Marineland – Sea animal shows, attractions… Aquasplash, Adventure Golf, the Far West farm and Antibes Land, leisure park. In the wonderful world of Marineland, Europe’s largest sea park, you’ll find more than 4000 animals. You’ll be astonished by the orc show, unique in Europe, but also by the dolphin and sea-lion shows! You can also admire the big shark tunnel, the aquariums and the polar bears! Marineland has Europe’s largest orc basin.
This medieval town is situated between the see and the mountains, on a 180 high rock looking out over the surrounding landscape with the sea and the cape of Antibes on one the side and the Alps and Esterel mountains on the other side.
The environmental and architectural heritage, as well as the movable property of Saint Paul is protected. The statue of the village and the village in general, are registered on the list of natural monuments. Some of the buildings are registered on the list of historical monuments, and a few other monuments are listed on the inventory of historical monuments.
The Parc Phoenix, situated at the entrance of in Nice, covers approximately 7 acres. 2500 plant varieties, some of which are rare, are placed in a typical Mediterranean environment. The tropical greenhouse of 7000 m² and 25 m high is one of Europe’s largest greenhouses. This site brings man and nature together, through some twenty theme gardens with sounds. The park counts a few succulents outside and inside the greenhouse, but it concerns common varieties.
The Promenade des Anglais, that runs for several kilometres alongside the beach, represents for the town of Nice what the Croisette is for Cannes or La Rambla in Barcelona: a long boulevard shared by locals and tourists. This Promenade did not start out that long, but was extended over the years, to include a cycling path, and now runs all the way to the airport of Nice…
The old town centre of Nice is marked by the shimmering of hundreds, often restored, colourful facades; a picturesque sight for visitors. The town of Nice would not really be Nice without the typical atmosphere of its markets: the flower market of the Cours Saleya, the Fish market, the ancient book market the various market stalls really cheer up the town.
In a landscape that looks like an amphitheatre, formed by the hills and the curving coast line, Villefranche-sur-Mer managed to preserve the remainders of its origins. This town is colourful and shows many different light aspects.
Arriving in Villefranche-sur-Mer you’ll find a surprising and unusual architecture. Walls made out of stone, ruins, ramparts.
These 2 magical names make you think of a rich dream world. The particular situation of this town, between the sea and the mountains, its gardens, its sports activities and its cultural visits make Monaco the ideal destination for a romantic trip.
At an hour drive from the coast, in the heart of Nature Park Le Mercantour, you can take a 2 or 3 hour tour to discover the wolf, its environment and its history. Thanks to the sceno visions (multi sensory shows), four characters will allow you to discover the wolf, before meeting them with the inhabitants of the site at the forest house.
Grasse, town of jasmine, enchants the entire world with its fragrances. Since the 18 th century, thanks to its activity and know-how in the art of perfumery, the town has been contributing to the popularity of France. The international perfume museum of Grasse opened in 1989, showing 4000 years of history about the development of our sense of smell. The museum not only shows perfumes and cosmetics, but also explains the techniques of preparing them, mentioning all kinds of details about the development of our sense of smell.
This grot, discovered in 1890, has an extraordinary number of beautifully formed stones. The visitor’s track is practical and safe: the access to the grot alleys can be found inside the building of the grots. The visitor is then led from room to room, to discover the spectacular underground world, which is perfectly emphasised by a dimmed light.
The richness of the greasy and flexible clay soil made of Vallauris a real potter’s town. Since the Gallo-Roman period, ceramic dishes are made here, which are only enamelled on the inside, by special a led silicate called Alquifox. Following the tradition, several potters have continued the work of artists such as Picasso, Chagall, Dufy, Miro et Cocteau…
The small area of Suquet forms the real historical centre of Cannes. This part looks out over the marina and offers beautiful views. This is where you can walk through the oldest street of Cannes; the rue Saint Antoine, an animated street filled with restaurants, but you’ll also find various monuments such as the beautiful baroque church Notre Dame de l’Espérance, the ruins of the castle and the site where the ramparts of the town used to be.
The island Sainte Marguerite is almost completely covered by a thick pine forest, cut through by shady hiking paths. The island Saint Honorat houses one of the oldest western monasteries. Today, Cistercian monks still live on this beautiful and peaceful site that invites to contemplation.