Jardin Albert 1er, Nice

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    Albert 1er Gardens

    by NiceLife Updated May 24, 2009

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    Streliza - Bird of Paradise flower

    The Albert 1st Gardens are the essential place to stop and sit a while and enjoy the lush mediteranean vegetation that thrives in this frost free climate.

    Finest among the palms and flowers is the eye-catching Bird of Paradise flower, Strelizia, which grows in profusion.The climbing rose pergolas are lined by rows of blue-flowered Agapanthus - the plant that shouts Mediterranean and Summer at the same time.

    Divided half way by the chequer-board paving of Place Massena, the sea-facing end of the gardens showcases the huge sculpture "Arc de Venet" curving towards the sky, and terminates in the concert venue the Theatre de Verdure. The northern half is home to splendid fountains, and ultimately terminates in the bus station, the Gare Routiere.
    With fine views back to the hills behind Nice in the distance, the Albert the first gardens are an essential resting point.

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    Jardin Albert 1er

    by tim07 Updated Sep 24, 2008

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    This is Nice's oldest public garden & is situated between the old and new towns. The trees that line the park provide some shade from the sun & block out some of the traffic noise. This makes it a peaceful place to stroll through or sit in, both day & night.

    At the centre of the park is a giant steel arc designed by sculptor Bernard Venet, it represents Nice's famous coastline.

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    Albert Gardens

    by AlbaniaLover Written Aug 26, 2006
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    The Albert Gardens were right infront of our hotel, they are a lovely place to walk round and have a look at the water fountains or sit on a bench or the grass to relax and watch the world go by.

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    Jardin Albert Ier

    by al_mary Updated Feb 7, 2006

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    Jardin Albert Ier is located at
    Place Massena which is the
    neighborhood Town Centre
    and also the location of the
    "Public Gardens" where we
    had a great time. Here you will
    find a great merry go round for
    young and old alike ......

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    This is the ideal place to take a break and unwind before
    continuing a tour of the city. It is a haven of tranquillity with
    a large lawn, fountains, pine and palm trees and inviting
    blue chairs, perfectly placed to connect Vieux-Nice, the
    city centre and the seaside Promenade des Anglais.

    If you have kids with you, they will delight in the charming
    wrought-iron merry-go-round, playing cheery tunes on the
    rare occasions it is in operation.

    Also, make sire that you do not miss the towering arc-shaped
    sculpture, created by artist Bernar Venet. The Albert I garden is
    among the oldest in the city and was named after the Belgian
    King in 1914 ....

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