saint paul, grasse, cannes... you can go by bus or train
bus 1 euro...
gourdon is not easy to acces by public transport
most tour companies offer this tour
I was on holiday in Nice in the beginning of August this year and I took a trip by train to Cannes. I like very much both the journey alongside the coast with view of sea and Cannes itself. I was also in Monaco by bus, it was good especially great journey with very nice view on costal towns. Monaco was interesting to see as well but next time I want to repeat my trip to Cannes. For another trip I envisage to go to Menton.
We've visited the area a number of times, always with transport; we've driven widely, and stayed at Nice and also at Tourettes sur Loup. I seem to remember bus 400 from Nice goes to St Paul. St P is pleasant, gets very busy. Had a lovely lunch at La Colombe D'Or restaurant and another reasonable one at a more ordinary place - again near the boules pitch. The C d'Or was a lovely experience; it was December, so ate indoors, didn't pre-book, but went early and it did fill up. Our waiter was lovely, we shared a starter, had a main and the cheeseboard. Not expensive for what we had and a very pleasant experience. The art work around the walls was amazing.
Art lovers will also want to spend time at the Fondation Maeght, just 5 minutes or so walk up the road. A fairly early start there followed by lunch and a wander round the village would be good.
Grasse is OK for a wander and lunch; I've visited and passed through, don't think I'd go back. We didn't do the perfume visit. Cannes was amusing; very busy even around Christmas. I remember sunshine sparkling on the sea, blue sky, crowds, a Christmas market and a pleasant lunch.
Gourdon I don't know.
I am planning a two-week trip to Nice over the Christmas holidays. I've been to the Cote d'Azur many times in the summer, but never in the winter. I don't know what to pack in terms of clothes! What is the weather like in December in Nice?
As previously mentioned, Gourdon is not easily accessible by public transport but here's more info about the village (we visited again recently) :
Saint Paul - though too touristy for my taste - is indeed a beautiful village (take a stroll along the ramparts, visit the Collegial church, the Pénitents Blancs chapel decorated by Folon > gorgeous mosaic, stained glass windows etc... A lot to see apart from art galleries & shops). Don't know when you are planning to go, but the Maeght Foundation will soon close for a period of 3 months :
Beachlovah, temperatures in Nice are mild even in December (usually around 12°C during daytime)
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