Starting in the second half of the 18th century, many wealthy English people took to spending the winter in Nice, enjoying the panorama along the coast.
When a particularly harsh winter up north brought an influx of beggars to Nice, some of the rich Englishmen proposed a useful project for them: the construction of a walkway (chemin de promenade) along the sea.
The city of Nice, intrigued by the prospect of a pleasant promenade, greatly increased the scope of the work. After the annexation of Nice by France in 1860 it was rechristened La Promenade des Anglais, replacing the former Nissart name with its French translation.
Many people visiting Nice prefer to stay in Cannes, which is within 30 Mins drive and much closer to other major regional attractions such as
Some people have to stay in Nice. The rest go to Cannes!
We have taken the liberty of providing some of the regions best offers, information and listings which will be interesting to visitors to Marseilles on this page, to the right and below!
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