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Departmental Natural Parks
In the Côte d'Azur you will find 15 departmental natural parks which are remarkable for their location, beauty, and the diversity of their fauna and flora.
Located by or near the coast, these natural protected spaces also provide space for leisure and relaxation.
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE LA GRANDE CORNICHE - LA TURBIE|
The 660 hectares of the Grande Corniche parkland, situated in the La Trinité, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Eze and La Turbie communes stretches from the mont Leuse to mont Bataille. When the sky is clear a s ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL LE LAC DU BROC - LE BROC|
A touch of turquoise at the confluence of the Estéron and the Var. This ancient 50 ha. gravel extraction zone has been restored, and the lake is fringed by Mediterranean vegetation. This lake, with ex ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DU SAN PEYRE - MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE|
Located in the Mandelieu-La Napoule commune, this 18 hectare parkland was acquired by the "Conseil Général" (Regional Council) in 1964. From its highest point a magnificent panoramic view is offered f ...
|SENTIER BOTANIQUE DU PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DU SAN PEYRE - MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE|
Natural flora of the Estérel, with a 3.4 km walk on a gentle slope, where you can discover labelled plants, trees and shrubberies in the midst of an ancient oak forest, the forest of mimosa or shrubs.
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL LE VINAIGRIER - NICE|
At the extreme east of the city of Nice, discover a space of beauty preserved, unveiling a unique panoramic view over the Baie des Anges and the lie of Villefranche-sur-mer. Like the Niçois writer, L ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL D'ESTIENNE D'ORVES - NICE|
A Mediterranean hill developed in the 18th century.
This 14.5 ha. park covers the Colline Saint Philippe, in the very heart of the city of Nice.
Ancient olive trees are laid out on terr ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE L'ESTERON - ROQUESTERON|
A part of the Prealps in the Alpes-Maritimes, this departmental natural park covers a surface area of 25 hectares in the communes of Roquestéron and Roquestéron-Grasse.
The lime ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE LA VALMASQUE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS|
Coming either from east or west in the Alpes-maritimes, it is easy to find this parkland that extends over 561 hectares within the communes of Valbonne and Mougins. Consisting of three wooded hills al ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE L'ESTEREL - THEOULE SUR MER|
A unique domain of 370 hectares of natural coastal land, this parkland is the eastern extreme of the somptuous Esterel mountain range within the commune of Théoule-sur-Mer. Flaming red rock of volcani ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE LA POINTE DE L'AIGUILLE - THEOULE SUR MER|
At the eastern extreme of the Alpes-Maritimes, in the Théoule-sur-Mer commune, stop on the Esterel Corniche and take the time to explore, within the 7 hectares of parkland, the extraordinary sight of ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE LA BRAGUE - VALBONNE|
The 480 hectares of parkland in La Brague stretch into the Biot and Valbonne communes, offering a beautiful green and lush space only 6 km from the sea.Following La Brague, along a magnificent 9km pat ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DU MASSIF DU PARADOU - VALLAURIS|
A protected horticultural zone.
Situated on a hill overlooking the Baie de Golfe Juan, this property of the Conservatoire covers 12 hectares. The Fourmigue lighthouse emerges from the wave ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DU PLAN DES NOVES - VENCE|
From the Baous, dominating the col de Vence a plateau of 650 hectares, acquired in 1987, a splendid view and over the Mercantour mountain range can be observed. The geological peculiarities, the clima ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DE VAUGRENIER - VILLENEUVE LOUBET|
Spread over 100 hectares in the Villeneuve-Loubet commune, this parkland, situated only a couple of metres from the sea and from the major coastal cities and roadways, is a peaceful stop to relax or t ...
|PARC DEPARTEMENTAL DES RIVES DU LOUP - VILLENEUVE LOUBET|
A nature link between sea and mountain. This site has remained untouched and wild offering visitors a long stretch, 4 kilometres in length of exceptional nature.The crossing of the spectacular and d ...