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good base for Cote D'azur?

Arizona
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good base for Cote D'azur?

Is La Colle sur Loup a good place for us to base ourselves for three days of touring Cote D'azur? Do buses operate regularly from here to Monaco, Nice, Cannes, etc?

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Nice
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1. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

Nice , cagnes sure mer, st paul de vence and vence - yes - via bus 400

also connection to cagne sur

mer

train station for Monaco via bus 400

California
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2. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

La Colle sur Loup is a short distance below St-Paul-de-Vence, where there is regular bus service. It's a nice little town, but the last time we stayed near St-Paul and wanted a place to eat in La Colle there wasn't much available. But if you're looking for a rental, that would not be a problem for you. The drive from La Colle down to the coast takes about 15 minutes; don't know about the bus, but it you take one to Cagnes-sur-Mer you can take the train to Nice, Cannes, Antibes, and Monaco.

If you want to stay near La Colle, I highly recommend Le Hameau, a charming small inn set in a citrus orchard. The rooms are all different, the horizon pool has views out to the Mediterranean, and there's gated parking at night.

Arizona
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3. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

Thanks for the quick responses. We like staying in small towns and villages. We will have a car but have heard from many sources that we should not take it close to Cote d'Azur. With that in mind, is St-Paul-De-Vence the best choice for a base, more convenient than La Colle sur Loup because of bus/train access?

Nice
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4. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

La Colle and st paul are similar for public transport

400 bus timetable here

cg06.fr/cms/…400.pdf

square du 8 mai is the stop for cagnes sur mer train station.

Arizona
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5. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

Thank you. This is very helpful.

Antibes, France
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6. Re: good base for Cote D'azur?

St Paul is massively touristed during the day but regains its unique magic as the sun sets. When planning trips by bus be aware that most services finish around 8 PM.

Ed

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