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Top park recommendations from locals

Park
“I would recommend to take a petit train which goes from Place Massena every 20 minutes to Colline du Château and back. Nice trip with audio guide. Would be interesting for all ages. ”
  • 261 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“The Massif de Ësterel is a hop and skip from here. Accessible from Theoule Sur Mer -there are endless hiking options here. For novices start at Notre dame d'Afrique statue and follow one of the trails from there. Careful to return on the same route. ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Park
“The Mercantour National Park is a heaven for nature lovers. You can hike the 1700 km of trails, stroll through the meadows and enjoy the incredibly rich flora and fauna of the region. If you are more adventurous, you can go rafting and even conquer one of the many peaks in the park. The highest one is 3,000 meters! The journey to the park is an adventure in itself: the road to Mercantour will take you through dramatic mountains, isolated hilltops, pretty villages, river valleys, and steep cliffs. Driving distance from Cabris: 1 hour 30 min ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Zoo
“Phoenix Park, also known as the "Nice Floral Park" is a botanical and zoological garden located near Nice Airport, in the Arénas district. On 7 hectares, you will find a very high biodiversity, both in terms of fauna and flora, with aviaries, marsupials, porcupines, otters and a pond. One of the major attractions of the site is the large greenhouse of Phoenix Park, which has several tropical climates with, in addition to tropical plants, various bird specimens including flamingos. A play area has also been set up for children. It is an excellent place to spend an afternoon with your family in Nice! Entrance fee to Phoenix Park: 4 euros per person. Discounts are available for families and students.”
  • 143 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The gardens here are among the best in the area. Spring is a must (From March to June). While in the area-head to the port and walk around the peninsula on one of the marked trails, or try Pamplona Beach.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“BOTANICAL GARDEN AND PROTECTED AREA CHECK THE SITE www.giardinihanbury.com”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“This one is a must for people traveling with kids. The kids will enjoy playing in the fountain and the playground.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Park
“You can run out of the residence and get back in the Park to go for a military trail / walk in the green. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Garden
“From July 19 to August 13 : Outside concert venue: LES CONCERTS DU CLOÎTRE - A truly legendary location, accessible only during the festival. Come and enjoy the balmy summer nights in Nice’s most beautiful garden with a magical view of the city lights. This is a genuine moment of serenity and bliss.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Mount Boron is a Mediterranean forest located on a hill to the east of the city on which the Mount Alban fort is located. It offers many walks with very beautiful views of the Baie des Anges and the bay of Villefranche. Don't miss the Mont Alban fort at the top! It is really a great activity to do in Nice, and the view is sublime To get to Mont Boron, take the city bus number 14 from Nice.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Soccer Field
“ Departmental Park of La Valmasque In a pristine natural setting around the Sophia Antipolis Science Park, the Alpes-Maritimes General Council wished to maintain a wreath of green with the two Departmental Parks of La Valmasque and La Brague. Comprising three wooded hills alternating with the small valleys of the small streams flowing into the Brague, Valmasque and Bouillide rivers, Parc de la Valmasque is ideal for children and welcomes you with the family to observe Nature and participate in games and sports. Discover the lotus pond Fontmerle Pond is an aquatic enclave of great biological wealth and a focus of attraction of amazing beauty. Strolling through the Park takes you through a pine grove dominated by Aleppo pine, a pine and oak grove where Mediterranean oak grow under the cover of pine trees and, finally, an oak grove with holm oak, pubescent oak and cork oak trees. Fontmerle Pond is surrounded by 12 hectares of meadows, with willow, poplar and bald cypress trees whose flamboyant colours delight visitors in autumn. Part of the pond harbours aquatic plants, such as reeds, rushes, sedges and yellow iris. But, in summer, what is most striking is the show put on by lotus flowers. Introduced in 1970, these aquatic plants bloom in August, covering part of the pond with their splendid pink flowers emerging from large circular leaves with a diameter exceeding 50cm. As you gaze at the splendour of the plants, your eyes will be attracted by the appearance of birds of various shapes and shimmering colours. Some sixty species, both sedentary and migratory (ducks, moorhens, herons, coots, egrets...), live or stop temporarily on this pond. Its quiet waters are home to carp, tench, eel and amphibians. In the Park’s woods, wild rabbits, a few foxes and wide boar may go unnoticed. Getting there: Just outside the front gate, turn right and follow the path to the main road. Cross the road and turn left where there are steps to join the forest. About, 2 minutes walk. Facilities • Toilets and/or watering points: near children’s games and at Fontmerle Pond • Birdwatching station: an observation platform for flora and fauna near Fontmerle Pond helps recognize species • Playgrounds: children’s playgrounds are present in the big meadow near Route Départementale 35 • Footpaths: hikers have access to many trails, without vehicles; at Fontmerle, there is a trail accessible for persons with reduced mobility • Bridle paths: 8km of marked trails near the riding clubs of Mougins • Fitness trail: 1.4km trail near the stadium around Les Clausonnes hill provides a chance to perform physical exercises with wooden devices • Discovery trail: a special trail to discover Mediterranean insects • Ten panels are equipped with texts in Braille for blind or visually impaired persons • A discovery trail accessible to persons with reduced mobility enables them to discover the meadows and Fontmerle Pond • Five panels are equipped with texts in Braille for blind or visually impaired persons”
  • 23 locals recommend
Park
“There is a 12-hectare park right in the heart of the city, connecting Promenade des Anglais and the Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art ( MAMAC). A green walkway through the city with games for children, water mirrors and mist sprays.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Park
“Very popular and good fresh market. Open every day from 7AM till 2:30PM, except on Mondays (closed).”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Very beautiful, comfortable and practic city gardens! Inside you can find free city Wifi and even charge your phone ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Playground
“A 25-30 minute drive to near Villeneuve-Loubet. This park is filled with climbing nets to tree houses, slides, bouncy castles, rubber ring luge runs, and a range of other activities, the children all had a ball - aged 3-7 – the optimum age is probably 4/5 to 11. Picnic sites, wooded areas so plenty of shade. Busy so probably best to arrive early – opens 10am. Two other parks on the same site – Laby Folie (lots of water-based fun for summer; opens mid-April); and Pitchoun Forest (not toddlers). All online. ”
  • 25 locals recommend