Help with Itinerary to Riviera in May

Aug 20th, 2004, 06:01 AM
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Help with Itinerary to Riviera in May

We are planning a trip to France or Italy in late May of 05. We'd like to go to a resort for 10 days,then to Paris for 5 days. Paris is a definite, but we are unsure about where to go first. We are considering both the Italian and French Riviera. We'd really like a resort where we can relax by the beach, play tennis and golf and be pampered. We are also wondering about the weather in Southern Italy and France in late May. Will it be warm and sunny?
Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks
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Aug 20th, 2004, 06:16 AM
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The weather will be fine. With 10 days you can easily do both the French and Italian coasts--the options are numerous.
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Aug 20th, 2004, 06:23 AM
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The italian riveria is actually Northwest Italy (not southern)

As far as weather in may goes - it should be fine for Golfing,tennis,hiking, and relaxing on the beach. BUT - it will be too cold for swimming most of the time. Even if you get a hot day the sea will be freezing. You may also get hit with some rain in may. The weather conditions in this area tend to be similar to the Central - northern califorina coast - mabye a little bit warmer in the summer.

Also - I don't remember when the monaco GP is, but I think it is late may. Prices are much higher during this week.
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Aug 20th, 2004, 01:33 PM
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There really isn't much in the way of resorts with tennis and golf along the Côte d'Azur, although the Eden Roc at Cap d'Antibes might be what you want--as long as you have access to lots of cash, as the hotel doesn't take credit cards. You may have to settle for a gold course away from your hotel; seafront property is so expensive that golf courses aren't a priority.

For a resort hotel away from the beach there's the new Four Seasons in the area above Grasse, as well as the Domaine St-Martin near St-Paul-de-Vence.

The weather on the Côte d'Azur in late May should be lovely. But be sure you miss the film festival in Cannes, when prices skyrocket and the area is very crowded.
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Aug 20th, 2004, 02:01 PM
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Here's a link for checking out golf courses in the region:
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Aug 21st, 2004, 08:39 AM
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Here's a hotel that offers both tennis and golf: the Golf de Valescure in St-Raphael.
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Aug 21st, 2004, 09:46 AM
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This may be just what you are looking for... go to and then enter #15208 in the property number...........
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