Before becoming one of the most famous walks in the world, it was, at the beginning of the 19th century, an earthy path called "chemin des Anglais". It was in 1931 that the son of Queen Victoria inaugurated the path, which had become much larger. 7 kilometers long, it is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, numerous nautical activities, kilometers of sandy beaches, Art-Deco style buildings and many other wonders. Beautiful walks under the Riviera sun await you.
Explore the capital of the French Riviera
The art of living in the South
By staying in our hotel near the beaches in Nice center, the Le Meurice hotel, you are sure to be close to all the points of interest in the city, by public transport or on foot. You will discover all the riches and the art of living in the South of France. Enjoy the seaside, by housing the famous Promenade des Anglais lined with palm trees, admire the beautiful facades of the Palais de la Méditerranée, spend a pleasant afternoon under the Nice sun in the Albert-1er Garden, indulge in idleness or to the nautical activities offered on the beach and finally, walk the streets of the city center where you will discover Provencal markets, cultural events and many others.
Iconic place of the city The Promenade des Anglais
The essential of the city Place Masséna
Its construction began in the 1820s to become, today, the jewel that we know. On one side, you will observe beautiful buildings on red arcades, on the other, marvelous hills and in the center seven statues, work of the artist Jaume Plensa, entitled "Conversation of Nice". Discover the city center of Nice.
The oldest district of the city Old Nice
This picturesque setting, with atypical alleys, is to be discovered. Walk the streets of Old Nice where the warmth of the South of France and historic buildings meet. Let yourself be guided to discover the Opera, Cours Saleya where you will find a market every morning, the old prefecture, the chapel of Mercy or the Sainte-Reparate cathedral. This lively area is full of restaurants and bars.
Relaxing for all Nice beaches
The more than 7 kilometers of coastline of Nice are divided into 20 public beaches and 15 private beaches. Relaxation and activities for the whole family will be there. The city of Nice is labeled "Family Plus" which makes it a destination of choice. The first beaches are less than 800 meters from our seaside hotel in Nice center: Beau Rivage Beach, Centenaire Beach, Opera Beach or Blue Beach.
The Basilica in the city center Our Lady of Nice
It was built in the 1860s. It is 25 meters high and has two square towers surmounting a large rose window. During a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, you will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent stained glass windows, the great organ, but also the nave. Its architecture is directly inspired by the cathedral of Angers. It is located on avenue Jean-Médecin in the city center.
The unmissable event The Nice Carnival
Every year, at the end of winter, the famous Nice Carnival is held. Nearly a million visitors of various nationalities gather to attend this spectacle. The first mention of carnival dates back to 1294, but it was in 1873 that modern carnival was born. Street arts, as well as local and international artists are honored during the Corsos parade. "The Battle of Flowers" is not to be missed.
Discover the culinary specialties From Socca to Niçoise salad
For a real dip in the culture and traditions of the city, we will be able to recommend the best restaurants, brasseries or bakeries to taste our specialties. First, discover the socca, a specialty made with chickpea flour, then the pissaladière, an excellent tart with onions and anchovies, without forgetting the Nicoise salad, the great classic of the city and finally the pan bagnat, the Nicoise salad in sandwich.