Fodor's Expert Review Promenade de Paillon

Nice Park/Playground
Running parallel behind the Old Town, from the Museum of Modern Art to the Théâtre de Verdure, is Nice's emerald jewel: the Promenade de Paillon, a €40 million, 30-acre park. Inaugurated in 2013, it serves as a playground for kids, a refuge for adults (who take advantage of the free Wi-Fi), and a venue for many of the city's one-off events, like April Fool's Day (in French, Poisson d'Avril, or "Fish Day"). No matter when you arrive, there's plenty to photograph here. At the east end of the Prom, you'll find Nice's own Statue of Liberty (look carefully, she's only 4½-feet tall!). Toward the west, construction of the city’s controversial second tram line (T2) is underway, parts of which run parallel to the sea; disruptions and partial closures of the Prom are inevitable until 2018.

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Promenade de Paillon
Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  06000, France

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