Nice has chosen to become « the Green City of the Mediterranean » !
A hundred or more hectares of new green areas will be added to the existing 300 hectares of parks and gardens.
Each area has its own identity, rare species and its own particular charm.
Parks and gardens
Free access with your French Riviera Pass
PARC CASTEL DES DEUX ROIS
Located on the slopes of the Mont-Boron, this park is a children’s paradise that offers many attractions. From the vast lawns with their palm trees, the view over the city and the Port further enhances this garden’s charm.
32 av du Mont-Alban - 06300 NICE Tel.:
SENTIER DU CANAL DE GAIRAUT
This trail, with its little bridges, offers splendid panoramas over the city and a lovely stroll under the olive and fig trees along an old canal, a favourite haunt for joggers. Access: Avenue de Gairaut, then Ancien Chemin de Gairaut near the Cascade.
Avenue de Rimiez - 06100 NICE Tel.:
A wonderful hillside place for strolling and exploration, this garden offers a remarkable view on the mouth of the Var River and a vast panorama from the Alps to the Esterel Massif. This 3 ha garden features 3,000 varieties essentially Mediterranean...
78 av de la Corniche-Fleurie - 06200 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 92 29 41 80
Across from the sea, this 7-hectare park at the western entrance to Nice is ideal for a moment of relaxation and change of scene. It offers many activities and exhibitions on Nature all year long, with :
• Some twenty theme gardens display 2,500...
At the eastern end of the city, this stretch of greenery reveals a unique panorama on Baie des Anges. For 2km between Col de Villefranche and the Grande Corniche, the trail runs through the Parc du Vinaigrier, offering incomparable vistas over the...
Route Forestière du Mont-Boron - 06300 NICE Tel.:
LE SENTIER DU CAP DE NICE
From Parc Vigier, Boulevard Franck-Pilatte leads to Jardin Félix- Rainaud (view on the sea and the Cap-Ferrat). From there, it is possible to follow the coastal trail for a short walk, or take the steps built in the hillside to climb to the...
- 06300 NICE Tel.:
In the remains of the Count of Chambrun’s estate, this garden features a « temple of love », a masterpiece of romantic architecture, a former bandstand, an imitation of sibyl’s temple in Tivoli. (Rome). A enormous Lebanon Cedar which was planted...
14 av Châteaubriand - 06100 NICE Tel.:
PROMENADE DU PAILLON
A green walkway through the city with games for children, water mirrors and mist sprays. A true green path: there is a 12-hectare park right in the heart of the city, connecting the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art (MAMAC) to the Théâtre de...
JARDIN DU MONASTÈRE DE CIMIEZ
Peace and harmony reign here, near the Amphitheatre (Arènes). This 9,550m2 park evokes an Italian-style garden: the monks’ former orchard and vegetable garden, it has preserved its original layout around a well with old pergolas entirely covered...
Place du Monastère de Cimiez - 06000 NICE Tel.:
PARC CAROL DE ROUMANIE
A park for young and old alike: wooden playing structures, ballgames on the lawn, fitness trail, water games and wonderful walks. Miniature golf course nearby.
27-29 av de Fabron - 06200 NICE Tel.:
PARC DE L'ECO-VALLEE
Nice Plaine du Var Est
This area of parkland extends over 1.6 hectares at the heart of the Var Plain. Situated near the Allianz Riviera stadium, Nice Council’s former horticultural nursery has been totally renovated and is now open to the public. Nearly 500 trees have...
Chemin des Barraques - 06200 NICE Tel.:
Located near the Port, this 10,000m2 Mediterranean garden open on the sea offer a wide range of exceptional trees, two of the most remarkable being the wild date palm (Phoenix zeylanica) and Agathis.
21 bd Franck Pilatte - 06300 NICE Tel.:
SENTIER DU LITTORAL
With the last section of the trail, it is now possible to reach the shores of Villefranche from Cap de Nice. This sporty hike through a protected wilderness, on irregular ochre-coloured terrain, along steps cut in the bedrock and wooden footbridges,...
- 06300 NICE Tel.:
PARC DE LA COLLINE DU CHATEAU
The city’s original site, the Castle Hill once boasted a reputedly impregnable citadel that was entirely dismantled by the soldiers of the French King Louis XIV in 1706. Truly a maze of greenery that has become popular for its cool undergrowth and...
Rue des Ponchettes - Rue de Foresta - Montée Montfort - 06300 NICE Tel.:
PARC DE VALROSE
A former aristocratic estate, Parc Valrose still boasts a splendid Château. This is the only ‘Second-Empire’ park in Nice to have kept its original 10 hectares of grounds, where the Sciences Division of the University of Nice has been located...
Avenue Saint-Lambert - 06200 NICE Tel.:
CASCADE DE GAIRAUT
The picturesque waterfall of Gairaut and its chalet commemorate the opening in 1883 of the canal bringing the waters of the Vésubie River to Nice. The chalet stands atop artificial rocks structuring a broad waterfall dropping into a perfectly...
Av de Gairaut - 06100 NICE Tel.:
JARDIN DES ARÈNES DE CIMIEZ
Across from the Monastery of Cimiez, this garden is a vast olive grove, with thousands of centuries-old trees; the lawns are easily accessible to everyone, which makes this a favourite haunt for family outings. Every year, it hosts traditional local...
184 av des Arènes de Cimiez - 06000 NICE Tel.:
PARC NATUREL DÉPARTEMENTAL DE LA GRANDE CORNICHE
This 660-hectare park occupies several communes and offers a breathtaking view from San Remo (Italy) to Saint-Tropez (Var) and sometimes, when the visibility is ideal, it is even possible to see Corsica on the horizon. This site is home to 450 plant...
- 06300 NICE Tel.:
PARC NATUREL DÉPARTEMENTAL ESTIENNE D'ORVES
Estienne d'Orves Departmental Nature Reserve :
This 14.6 hectare wooded area occupies a large part of St-
Philippe hill. It has been laid out so that the public can enjoy
pretty views of the town and sea.
Access: 31 av. Honoré d’Estienne...
Accès 31 av Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves - 06000 NICE Tel.:
MAISON DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT
An information point on the environment to stir interest and provide information on various themes, such as the environment, selective sorting, water quality... “La Maison de l'Environnement” also organizes exhibition and lectures, as well as... Closed : Monday all day, Sunday all day,