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Parks & Gardens

Gardens at Villa Ephrussi

Due to the very mild climate along the Côte d'Azur, there are some splendid sub-tropical gardens. The most renowned are the Jardin du Val Rahmeh and Serre de la Madone at Menton, while just over the border into Italy are the Hanbury Gardens in the care of the University of Genoa.

More formal gardens can be found at the Monastery Garden at Cimiez. As a contrast the Parc Phoenix near Nice Airport is a recreational and horticultural haven in a busy location.

Right in the centre of Nice, next to the Vieux Ville is the restful and spacious Albert I Garden, just in the right spot for a quiet hour or so away from the bustle of the Promenade des Anglais.

Fans of the late Grace Kelly can visit a spectacular bronze statue of the lady at the Princess Grace Rose Garden at Fontvieille Park in Monaco.

Château Hill

Colline du Chateau at Nice

Hanbury Gardens

A garden lover’s paradise at La Mortola

Jardin Albert 1st

A haven for locals & tourists alike

Les Jardins de la Fontaine

Gardens of the Sacred Spring

Jardin du Val Rahmeh

Sub-tropical garden in the heart of Menton

Parc Phoenix

An oasis adjacent to Nice Airport

Serre de la Madone

A center for enthusiasts of rare plants in Menton

Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Kérylos

Replica Classical Greek Villa on the Riviera

Text © Paul Shawcross

Image by Paul Shawcross