European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice, France, Part 4 – Promenade des Anglais – The Stroll

Originally called Camin dei Angles (Walkway of the English), created in 1820 when the English aristocracy spent their winters here, was proposed when a particularly cold winter brought a sudden influx of beggars to Nice.

When Nice became part of France in 1860, the walkway was renamed Promenade des Anglais. It runs 7 miles along the sea shore from the airport in the West to the Quai des Etats-Unis in the East.

In modern times, it has become popular with bicyclists, baby strollers, inline skaters, skateboarders and families just wanting a place to stroll. In 2016, a truck was deliberately driven into revelers who were celebrating Bastille Day, killing 84 (+2 who died later) and injuring another 200.


Since 2016, new barriers have been installed to prevent similar attacks. The Promenade or Prom remains a favourite place to see and be seen. We walked here at least once every day. There was never a shortage of things to look at.

On our first evening

A great place to para-glide. We did not try this

Sights along the Promenade

Ebjoying sunsets along the Promenade

Sunset bubbles

13 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice, France, Part 4 – Promenade des Anglais – The Stroll

  1. Great post and fantastic photos, Allan. While in Nice, Promenade des Anglais quickly became one of the places we returned to several times and we even walked from our rented apartment in the Old Town to the Airport on the day of the departure. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva

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    1. I know, right? I thought I had some great bubble shots until I switched to the other side with the sunset behind them. It really brought out the colours. Thanks for reading and commenting Ann. Allan


    1. Thanks Blanca. I started taking these kind of shots about 10 years ago. I was always amazed at what the camera spotted when it froze the action. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan


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