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Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

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Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

I'm looking for a nice place to stay for 3 nights to use as a base for a few day trips to visit a couple of the coastal areas as well as the Verdon Gorge. We will be spending a week in the area flying into Marseille and out of Nice and hiring a car for most of that time.

We have booked the first 2 nights in Cassis and will be visiting the Calanques. The final 2 nights will be spent in or very close to Nice and we will have dropped the car off at this point. We will probably visit Eze and also do a walk from Cap d'Ail along the coast to Monaco and get the train/bus back.

So, we have 3 nights to play with in the middle of this. We don't want to stay anywhere that is busy and would prefer a more rural location that provides fairly easy access for day trips. The Gigaro coastal path (Sentier du Littoral) near St Tropez is a possibility and we would definitely like to spend a day exploring the Verdon Gorge.

Can anyone recommend a place to stay? Also given that we would like to 'get away from it all' would we be better off basing ourselves closer to the Verdon Gorge and doing a day trip down to Saint Tropez way instead of the other way around? We will be getting plenty of coastal time in Cassis and Nice.

Thanks

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1. Re: Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

I would suggest one night at the canyon. We used to always stay here but it has been a few years. The views are amazing and hikes start from the hotel.

logishotels.com/en/hotel-Hotel-Du-Grand-Cany…

Then you could perhaps go to somewhere on the St Tropez peninsular such as Gigaro, great hikes from here along the peninsular. Or if you prefer more of a village Ramatuelle or Gassin.

I hope that helps a little.

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2. Re: Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

Second that. And while you were at the Canyon, you could also visit the beautiful small village of Moustiers-Ste-Marie (but it does get quite a few visitors depending on the time of year).

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3. Re: Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

You could spend a night in Moustiers Ste Marie and the rest in/about Nice for the ease of staying put and not checking in/out, packing/unpacking. You could also do well with one night in Cassis but that is personal, of course.

4. Re: Small village/town near Cote d'Azur/Verdon Gorge for 3 days

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