From parks to plays to pools, amusement for the family on the French Riviera.
Here are some amusements to entertain the family throughout the French Riviera, in Cannes, Nice, and St. Tropez:
Parks and Playgrounds:
At the west end of La Croisette between the Palais des Festivals and the beach, is a shaded grassy park area with a playground, including slides and other equipment. You’ll find a real carrousel there, and sometimes in the summer an even bigger one is set up out on the Esplanade in front of the Palais.
At the east end of La Croisette, just before the new Port Canto Yacht Harbor, is another park and playground. This one also has carnival-type rides for the bigger kids.
Besides the playground, at the east end of La Croisette is the Jardin Alexandre the Third, a lovely large park filled with flowering gardens.
Open: 7 days a week, starting at 3pm
These are open to visiting families. Call ahead for hours of operation and bring your own towels and bathing caps.
- Cercle des Nageurs de Cannes
Av. Pierre de Coubertin
Tel: (33) 493- 90-64-20
- Piscine des Oliviers
10 av Benefiat
Tel: (33) 493-99-43-43
- Piscine Municipale
av Pierre de Coubertin 06150
Tel (33) 493-47-12-94
Discover astronomy, enjoy a planetarium, see telescopes.
Tel: (33) 04-93-85-85-58
Open: July-Aug, every night starting at 6:30pm
Tel: (33) 04-93-65-61-92
Marionnettes and Children’s Shows
Clown, Grenadine, Magician
Tel: (33) 04-93-80-21-83
Museum of Miniature Trains
Impressive layouts, including local decor and trains (10,000 pieces.)
Tel: (33) 04-93-97-41-40
Open: 9:30am to evening non-stop
Show at the Castel des Deux Rois
Open: Wed, Sat, Sun
Theatre de la Cite et Theatre Chou
4 children’s shows, alternately in both theaters
Open: Sat 2:30pm
Place aux Herbes
This lively Square has been a center of activity in St Tropez for centuries. Located one street behind the Quai Jean Jaures, past the Office de Tourisme, the Place aux Herbes is a busy little enclave of vegetables, fruit and flower stalls. You’ll enjoy it the most if you go early in the morning , Fridays and Saturdays are busiest.
Pampelonne- Ramatuelle Beaches
The most serious collection of beaches are along the Baie de Pampelonne, south of St Tropez and east of Ramatuelle. You’ll need to drive out the D93 road from 3 to 6 km, then turn off to the left on one of the beach access roads.
OFFICE DE TOURISME
Quai Jean Jaures
Tel: (33) 494-97-45-21 Fax: (33) 494-97-82-66
Open 7 days: July-Aug: 9:30am-1pm, 3-4pm and Sept-June: 9am-12pm, 2-7pm
Stop by their office for helpful maps, brochures, information on the regions local events and attractions.
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