In 1820, the british Reverend Lewis Way financed a little alley which was called « Promenade ». After many developments, it was inaugurated in 1901 by the futur King Edward VII.
The Promenade des Anglais is a long wide road which runs the length of the seafront at Nice. You walk across it and you're on the beach beside an unbelievably blue mediterranean.
The older and grander hotels of the Promenade des Anglais were built at the turn of the century. In most people's eyes, the grandest, with its Empire and Napoléon decor, is the Negresco. built in 1912.