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Best place to stay near Cannes/Nice

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Best place to stay near Cannes/Nice

Hi - We are planning a trip to French Riviera in early October, and am looking for advice on best places to stay in or near Nice. We are especially interested in going to the beach one day and doing stand up paddle boarding. Is that still possible in early October? And where are best places for it? Villefranche sur mer looks awesome but I am not able to find very much information about beach activities there. Any suggestions appreciated!

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1. Re: Best place to stay near Cannes/Nice

I recently spent 5 days in the French Riviera. I stayed in Nice and found it to be ideally located. Nice is a great base to take day trips from, both east and west. There is a large variety of hotel options also.

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2. Re: Best place to stay near Cannes/Nice

Villefranche has a sandy beach but it is quite narrow and 'activities' are limited to swimming. For a wider selection of beach activities from water skiing ( where they invented it) to paragliding etc go to Juan les Pins. Nice has a very extensive but famously pebbly beach.

Early October is great for swimming but other activities may be more limited in availability.


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3. Re: Best place to stay near Cannes/Nice

Which dates are you thinking of ?

Cannes has stand up paddle boarding , but there is a big conference the week commencing 7th October which may limit accommodation choices .

JLP will be pretty quiet by October as will Villefranche

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