Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice
Outside Nice, near the airport, this vast tourist attraction
includes a botanical garden and a bird and insect zoo where
visitors can tour a huge greenhouse full of wonderful butterflies.
There is also a tacky theme park with automated dinosaurs and mock
Mayan temples but the highlight of the park is the MusÃ©e
DÃ©partemental des Artes Asiatiques
which houses a collection of ethnographic artefacts,
including silk goods and pottery, as well as traditional and
Address: 405 Promenade des Anglais
Telephone: (0)4 9229 7700
Opening Time: Museum: 10am-6pm (May to September), 10am-5pm
(October to April); closed Tuesdays. Park: 9am-7pm (March to
October), 9am-5pm (November to April).
Admission: EUR5.34 (museum); EUR6.10 (park)