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If you had 3 days after a conference in Nice.....

If you had 3 days after a conference in Nice.....

Nov 29th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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Just came home from Europe...If Florence is your choice you might be interested in the Sheraton, I know, I know not much local ambience but good rooms, a shuttle every half hour to centro, stopping at Ponte Vecchio, Duomo(?) and train station.. Pickup to return only at the train station but so very onvenient and free.. Brkfst included We were driving and took advantage of the Starwood hotels membership.. worth a checking these hotel memberships..upgrades etc. and also free to join..there are so many choices I don't envy you making them but di envy you going. Would still be in the area of I could me..
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Nov 29th, 2007, 08:24 AM
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>>Maybe we need to add a few days!<<

Smart move - just remember you'll be there in the winter - and the Alps get snow - even that close to Nice.

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Nov 29th, 2007, 08:50 AM
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I guess my quesiton to you or others who may have been there in the winter is if the roads are kept clear as a rule for those of us not used to driving in the snowy Mountains? Do the trains travel regularly in the winter to the Alps??

Thanks,
Anne
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Nov 29th, 2007, 10:21 AM
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There really is plenty to do in this area without having to spend time traveling and rushing.
antibes is truly a wonderful little town it iswhere Picasso spent his last years and a very good museum there, and there is a great restaurant not tourist at all very local, my cousin lived in antibes for 3 yeras and i was lucky enough to visit 3 times. the restaurant "Le Brulot"
3 rue isnard web site www.brulot.com
also St Paul is in the hills above Nice walled town very lovely and why not go to Cannes you can take train or local bus to all these places. also Grasse where they make perfume.
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Nov 29th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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I'm a big fan of the Michelin Green Guides--always loads of good information, and the recommended itineraries are very useful. If you can add a few days to your stay, you will find it very easy to discover (as the French say) interesting places to visit.
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Nov 29th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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We did this exact thing last November. Conference in Nice then three days in Provence.

We drove to Les Baux and stayed there. It was gorgeous.

We took a day trip to Pont du Garde, Uzes and Avignon and spent another day visiting wineries. Mas de la Dame near LesBaux was great. We also drove up to Gigondas. Did not get to Chateau Neuf du Pape. Can hardly wait to send more time in Provence.

It was a great three days.
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