Named for the now covered over river of the same name that flows into the sea at Nice, construction on this 12 hectare park started in 2010, when the old Lignes d’Azur bus depot and hanging gardens were demolished. The total cost for the project was 40 million Euro and it was completed in 2013. It runs from Promenade des Anglais to the National Theatre, along one side of Avenue des Phoceens, a distance of 1.2 km.
Landscaping consists of green lawns, 1,600 trees, 6,000 shrubs and 50,000 perennials, as well as paths, a water mirror with 128 jets and plenty of play structures for children.
We wandered to and through this park, numerous times, marveling as school students gathered to eat their lunch in groups, small children played with the water jets and adults sat and enjoyed the whole scene.
Definitely, a nice addition to downtown Nice.