European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice – Part 18 – Promenade du Paillon – Promenade Life

Named for the now covered over river of the same name that flows into the sea at Nice, construction on this 12 hectare park started in 2010, when the old Lignes d’Azur bus depot and hanging gardens were demolished. The total cost for the project was 40 million Euro and it was completed in 2013. It runs from Promenade des Anglais to the National Theatre, along one side of Avenue des Phoceens, a distance of 1.2 km.

Landscaping consists of green lawns, 1,600 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 50,000 perennials, as well as paths, a water mirror with 128 jets and plenty of play structures for children.


We wandered to and through this park, numerous times, marveling as school students gathered to eat their lunch in groups, small children played with the water jets and adults sat and enjoyed the whole scene.

Definitely, a nice addition to downtown Nice.

Promenade Life

Water splashing,

children’s laughter,


quiet cuddles,

outdoor nature,

Promenade life.

Building adjacent to Promenade
School beside Promenade
Interesting flowers
Posers in Promenade
Plenty of green space
The water mirror
Water jets in use
More pretty petals
and again
the zoomed view from Place Massena
the bird bath
water mirror indeed
Looking down Promenade du Paillon from near Place Massena

10 thoughts on “European Vacation – September 22-28/19 – Nice – Part 18 – Promenade du Paillon – Promenade Life

    1. Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness. I have recently had this award and another and will pass on participating at this time. Hopefully, someone else will get the chance. Thanks again and thankyou for reading Allan


  1. Thank you for reminding me that Nice is such a lovely city! The last time I was there it was all torn up downtown to put in a new transportation system. I need to go back. It looks like you are enjoying your retirement.

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