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Ferries from Nice

We will be spending a week in Nice,Sept 18-25, and would like to take a ferry to one of the other towns. Someone told us there was a double decker train from Nice to Saint Raphael., and from there you could take a ferry to Saint Tropez.? Or does anyone have any other routes. There will be 7of us. (1 in a wheelchair-82yrs) Thanks for any and all suggestions. Happy Traveling

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What you have been told is technically correct, however this journey really only works in high season. Its not the train part - thats fairly straightforward. But by September the St Raphael ferry to St Tropez is down to two crossings a day, with the result that you need to leave Nice very very early to get the 09:30 ferry at St Raphael. The next isn't until 14:30 giving only around two hours in St Tropez before its time to come back.


Getting to St Tropez from Nice takes a great deal of time, cost and effort. I'd also be a bit worried about the wheelchair.

There is a day excursion boat to St Tropez that is more promising in your situation except it is finished for the season a few days before you arrive


In any event, once the season is done at St Tropez, the footballers are back playing football and the movie stars back at "work" filming. Its back to being just a small seaside town. There are better ways to spend a day in Nice.

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If the deal is to have a boat tour, try on of the options on the site above. Lerine Islands may have departures on the dates you are mentioned.

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you can get to the lerins islands all year round - [weather permitting] from cannes but train travel to cannes is a bit more problematical with a wheelchair

to organise wheelchair help at Nice and cannes stations email accesplus@sncf.fr or phone

Tel : 0 890 640 650

from monday to sunday from 7:00 AM to 9:45 PM

bank holidays from 7:00 AM to 9:45 PM

you need to be at the station 30 min before departure

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Thanks so much for the info everyone ! I will check out the Lerinr Island . I think a boat trip may be more than we can really handle with the wheelchair but I will look into it for Mom. She loved to sail when she was younger ,so maybe I can find something like a small charter tour for a few hours. We brought her to Nice for her 80th birthday and when we asked her where she wanted to go for #82 - NICE was one of the top places. We are renting a car for the wek in Nice because it is easier with the wheelchair then the train. Again thanks for the quick and helpful reply. Happy Traveling

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Your mom might enjoy going to Cannes even if you don't actually take a ferry to one of the Isles de Lerins .

The Cannes Regates Royales (Royal Regattas) between 20 and 25 September this year attract some of the most beautiful sailing yachts in the world . Many of the yachts are over a hundred years old and spectacular. They sail near to the beaches and seafront and you can easily admire them while they are not racing and tied up in the old harbour - the quayside is wheelchair accessible and there's a great atmosphere with tents and race info etc

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