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Cap 3000St Laurent du Var

The town just west of Nice melts into its big sister so it seems like just an extension of the greater Nice megalopolis. Yet, St Laurent du Var has features that make it a good and cheaper alternative to Nice. First, the beach, though narrow and pebbly (like Nice) is bordered by a new promenade that makes for a nice stroll. Also, the port of St Laurent du Var is a major restaurant, bar, cafe destination for its residents, neighbours and visitors. The restaurant line-up includes Chinese, Indian, Moroccan, Italian and of course local specialties.

St Laurent-du-Var's Sunday morning market is another major draw for the town. The tiny Old Town of St Laurent du Var is also worth a look and the Cap 3000 shopping mall draws middle to high end shoppers. See the St Laurent du Var municipal website for local information. The tourist office (no website) is on the seaside Promenade.

Chateau-Musee GrimaldiCagnes-sur-Mer

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The community right next door to Antibes blends right into its big neighbour. Juan-les-Pins is known for three things: beaches, jazz and nightlife. More.





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As the most touristed small village on the French Riviera, visiting St Paul de Vence is not always the calmest place on the French Riviera. The days when Yves Montand and his pals hung out at La Colombe d'Or are long gone, replaced by bus after bus of wide-eyed tourists. More.




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For a hilltop village on the Cote d'Azur, you could hardly do better. The views are inspiring, the shopping is wonderful and the medieval streets are a delight to wander. More.



View from Mougins


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Known worldwide for perfume, Grasse is in the centre of a flower-filled valley--hence the perfume industry. More.





This perfectly preserved medieval hilltop village is a sight to see. Known for its violets, the town also is a great vantage point to take in a panoramic view of the coast. More.


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