Five reasons to choose a hotel on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais
Take in the spectacular Bay of Angels
Are you looking for a seafront hotel in Nice, with views over the magnificent Bay of Angels?
The Hotel Le Royal is a 140-bedroom former palace overlooking the Mediterranean and situated on the Côte d’Azur’s most famous promenade.
Here are five reasons to surrender to its charms!
The most beautiful part of Nice
The first reason to choose a hotel on Nice’s Promenade des Anglais is that it’s the most beautiful area of the city! It’s the picture that comes to mind when you think of Nice, just like the Eiffel Tower is the image you see when you think of Paris. With its impressive architecture, palm trees and views of the sea stretching for miles, this street has been attracting the cream of European society since the 18th century.
A taste of the Belle Époque
During the period of history referred to as the Belle Époque (French for ‘beautiful era’), many of the English upper classes came to Nice to take advantage of the pleasant Mediterranean climate, where they set themselves up in vast stately residences. It was also a British clergyman by the name of Lewis Way who financed the construction of Nice’s famous promenade. Palaces and grand hotels began to sprout up along the length of the Promenade des Anglais, making it a centre for high society. This was the Belle Époque at its height.
Lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves
Hotels on the Promenade des Anglais offer uninterrupted views out over the Mediterranean. When you choose a sea-view room for your weekend away in Nice, you can wake up to the Bay of Angel’s deep blue waters and drift off to sleep listening to the sound of the waves.
Something for joggers… and drivers
Do you enjoy jogging? From dawn to dusk, what better place to go for a run than this famous promenade overlooking the Bay of Angels, taking in the magnificent architecture of palaces like the Negresco as you go. The classic route takes you from the Notre-Dame du Port church in the east to the far end of the Promenade de la Plage.
Or perhaps you prefer diving? There are an abundance of diving clubs lining the coast if you fancy seeing some of the amazing marine wildlife hidden below the surface. Nice Diving is one such club offering trips to explore the bay, as well as introductory sessions for beginners.
A stone’s throw from the Old Town
What’s more, this street that so enchanted the English aristocracy has another attraction for the busy tourist visiting Nice. The Massena Museum, Opéra de Nice and Jardin Albert I are all close at hand, while the Old Town (Vieux Nice) can be reached by foot in a matter of minutes.
So there you have it. If you want to experience the best of Nice, make its famous seafront promenade your base for a weekend of discovery.