My husband and I are staying in Menton for 5 weeks (end September + all of October) and plan to do many many day trips, often by train, up and down the coast. From all my reading I assume we would be best buying the Carte Zou 50%/75% but I am unsure of a couple of things.
Is it correct that apart from the purchase of the one card for just one of us, that we are also entitled to 10 tickets to a specific destination? I have a very clear idea of our itinerary and the most trips we would ever do to one destination would probably just be 4 separate occasions. Therefore, do we have to purchase this as well, or are we still better to as the saving is so great?
Secondly, is it an easy process to buy the carte zou from the airport or any railway station when we first arrive? I was looking at a 3 page application document (all in French so maybe I am misunderstanding it) but it looked like a lot of information was required and I wondered whether we should get it sorted before we leave? Particularly as it seems we need passport photos, etc?
Once we have the card is that it? There's no need to "top it up" or anything? We just present it when buying tickets to the various destinations?
I fear I'm over-thinking all of this but I am struggling to find the answers for these questions and I don't want to be wasting a lot of time when we arrive if I've chosen the wrong thing?
Thank you for any help you can give me.