This is my first post to the forum here, I often read & research posts & manage to travel well informed by this on my travels.
But now I am stuck & hoping you, the lovely forum posters may be able to help me, please.
My plan is to spend a week next year on the French Riviera to celebrate my "significant milestone" birthday (I am slowly coming to terms with reaching this). Anyway my plan was to spend a week in Villefranche-sur-Mer renting an apartment mid-May. I didn't realize at the time, but now do that it is also around the time of the Cannes Film Festival as well as the weekend before Monaco GP.
Am i mad to even contemplate staying in VFSM around this time?
I have been looking on various sites unsuccessfully to date.
I could also be a little fussy & out of touch.
My budget is 1250 (Euros) for the week's accommodation. I would like a 1 Bdrm with a Sea View Balcony wiht Wi-Fi, preferably with not too many stairs so it would be easy to visit a la boulangerie each morning, lunch or dinner of a day & close to public transport to do day trips to places such as Nice, Eze, Old Antibes & perhaps even Menton as well as laxing out at VSFM, & the beach.
I have checked out the few places I have found that are within my budget & they are either not available or I have had no response, they have included Shelley's Riviera rentals & Mattie Silman's holidaysinvillefranche as well as some on TA & homeaway.co.uk. including a property that is available on the Promenade near Carpaccio Restaurant but am concerned after reading some reviews on TA about the area as well as to authenticity on that one from homeaway.
VSFM appealed to me because it was charming, small, handy base, on the beach/ Mediterranean village. Obviously I am not alone in my thinking as it appears very popular.
So what I am asking is it worth persevering to find something along the lines of what I am searching for or am I looking for the impossible for that time of year, leaving my run a little late?
If so, do you have any suggestions for an alternative place to suit my criteria?
I look forward to your feedback
Thank-you in advance
WilhoEdited: 7:33 am, November 09, 2012