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nice supermarkets / restaurants / days out for kids

Dear All,

We're (2 adults and a 3 year old) are hopefully off to Nice in the next couple of weeks, self catering

i) Ive heard there are 2 Carrefours's - could anyone tell me where the large one is? as ive struggled to work this out on the internet

ii) any reccomendations for cheap and cheerful restaurants, suitable for children

iii) any reccomendatios for days out with the little one - should she grow tired of the beach

iv) Locations of sandy beaches

As always, many thanks ; hope you all have enjoyable summer holidays

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1. Re: nice supermarkets / restaurants / days out for kids

a)

the largest carrefour is "st isidore/lingostiere", outside Nice, you have a main road starting in front of the airport

the other TNL is near the center

but you could find everything in TNL

b/ you will find a large choice of restaurant in the old town, for all prices

c/ marineland, canyon forest... I don't know what they like

d) sandy beach : antibes, cannes, mandelieu...

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2. Re: nice supermarkets / restaurants / days out for kids

There are now more than 2 carrefours of various sizes scattered around Nice.

The 2 biggest are at Lingostiere and Nice TNL shopping centre .

If you aren't driving, then the carrefour lingostiere is currently awkward to get to since teh easy way , chemin de fer de provence train is undergoing work on the line and the replacement bus does not always stop at Saint sauveur which is closest to the shopping area/carrefour.

There is a bus but it takes a very long time due to the route taken.

carrefour TNL is easy to get to as it is close to tram stops Acropolis or palais des Expositions on Bd Général Louis DELFINO. Its also generally less busy than the Lingostiere carrefour, which gets a lot of folk travelling long distances

the 2 huge carrefours don't have exactly the same stock for non-food items but I don't think a cvisitor would be aware of or be affecetd by the difference

beaches with actual sand - golfe juan, juan les pins, antibes, cannes ,

gritty sand/ sand and teeny stones - villefranche , cap ferrat beaulieu

things for kids- parc Phoenix - wild fowl lake, animals, botanic garden, play area 2 euros for adults, kids under 12 are free

marineland ferme de far west

[ activities rides, ponys and farm animals etc at Biot gare.

info for both here

http://www.marineland.fr/

Koaland fun park in menton-inflatables, rides etc

http://www.parckoaland.fr/

le bois des lutins villeneuve loubet village

www.leboisdeslutins.com

restaurants- only restaurants i wouldn't advise are very posh ones. Kids are welcomed in restaurants - taking a book or game, magnadoodle is a good idea

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3. Re: nice supermarkets / restaurants / days out for kids

Try a day in Promenade des flots bleu. Take a bus to Cap 3000 shopping centre and walk along the prom. The Cocody Beach (in front of Holiday Inn Resort Hotel) is ideal for young children because it has 3 pools - one of which is a paddling pool for very young children. Adult entry is probably about 20euro each. There is also a good range of restaurants in the area in which you can sit outside - again ideal for young children.

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