Sun, Mediterranean, cicadas and the smell of olive trees: this is the image that comes to mind when we mention the Côte d’Azur. This destination is full of treasures to discover during a stay of at least two weeks.
The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline in the extreme southeast of France. There is no official limit, but it is generally considered to extend from Toulon, Le Lavandou or Saint-Tropez, in the west, to Menton, on the border between France and Italy, in the east.
If the city of Cannes is famous for its fine sandy beaches, its restaurants and its luxury stores, it also has a preserved and quiet historic district, called Le Suquet. In these narrow streets, accessible by stairs, you can admire the typical old houses.
On the beaches of Cannes you can practice many water sports: skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, scuba diving, etc.. A catamaran trip on the blue waters of the Mediterranean will leave you with unforgettable memories of your vacation in the Alpes-Maritimes.
Tips for traveling to france
Save a train is a company that digitized and revolutionized rail ticketing. Visit their website, compare train fares, choose the train line, and the type of seat you want. You can pay with your credit card or even bitcoin. In case the price of your train ticket drops, the platform will let you know and help you exchange it for a lower price.
Wgallina by accessing the official website of French railroads, you will most likely be redirected to RailEurope.com, which is the official North American partner of French railroads. However, you will not always find the cheapest fares from Rail Europe. Therefore, you should always pay attention that the cheapest train route fares are on Save A Train.
There are two ways to buy train tickets at the French station – from a ticket office and at the vending machine. English speakers can buy them either way, but if your English is not very good and you can’t communicate with the person at the ticket office well, the vending machine is the best option. It is easy to navigate, and you can even change your language settings. Buying tickets from the vending machine requires a chip & PIN for the credit card.
Attention to the absent-minded, there are fewer exits and more spaced so if you make a mistake and instead of going to Rennes, you go to Nantes, you may have to circulate 10 or 15 kilometers before being able to change direction.
You can move by car, train or bus. But another option is to rent a motorhome or campervan in France, to make a road trip with the house on your back in a very safe country and with many well equipped campsites where you can spend the night. Reserve your motorhome or campervan in advance and pick it up in the main cities and airports of France. To rent a motorhome or campervan in France, click here.
The jewel of the République, the TGV (Train de Grande Vitesse), pioneer in high speed is the key instrument to travel quickly and comfortably across the country. It is also an idea to take it to visit London, from Paris it takes only 2 hours and a half.
The train is, in any case, indispensable if you want, from Paris, to visit Amiens, Orleans, Strasbourg, Rennes, Futuroscope, Lille, Normandy, Lorraine, London, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium or Holland.
How to get around France. If we plan to travel France on our own, by train, by bus, by car organizing our own routes through unknown villages, or exploring regions. The essential doubts prior to the trip undoubtedly include the question of what is the best way to move around France, and in this post I will develop tips and proposals to solve this question.
In the blog and in my trips I almost always choose this style of travel: organized on my own, on my own, usually in a rental car exploring routes and roads. You should know that if you ask me for a recommendation, this is for me the best way to travel and explore with freedom, improvising on the road and discovering what sometimes we didn’t even foresee.
What I usually do when I travel by rental car in France (or what I did in my various trips) is to arrive in a major city near the region to explore, stay a few days there to get to know that city, and then rent a car to continue along the route. Let me give you an example: we arrive in France landing on a flight that leaves us in Paris. If it is our first time in Paris, we stay a few days in this city (you can start by reading this guide of 71 things to see in Paris to get an idea of what to expect in this city).