A 428-hectare wooded park
Located in the communes of Valbonne and Mougins, in the south of France, the public Parc de la Valmasque covers 428 hectares. Wooded hills and gently curving valleys offer typically Mediterranean vegetation and landscapes, with pine forests, oak groves, olive groves, scrubland and lawns.
The park is watered by the Valmasque and the Bouillide, two streams that feed various ponds and pools before joining the Brague. Your walk can take you to the banks of the Fontmerle pond, which is surprisingly rich in biological diversity. The lotuses, in flower in summer, cover part of the pond and offer a magnificent spectacle. Its waters are home to carp, eels, tenchs and batrachians.
Birdwatchers can observe many birds around the pond. Around sixty sedentary or migratory species live in the Valmasque park: ducks, herons, coots, egrets, gallinules, etc. An observation platform has been specially installed to admire the view and the incredible fauna and flora. Signs make it easy to recognise the different species.