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Best parks in Alpes-Maritimes

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“Very nice view over the city from the top of the park and the walk to get there is very nice.”
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Park
“Des ballades accessibles en poussettes. Des panoramas d'exception oscillant entre vue mer, plateaux calcaires, montagnes majestueuses, belvédère sur l'arc alpin. Et des animaux ! Marotte, chamois, cerf, aigle royal, gypaète barbu... / Walk accessible with children in carriages or strollers, and elderly people. Amazing sea views, limestone plateau, awe-inspiring mountain peaks, view points and animals ! Groundhog, chamois, deer, golden eagle, bearded vulture... ”
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Zoo
“The Phoenix Park (Parc Phoenix), also called “Nice Floral Park” is a botanical and zoological garden located near Nice Airport, in the Arenas district. On 7 hectares, you will find a very high biodiversity, both fauna and flora, with aviaries, marsupials, porcupines, otters and a pond. One of the major attractions of the site is the large greenhouse, which has several tropical climates with tropical plants and various bird specimens including pink flamingos. In the park, you will also find a children playground area. Phoenix park is a great place to spend an afternoon with your family in Nice!”
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Nature Preserve
“Beautiful red rocks park between Mandelieu and Frejus where you can hike off-season (not in July and August). Many of the hikes end with a stunning sea view that's well worth the effort!”
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Botanical Garden
“Hanbury botanical gardens are one of the main attractions in the province of Imperia. Located on the border with France, they cover a surface area of 18 hectares”
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Historic Site
“You can visit this villa as a museum but the most impressive part of it are its gardens. These are the most beautiful gardens in the French Riviera. If you go there by car, do make a stop on the Boulevard de la Corne d'Or. There is a special parking for those who want to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Bay of Villefranche!”
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Park
“You can run out of the residence and get back in the Park to go for a military trail / walk in the green. ”
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Park
“This one is a must for people traveling with kids. The kids will enjoy playing in the fountain and the playground.”
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Scenic Lookout
“Mount Boron is a Mediterranean forest located on the east of Nice. It’s also the place where you can find the very photogenic Fort Mount Alban. It offers many walks with beautiful views of the Bay of Angels and the Bay of Villefranche. To get to Mont Boron, take the city bus number 14 from Nice.”
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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”
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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.”
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“FROM 09/06/2016 TO 31/07/2016: Exhibition of paintings on the theme of "Charm and Poetry of Monaco" by Claude Gauthier - July 25: Free concert before the firework - July 30: Free concert before the firework - August 2: Exhibition on wolves in partnership with the Alpha Park, organised by the Exotic Garden of Monaco - August 6: Free concert before the firework - August 13: Free concert before the firework”
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Park
“Very beautiful, comfortable and practic city gardens! Inside you can find free city Wifi and even charge your phone ”
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Park
“Typical provencal market from Tuesday to Sunday until 1:00 PM : fruits, vegetables, local fishing, flowers, fashion items”
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Park
“Monaco's Japanese Garden is a beautiful spot within walking distance, a lovely garden and an ideal thing to see for those travelling on a budget.”
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Playground
“Low tech park for little kids under age 12 in the woods. Lots of fun. Highly reommended”
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