Running along the beachfront of Nice is a long boulevard, a busy road and an elegant promenade. To the west it is the famous Promenade des Anglais, to the east it is Quai des Etats-Unis.
Quai des Etats-Unis divides the old town (Vieux Nice) from the seafront. It is lined by shops, hotels and the restored 19th century terrasses. These now house cultural institutions such as Centre du Patrimoine (Nice’s heritage center), contemporary art venues, and on the inland side, the Cours Saleya with its vibrant food and flower market and cafes.
At the eastern end of Quai des Etats-Unis is a set of steep steps and a cliffside lift that take you up to Parc du Chateau, the hilltop park with great views over Nice and the Cote D’Azur.
Quai des Etats-Unis was named in honor of the United States after President Wilson decided to enter World War I in 1917 and assist the Allied Forces.