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
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...
Parc Carol de Roumanie
Airport / West Nice
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.:
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.:
Parc de la Colline du Château
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...
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.:
Airport / West Nice
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 avenue de la Corniche-Fleurie - 06200 NICE Tel.: +33(0)4 97 25 49 00
Parc Naturel Départemental d'Estienne d'Orves
This park, laid out to receive the public, offers leisure equipment, such as walks, picnic tables and benches, play areas and fitness areas. The Parc Naturel Départemental d'Estienne d'Orves, located on the St-Philippe hill, is a former farm of the...
31 av Honoré d'Estienne d'Orves - 06000 NICE Tel.:
Parc Forestier du Mont-Boron
11km of marked trails Botanical garden in the heart of a 57 ha Mediterranean forest (Aleppo pine and rare species). From the Mont-Alban Fort, a unique panorama unfolds from Italy to the Esterel Massif, including the Bay of Villefranche, the Cap-Ferrat...
Route Forestière du Mont-Boron - 06300 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.:
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. This public garden is located on the former...
21 bd Franck Pilatte - 06300 NICE Tel.:
Sentier du Vinaigrier
Port / Acropolis / East Nice
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...
Jardin du Monastère de Cimiez
Peace and harmony reign in this garden, the oldest on the Côte d'Azur. Its plan is said to be unchanged since 1546. This 9,550m2 park evokes an Italian-style garden: the monks’ former orchard and vegetable garden, it has preserved its original...
Place du Monastère de Cimiez - 06000 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.:
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...
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.:
Parc du Vinaigrier
The Parc Naturel Départemental du Vinaigrier, located at the heart of the coastal conurbation, offers a panoramic view of the Baie des Anges and the Rade de Villefranche-sur-mer. A property of the Conservatoire du Littoral, this 31-hectare park is...
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...
Avenue de Gairaut - 06100 NICE Tel.:
Jardin Albert 1er
This is one of the city’s oldest gardens, with many species of palm trees and roses, it runs from the sea front to Place Masséna. Arbours of greenery surround the vast stretches of lawn with ponds and fountains. Across from the sea, it extends to...
1 Promenade des Anglais - 06000 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.