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      What is the best way to get to Antibes from Dresden

      Antibes Apr 19, 2015 at 8:42 AM

      Can you help by telling me the best way to get to Antibes and if flying to Nice is better than getting to Cannes first?

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      Lockers in theCagnes-sur-Mer train station

      Cagnes-sur-Mer Apr 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      Does anyone know if there are luggage lockers in theCagnes-sur-Mer train station? Thanks

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    • How far is it from the Joliette district to the old town when walking?

      Marseille Apr 19, 2015 at 6:25 AM

      We are due to stay at the Suite novotel in Joliette area. Is it far to walk to the old port and what is the public transport like?

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      Visiting the calanques

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 29, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      What is the best way to visit the calanques if you're NOT based in Marseilles? Will be travelling from Carcassonne to Nice. Is it practical to stop off at Cassis and do a boat trip or hike out to the calanques?

      Any advice on best calanque to visit, best hike, best boat tour?

      Thanks!

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    • bus stop in cannes france

      Cannes May 2, 2015 at 12:39 AM

      i will be coming from nice airport on the express bus, i will be staying in an apartment in rue foch can any help me with the nearest bus stop for me thanks

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      Best perched villages

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 29, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      Bonjour! Any suggestions on the "best" villages-perchés within convenient driving distance of Nice / Cannes?

      By "best" I mean: very scenic, scenically located (panoramic views), good lunch options (perhaps restaurant with view; or good charcuterie / boulangerie), historically or culturally interesting.

      Ones that appear to fit the bill are: (roughly east of Nice) Eze, La Turbie, Peillon and Luceram, (roughly west of Nice) Le Broc, Biot, St Paul de Vence, Tourettes-sur-Loup and Gourdon. Any comments re these, or ones I've missed?

      Time-wise, (and driving either up or down the coast) how many perched villages would it be sensible to visit in one day?

      Any practical advice re visiting perched villages?

      Merci!

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      Diet food restaurant – any chance?

      Nice Apr 21, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Don’t laugh, I surely realize that Provence is not the right place for pale rice, boiled chicken / beef or potatoes without any sauce or spices )))
      But if this is what one’s pancreas is confined to, doing the cooking oneself in one’s own holiday time is adding insult to injury quite literally.
      The question is: if I step into a not-so-posh family restaurant, will they be willing to disregard their menu and just make the above-mentioned prescribed meal?
      And: can anyone recommend any such friendly family restaurant / café on the stretch between Notre-Dame and the beach?
      I may try to drop at La Maison de Marie: "A VT member asked for advice on food" - Nice Restaurant Tip by Muscovite - I used to rent a flat from the owner, but I can imagine how much they would charge for those potatoes…
      Takeaway would solve the budget problem, but I rather doubt all those Asian places would make food to order, I have a feeling sauces are the core of their cuisine (I am no connoisseur, though).
      Thanks for advice!

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    • Marseilles vs Arles

      Arles Apr 18, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      Hi
      My sister and I will be in the area the end of August. We haven't been to Europe before so it will all be new. I've read some reviews on both - the high crime rate seems to be a concern with Marseilles. Which would be better to stay at do you think?
      Thank you very much in advance :)

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    • 4 day Provence Itinerary

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Yesterday

      Hello,

      My husband and I (both early 30's) Have 4 full days (Tues-Sat) in Provence and will be staying in Maubec with a car. We have never been and I am feeling overwhelmed by all of the places to see. I think we want to go to: Marseille & Cassis, Arles, Avignon, Lourmarin, St Remy, Gordes, L'isle sur la Sorgue. We would love to visit markets and find beautiful places to picnic, and maybe do some light hiking. I read Pont du Gard is a nice place to go, and maybe Gorges du Verdon but it looks like It might be too far. Which of these places can we bundle together and see in one day and do any need a full day? Any specific activities worth booking? The only thing scheduled so far is a Truffle Hunting tour for a couple hours Wednesday evening. We don't want to fill our schedule up too much, and want to make sure there is plenty of time to just enjoy the beauty around us so if we need to remove any of these places which do we cut out?

      Thanks so much for your help!

      Nicole

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    • bus from St Raphael to St Tropez or boat from Nice to St Tropez

      Saint-Tropez Apr 27, 2015 at 5:47 PM

      Hi planning trip Sunday 5/7/15 from Nice to St Tropez. i thought i could get:
      - train to St Raphael and then connect bus to St Tropez and then thought i could return
      -bus from St Tropez to St Raphael, then train stopping at Cannes and Antibes (dinner in Antibes) then back to Nice

      Can someone can help me find English timetable for bus from St Raphael to St Tropez.
      Also can i get off and on the Train Express Regional #81219 heading back to Nice or is this express?
      Would also consider boat from Nice to St Tropez and train back stopping at Cannes and Antibes (dinner in Antibes) then back to Nice if this is available?

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    • 4 day Provence Itinerary

      Hello,

      My husband and I (both early 30's) Have 4 full days (Tues-Sat) in Provence and will be staying in Maubec with a car. We have never been and I am feeling overwhelmed by all of the places to see. I think we want to go to: Marseille & Cassis, Arles, Avignon, Lourmarin, St Remy, Gordes, L'isle sur la Sorgue. We would love to visit markets and find beautiful places to picnic, and maybe do some light hiking. I read Pont du Gard is a nice place to go, and maybe Gorges du Verdon but it looks like It might be too far. Which of these places can we bundle together and see in one day and do any need a full day? Any specific activities worth booking? The only thing scheduled so far is a Truffle Hunting tour for a couple hours Wednesday evening. We don't want to fill our schedule up too much, and want to make sure there is plenty of time to just enjoy the beauty around us so if we need to remove any of these places which do we cut out?

      Thanks so much for your help!

      Nicole

      10 Answers 1 hours ago
    • bus stop in cannes france

      Cannes May 2, 2015 at 12:39 AM

      i will be coming from nice airport on the express bus, i will be staying in an apartment in rue foch can any help me with the nearest bus stop for me thanks

      4 Answers Yesterday
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      Visiting the calanques

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 29, 2015 at 11:44 PM

      What is the best way to visit the calanques if you're NOT based in Marseilles? Will be travelling from Carcassonne to Nice. Is it practical to stop off at Cassis and do a boat trip or hike out to the calanques?

      Any advice on best calanque to visit, best hike, best boat tour?

      Thanks!

      3 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 11:17 AM
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      Best perched villages

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Apr 29, 2015 at 11:36 PM

      Bonjour! Any suggestions on the "best" villages-perchés within convenient driving distance of Nice / Cannes?

      By "best" I mean: very scenic, scenically located (panoramic views), good lunch options (perhaps restaurant with view; or good charcuterie / boulangerie), historically or culturally interesting.

      Ones that appear to fit the bill are: (roughly east of Nice) Eze, La Turbie, Peillon and Luceram, (roughly west of Nice) Le Broc, Biot, St Paul de Vence, Tourettes-sur-Loup and Gourdon. Any comments re these, or ones I've missed?

      Time-wise, (and driving either up or down the coast) how many perched villages would it be sensible to visit in one day?

      Any practical advice re visiting perched villages?

      Merci!

      7 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 2:25 PM
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      Lockers in theCagnes-sur-Mer train station

      Cagnes-sur-Mer Apr 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      Does anyone know if there are luggage lockers in theCagnes-sur-Mer train station? Thanks

      2 Answers Apr 29, 2015 at 2:14 AM
    • bus from St Raphael to St Tropez or boat from Nice to St Tropez

      Saint-Tropez Apr 27, 2015 at 5:47 PM

      Hi planning trip Sunday 5/7/15 from Nice to St Tropez. i thought i could get:
      - train to St Raphael and then connect bus to St Tropez and then thought i could return
      -bus from St Tropez to St Raphael, then train stopping at Cannes and Antibes (dinner in Antibes) then back to Nice

      Can someone can help me find English timetable for bus from St Raphael to St Tropez.
      Also can i get off and on the Train Express Regional #81219 heading back to Nice or is this express?
      Would also consider boat from Nice to St Tropez and train back stopping at Cannes and Antibes (dinner in Antibes) then back to Nice if this is available?

      10 Answers Apr 30, 2015 at 1:44 AM
    • Muscovite's Profile Photo

      Diet food restaurant – any chance?

      Nice Apr 21, 2015 at 5:29 AM

      Don’t laugh, I surely realize that Provence is not the right place for pale rice, boiled chicken / beef or potatoes without any sauce or spices )))
      But if this is what one’s pancreas is confined to, doing the cooking oneself in one’s own holiday time is adding insult to injury quite literally.
      The question is: if I step into a not-so-posh family restaurant, will they be willing to disregard their menu and just make the above-mentioned prescribed meal?
      And: can anyone recommend any such friendly family restaurant / café on the stretch between Notre-Dame and the beach?
      I may try to drop at La Maison de Marie: "A VT member asked for advice on food" - Nice Restaurant Tip by Muscovite - I used to rent a flat from the owner, but I can imagine how much they would charge for those potatoes…
      Takeaway would solve the budget problem, but I rather doubt all those Asian places would make food to order, I have a feeling sauces are the core of their cuisine (I am no connoisseur, though).
      Thanks for advice!

      7 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM
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      What is the best way to get to Antibes from Dresden

      Antibes Apr 19, 2015 at 8:42 AM

      Can you help by telling me the best way to get to Antibes and if flying to Nice is better than getting to Cannes first?

      1 Answer Apr 19, 2015 at 10:08 AM
    • How far is it from the Joliette district to the old town when walking?

      Marseille Apr 19, 2015 at 6:25 AM

      We are due to stay at the Suite novotel in Joliette area. Is it far to walk to the old port and what is the public transport like?

      2 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 7:29 AM
    • Marseilles vs Arles

      Arles Apr 18, 2015 at 12:40 AM

      Hi
      My sister and I will be in the area the end of August. We haven't been to Europe before so it will all be new. I've read some reviews on both - the high crime rate seems to be a concern with Marseilles. Which would be better to stay at do you think?
      Thank you very much in advance :)

      7 Answers Apr 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM
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      Le Petit Train d'Avignon

      Avignon Apr 3, 2015 at 2:56 PM

      Hello there!
      I was wondering about it. Where can I buy the tickets(I'll be there in July)? Do I have to make reservations? Thank you so much : )

      3 Answers Apr 4, 2015 at 5:17 AM
    • Nice in August

      Nice Mar 31, 2015 at 5:38 AM

      My wife and I are planning a 3 day stop over in Nice during Mid August. We plan to base ourselves in Nice and visit places like St tropez, Cannes, Vence and Eze. Our original plan was to hire a car and drive to these areas but a little concerned with the areas being busy during the peak periods.

      Can anyone give some tips on travelling around?

      21 Answers Apr 21, 2015 at 6:14 AM
    • Car buglaries

      Aix-en-Provence Mar 21, 2015 at 9:06 PM

      Is it safe to leave suitcases in a car for short stops in small towns between Aix and Avignon?

      11 Answers Mar 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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      Location near beach and mountains, Cote d'Azur

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Mar 15, 2015 at 3:14 AM

      Hello,

      We are planning a 3 week summer holiday in France (August-September) and I am thinking somewhere between Nice and Menton/Ventimiglia (Italy).

      During our holidays we usually spend 1 day relaxing at the beach and the next day hiking, so close proximity to the beach and being close to the main roads into the mountains is a must.

      Accommodation at walking distance of the beach would be great, but alternatively a place more into the mountains/mainland, about 30 min driving from the beach, would be acceptable as well since we'll have a car.

      A sandy beach is appreciated but not a must.

      We don't care for nightlife and prefer a quiet place over busy city (such as Nice).

      We just need a simple apartment with kitchen, and somewhere to sit outside like a balcony or garden....We won't be spending too much time in the apartment anyway.

      Do you have any suggestions on the best locations to stay?

      Thanks for your time!

      Dennis

      15 Answers Mar 25, 2015 at 11:58 AM
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      Camping in cote d'azur

      Nice Mar 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      Hi everyone again!
      We came up with the idea of renting a cottage/ cabin on a family friendly campground site. Now we need some suggestions. Here's what our criteria is:
      Ideally where no car is needed ( we will be likely coming by train from Paris)
      Kids club on site
      Options of getting groceries close by
      Proximity to the beach
      Clean and safe
      Budget friendly

      Wondering If a place like this is even existent or is it too much to ask for. If you have any ideas, please post, i would be very grateful. My french is quite limited and it's tough to do research on my own.

      7 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 9:56 PM
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      Daycares/drop in programs for young kids while on vacation

      Nice Mar 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM

      Hi everyone,
      We are planning to spend 2 weeks in Nice in August and I'm looking for a possiblity of my kids (4 and 6) being immersed in French language/ culture by spending some time with French speaking kids. They are in French program here in Canada and know basics, and I'm thinking that it would be very benefitial for them to have that exposure ( couple hours a day/ half day or so).
      Is there any drop in programs that you would know of and would recommend.
      Thank you!!!!

      5 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 12:06 PM
    • Itinerary For 4 Days

      Avignon Mar 7, 2015 at 9:11 AM

      Hi. I would like to ask for suggestions for a 4 day trip to Avignon in late June. We were not planning on hiring a car. 2 adults.

      Many thanks

      10 Answers Mar 13, 2015 at 7:46 PM
    • Printing Services

      Nice Mar 4, 2015 at 1:33 AM

      Hello Forum,
      I need to print out a Microsoft Word file. Can anyone suggest a service in Nice which does that? I ask because my poor research skills are preventing me from finding an answer.
      Thank you,
      Ephraim

      6 Answers Mar 4, 2015 at 11:34 PM
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      1st-time visitor

      Nice Mar 1, 2015 at 4:09 PM

      I will be in Nice in mid-April and would appreciate any suggestions regarding neighborhoods and hotels to stay in and things to do.

      8 Answers Mar 3, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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      Holiday rentals

      Nice Feb 27, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      Hi everyone!

      I'm looking to stay in Nice, France for 5 days over the summer with my daughter and her two children (age 7 and 12). We are going there mainly for a relaxing time, and would be seeking accommodation near the beach, and fairly central. I am not fond of the hustle and bustle of hotels in big towns so we'd prefer an apartment or a holiday complex, unless someone has any recommendations?

      Has anyone heard of any good agencies?

      Thanks,
      Lola

      10 Answers Mar 1, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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      Thursday market

      Aix-en-Provence Feb 13, 2015 at 7:20 AM

      Is Place Richelme the location of the Thursday market in Aix, and do you have a favorite café in or near the market?

      Sandy

      3 Answers Feb 13, 2015 at 4:05 PM
    • A good half-way point city to stay over on the way from Nice to Florence

      Nice Feb 6, 2015 at 10:37 AM

      Travelling from Nice to Florence by train we were thinking of staying in Genoa for one night. We do not want to spend 7 hours on the train. We have been discouraged by some reviews of Genoa. We would like to know if they are warranted? If so can anyone suggest another city on the train route where we might stop over, tour just a bit, have dinner and leave next morn for Florence.
      Thank you,
      Ephraim08

      15 Answers Feb 8, 2015 at 4:04 AM
    • Hiring a car and driver

      Toulon Feb 2, 2015 at 5:44 PM

      I am interested in hiring a car with a driver for a day in Toulon. Does anyone have any experience with this?

      2 Answers Feb 3, 2015 at 2:38 AM
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      Not City Pass, but Transportation Pass

      Marseille Feb 2, 2015 at 8:11 AM

      We'd like to purchase a 24 hour transportation pass in Marseille. According to what I've read the pass -- don't know the name -- is similar to the Mobilis Pass in Paris. However, it seems that like the Paris Visite, the City Pass is pushed to tourists. We wouldn't mind purchasing the City Pass if we were going to be there longer, but we're not -- only enough time to walk around and see a few things, in addition to dining in a restaurant. Where can one purchase the 24 hours, 5 Euros (or thereabouts) transportation pass, not the City Pass? Thanks!

      15 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 10:07 AM
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      Question asked today lost.

      Aix-en-Provence Feb 1, 2015 at 10:28 PM

      I already asked this question today, but I think it was lost. We will be based in Aix-en-Provence for about 5 1/2 days. We arrive on a Saturday late in the afternoon, and we are thinking about taking a day trip to Marseille the next day. However, we are debating between that and just enjoying Aix en Provence that day. On Monday, we will take a day trip to Nice by bus. On Tuesday, we're taking a day trip to Avignon, and on Wednesday we're taking a mini-van tour to Arles, St. Remy, and Les Baux. Thursday, we plan to spend in Aix. The next day we head to Paris on the TGV for two nights and fly out the next morning. So, on the one hand, I feel like it would be a shame NOT to see Marseille, but on the other, I feel like taking a little more relaxed trip by staying in Aix is the better plan. Any thoughts?

      Sandy

      25 Answers Feb 4, 2015 at 9:29 AM
    • Driving four days from Nice to Colmar (Alsace). Where to stay overnight?

      Nice Jan 31, 2015 at 6:12 AM

      My wife and I have four days to drive from Nice to Colmar (Alsace). We enjoy photography, moderate hiking, decorative arts, and vegetarian dining. Where would you suggest we spend our overnights? We prefer to avoid major highways and like the countryside.

      11 Answers Feb 1, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    • Touring Provence

      Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Jan 13, 2015 at 9:51 AM

      We are planning to tour Provence for several days from a central base.
      Which town/city would you recommend based both on location convenience as well as the qualities of the town itself?
      How would you recommend touring Provence; by car, bus, other?
      Any specific accomodation recommendations would also be welcomed.

      16 Answers Jan 14, 2015 at 2:25 AM
    • Store to purchase small kitchen appliances in Aix en Provence

      Aix-en-Provence Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 AM

      Any recommendations of a good store near centre ville to buy small kitchen appliances? I am specifically interested in a small eletric food shopper?

      6 Answers Jan 2, 2015 at 8:07 AM
    • 4 days - Villefrance or Beaulieu-sur-mer??

      Beaulieu-sur-Mer Dec 27, 2014 at 7:41 PM

      Can't decide between these 2 lovely towns, these are our requirements:-
      1. easy to get in and out of the town by car, so that we can see the mountain villages and other places on the coast
      2. good local bars and restaurants (don't have to be fancy) to enjoy at night and just walk home to our accommodation
      3. nice local beach, clean water, private or public that we can enjoy without having to travel far from our accommodation. (or a very short drive)
      Would love to hear from local experts or those who have stayed in both towns? Thanks so much in advance.

      2 Answers Jan 3, 2015 at 12:19 PM
    • New Years Day

      Nice Dec 25, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      My wife and and I arrive in Nice the afternoon of Dec. 31. Obviously finding a restaurant shouldn't be a problem. But what about New Years day? Is everything shut tight or are some restaurants open?
      Thank you,
      Ephraim

      5 Answers Dec 30, 2014 at 5:32 AM