First time to French Riviera

Apr 16th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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First time to French Riviera


I am planning a 4 day stop on the French Riviera in September 07.

I am debating between Nice, Cannes or St-Raphael.

Really I want a nice little romantic hotel, good location and by a nice beach.

I searched for about two hours tonight and didn't really find anything that hit the spot.

I am looking for that little gem, and I am sure some of you know one! Please provide suggestions and I will look them up
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Apr 16th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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Nice does not have a nice beach. Sounds like a pun, but the 'beach' is made up of small stones.

You might try Antibes, a few miles outside of Nice for white sand beaches. From there head west to Cannes and it's pretty much all sand beaches.

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Apr 16th, 2007, 11:07 PM
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How much do you want to spend on a hotel? The sky is the limit on the Cote d'Azur! The Imperial Garoupe at Cap d'Antibes is nice.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 07:35 AM
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I am hoping to spend no more than 250 euro per night..

Am I dreaming?? I will have a look at antibes! thanks for the suggestion
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Apr 17th, 2007, 08:22 AM
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The beach at Nice may be made of small pebbles instead of sand, but that doesn't change the overall look of it. In fact, I prefer a beach with small pebbles because I hate having sand sticking to me.

We spent 3 nights in Nice last May and thought it was a very nice city to use for a base.

Antibes was a favorite visit of ours. Very charming Centre Ville, beautiful harbor, major yachts there, nice crescent shaped beach area.

Here's my trip report link:

Have fun planning your trip. We really enjoyed the Cote d'Azur.
Apr 17th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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I haven't been here, but it looks lovely, and the location is great;
It's within your budget.
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Jul 15th, 2007, 09:43 AM
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Stella - Did you end up finding the gem you were looking for on your trip? We are leaving for our trip in a month and I still have not found a hotel in Nice that blows me away. Would love to hear if you found a wonderful hotel. Thanks!
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Jul 15th, 2007, 10:18 AM
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I am still at awe of how breathtaking the beach water and shore is alongside the Promenade in Nice! Even though it is a pebbles beach, these are very soft and easy for walking and going into the ocean water. I strongly recommend Nice as your home base. ve been there twice and would not recommend the hotels I stayed based on your requirements (they fitted my requirements to perfection). If Nice is not for you, then try Villefranche Sur Mer nearby.
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Jul 15th, 2007, 10:32 AM
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agree with PP !

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