Quality Hotel Flore Nice Promenade
2, rue Maccarani
Phone: (33) 4 92144020
Fax: (33) 4 92144021
Situated on the hill between the old town and the harbor, this park is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by a typically Mediterranean backdrop of pine trees, carobs, figs, and aloes, the park's impressive waterfall, children's play area, breathtaking views over the city, medieval ruins and Maritime Museum are all part of its appeal. Get here on foot, by car or take the lift from Rue des Ponchettes at the foot of Bellanda Tower.
A relatively modern addition to the city's landscape, the Quai Rauba Capeu was inagurated in 2003. This beautiful road, on a natural curve over the Baie des Anges offers incredible views of the waterfront and the city below. With cycling paths, wide promenades and stunning views; at a short distance from the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town; it's a must-visit. The impressive Monuments aux Morts is located here as are the various pathways and walkways up leading up to the beautiful park, Collines du Chateau. Hire a bike and cycle along the Quai, or just relax at one of the many benches scattered around and soak in the amazing view.
A beautiful public garden in the heart of the city, the Le Jardin Général Thiole offers visitors a haven of tranquillity from the noise and bustle of city life. A short walk from the Basilica of Notre Dame de Nice, it has a lovely play area for children, green shaded pathways and a water pool in the center. The picturesque garden is especially beautiful when the ancient Magnolias are in bloom. A nice place to take a break and just enjoy nature.
Thanks to this diving school, the ocean's murky depths are open to everyone. All you need is to take your seat on the Poseidon, and allow yourself to be guided by the club's team. The Poseidon offers beginner's courses, diving courses, and preparation for diving exams, from 7 years on up: all this at very reasonable and affordable rates.
At Patinoire Jean Bouin you can watch the skilful skaters sway and float on ice. This is an ice rink of international repute hosting many sporting events and competitions. From Ice hockey to figure skating; you can enjoy them all. This sports venue is easy to locate as it is within the well-known Palais De Sports Jean Bouin in Nice.
Piscine Jean Bouin is a local public pool in the north-eastern region of Nice.
This private stretch of beach is ideal for families with young children - it even comes complete with an adventure playground and swimming pool. What's more, the deckchairs are far enough apart to give each sun seeker the privacy they need. All in all, an attractive private beach in the heart of town that should please the whole family!
Salle Raoul Dufy is the leading table tennis club in the Nice region, with 18 tables available to beginners and pros alike. The facility also has coaches and occasionally organizes special events. Call for more information.
Here's a place for those who love climbing and aren't afraid of heights. Art Bloc Escalade's difference: the climbs take place in 250 m² of walls specially fitted out for climbing and rappelling. Art Bloc welcomes both adults and children, whatever their level. After several sessions, you'll find out what to expect from a real cliff structure, and how to deal with different situations, with help from the club's staff.
The Hippodrome Côte d'Azur presents horse races on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition, fireworks and themed evenings periodically take place, adding even more festivity to the evenings. Started in 1952, this place is spread over an area of 24 hectares (60 acres) and has witnessed several key horse competitions. Apart from holding matches, this place also serves as a training center. Visit the website for more details.
This path follows the sea from the quartier Fontvieille to the end of Cap d'Ail via the Pointe des Douaniers and Rognoso cape reaching Plage Mala. Discover the delights of the sea and the beauty of nature; those who like architecture and luxury villas will love the sight of the magnificent Belle Epoque properties along this walk. On a walk lasting a little less than 3 hours there and back at normal pace, you don't have to walk all the way! Why not take the time to have a swim too? Besides that, it is an educational day for children with signs showing types of flora and geological features found on this path. The Office du Tourisme du Cap d'Ail sells a very detailed guide. Guided visits can also be organized. Watch out for the spray when the sea is rough!
Those with weak legs be warned: this trip is 558 steps there and back. After this rather physical experience, vast underground wonders await your family. There are many caves for you to explore, all of them filled with stalactites and stalagmites. After an exciting tour of the caves, there's an exhibition of tools that were discovered here, and which bear witness to the presence of man in the caves 200,000 years ago. This is interesting for children as well as adults. Guided tour: half an hour