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Parks & gardens in Nice

Parks and gardens in Nice: tourists never get tired of the leisure activities they can do in Nice. It is not only famous for the Promenade des Anglais, its wonderful geographical situation facing the Mediterranean or its reputation as the second ideal city for visits to museums after Paris. So many reasons make it a site of interest including the many green spaces scattered all over the neighborhoods. It has parks and gardens for a good walk alone, a family picnic, a duo or friends.

As a landscaped area, let us focus first on the promenade of the Paillon to discover a variety of plants putting a point of honor on the Mediterranean like carob trees, fig trees, cypresses or majestic umbrella pines. All the continents are also represented through emblematic trees nicely arranged in this landscaped territory. One of the characteristics of this stretch of urban park is the lake of 300 m², equipped with 128 jets, a real water show in the place Massena. Facilities in the shape of marine animals in front of the school invites children for slides or games, ropes, bars, nets or rings.

Let's continue with the other labyrinths of greenery where a surface of 7 hectares shelters the park Phoenix to contemplate vegetal collections and animal species. There are date palms from the Canary Islands, iguanas, otters, birds, fish, etc. The followers of the secular plants find joy in going to the Garden of the Arenas of Cimiez. Thanks to the animations present all the year and to its lawns free of access, it is conducive for a stroll with the children.

It is no longer to communicate to you the renown of Mont Boron, very prized for the exceptional panoramas that it offers in addition to afforestation of the Pines of Alep and wild trees. Just like the Botanical Garden which is spread over 3.5 hectares and offers 3,000 varieties of vegetation, ideal for its view on the Baie des Anges and the Var. An idea that you will not fail to find in the Garden of the Monastery of Cimiez. Besides the beauty of the roses which deserves to be fixed in photo session for the young couples, it constitutes points of view on the East of the city.

In short, most of these places with natural decorations have become as they are after being grounds of a whole history attached to the Nice country. The Park of Castle Hill for example was once the counter of the Phocaean Greeks before being the seat of the Castle and a military stronghold for centuries. The case also of Parc Vigier which extends over a span of 1 ha, it is open to the public on an old property of the viscount who bore his name well.