Les parcs naturels de la Côte d’Azur

Nature parks on the Côte d'Azur

300 days of sunshine a year, inevitably, it makes you want to enjoy nature and the great outdoors with family or friends! For a walk, relaxation or a picnic, discover our selection of nature and animal parks not to be missed on the Côte d’Azur.

ESTÉREL NATURE PARK IS A FAVOURITE!

The vibrant red of the rocks plunging into the intense blue of the Mediterranean, the beauty of this natural park won’t fail to impress!

The Estérel Nature Park (770 hectares) straddles the municipalities of Mandelieu-La Napoule and Théoule-sur-Mer. A natural area of great interest in terms of its ecology, flora and fauna (34 animal notable heritage species), if you are lucky you may spot a peregrine falcon, Dartford warbler or the European scops owl in the Estérel Nature Park. If, when you were younger, you watched “Extrême Limite” on television, the natural setting will bring back some wonderful memories.

NATURE PARKS ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR NOT TO BE MISSED!

More than fifteen natural parks just for you!

Fancy a walk in the middle of nature, need some fresh air, want to spend quality time with family or use up some energy… you won’t be disappointed! Here are some of natural parks not to be missed: Parc du Cros de Casté in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Parc de la Grande Corniche just above Eze, Parc de l’Estéron, Parc de la Pointe de l’Aiguille in Théoule-sur-Mer, Parc du San Peyre in Mandelieu-La Napoule, Parc des Rives du Loup in Villeneuve-Loubet, Parc de la Valmasque and the magnificent Parc du Vinaigrier. In short, paradise on earth!

WANT A COMPLETE CHANGE? DISCOVER THE RESERVE DES MONTS D’AZUR!

On the program: wide open spaces and wild animals…

Welcome to a unique place: the Monts d’Azur de Thorenc reserve located just 45 minutes from Grasse. The only place where it is possible to ride in a carriage and see European bison in both winter and summer. The bison are not alone as some Przewalski horses also populate the reserve. One of the few species of horses that has never been domesticated by humans, and so never been subjected to artificial selection, it is the closest there is to the primitive horse. A journey in time assured. It is possible, moreover, to sleep there for a complete change of scenery.

LE PARC, THE ALPHA MALE ON THE CÔTE D’AZUR !

Get close to wolves in their natural habitat, thanks to a one kilometre route.

An hour from Nice, in the heart of Mercantour, the famous Vésubie and Valdeblore valleys offers a very special park: the Parc Alpha which gives you the opportunity to encounter wolves in their natural environment. Yes, wolves: this legendary animal has recently been reintroduced into the Mercantour park. Located between 1500 and 1800 meters above sea level, Parc Alpha is wonderful whatever the season. There are 3 separate wolf packs there. During your visit, you will be able to see them from carriages that are specially dedicated to observation. The wolves live in semi-liberty alongside chamois and hares. An unusual experience in a natural environment for young and old alike.

WHERE ARE THESE NATURE PARKS?

The Côte d'Azur has more than fifteen nature parks that are remarkable for their location, beauty, and the diversity of their fauna and flora. On or near the coast, these protected natural areas offer plenty of leisure and rest areas.
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