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Visit of the Mont Boron Forest Park

3 hours

Come and discover Mont Boron, the hunting ground of the first inhabitants of Nice, and today it’s the only hill in Nice to have a typical Mediterranean forest park.

Mount Boron is considered to be the hunting ground of the very first men of Nice whose traces of more than 400,000 years we found on the site of Terra Amata near the port of Nice

This park was not always as green as it is today, it was cleared in the Middle Ages to prevent the Saracens who gave its name to the hill (Boron derived from Moron which is the name used in the local language to designate the Moors) from hiding there.

Today Mount Boron is one of the only hills in Nice to have a forest park. Culminating at an altitude of 200 m, this forest of parasol pines, eucalyptus trees, olive trees… is the perfect example of a Mediterranean forest, a perfect place to picnic and play balls.

This park is not only rich in nature it is also rich in history, you have the fort of Mont-Alban, a military fortification dating from the sixteenth century, it is a testimony of the defensive system of the city of Nice today almost destroyed.

You will discover a magnificent view of the bay of Villefranche which has always been a major stopover for fleets transiting in the Mediterranean, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Nice with the magnificent blue of the bay of Angels, Further south you will also have the battery of Mount Boron accessible by many hiking trails.

Points of interest

  • La Réserve beaches
  • Forest park
  • Nice panorama
  • Panorama of the bay of villefranche
  • Fort of Mount Alban

What should I bring?

  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Walking shoes


10 am

1:15 pm

4:45 pm




  • 3h 
  • 6.8km
  • 200 m of altitude difference


  • English
  • French

We will start the visit at the diving board, then we will walk along the coast to the level of the Félix Rainaux garden.

Then we start our ascent in the shade of Aleppo pines, parasol pines, carob trees, holm oaks and olive trees.

And then we will make the first stop at the panorama of Nice where we can see the port of Lympia, the bay of angels, the hills of Nice and the Prealps, on a clear day we can even see the massif of the Esterelle.

Then we will continue our hike to the highest point, the fort of Mount Alban, a military fortification dating from the sixteenth century. It is a testimony of the defensive system of the city of Nice today almost destroyed. 

Near the fort we can admire a magnificent view of the bay of Villefranche, one of the most beautiful bays in France, we can also see up to the rock of Monaco in clear weather.

Then we turn back to reach the port of Nice

Look for a belvedere just in front of the diving board restaurant.

What happens in case of bad weather or bad conditions to practice the activity?

The activity will be maintained unless the weather conditions can adversely affect the safety of customers.

I booked for a bad day. Can I change it?

Any changes or cancellations are possible 24 hours before the start of the service, under the 24 hours allowed the cancellation will not be refunded.

How do I cancel or change?

All cancellations must be made in writing to, clearly indicating the visit in question, the person who made the booking and the reason for the cancellation.

What happens if the guide cancels?

In case of cancellation by Esplouratour, you can be refunded in full the price of the visit or move the canceled visit on another date.

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