Trains in Provence Cote d'Azure
The timetables for the local trains in that area can be found here:
There is also the privately operated line between Nice and Digne
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.aspRelated to:
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in and around antibes
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.Related to:
For the lazy few ... and pensionairs (-:
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.
For the lucky few ... (and filthy rich)
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.
The freedom of your "own" car
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.
Nice Airport - Cote d'Azur
Best gateway to the Cote d'Azur for people from afar is the international airport at Nice, calles Nice-Cote d'Azur. Here two architectural beautiful terminals welcome the passengers of various airline companies. It is built on an artificial island within the mediterranean, itself already a work of constructive art.
Cruising the Beaches
A small car rental in Nice came with our travel package. We picked it up at the airport and wandered around the streets until we found our hotel. Parking is at a premium as the streets are so narrow, but it was a blast cruising the road along the Riviera. It's a great way to really see the beautiful coastline.
Short Flight From Paris
It's a 1 1/2 hour flight from Paris to Nice. There were wonderful views of the Alps on the flight and more spectacular views of the Riviera before we landed at the Nice Airport.
The cost of our flight was included with our "France Vacation" package. Their website is: www.francevacations.net.
Their are reduced internet fares listed on Easyjet that start at 100 Euros.Related to:
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Mini-Van Tour to Monaco
Instead of driving the hazardous winding road from Nice to Monaco we took a day trip on a mini van with a driver who knew the road, a good idea I think. After showing us where Princess Grace lost her life, it seemed even a better idea. There is such spectaular scenery to miss if you're driving. We found a brochure at the hotel, called the tour company and they picked us up at the door. it was a truly international group in the van; a girl from Norway, a couple from Germany and two Australians. A great experience. Try it.
the view from the bus goes on and on
I traveled by bus during my trip to the region, when I wasn't on foot. It is cheap and frequent to most areas. Some towns' services stop rather early, but for touring around during the daytime, it can't be beat.
Nice is the perfect base for seeing the Riviera. Arrive at the Gare Routiere and you will find buses leaving for every destination across the coast and inland. The schedules are readily available and easy to follow.
The advantage of bus travel is cost and scenic opportunities. Through most areas you are moving slow enough to not only appreciate the sights, but photograph them as well!
Although there was that time the bus was racing along a two lane stretch and had to stop suddenly to let another bus pass!
Have scooter, will travel
What better way to travel around the Cote D'Azur then by this fabric-covered scooter! We saw this little scoot outside a shop in Nice Old Town and wanted to jump on right away!
Ride in style while you're there....
Car is the best!
I think car is the best way to visit the south of the France. In fact, these zone are well connected by motorways and local roads. In train you can not reach marvellous places like Eze and the Abbaye de Senanque, so I advise to not use this kind of transportation.Related to:
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How to get there?
If you're flying into Paris, it may be more economical to connect via a smaller airline directly to Nice or Marseille, then rent your car in the south. Or consider a rail-drive pass with one of the larger car-rental companies, which allow a few days' rail travel and a block of car-rental time. By using the train to cover the long distances, then exploring the region in depth by car, you can make the most of both styles of transit.
Transport or Accomodation ?...
Avant la méthode "Kip-Caddy" , il y avait notre camping-car VW que nous avions construit nous-même.
Before our famous "Kip-Caddy" , there was our VW campingcar , which we had built by ourself.
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