Parc Phœnix

Parc Phœnix is a 7-hectare (17-acre) botanical garden and zoo in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France.

Parc Phœnix
Parc Phoenix serre Nice.jpg
The greenhouse
Date openedFebruary 1990
LocationNice, Alpes-Maritimes, France
Coordinates43°40′01″N 7°12′10″E / 43.66694°N 7.20278°E / 43.66694; 7.20278Coordinates: 43°40′01″N 7°12′10″E / 43.66694°N 7.20278°E / 43.66694; 7.20278
Land area7 ha (17 acres)[1]
Websitewww.parc-phoenix.org

Location and historyEdit

The park was opened in February 1990, and is located at the southwestern edge of Nice, in the l'Arenas district, along the Promenade des Anglais. The park has an inner body of water. The park is divided into several zones, such as a tropical zone, a Mediterranean garden, and areas reserved for animals.

Exterior gardensEdit

 
Animals and plants outside the greenhouse.

The park consists mostly of a large greenhouse with a large pool, hosting animals such as pelicans, swans, ducks and turtles. Other animals living in the park live in cages.

The greenhouseEdit

 
Plants inside the greenhouse
 
Aristoloche

The greenhouse in the park, with an area of 7,000 square metres (75,000 sq ft) and a height of 25 metres (82 ft), is one of the largest greenhouses in Europe and is divided into seven zones.

Temporary expositionsEdit

The park regularly hosts temporary expositions about nature.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ville de Nice: Parc Phoenix". nice.fr. City of Nice. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved September 1, 2012.

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