Rauba Capeu quay

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The Rauba Capeu quay is a continuation of the Promenade des Anglais and the Etats-Unis quay. On this quay, you’ll find the war memorial, the giant hashtag #ILOVENICE, as well as the sundial and Notre Dame des fonds marins.

Why Rauba Capeu ?

Quite simply because this name, comes from the Nicoise language and translates as “hat fly”. It’s the windiest spot due to its geographical location. Indeed, the tip of Rauba Capeu quay juts out into the sea, and the combined east and south-west winds blow and circulate unstopped by any element…

Rauba Capeu quay

It stretches 300 meters long and extends the Promenade des Anglais and the Quai des Etats-Unis towards the Port Lympia.

It offers a view not only of the Promenade des Anglais, but also of the Mediterranean.

From this quay, walkers admire the whole Promenade des Anglais and even the airport, is visible from this spot. When you stop for a moment, you can feel like the captain at the bow of a ship sailing on the open sea. Strollers’ eyes are delighted by the spectacle of waves crashing against the rocks.

Modernization of Quai Rauba Capeu

In 2003, Quai Rauba Capeu underwent a number of transformations.
Marseille-based StoA Architecture, the 3 architects Thierry Ciccione, Charles Bové, Pascal Urbain elaborate and design the project. The Quai Rauba Capèu project won the 2004 Prix de l’Architecture in the Urban Development category.
Every effort is made to make the quay a place that is used and visited. These include level pavements, a cycle path following on from the Promenade des Anglais, and a long stone bench. Spotlights have also been installed to illuminate the path at night.

Monument aux Morts

The Monument aux Morts (war memorial) of the city of Nice is located on the first pathway, the old chemin des Ponchettes. It is carved directly into the rock.


#ILOVENICE came into being following the tragedy of July 14, 2015, in the city of Nice.
With the aim that everyone can post a publication to explain why they love Nice.

Solar sundial Quai Rauba Capeu

This horizontal sundial on Quai Rauba Capeu measures a dozen meters in diameter and allows whoever stands on the small star to obtain the time thanks to the shadow of their head.

Our Lady of the Deep

Notre Dame des fond marins is a statue immersed 15 meters below the surface of the water. It was blessed in 1968 by Monseigneur Jean Mouisset, Bishop of Nice, and immersed by the Nice fire brigade. The Virgin watches over divers.
50 meters from the shore, Our Lady of the Deep in Nice rests 15 meters below the surface of the sea. The Virgin sits on a large rock (Seiche de Nice), the work of sculptor Alfred Gualtierotti.

Photos from the following site: http://dive-sites.olivierlecorre.com/nice/site-plongee-nice-rauba-capeu-la-vierge.html


Quai Rauba Capeu
East side of Promenade des Anglais
06300 Nice

Please note that there are different spellings for Rauba Capeu, Rauba Capèu or Rauba Capeù…

See also our pages :
I love Nice
Rauba Capeu quay
War memorial of Nice
Sundial Rauba Capeu

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