Natural park of " Rives du Loup "

An urban park between plain and canyon

The Loup is a small coastal river, 48 km long, which rises in the pre-Alps of Grasse and ends its course at the foot of the village of Villeneuve-Loubet before flowing into the Mediterranean. All along its descent it reveals a steep landscape between pebble beaches, steep gorges and limestone plateaus. Preserved vegetation that takes its time to blossom, and sites classified Natura 2000 whose flora (ash, alder, hop hornbeam, laurel, elm) and fauna (families of ducks, freshwater fish, colonies of bats, kingfisher, grey heron) are a marvel.

At the end of the 19th century, the banks of the Loup became a popular destination. A century later, the Rives du Loup departmental nature park was created, an urban park that extends over the neighbouring communes of La Colle-sur-Loup, Villeneuve-Loubet and Cagnes-sur-Mer. A green setting of 55 hectares, well laid out, with its well-maintained paths, its nature leisure activities, its access footbridges and its picnic areas. A natural park easy to access that you can discover with its "Balade au fil du Loup".

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