Running in Nice France

Running by the South French Sea in Nice

Fancy running in Nice France, or specifically the south of France? With views like this who wouldn’t!

If you’re staying close to or at the centre of Nice France, then it would be hard not to come across the Promenade des Anglais.

Stretching for around 5KM from Nice Airport to Castle Hill, and hugging along the stunning beach, the Promenade des Anglais is a popular area for locals, tourists, runners, and skaters.

Even if running doesn’t float your boat, you can try taking a slow relaxing walk starting at the sea and going all the way to the old city and harbour.

Running In Nice South France

Lined with rows of late-19th-century and early-20th-century buildings, here you’ll find plenty of small restaurants and tight winding streets. Not something anyone would want to forget during a visit to this sunny Mediterranean Sea location.

During the afternoons and weekends, the promenade can get very busy.

I spent a few weeks staying here and running along this route and some days people were everywhere. It just testament that I’m not the only one who wants to take in the sea air, stunning beach views and old buildings.

Early morning is the undoubtedly the best time to enjoy running in Nice and by the South French Sea.

Running In Nice South France

Running in Nice Details

Track: Roughly 5KM of paved walkway with a flat gradient

Water: Water fountain spotted at the eastern end of promenade

Toilets: Yes

Cost: None

Weather: 20’c and bright sunny sky’s (May)

Location: Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France

City of Nice Links

Visiting the French City of Nice – Details of my trip to Nice.

Old Town – Wander around the enchanting streets of Nice Old Town.

Castle Hill – Popular spot to view the city of Nice.

Parc forestier du Mont-Boron – Relaxing park to stroll around or sit down and read a book.

Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice – Another relaxing park located close to the airport.

Sentier du Littoral – Coastal walk which takes you beyond Nice.

NICE – more than just nice – Nice visitors guide.

Barry Sproston
Barry is a traveller and expat who spends most of his time between Asia and Australia. He has spent 12 months training at a Gung Fu school learning Wing Chun. Explored the island of Taiwan by scooter more than once. Been tricked into eating raw horse meat sushi in Japan. Even tried to overcome the fear of heights by bungee jumping in Thailand. One day he plans to open a guesthouse.
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One thought on “Running in Nice France

  1. tony b

    There’s a little cafe just off one of the side streets that serve’s the best baguettes with fresh bread. Perfect for a nice feed after a walk along the beach

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