The city of Nice is campaigning to have its famous Promenade des Anglais enshrined on the UNESCO World Heritage list. It is project that has been in motion since summer 2014, but following the horrific attacks that took place on the Promenade in July, it appears to have picked up new momentum with the launch of a new website: missionpromenade.fr.
The site allows visitors to embark of an interactive, virtual tour of the Promenade’s greatest sites and monuments. Photographer Olivier Monge was central to this part of the project and photographed every section between the airport and Rauba Capèu in a bid to capture the uniqueness and legacy of the unique site.
Head to the Panorma area of the site and explore the city front by sliding across left or right. Dark blue magnifying points also visitors to see additional photographs from the 18th to 21st century while the lighter blue markers provide historical and educational information.
The site and the team running the application project are also asking residents and those with a connection to the Promenade des Anglais to get involved and bring any personal or historical documents they have to the offices on 75 Quai des Etats-Unis to apply digital copies to be taken. These documents in turn will be integrated into the Panorama to allow others to share in their stories.
Those interesting in getting behind Nice’s application can also pledge their support online under the Support the Application tab.