Parc de la Colline du Chateau

The Château and the fortress on the mountain above the city of Nice were conquered and destroyed by King Louis XIV in 1691. Today there is a park with artificial waterfall and magnificent viewpoints on the city and the ocean.


Colline du Chateau, Nice


Cap Ferrat

The beautiful peninsula between Nice and Monaco is a popular tourist destination and home to many millionaires. The "Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild" is a very nice place to visit.




Jardin Exotique

The Botanical Garden of Monaco "Jardin Exotique" is situated on a rocky outcrop of the city. Numerous cactuses and other Mediterranean plants nestle on the rocky landscape with a view on the small principality.


62, Bd du Jardin Exotique, Monaco


Cap du Dramont

Between Cannes and St. Raphael is one of the most beautiful sections of the "Côte d'Azur". Small, blue shimmering coves with clear water and pine trees reaching the sea, invite you to go hiking and swimming.  


Cap du Dramont


Massif de l'Esterel

The red rocks of the Massif de l'Esterel rise above the Cap du Dramont. The volcanic mountains are a popular hiking region, the highest mountain is Mont Vinaigre with 614 m. The 492 m high Pic de l'Ours is closer to the sea, between Miramar and le Trayas. At Cap Roux there is a viewpoint from which you have a beautiful view of the red rocks and the blue sea.


Cap Roux


Golfe de Fréjus

At the "Gulf of Frejus" there are long, fine sandy beaches, the most famous is "Frejus-Plage". If you are looking for quiet beaches, you will find some smaller coves, which are not that crowded in the summer between Frejus and Ste. Maxime.


Golf de Fréjus


Rayol Gardens

The "Domaine du Rayol" is one of the most beautiful gardens on the Mediterranean. In addition to native plants, there are also rare plants from New Zealand, Australia, California and other parts of the world. Tip: Do not miss the guided tour.


Ave. des Belges, Rayol-Canadel-sur-Mer


Map of gardens and nature at the Cote d'Azur


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Nature and gardens on the Côte d'Azur

On the Côte d'Azur the Alps meet the Mediterranean Sea, creating one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Europe. In addition, the climate in southern France offers good conditions for lush vegetation.