Comfort Hotel Galaxie - Nice St Laurent Du Var
39, Avenue du Marechal Juin
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700
Phone: (33) 4 93077372
Fax: (33) 4 93143214
Salle Raoul Dufy is the leading table tennis club in the Nice region, with 18 tables available to beginners and pros alike. The facility also has coaches and occasionally organizes special events. Call for more information.
The Hippodrome Côte d'Azur presents horse races on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition, fireworks and themed evenings periodically take place, adding even more festivity to the evenings. Started in 1952, this place is spread over an area of 24 hectares (60 acres) and has witnessed several key horse competitions. Apart from holding matches, this place also serves as a training center. Visit the website for more details.
This private stretch of beach is ideal for families with young children - it even comes complete with an adventure playground and swimming pool. What's more, the deckchairs are far enough apart to give each sun seeker the privacy they need. All in all, an attractive private beach in the heart of town that should please the whole family!
Here's a place for those who love climbing and aren't afraid of heights. Art Bloc Escalade's difference: the climbs take place in 250 m² of walls specially fitted out for climbing and rappelling. Art Bloc welcomes both adults and children, whatever their level. After several sessions, you'll find out what to expect from a real cliff structure, and how to deal with different situations, with help from the club's staff.
A good 25km from Nice, this park takes you on a voyage through the tropics and on a discovery tour of its wildlife. An entire jungle has been recreated here beneath the dome in which magnificent butterflies of many different and often rare species fly free. This is also home to other animals native to the same tropical climate, such as spiders, crocodiles and bats. This visit can often be combined with a trip to Marineland, the Petite Ferme (little farm), Adventure Golf or Aquasplash, all located on the same premises.
A beautiful public garden in the heart of the city, the Le Jardin Général Thiole offers visitors a haven of tranquillity from the noise and bustle of city life. A short walk from the Basilica of Notre Dame de Nice, it has a lovely play area for children, green shaded pathways and a water pool in the center. The picturesque garden is especially beautiful when the ancient Magnolias are in bloom. A nice place to take a break and just enjoy nature.
Situated on the hill between the old town and the harbor, this park is a favorite with locals and tourists alike. Surrounded by a typically Mediterranean backdrop of pine trees, carobs, figs, and aloes, the park's impressive waterfall, children's play area, breathtaking views over the city, medieval ruins and Maritime Museum are all part of its appeal. Get here on foot, by car or take the lift from Rue des Ponchettes at the foot of Bellanda Tower.
A relatively modern addition to the city's landscape, the Quai Rauba Capeu was inagurated in 2003. This beautiful road, on a natural curve over the Baie des Anges offers incredible views of the waterfront and the city below. With cycling paths, wide promenades and stunning views; at a short distance from the Promenade des Anglais and the Old Town; it's a must-visit. The impressive Monuments aux Morts is located here as are the various pathways and walkways up leading up to the beautiful park, Collines du Chateau. Hire a bike and cycle along the Quai, or just relax at one of the many benches scattered around and soak in the amazing view.
Thanks to this diving school, the ocean's murky depths are open to everyone. All you need is to take your seat on the Poseidon, and allow yourself to be guided by the club's team. The Poseidon offers beginner's courses, diving courses, and preparation for diving exams, from 7 years on up: all this at very reasonable and affordable rates.
At Patinoire Jean Bouin you can watch the skilful skaters sway and float on ice. This is an ice rink of international repute hosting many sporting events and competitions. From Ice hockey to figure skating; you can enjoy them all. This sports venue is easy to locate as it is within the well-known Palais De Sports Jean Bouin in Nice.
Piscine Jean Bouin is a local public pool in the north-eastern region of Nice.
Learn to swing like a pro on this superb 18-hole par 72 course just 30 kilometers (18.5 miles) from Nice. Golf equipment is available for hire, from clubs to buggies and there's room for 28 on the practice range. Set in the heart of beautiful grounds covering 220 hectares (545 acres), the course also has its own swimming pool, tennis courts, shop and restaurant. Open all year long. Individual or group tuition available.