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Fun Sites 06, Alpes-Maritimes

Amusements and things to do on the Côte d'Azure, the French Riviera, including the towns of Nice, Cannes, Menton and Antibes.

Antibes  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06600)

Antibes Land (beside Marineland)

Amusement park
Butterfly Jungle
Little Provencal Farm

Location: RN 7, Route de Biot, Antibes

Tel: 0493 334 949

Kart'on - Karting indoor

Location: ZAC des Trois Moulins; Rue des Lamberts (near the Antibes autoroute exit)

Open: Mon-Thur 18h-midnight; Fri 18h-02h; Sat 14h-02h; Sun 12h-20h.

Tel: 0493 748 989; Fax: 04 93 74 66 10

Adventure Golf (Mini-golf)

Location: Parking Marineland

Tel: 0493 334 949

Mini Golf de la Brague

Location: rte Biot

Tel: 0493 746 745

Le Bar-sur-Loup  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06620)


Go-kart rental and driving, age 5+

Location: Plateau de la Sarrée, Route de Gourdon

Open: daily, 12h--19h

Tel: 0493 424 808

Caille  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06750)

Arbre & Aventure

Tree Adventures - Cables, walkways and nets strung between trees in the forested hills of the Montagne de Audibergue. Seven different routes, for all ages: 5 years and up, 8 years and up, on up to the adults' Super Tyro.

Location: Parc de la Moulière, outdoor sports area by the hamlet of La Moulière, 6 km southeast of Caille village.

Open: May, June, Sept: weekends and holidays. July-August: daily

Tel: 0493 366 057, or 0660 605 625



Cannes  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06400)

Cannes Bowling - Billiards

Location: 189 av Françis Tonner (just past the Cannes-Mandelieu airport)

Open: 7 days a week, 15h-02h30

Mandelieu-la-Napoule  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06210)

On the west side of Cannes.

Parc de la Vernède et de Robinson

Menton  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06500)

Mini-Golf du Parc de loisirs Koaland

Location: Ave de la Madone

Tel: 0492 100 040

Mini-Golf du Pian

Location: 9 av Blasco-Ibanez

Tel: 0493 577 693

Nice  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06000)

Kindia Park

Childrens attractions

Location: Parc de Vaugrenir - RN 7; Villeneuve Loubet

Tel: 0493 656 192

Marionnettes and Childrens Shows

Clown, Grenadine, Magician

Location: 28 rue El-Nouzah

Tel: 0493 802 183

Show at the Castel des 2 Rois

Location: Corniche André de Joly

Open: Wed, Sat, Sun - 16h, 17h.


Discovering astronomy, planetarium, telescopes.

Location: Rte de la Revère, Grande Corniche, Col d'Eze

Open: July-Aug - every night starting at 18h30. Sept-June - Tue, Fri starting at 18h30.

Tel: 0493 858 558; Fax: 04 93 85 62 85

Observatory of the Côte d'Azur

Visit the observatory

Location: Bd Bischoffsheim

Open: Saturday 15h

Tel: 0493 858 558; Fax: 04 93 85 62 85

Théâtre de la Cité et Théâtre Chou

4 children's shows alternately in both theateres

Open: Sat 14h30

Tel: 0493 268 345

Aquascope - Trans Côte d'Azur

Explore the underwater world from a glass-bottomed boat.

Location: Quai Lunel, 06300 Port de Nice

Open: Spring - daily 9h, 10h, 11h, 14h, 15h, 16h, 17h, 18h.

Tel: 0492 004 230; Fax: 04 92 00 42 31

Trans Côte d'Azur - Sea Excursions

Sea excursions along the coast, departing from Nice or St-Laurent-du-Var.

Location: Quai Lunel, 06300 Port de Nice

Tel: 0492 004 230; Fax: 04 92 00 42 31

Nice Côté Mer: 1 hr; Cap de Nice, Cap Ferrat, Baie de Villefranche, Promenade des Anglais. Monaco: all day or afternoon: Cap Ferrat, Baie de Villefranche, Beaulieu, Eze, to Monaco. San Remo: with a stop for shopping at San Remo. Iles de Lerins. Corniche d'Or: 2 hrs; departs from Sainte Marguerite (Iles de Lerins) Saint-Tropez.

Saint Jean-Cap-Ferrat  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06230)

Zoo Cap Ferrat

Location: The Parc Zoological is located in the northwestern part of the peninsula, just past the Office de Tourisme.

Open: Every day of the year.

Tel: 0493 760 760

Over 300 animals, with Bear Mountain, Tiger Zone, Crocodile Beach, African Plain.

Saint Vallier-de-Thiey  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06460)

Grotte Baume Obscure Souterroscope

Visit the underground caves; 15 minutes from Grasse.

Location: Chemin de Sainte-Anne

Open: Apr-June, Sept: 10h-17h weekdays, 10h-19h weekends. July-Aug: 10h-19h daily; Oct-Mar: 10h-17h weekends.

Tel: 0493 426 163; Fax: 04 93 42 69 19

Underground temperature 13 deg C, bring warm clothing.

Grottes des Audides

Underground caves (grottes) and musuem, parc prehistoric.

Location: Route de Cabris CD4

Open: July-Aug, daily, 10h-18h; Sept, June, except Tue, 14h-17h Oct-May, except Mon-Tue, 14h-17h

Tel: 0493 426 415

Underground temperature 13 deg C, bring warm clothing.

Thorenc  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06750)

Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur

This 700 hectare animal park is home to a herd of European Bison, the Mongolian Wild Horse (Przewalski's Horse, Dzungarian Horse, Asian Wild Horse), deer and wild boar. Guided visits (safaris) are in small groups, either walking or by horse-drawn carriage (calèche). Snowshoe visits (safaris) are available in the winter.

  • The site has a buffet and restaurant, and package prices are available for safari + dining. There are also rooms available, for overnight and two-night visits.

    Location: Domaine du Haut-Thorenc; 700 m east of the junction of the D5 (from Andon) with the D2 east-west road.

    Open: 1 March to the first weekend of January

    Closed: Jan - Feb

    Entry: Walking guided visits take 1h30, in groups of 8 to 12. 18 euros adults, 10 euros children. Horse carriage visits take 1h30, in groups of 10 to 12. 12 euros adults, 12 euros children.

    Tel: 0493 600 078; Fax: 0493 600 078


    The Reserve brought in their first European Bison (Bison bonasus) from Pologne in 2005 and 2006, and the herd has prospered and expanded here. In this thickly forested area, the bison create clearings that are great for biodiversity.

  • Przewalski's Horse (Equus ferus przewalskii) is a small, wild horse that once ranged over the plains and steppes of Europe and Asia. Over 600 cave drawings of the Przewalski's Horse date from 30'000 to 9'000 years ago. Modern times were unkind to the breed, and the race was reduced to official extinction (except for two captive populations in Munich and Prague zoos) in 1945. Careful breeding and repopulation of protected areas, such as the Reserve Biologique des Monts d'Azur, has raised the classification to "critically endangered".

    Villeneuve-Loubet  -  Alpes-Maritimes (06270)

    Between Nice and Antibes; beside Cagnes-sur-Mer.

    Adventure labryinth - Le Labyrinthe de l'Aventure

    A maze of 4 kms of alleys and dead-ends, where games are hidden for young and old. The 2009 theme: The Great Explorers.

    Location: Route D2085 (direction Grasse), 2 km past Villeneuve-Loubet village.

    Open: 11 April - 11 Nov

    Entry: 10.50 € adults; 8.50 € for 4-12 years.

    Tel: 0492 020 606, or 0672 721 776; Fax: 0492 020 606



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