglais: Place to refresh
Promenade des Anglais is the best place to be if you are looking to have a relaxing and refreshing holiday. Back in time, wealthier foreigners came to Nice to take a walk and to warm up in winter at the beautiful Promenade des Anglais. What could be better? When taking a refreshing walk along this promenade?
Just visualise walking along the beautiful promenade with the bright sunshine and hint of refreshing wind following you along the way! Sounds like paradise, right? I am sure many of us want to experience this relaxing atmosphere as well as be surrounded by the palm trees and golden sand.
This relaxing walk on this Promenade will give you numerous health benefit as Morris and Hardman (1997) research found that walking helps to improve physical fitness and overall health. So why not to take a walk in this beautiful paradise. I can reassure you after this walk you will be ready to tackle the world.
Walk along the Promenade Des Anglais
Musée Masséna Museum
There are many museums within the walking distance of Promenade des Anglais. Yet there is one special museum that you must visit if you travel to Nice and it’s called ‘Musée Masséna’. This museum has a perfect location right on the Promenade des Anglais so you cannot miss it. Musée Masséna is focused on presenting the rich history of Nice during the 19th century. I can tell you that this is the best way to learn more about Promenade des Anglais and dive into the remarkable history of this landmark.
Bars and Restaurants
Once you have taken a long walk and visited museums it’s time to eat and drink something delicious. There are many flavourful restaurants and bars that you can find right on the Promenade des Anglais. You can experience taste of local flavours and have a relaxing glass of wine. Once you have eaten it’s time to have some fun so why not join one of the bar crawls with ‘French Rivera Parties & Rivera Bar Crawls Tours’ and you will be ready to experience real fun atmosphere with refreshing drinks and good people.
After you have enjoyed the beautiful Promenade des Anglais, it’s time to relax. The Hotel Negresco is perfect for that! It’s located right on this Promenade. This hotel is perfect to enjoy the beautiful sea view with some delicious French delicacies.
Inside the Hotel Negresco you can find spacious rooms with a mixture of modern and historical design and a comfy bed so you can be refreshed for your next adventure.
Enjoy Your Travelling Experience
Lastly, enjoy your time in the Promenade des Anglais and make unforgettable memories while joining your Nice Free walking tour. Don’t forget to take your camera so you can take many pictures which will remind you of your incredible experience before you decide to return back again to this paradise.
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