ItinerariesTuesday 15 May 2018

The gardens of the Côte d'Azur [Video & photo gallery]

With their favorable climate, their sublime landscapes and their unique cultural richness, the Alpes-Maritimes is a privileged land for the establishment and development of exceptional gardens.

Credit Facebook site

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The digital booklet of the Côte d'Azur gardens, which references many prestigious sites around Grasse, Cannes, Nice, Menton and in the highlands, also helps to promote this remarkable heritage. You have, in your hands, all the cards to discover or rediscover many treasures of this territory.

"In the Alpes-Maritimes, tourism is the main industry since 1860. We come in winter to enjoy the mild climate. Overwinterers need accomodation, food, recreation and villas, hotels and casinos". In 1887, the Var and Alpes-Maritimes coastline was named "Côte d'Azur" by the writer Stéphen Liegeard.

Our era is not the only one to take an interest in flora and preservation Nature, the gardens created at this time allowed to acclimatize rare species from all over the world and to diffuse them, since the Mediterranean climate allowed it. Ornamental and spectacular gardens with lush plants have thus emerged throughout the Côte d'Azur accompanying the way of life of this now extinct society.

However, thanks to public and private initiatives, or those related to various research and study centers, these gardens have endured and we now have a set of amazing gardens scattered over various municipalities and even in the hinterland. Whether they are living witnesses of a rich past or imagined by contemporary creators, these gardens offer magnificent perspectives and unique corners of paradise that must be discovered or rediscovered through the seasons!

These are sumptuous spaces and landscapes that delight visitors and tourists alike; both true "extraordinary gardens" and "green gold" much sought after at the beginning of the 21st century, the general public finds through them this need for a return to nature which is now confirmed over the years.

Near Cannes
Near Nice
Near Menton
In the highlands

Judit Neuberger

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