The gardens in the Côte d’Azur region have significantly contributed to the area’s reputation as a top tourist destination and today harbour an exceptional wealth of botanical heritage.
A new event on the Côte d’Azur
‘The Alpes-Maritimes department has decided to celebrate this priceless heritage with a brand new event: The Côte d’Azur Garden Festival, which will take place between 1 April and 1 Mai 2017 with the theme “Awaken your senses”’. Eric Ciotti, MP, President of the Alpes-Maritimes department.
The IN Festival consists of a competition in which participants will create 200 m² temporary gardens in several town centres that are among the most beautiful places in the department: Cannes – the Villa Rothschild gardens; Menton – the Biovès gardens; Grasse – the Honoré Cresp Esplanade; Nice – the Albert I gardens on the Promenade du Paillon; and Antibes – the Gould pine grove in Juan-les-Pins.
The competition was launched at the “Jardins, Jardin” event in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris on 3 June.
The OFF Festival will allow the entire Côte d’Azur to celebrate in unison the region’s lush and remarkable botanical heritage. On the programme: activities, conferences, exhibits, open houses and guided tours.
A thematic means for visitors to discover the Côte d’Azur
This event is an opportunity to honour throughout the year the nearly sixty Côte d’Azur gardens open to the public via discovery routes and short break plans that allow visitors to fully immerse themselves in these exceptional sites. Visitors can meet, for example, fragrant flower producers and horticulturists, many of whom are working to be nominated for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage lists for the “Perfume plant expertise” in the Grasse area. The gardens will also be celebrated through cuisine and the many festivities scheduled on the Côte d’Azur between January and December.
“We hope over 400,000 visitors will discover this extraordinary natural legacy thanks to this ambitious event. The tourism aim is to exceed one million paid admissions in the Côte d’Azur gardens in 2017.” David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, President of CRT Côte d’Azur.
In the spring nature flourishes… Nice surprises and dazzles you!
Green city of the Mediterranean, but also the capital of the French Riviera, Nice places human well-being and ecology at the heart of its development policy, offering its inhabitants and visitors a unique and preserved living environment.
Book your spring stay at preferential rates on the booking site of the Nice Convention and Visitors Bureau: