World's Top Waterfront Cities
What PPS Says: Nice is a bustling, energetic,
and engaging city strongly associated with the magnificent waterfront. From the
Colline du Château with its magnificent views overlooking the port, the
Mediterranean, and the old city to the promenade along the waterfront and the
grand hotels, restaurants, and the fabulous market in the Cours Saleya, Nice is
among the best destinations along the Mediterranean coast.
What We Like: La Promenade des Anglais, known familiarly as La
Prom, follows the Mediterranean coast past this picturesque resort town and continues
to the seaside airport. In town, La Prom leisurely follows the pebbly
beachfront, accessed by clearly marked pedestrian crossings over a slow-moving
boulevard from the grand old hotels. The route is planted with stands of palm
trees and islands of lawn, and is artfully strewn with monuments and fountains.