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Promenade des Anglais

Published on April 27, 2015 by Ralph and Karen

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It's a bit of a tourist cliché, but don't miss a stroll down Promenade des Anglais, a wide boardwalk running alongside the pebbly beaches of Nice.

Promenade des Anglais -- La Prom for short -- is something of a main artery for Nice. Most of its attractions branch from it, which makes it a great way to get acquainted with the city. You don't have to walk -- bicycles, rollerblades, and skateboards are also welcome on its broad pavement.

It’s also the focal point for the Nice Carnival, the Mardi Gras of the French Riviera and one of the world's most visited carnivals. This raucous event features floats, dancers, musicians and "flower battles" (where floats adorned with flowers pass by and costumed characters toss flowers at the crowd).

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Flower float at the Nice Carnival. Photo: csibon43.

Meet The Author
Hello! We are Ralph and Karen, an Anglo-American couple who fell in love with Paris and France over 20 years ago. Work-related trips brought us here, but we kept coming back for holidays, then extended visits, and then… In 2005, we decided nothing was stopping us from buying a place of our own in Paris. Lots of research, learning, and many kilometers of sneaker-rubber later, we put our house in the United States on the market. It sold in 10 days, and we found our apartment in Montmartre two months later. After a massive, year-long renovation project and its many challenges, we hit our biggest bump yet. As it turned out, we had to stay based in the US after all. Our lovingly remodeled apartment in Paris became a place where we returned only for short visits. In 2008, we started renting to guests—travelers like we once were (we always preferred apartments over expensive, cramped hotels). And the rest, as they say, is history. Le Trésor de Montmartre has proved quite popular, to the extent that we have trouble finding a break in the booking calendar to stay there ourselves! In the midst of this, we found Nice. After several holidays in and around Nice, we thought, why not buy a pied-à-terre in the area? Despite the challenges involved in renovating from afar—which we knew very well at that point—we jumped in again in late 2010. After another renovation, another year, and hundreds more gray hairs between us, we added Le Trésor de Nice to our rental portfolio. A year so so later we picked up 3 other apartment to manage. We hope you find the properties inviting, and hope even more that you will come see them for yourselves! Please get in touch with questions, or to book your stay at one of our apartments. We’d be happy to share our insider knowledge of these places we love so much.
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