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Jan 28th, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Annecy to Antibes - where to stop en route?

Anyone have suggestions for where to stop en route from Annecy to Antibes - for lunch or for the night, traveling by car.
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Jan 28th, 2013, 04:54 PM
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Provence????

You realize, of course, that it's a 6 hr trip if you never take your foot off the accelerator. With stops for gas, lunch, pottie, & "deviations" - I would plan on at least 7 1/2 hrs door-to-door.

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Jan 28th, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Take the "Route des Grandes Alpes" and stay overnight in Briancon.

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Jan 28th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Annecy - Albertville - Valloire - Briançon, but you must like mountain driving going to and going from Briançon.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 07:41 AM
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Thanks for your input. Looks like the route will need to include Monaco and Nice on the way to Antibes from Annecy or Tallories. We would like a route with the least twists and turns in the mountains - any suggestions? What would be your opinion about stopping for the night in a place like Cuneo or somewhere else that would be scenic but not too far from a major highway and at least half way (preferably further)to Antibes.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 08:32 AM
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If you don't like twists & turns - stay out of the Alps. The most interesting part of the Route des Grandes Alpes is on twisty/turney roads near Bonneval, the Col d'Izoard, St Veran, etc.

Why does the route "need" to go through Nice & Monaco instead of just "by" them on the autoroute?

I think you need to spend some time with www.viamichelin.com to get an idea of how much time you'll be spending in the car on various driving routes.

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Jan 29th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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My error - Going by Monaco and Nice on the auto route would be preferable. Thanks for the link to the Michelin maps.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 09:34 AM
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My recollection is that the road from Cuneo to the French coast via the col de Tende is very twisty.
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Jan 29th, 2013, 09:53 AM
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We've driven about half that route from Cuneo to the coast, and we also took a train from Nice to Tende & back. As Michael stated - it is twisty in places. Saorge and Tende are interesting villages to visit.

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