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The Promenade des Anglais - so called because it was built in the 1820's by the English community in Victorian times - runs along the Baie des Anges from the Coline du Chateau up to the airport some six kilometres away, alongside the six lane highway lined with palms.

You can walk all the way and back in around three hours. If your feet can take it, your heart will thank you for it. On the way admire the belle epoche hotels and apartments, or just drink in the azure blue sea and sky.

It was outside the Negresco in 1927 that Isadora Duncan met her untimely end courtesy of the wheels of her Bugatti. The three white Pergolas opposite date from the 1930's. The famous blue chairs appeared in the late forties, only to disappear last year and make a comeback, welded together

At weekends in high season crowds throng in their thousands to the Prom. Street entertainers to divert you momentarily from one of the finest people watching opportunities in Nice. Glamorous Italian couples, haughty Parisians, eccentric retired Nicios dressed forty years too young, rollerbladers, joggers, bikers, families, everyone just taking a stroll down the Prom.

Address: Sea front Nice

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