Vaugrenier Park

This 250-acre park boasts woodland, grassland and all sorts of typically Mediterranean flora and fauna.

Located right by the sea, just as you leave Antibes on the way to Nice, the park serves as a green lung for the town, with extensive grassland, forest and a lake, complemented by playgrounds and a fitness trail, making it a popular place for family picnics, sporting activities and walks.

Archaeological excavations in the park have revealed the remains of a village from the Julio-Claudian period and a temple dedicated to the Roman god Mercury.

A variety of flora and fauna

Many different species of tree line the park’s 50 acres of grassland, including elm, ash, poplar, willow, maple, etc., while the 175 acres of woodland comprise cork, holm and white oaks and pine trees. Myrtle, honeysuckle, heather and rockrose flourish in the undergrowth below.

The park is also teeming with wildlife - if you’re quiet and don’t draw too much attention to yourself, you may well catch sight of foxes, wild rabbits, squirrels, hedgehogs, bats, grass snakes and frogs.

Last but not least, the lake - an exceptionally rich habitat for numerous species. The lake was renovated in the 1990s, and the resulting stretch of water attracts numerous birds, either temporarily or as a permanent home, including ducks, herons and egrets - they can be observed from 3 nearby hides.

On the RN7 as you leave Antibes in the direction of Villeneuve-Loubet