Getting Around Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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    drive Nice to Barcelona

    by gwened Written Jan 27, 2012

    great best way to travel,and you will see and enjoy it more.Nice roads there on the A8/A9 roads
    you can use www.viamichelin.com
    for the French
    and
    http://www.repsol.com/es_en/productos_y_servicios/servicios/estaciones_servicio/de_viaje/

    for the Spanish section, see both,use the best or combination of advice.
    for car rental do not know if needed, the international brokers good for years in europe are
    www.autoeurope.com
    www.kemwel.com

    passing Cannes, Aix-en-Provence,Montpellier,Narbonne, Perpignan,and Girona, all wonderful places to stop for rest; about 7 hrs easy normal driving without stopping but for gas.
    Cheers

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    train bus Arles to Nice

    by gwened Written Dec 16, 2011

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    yes the easiest on public transport is the train TER from Arles to Nice, then from the Nice train station take a bus 99 to the airport of Nice. at the airport is at Terminal 2,quai 4 or Terminal 1 ,quai 1

    hope it helps the site is at
    http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/var/anca/storage/original/application/172768d9d0f49505adc899b2fbdd6ea2.pdf

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    Family trip (2 adults + 2 kids under 16)

    by Elainehead Written Jun 7, 2011

    There is a "Carte Isabelle Famille" which costs 35 Euros (one day only) or 80 Euros (3 consecutive days) for 4 persons (2 adults + 2 children under 16 years old).

    Source in French: http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/paca/Fr/Se_deplacer_en_TER/Avant_mon_voyage/Produits_et_prix/DetailProduit.aspx?action=liste&ctcr=VL15&mode=0

    If you buy it at the ticket office, you may be asked to fill in this form: http://telechargement.ter-sncf.com/Images/Paca/Tridion/Formulaire_Cartes_2010_tcm-27-58068.pdf

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    More questions???

    by nutmegmjp Written Apr 27, 2011

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    Thank you for your response. I did think Avignon, Nimes, Aix, were close enough for day trips. Don't want to change hotels too many times as you always lose a large piece of the day when you move to another hotel. So, would it be better to stay near the train station or near the port, or does it even matter if the Metro is near?

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    The three "Corniches"

    by King_Golo Written Sep 16, 2010

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    As the Sea Alps extend towards the seashore, space for roads is limited. On the other hand, the view from each road is breathtaking. In the eastern part of the Côte d'Azur, three so-called "corniches" allow visitors to enjoy these vistas: the Basse-Corniche, the oldest of them, next to the sea, the Moyenne-Corniche from the 1920s in the middle and the Grande-Corniche (built during Napoleon's reign) high above sea level. Numerous movies were filmed here because of the sublime vistas. Every corniche is worth driving along, so you do best to take the drive several times on each one of them. Some great views can be enjoyed close to Nice, near Eze, in Beausoleil with Monaco beneath you and further east in Roquebrune and around. But basically, the views are great more or less everywhere.
    While it is possible to cycle the corniches, I would advise not to do that: The traffic is heavy and the countless bends make it easy for a cyclist to be missed by car drivers, especially if both are admiring the view and not driving carefully.
    The only drawback is the lack of parking possibilities: there are only very few.

    View from the Grande Corniche
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    TGV

    by calcaf38 Written Dec 20, 2008

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    The TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse) whisks you to Provence from Paris in 3.5 hours. There are trains to Avignon, Aix en Provence, and Marseille. You can catch trains at the Charles de Gaulle airport and bypass Paris altogether.

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  • Travel by car

    by Alex72 Updated Aug 21, 2008

    We have deciced to stay/sleep in one place and from there make trips, routes every day. It is more convinient then to change hotel/apartments every two or three days and waist your time on chek in and chck out ; packing and unpacking your staff. We have choose nice house some 20 kilometers away from Avignon and all major sights was in 45 minutes drive distance. Also, we bought car navigation system wich shows up at the end as a very good investment, because we have never lost :-)

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    Bus service

    by ATLC Updated Aug 19, 2008

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    Website with the regional bus service for the Provence.
    Main places include from west to east:
    Arles, Fos sur Mer, Istres, Miramas, Salon de Provence, Vitrolles, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille Cantini, Marseille, La Ciotat, Aubagne.

    Rates and schedules you can find under menu option Horaires et Tarifs.
    You can call the information number for travel advice.

    The main office is at:
    368, boulevard Henri Barnier, 13016 Marseille

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    Train along the coast

    by colin_bramso Updated Jul 7, 2008

    A convenient, easy way to travel along the coast is by taking the train. The line runs from Marseille way along the coast to just over the Italian border.

    The main attractions are on the route - Cannes, Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Nice, Monaco - and there are beautiful stretches running right alongside the ocean.

    The fares were, we thought, not too bad. From Mandelieu La Napoule to Antibes and return was €7.20 each.

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    Trains in Provence Cote d'Azure

    by cubsur Written Apr 20, 2008

    The timetables for the local trains in that area can be found here:

    http://www.ter-sncf.com/paca/carte_horaires/index.asp#

    There is also the privately operated line between Nice and Digne

    http://www.trainprovence.com/

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  • Train travelers

    by Danaibk Written Aug 17, 2007

    If you travel by train and you want to see the surroundings, ask for "Carte Isabelle". It is a region train ticket for one person, available one day, unlimited. For 12 euros you can go from Ventimiglle-Nice-Cannes-Grasse; St Rafael; Tende- Vievola. Attention: only on regional trains! (no tgv).
    Carte Isabelle: http://www.ter-sncf.com/Paca/tarifs/loisirs/tarif2.asp
    Other train promotion: http://www.ter-sncf.com/Paca/tarifs/loisirs/index.asp

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    in and around antibes

    by catherineneill Written Dec 30, 2005

    the only airport close enough is nice which is 22k away. our campsite arranged a mini to pick us up, but the airport is well served by buses. you could also get the train, which we did a few times. you can get a tgv on the paris- avignon- nice- italy line. i think we paid about 10 euos or 7 british pounds, but that was a few years ago. www.sncf.fr will give ticket price quotes.
    you could email the tourist office for any information.

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    For the lazy few ... and pensionairs (-:

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Cruiseships are always present in the mediterranean sea in front of Monaco, Nice, Cannes or Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. From the huge ships one can make numerous excursions ashore and in the evening (and morning) enjoythe magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps along the blue blue coastline.

    THE destination of cruiseships on the mediterranee

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    For the lucky few ... (and filthy rich)

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 28, 2004

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    If only I had a sailing boat and could sail along this magnificent coastline. Many yaughts lay out in the sea, the people who can afford it or the lucky few that could rent a boat or lend it from a friend.

    Lonley sai yaught between the Iles de Lerins

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    The freedom of your "own" car

    by Pavlik_NL Written Sep 28, 2004

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    Nice-Cote d'Azur Airport offers like many other international airports the possibility to rent cars. A scala of car rental companies is waiting for you and I like to recommend Avis, that has been the company of our choice and had very good services. Our "azur" Renault "Quasimodo" (Megane, but as for the "hunchback" I nicknamed it like that) was a great car, especially for our mountain drives. Your own car makes it possible to get there where you really want to go and make a flexibel sceduel that leaves fixed times of leaving and arriving aside.

    Me and my

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