5 tips for traveling by train on the Cote D’Azur

The Cote D’Azur by train Traveling along the many beautiful cities of the Cote D’Azur can be difficult due to the traffic and parking, especially in a camper.  We prefer to park the camper and use the bus or the train. 1.  Buy your ticket and validate it in the yellow automatic machines at the place where you get on … Continue reading

Antibes France

Antibes France Written by Dave:  We have been mostly lucky with the weather during our travels.  It had been raining heavy the day before, but the day that we went to Antibes turned out to be a stunning day. Antibes has long been an important town and trading port.  It was founded in the 5th century BC by Phocaeans, and … Continue reading

Villefranche France

Villefranche France Written by Dave: On our way to Monaco, we saw a beautiful small town situated by a bay full of sailboats. The announcement on the train said it was Villefranche, and we decided that we needed to visit. On our return from Monaco, we hopped off at the Villefranche stop. It was just a short walk into town … Continue reading


A Beautiful Trip to Monaco Written by Dave:  We were so close to Monaco, we decided we had to go.  The Monte Carlo Grand Prix was in session, so we waited for this to finish before our visit.  We bought a train ticket to Monaco, with the plan to see Eze on the way.  Our first stop was Eze, then … Continue reading

Nice France

Exploring Nice France The famous Hotel Negresco is 100 years old.  It is right on the Promenade des Anglais overlooking the Mediterranean. Like all the other beaches that we have noticed in the Cote d’Azure, the beach is pretty rocky and so cushioned beach mats are sold at the touristy shops.   We walked through some of the Italian district … Continue reading

Marche aux Fleurs, The Flower Market in Nice France

The Flower Market is open everyday except Mondays in Nice France.  It is usually open until about 1:00pm.  Mondays there is an antique market in its place. While the market is full of beautiful plants and bouquets of flowers, there is so much more as well. Check out the unique tomatoes, in the photo above.  The ones on the left … Continue reading