Promenade des Anglais, Nice

This walk takes you along the entire length of the promenade in Nice, between the harbour and Parc Phoenix next to the airport. You will also explore Castle Hill Park (Parc de la Colline du Château), a 19 hectare maze of greenery perched high up above Nice old town, with many areas to be discovered including an impressive waterfall.

Technical sheet
No. 26510511
A Nice walk posted on 06/09/22 by Gillian's Walks. Update : 29/09/22
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h45[?]
Distance Distance : 8.94km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 75m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 84m
Highest point Highest point : 77m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : Nice (06100|06300|06200|06)
Starting point Starting point : N 43.700677° / E 7.280062°
Ending point Ending point : N 43.667694° / E 7.215774°
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View of Nice Promenade from Castle Hill Park


(D) Starting at the water feature on Place Garibaldi, head south east to follow the course of the tram line along Rue Catherine Segurane.

(1) After 500m keep right to move onto Rue de Foresta.

(2) Another 350m along, when you are in line with the end of the harbour (there is a nice viewpoint a little off the street), turn sharp right (North) up Montée Montfort.

Along this road there are various paths and staircases off to the left which you can take to reach the Colline du Château area. Alternatively you can follow the road to the top. Once there, take time to explore.

(3) Exit the park via the staircase next to the lifts at the west of the park. This will take you onto the start of the promenade.

Cross the main road then turn right (North West) to follow the Promenade des Anglais as far as you wish to. It is approx 5km long.

(4) If going all the way to Parc Phoenix turn right (North West) after 5km and cross both carriages of the road to reach Boulevard Rene Cassin.

(5) Turn left (South West), and walk along Boulevard Rene Cassin for approx 1km to reach a busy interchange.

(6) With the tram line on your right-hand side, continue ahead (West) onto a minor road leading to the back of Parc Pehonix.

At the end of this road turn left (South West) and walk along Avenue Charles Buchet to the entrance of Parc Pheonix (A)

Return via bus to Place Garibaldi.

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. 11m - Place Garibaldi
1 : km 0.45 - alt. 16m - Rue Catherine Segurane becomes Rue de Foresta
2 : km 0.8 - alt. 14m - Montée Montfort
3 : km 2.2 - alt. 31m - Staircase next to lifts
4 : km 7.38 - alt. 5m - Turn off promenade for Boulevard Rene Cassin
5 : km 8.32 - alt. 6m - Interchange
6 : km 8.37 - alt. 6m - Back of Parc Pheonix
A : km 8.94 - alt. 10m

Useful Information

Parking available at Nice harbour or on-street. Place Garibaldi also easily accessible by tram and bus.

Mostly flat along surfaced path, with the exception of the (optional) visit to Castle Hill Park which has some steep inclines and lots of steps. There is an option to avoid some of the steps by using the lift down to the promenade.

For more information and a walk review, visit Gillian's Walks.

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During the walk or to do/see around

  • Place Garibaldi - cafes, restaurants, shops, trams, buses
  • Nice Harbour
  • Castle Hill Park (Parc de la Colline du Château) - greenspace with children's play areas, viewpoints and a waterfall
  • Nice Old Town
  • Promenade des Anglais - palm trees, bike hire stations, benches, popular with joggers and other recreational use
  • Baie des Anges
  • Parc Phoenix - 7 hectare park with play areas, musical fountains, waterfalls, exotic birds, turtles, and over 2,500 species of plants
  • Nice Airport

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