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The Valmasque Park, Mougins

Protected & maintained natural park area close to Mougins

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Covering 561 hectares this park is a beautifully protected area that is flourishing with wildlife, plants and birdlife! Go for a hike around the lake, enjoy a picnic by the river or take a ride on your mountain bike through the forest, there are lots of things to do at this park.

This is a great place to come and enjoy nature in a safe and welcoming environment, with good access and pathways to make it accessible to all. There are two running circuits, one of 3km and one of 6km, plus a fitness trail built over 1.4km. With plenty of additional walking and hiking paths so that you don't bump into runners, you can also stay clear of horse riders who have a separate 8km of trails to themselves.

The Fontmerle lake has a birdwatching observatory, a pond with different varieties of fish and gorgeous lotus flowers which bloom on its surface every August. The river Valmasque also flows through the park before reaching the river Brague which runs into Biot.

A great place for a family day out there are nearly 300 picnic tables and benches, as well as numerous playgrounds.

Worth knowing

There is plenty of free parking at the access to the park.

Watch out for

This is a good place to see more than sixty varieties of sedentary or migratory birds, including ducks, moorhens, herons, coots and egrets. A birdwatching platform has been set up so that you take your binoculars along and settle down to enjoy the local birdlife!


From Antibes or Cannes then make your way towards Mougins and the D35.


Map of the surrounding area