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Old Antibes or St. Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote d'Azur

Old Antibes or St. Jean Cap Ferrat on the Cote d'Azur

Apr 22nd, 2007, 12:59 PM
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Geez, the El Portillo chardonnay is kicking in ...that should be: should be fine - it gets worse in August and we will be there in early July.
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 02:39 PM
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k, I think any wine or beer, I hope that place is still there!

M, I am always on the lookout for places in that area, I love it.

I hope you both have such great trips and will tell us all about them!
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Apr 22nd, 2007, 04:57 PM
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We just got back from Villefranche. Recognize your view, I think. It is beautiful place. Didn't eat there but went thru Rothchild villa and Kerylos which are just up the hil from you.

Villefranche is couple miles away and it has lots of places to eat.

Enjoy you your.
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Jul 17th, 2007, 04:03 AM
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Judy, we just returned last night from our Italy and France trip. We had a fabulous 2+ weeks!

The Azure Maison is exactly how it looks on the website - location, views, furniture, etc. We found the generous basket of fruit, wine, butter, bread, eggs, cheese and fresh flowers - all waiting for us when we arrived.

It is a serenely elegant yet comfortable place. Kitchen has plenty of equipment for cooking - more than enough dishes, spotless glasses, silverware, pots and pans, etc. Yes, we did cook! The Marche Provencal is a few minutes away and there is a nice small market a few minutes from there. However,there are plenty of very good places within walking distance to go out to eat also.

The place was perfect for us but be aware that there are narrow spiral/angled steps to climb to get to each level. Bedrooms seemed to be a bit smaller than shown but were still fine. However, bathrooms are not large - showers are on the small side and large people may have difficulty with this.

We have no complaints at all though!

We watched spectacular Bastille Day fireworks right in front of the lovely terrace and enjoyed the peaceful sounds of the water feature alongside the sounds of the Mediterranean. Lovely!

One more thing - there really isn't any parking to speak of near the apaprtment. It is hit or miss so we parked in the lot near the port. It was not at all expensive. The key is not to leave the auto parked for 24 hours. That was the only day we paid 15 euros. Other days were between 2 and 5 euros, averaging about 5 euros per day for us.

Hope you have as pleasant a visit as we did!

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Jul 17th, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Sounds lovely. Thanks for the report.
I had a feeling though that you might have trouble parking. I know the location well. The owners should be more precise regarding this. The old port can be a bit of a walk especially in the evening when you are tired.
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Jul 21st, 2007, 05:59 AM
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You're welcome, lemidi!

It was a lovely place and we thoroughly enjoyed the entire area. It was the perfect location for us, especially since we had our son and his fiance with us. We could go out and about in Antibes without moving the car at all and they had lots of places to explore late into the evening.

I hope Judy finds this thread again since she wanted some feedback about the place.
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Jul 21st, 2007, 06:54 AM
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Thank you, Marianna!! I still have the house in mind, just not as soon as we originally thought. We decided on Croatia instead as we've never been there.
It was so thoughtful of you to remember that I was interested in this property.
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Jul 21st, 2007, 07:12 AM
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Judy, glad you found the comments. Save the info for another time - you never know where travels may lead you in the future! It was a really nice place. Our son thought it was the greatest apartment/villa and location we have ever taken him to and we have rented lovely villas in Sorrento, Massa Lubrense, Portugal, Florida, etc.!

Croatia is near the top on our list also...we have a very long list!

Enjoy your travels!
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Sep 20th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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Marianna, one truly doesn't know!! My sister decided to retire in January and wants to go somewhere, a "sister trip." Southern France sounds good to her and I've e-mailed the owner of Azure Maison.
Thanks for the review.
My only concern is that I have a trip to Paris in November, Croatia in the spring, and a passport needing renewal between the two. I think if I pay to expedite, I can travel mid-January!
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Jan 19th, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Thanks, Marianna, for the info. I just posted in another thread before I found this.
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Jan 19th, 2008, 01:43 PM
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You are welcome, alohatoall! If you mean thanks for the apartment info, it was really perfect for us and we loved the location. Are you staying there?
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Jan 19th, 2008, 03:58 PM
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I'm not sure - it depends on whether friends can join us there in October. I also love "your" apartment in Villefrance-sur-Mer, but it's rented during the only week available for our stay along the Cote d'Azur. So I'm still looking and open to more suggestions, or info that would convince me the Antibes property is "the" one. I'm a bit concerned about parking but suppose it shouldn't be a problem in October. Thanks for the help.
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Jan 26th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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alohatoall, just returned from the apartment in Antibes, Azure Maison. Parking was, indeed, an issue in January so I feel certain that October would be similar.

We quickly learned that parking is much more available after 5 pm and that from 7 pm to 9 am parking in the payant spots is free. We found that there was always parking available, not always the most convenient and not always free. The property is wonderful and, in my opinion, worth the parking hassle.
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