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cagnes sur le mer

Would it be a good idea to be based here ot visit Nice.. First time here and would like to know if local transport links to major points of interest are good or not. Is travel by train or bus reasonable or better to book a car.

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for Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, Antibes
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1. Re: cagnes sur le mer

You won't need a car - Cagnes sur mer has pretty good transport links by bus and train to Nice , Antibes,

Bus to st paul de vence, vence, Grasse , villeneuve loubet village

Links to cannes [bus is possible taking about an hour but it can be bogged down by traffic] monaco etc by train

Buses cost 1 euro per journey.

Trains are pretty cheap too but vary according o distance.from June 1st to 30th sept-there is a pass Isabelle day rover train ticket for 12 euros

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2. Re: cagnes sur le mer

Depends a bit from what you're looking for.

If you wish to spend a lot of time on the beach tanning, rollerskate, jog or cycle, there is a very long beach with a promenade right behind it. Note that the village is above A8 motorway, clearly away the beach.

Otherwise, I would not choose Cagnes. There is no good reason to do so. It is not at all picturesque, it's a bit messy and it is quite difficult to move about on foot. You could really go to Costa del Sol in Spain, instead, and have a nicer time there.

The hotels seem not to be much cheaper in Cagnes, either, compared with e.g. Cannes, Antibes and Nice itself. There are plenty of villages to choose from, if you do not want to stay in Nice. But, especially in case you wish to spend most of the time in Nice, I think it is obvious to book a hotel or a furnished apartment there. Lots of different shapes, sizes and prices available for accommodation.

As said here, moving about on the coast is easy by the coastal railway and buses. As the traffic is heavy at times, the train is often the better choice. Note that bus tickets are very - unbelievably - cheap.

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3. Re: cagnes sur le mer

I agree.

Cagnes sur Mer can be described as a bit messy. Someone I know once called it a muffin top with the A8 autoroute at the waist

There is a long bay and shingle type beach with a small port at the eastern end- Cros de Cagnes. The beach in the area is popular with campervans.

At the western end is the hippodrome, trotting stadium

There is a v. small quite attractive old village area at the Cros de Cagnes end near the beach (just behind Lou Lou restaurant and near the post office) with a few shops , a market , but much of the town especially the part near the a8 autoroute which bisects the area is modern and not so nice IMO.

North of and perched above the autoroute though there is also the very attractive and picturesque medieval part of Cagnes- Haut de Cagnes.

If you decide to stay there, public transport to the area is good, but check where the accommodation you are interested in lies in relation to the train stations- there are two,one at Cros de Cagnes and one named Cagnes sur Mer

Map here:


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4. Re: cagnes sur le mer

One peculiarity to watch out for is that Cagnes 'sur Mer' is not actually on the sea, that is the Cros de Cagnes part. On the plus side apart from good transport is that you can see the Alps above Nice from here - always a bonus in my opinion.


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