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This legendary seaside road is lined with planted palm trees and filled with elegant gardens.
Originally just a small footpath, the Promenade des Anglais was developed by Englishman, Reverend Lewis Way in 1820 at his own expense.
It is easy to understand why Impressionist painters and English aristocrats were drawn to Nice.
With its sunny weather and stunning seaside scenery, this picturesque city seems to mesmerize its visitors.
Since the Belle Epoque, it has been graced by opulent buildings such as the Palais de la Méditerranée theater and the exquisite Villa Masséna (65 Rue de France) palace, once the home of a Princess.
At the time, Queen Victoria's son, the Duke of Connaught, inaugurated the promenade in royal style.
The Palais de la Préfecture on Rue Alexandre Mari is a splendid Neoclassical building, also known as Le Palais des Rois Sardes because it was the former palace of the Kings of Sardinia.
Exemplifying 17th-century Provençal Baroque style, the Cathédrale Sainte-Reparate has an exquisitely decorative interior, featuring Corinthian columns with gilded detailing and many little cherub figurines in friezes surrounding grand pieces of artwork.
Nearby (less than a five-minute walk away) on the Quai des Etats-Unis is the Musée Alexis et Gustav-Adolf Mossa.
The 19th-century artist, Alexis Mossa, was renowned for his landscape watercolor paintings, which feature scenes of Nice, the Côte d'Azur, and the Provençal countryside.
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On the Quai des Etats-Unis is the Galerie des Ponchettes (Musée Dufy), a museum dedicated to the artwork of Raoul Dufy.