Parc des Bouillides is on the border of Sophia Antipolis and Antibes, but is also classed as a local park of Valbonne (though it is not near Valbonne village as such).
It is a large park with established trees, grassed areas for picnics and ball games and a small stream. There are lots of shady areas due to the trees, and water fountains and picnic tables at various locations.
The park has many wide concrete walkways perfect for children’s bikes or scooters, and also for people who are wheelchair-bound as the walkways are excellent condition and flat, paved surfaces.
There is a fenced children’s playground with climbing structures, slides, rocking horses and it is entirely floored with safety rubber matting so is good for little ones. The downside is that this playground is not shaded, so be aware on hot days.
There is also a public skate park with a couple of quarter pipes and ramps. There are walking trails, a running trail, free public basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, football nets, and the Athletic Club of Valbonne has a clubroom there also.
Access: From Antibes: Via route du Parc, look for the small side-road D103 on the right-hand side with the small red signage ‘La Source’. Parking is to the left down the road.
Also, the other access points and carpark is near École Sartoux and promenades des Bouillides. Refer to the map below:
Carparking: Free carparking, though limited spaces. There is a designated handicapped carpark space near the route du Parc entrance but in the height of summer this is a busy park so this designated space may be taken.
Toilets: No onsite toilet facilities unfortunately.