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Jul 5th, 2013, 09:32 PM
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which towns would you recommend for a family of 5 (parents and teens) for 3 days. We will have spent a week in Provence first. travel is early august, budget about $600.00 / night maximum.
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Jul 6th, 2013, 04:50 AM
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We really liked Nice and had a week there in an apartment. There is lots to see and do and also easy day trips by bus or train. I don't know if you can rent an apartment for only 3 days but this is the website we used if you want to take a look. With 3 teens it might be easier for meals, laundry, just having more space etc.
http://www.nicepebbles.com/

August will be hot and that's when most Europeans go on their holidays so you may not have your choice of places. Unless you mean August next year?

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Jul 6th, 2013, 05:11 AM
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With 3 teens in august? Juan les Pins.
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Jul 6th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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Nice is wonderful--lots to see and do, and good restaurants in all price ranges. From Nice you can visit sights both east and west, inland and on the coast, by public transportation.
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Jul 8th, 2013, 09:09 AM
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Yes, Nice is wonderful, but the vote of my teens would go to juan les pins, especially after you have spend a week in provence. It is hot there in August! I dont know what kind of sites you want to see, but from juan you can take a train, and be back in the afternoon for the beach, and cocktails at pampam.
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Jul 8th, 2013, 09:38 AM
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I second juan les pins. That's a great spot!
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Jul 8th, 2013, 09:43 AM
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I loved both Nice and Juan Les Pins. Nice has more to offer, Juan les Pins is more "manageable" with an overall younger vibe. If there on a Monday, do not miss the flea markets at Nice-- Cours Saleya (Old Town). If I were you I would rent an apartment; AC a MUST!
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Jul 8th, 2013, 10:01 AM
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We went with two college-age kids and a high-schooler. We stayed in Juans Les Pins for 6 nights and loved it. Every morning we got breakfast at a nearby bakery and market. Most early afternoons we spent at the pool. Then we'd get up, shower and dress, and drive to one or another town - we hit Monaco, Antibes (adjacent to Juans Les Pins, so a few times), Cannes and St. Tropez. (This was the end of a longer trip so we weren't there for sightseeing, just enjoying the weather, the food and the vibe).
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Jul 8th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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Sainte Maxime is a very pleasant little seaside resort town just outside of St. Tropez. It's just big enough, with a handful of restaurants, shops, a small casino, a waterfront park where the locals gather for boulles every evening, and a great beach. Lots of accomodations along the beach. The town is bike friendly, and bike rentals are available.
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