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Parc Phœnix is a 7-hectare (17-acre) botanical garden and zoo in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. The park was opened in February 1990 and is located at the southwestern edge of Nice, in the l'Arenas district, along with the Promenade des Anglais. The park has an inner body of water. The park is divided into several zones, such as a tropical zone, a Mediterranean garden, and areas reserved for animals.
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Now seeking a new equilibrium, the park is turning towards the wild beauty of the animal kingdom. In the glasshouse, you'll walk among a forest of ferns, by water turtles, by iguanas, around rare orchids planted by a wooden gazebo. Outside, in the park, you'll stroll by birdcages filled with exotic birds, while speakers set low to the ground pump animal sounds from tropical lands. You can even see a baby shark, a pond where you can touch rays which are neither electric nor poisonous, spectacled caiman, a tribe of iguanas that live with exotic birds and some trapdoor spiders (in terrariums), all in a greenhouse where the public can walk around freely.
The Snack Coté Jardin is open all year according to the park's schedule. There are 100 seats and 20 sunbeds at your disposal for a moment of relaxation. The cafe offers a dish of the day from Monday to Friday from 11:45 to 15:00. You have the possibility to organize the restoration of your events (birthdays, wines of honor, business lunches and Christmas. It could be a nice thing to do at Parc Phoneix with your family. The cafe offer Salads, Cold Sandwiches, Panini, Pizza, Hot Dog, Steak fries, fried nuggets, fried sausages, entrecote fries, a dish of the day (except weekends) and many more.
The fountain is located in the middle of the Park and often serves as a landmark. You can take a walk under its waterfall overlooking the lake. This is one of the favorite points of the photographers. Its fount of water makes the joy of the visitors. Next thing to do at Parc Phoenix is to visit the pyramid. This gazebo on the greenhouse and park allows you to admire the scenery and the central lawn. All around are planted remarkable trees such as Parkinsonia, Tipuana, Erythrin, Lagunaria or Brachychiton. Lastly, the northern talus trail. On this shady walk, you will see a California Sequoia, a monument dedicated to President Roosevelt.
How to Get Tickets?
You can get Parc Phoenix tickets at the ticket office when you arrive. The ticket price is EUR 5 for adults and EUR 3 for reduced tickets. Children under 12 years old can enter the park for free.
How To Get Around?
You can get around the park after getting your Parc Phoenix tickets by foot. It is also accessible by wheelchair and stroller.
What Should I Wear?
There is no dress code at Parc Phoneix, just wear comfortable shoes to walk around.
Best Time to Visit
Parc Phoenix tour is open from 9:30 to 6:00 p.m. on 25 October to 30 March (winter hours) and from 9:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 31 to October 24 (summer hours). It can be visited all year round and is always beautiful.
Will I Need a Guide?
You don't need a guide for your Parc Phoenix tour. It's easy to get around and you can find everything on this website.
How To Get There?
This is a park very close to the airport at nice. From the Promenade de Anglais get the no 52 bus. Then, stop at the nearest bus stop to the park and walk for a few meters, you will find the entrance to Parc Phoenix tickets office.
For security, your bags will be checked at the entrance. It is prohibited to feed the animals or to pick the flowers in the garden.