The Parc Montfleury is the “Madeleine de Proust of the Cannois” said David Lisnard at its inauguration on Nov. 30, 2013, alongside Mayor of Cannes Bernard Brochand surrounded by his municipal team, before a crowd of Cannes people.
After several years of neglect, the former Montfleury complex is born again thanks to a strong commitment of the municipality. Stalled for more than 15 years in a legal and administrative imbroglio, abandoned and turned into squat in the 90s, the Parc Montfleury today emerges from its ashes thanks to this new development carried at arm’s length by David Lisnard, the Cannes East Counselor, since the project took shape in April 2007.
This achievement is intended to meet two objectives: to improve the quality of life for residents and enhance the attractiveness of the sector.
The Cannois now have access to a brand new sports complex including a 25 meter swimming pool with sunroof and five swimming lanes, a 90 sqm leisure pool suitable for water aerobics, a children’s pool, a lawned solarium, and especially a public purpose with public rates for all identical to those practiced in the Pierre de Coubertin pool in Cannes La Bocca.
Seven tennis courts have been made, including three clay courts and four green-set, all north-south oriented for greater playing comfort with spacious locker rooms. On the floor above the building hosting the tennis premices, a multipurpose municipal hall of 250 m2 can be used for conferences or other activities such as bridge (20 tables). Accessible from the Beauséjour Avenue, this room offers a panoramic view upon the whole site.
A Baltard style wrought iron gazebo adds conviviality to the site which is primarily for sporting purposes. The whole, nestled in the heart of a huge one hectare public garden is decorated with a bamboo grove where 7 different species of bamboo are growing. A decorative pond, wooden bridges and a playground for children complete the installations in the nature. An ideal place where everyone can come hang out or relax in peace. The development of the footpath linking Beauséjour Avenue to Avenue de Turckheim allows to safely connect to the city.
In addition, a public car park with 45 spaces with 2 hours free(9h00-18h00 ) was created and made available to users on the Avenue Beauséjour. A second 12 places parking was also arranged on the side of the second access to the park, in rue de Turckheim.
The realization of the Parc Montfleury, which cost ten million euros to the city, has been resulting in an elegant and sober project, highly anticipated for the renewal of an iconic site very dear to Cannois.
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