Promenade du Paillon is a stunning, landscaped park featuring a wide range of flora, tree-lined paths, a reflecting pool, play neighborhoods, water features and relaxation in the city centre. This city park runs from Théâtre National to Place Masséna and is a favorite spot among locals for quiet strolls.

Despite being in the heart of the city, it's a great place to come to get away from the hustle and bustle and just have some peace, quiet and serenity for a time. You can relax and enjoy representative species of flora from all over the world while the kids run and play.

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Highlights of the Promenade du Paillon

The Promenade du Paillon is highlighted by diverse species of flora lining its walkways. The cultivated paths feature pine, oak, cypress, olive, carob, fig and pomegranate trees. Besides trees, you can see flowers and shrubs from all over Asia, Africa, Oceana, the Americas and beyond. 

The water features are another highlight and feature a 3,000-square-metre lake with 128 water jets that are used to stage sound and light shows on a regular basis. The mist plateau allows you to cool off on hot days in a cloud of water vapor that refracts sunlight into rainbow colors. 

Good to know about the Promenade du Paillon

The primary attraction of the Promenade du Paillon is its wide range of plants and flowers, which could create sensitivities among those with allergies, so keep that in mind before visiting. The promenade itself is quite disability friendly and offers flat, cultivated, well-tended and paved level paths, so wheelchair users should have little trouble getting around. 

The park is dog friendly, but dogs must be kept on a leash and under control at all times. The trails are also bicycle friendly, so it's fine to bring your cycle and get in your exercise. For pedestrians, be aware that cyclists will be around.

Promenade du Paillon

Location: Plassa Carlou Aubert, 06300 Nice, France

Open: Daily from 7 am to 11 pm

Phone: +33 (0)4 97 25 49 00