Remember this challenge post? Well a few weeks ago, I got started knocking a few more items off my “must-see-before-I-leave” list. One of the items on my cool new super-touristy bag was something called Parc Phoenix, which I had never heard of and had no idea what it was. I did some Googling and learned that it’s a park/nature preserve/zoo on the west side of Nice, and that it only costs 2€ to get in! Sold. A couple weeks ago we actually had warm sunny weather (it’s been unusually cold and rainy this spring… well when I say cold I mean like 55 degrees. I’m spoiled, I know) so I decided to take advantage and go there on Tuesday when I didn’t have school. Even though I went alone (it’s really hard to do stuff during the day since we all have different teaching schedules), I’m so glad I did! The weather was beautiful and it was great to be surrounded by nature, since I’ve been in cities basically since I arrived here in September.
There was a lot of green grass and trees, pretty flowers, cacti, animals in pens, and free-range animals. There was also a big greenhouse, a reptile/spider/fish building, a big pond, and fountains that played in time with music once an hour. So without further ado… some photos!
All in all it was a great day and I’m so glad I went. No better way to spend 2 euros than to spend an afternoon soaking up sunshine and some nature!