Four adults booked last minute to this mobile home/ campsite, located in an excellent area of the cote d,azur with excellant public transport networks to the whole region. Local bus service to Cannes-Monaco-Antibes only a £1 per person and very regular and air conditioned. The train slightly more expensive but very good and regular service. Train and bus service at the camp gates. Avoid taxis, the normal fare is £20 per mile for locals and tourists alike. The site itself felt old and tired and in need of some TLC. It had all the usual facilities, with a £2 cover charge per person for the pool, which opened at 10 till 7. A very large site with around 1000 units but never giving the feeling of being too busy. Pub-supermarket-pizzereia-takeaway , bakery and restaurant. (all football matches being shown on sat at 3). The prices some what more than you would pay in the UK by an extra 50%.. (£5.50 a pint £6 a short,). We had fabulous hosts in charge of the caravan Jo & Damien, we got a return airport pick up for £60 well worth it to avoid the hussle and bussle of getting cases on the bus or train. Located 30 mins from the airport(you could however get the bus for £1 each and it stops directly outside the camp gates( you need to get off at BIOT train station)
the beach is a 5 minute walk away and so beautiful, you would need some swimming footware, the beach is all pebbles and getting in and out the sea a comedy site itself. Good beach snack bar at the price you now expect for the area.
The caravan, old and tired, cramped and should be taken off the site. We stayed in 922 (avoid it, you have been advised) the hot water didnt work, handles falling off whenever you open a cupboard, the internal decor from george and mildred) the small two bedded room the size of an airplane loo. i could go on but you get the picture.
Overall a great time, the location got to be the best for visiting the Cote d Azur.
The down side was, if you imagine all the mosquittos in the world having a convention, they hold it on this site. The caravans are seperated by trees and bushes a great haven for the little mites. Take all the insect repellant and bite cream you can lay your hands on, it will all get used. We went through about 6 spray bottles and bite cream and still got eaten alive. For this reason alone i wouldnt return to this site, it needs spraying on a daily basis, this seems to have been overlooked.
A very good eating place on the corner opposite the train station, it looks nothing from the outside but the food was outstsnding. pizza £8 the size of a tractor wheel, pasta dishes £8 enough to feed two healthy eating adults. many french specialities not even on the menu (frogs legs), pity we only used it on the final two days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- There is table tennis, volleyball and during high season most water sports are available on the beach. Nearby Antibes and Juan-les-Pins have large sandy beaches. Camp du Pylone offers outstanding facilities and enjoys a reputation as one of the best sites on the Cote d'Azur and in the South of France. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Camping Du Pylone Hotel Biot