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Villeneuve-Loubet is a well-known seaside resort on the Côte d’Azur, between Antibes and Nice, and is a popular tourist destination of the south of France. Nature lovers can enjoy the wooded paths of the Parc de Vaugrenier, and thus offer themselves a break with nature and relaxation just a few metres from the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the Parc de Vaugrenier, in the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region.

A park between nature and culture

Close to the tourist beaches of Villeneuve-Loubet, the departmental Parc du Vaugrenier invites you to a getaway in a preserved natural environment.

The Romans, seduced by the privileged location of this land, founded a village here. The Via Aurelia (or Aurelian Way), which facilitated trade between Rome, Gaul and the Iberian provinces, is located nearby. The remains of a temple dedicated to the divinity Mercury, visible in the park, remind walkers of the rich ancient past of Vaugrenier and the French Riviera.

The particular geological nature of the soil in this area has favoured the creation of natural wetlands. The Vaugrenier park is home to the last natural freshwater pond on the coast of the Alpes-Maritimes. Walkers can also enjoy the meadows, criss-crossed by small streams, and the paths that lead through the heart of Mediterranean forests, where cork oaks, holm oaks, white oaks and pines dominate.

Many plant and animal species have found refuge in the park. Small mammals are numerous: foxes, wild rabbits, squirrels, hedgehogs and bats are at home here. You can also see harmless snakes sunning themselves, or frogs with their characteristic songs. The pond attracts many species of sedentary and migratory birds: ducks, herons, egrets find both shelter and food here.

Leisure and outdoor activities

The Vaugrenier park is suitable for all visitors, sportsmen, nature lovers and families.

On site, the numerous footpaths and trails are ideal for walkers, for a pleasant walk in a sumptuous natural setting. Three ornithological observation posts and educational panels enable you to discover the local fauna and better understand its issues.

The more sporty can follow the fitness trail specially designed for them. The various modules offer them a fun physical exercise session in the open air.

Families with children appreciate the presence of a playground, tables and benches in the shade for a picnic under the trees, water points and toilets.

Various facilities have been created to make the various areas of the park more accessible to people with reduced mobility. These paths can also be used easily by bicycle.

Practical information

The Vaugrenier park welcomes you every day of the year. Opening hours vary according to the season:

·         From April to October: 7.30am to 8pm

·         From November to March: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

You can easily get there by car:

  • From the A8 motorway, exit at Bouches-du-Loup or Villeneuve-Loubet plage then follow the signs for Antibes
  • From the departmental road 6007 (RD), take the direction of Antibes (from Villeneuve-Loubet) or conversely of Villeneuve-Loubet (from Antibes). You will find the entrance to the park near the business park.

Numerous car parks have been installed on the outskirts of the park.

You can also access the Vaugrenier park by train. Get off at the Villeneuve-Loubet station, then follow the RD 6007 towards the city of Antibes (westwards).