Cote d'Azur Journals

Cote d' Azur in May

A May 2002 trip to Cote d'Azur by Tolik

Quote: We stayed in a small resort town Villeneuve-Loubet half-way between Nice and Cannes. Located in the heart of the French Riviera, town affords the advantages of both seaside resort and countryside town.

Cote d' Azur in May

Overview

Quote:
Cote’d’Azur is much more than the sea and sand. It offers several world class museums, elegant promenades, beautiful “perched villages” and famous International Film Festival in Cannes. We specifically booked a unit at Marina Baie des Anges resort May 18 – 25 because the 55th Cannes International Film Festival was held at this time and we had awesome experience! Quick Tips: Long list of our favorite places on beautiful Cote d’Azur include: - Fine Arts Museum in Nice; - Picasso Museum in Antibes; - Leger Museum in Biot; - Englaise Promenade in Nice; - Cap d;Antibes (Turret Botanical Gardens, Gargoupe Church, and the Lighthouse); - The Croisett...Read More
Quote:
Best Things Nearby:Villeneuve-Loubet Plage affords to its visitors almost 4km (2.5 miles) of pebble beach, with bathing waters of high quality acknowledged each year by the award of the Blue Flag; a Marina with 600 docking spaces located under the Marina Baie des Anges complex as well as numerous seaside activities. From Villeneuve-Loubet, Nice is 20 min. by train, Antibes 15 min., Cannes 20 min, Eze 40 min, Monaco 1 hour, and Ventimiglia 1.5 hour.Best Things About the Resort:Actually, we have mixed feelings about this resort. On one hand, it offered us great opportunity to visit the French Rivera during the Cannes International Film Festival. The location is excellent; 20 mi...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 11, 2002

Marina Baie des Anges
06270 Villeneuve Loubet
Cote d Azur, France

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet

Attraction | "Villeneuve-Loubet"

Quote:
The typical Provençal old village will show you the real roots of this town with its tiny streets, flowered balconies, façades in the earthy colors of Provence, and the castle with its watchtower of 33 meters high (the castle, which was once Francoise the First residence, is not open to the public). Erected in the 9th century around its castle on the top of the hill, this picturesque Provençal village has given hospitality to many personnages (Romee the Great, Rene d’Anjou, Francois the First, Marshall Petain) and personalities (Charlie Chaplin, Charles Aznavour, Phillippe Clay, Mick Micheyl). This town is also the birthplace of Auguste Escoffer, famous cook and creator of the Melba Pe...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet
Villeneuve-Loubet
Cote d Azur, France

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet

Attraction | "Green Riviera"

Quote:
For those visitors who enjoy active vacations, Villeneuve-Loubet offers more than 1,000 hectares of small or large woods affording many sporting possibilities (tennis, golf, horse-riding, jogging, trail cycling etc.). As a matter of fact, Villeneuve-Loubet is the most woody seaside resort of the French Riviera.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet
Villeneuve-Loubet
Cote d Azur, France

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet

Attraction | "Villeneuve-Loubet Plage"

Quote:
Villeneuve-Loubet Plage affords to its visitors almost 4 kilometers (2.5 mi.) of pebble beach, with bathing waters of high quality acknowledged each year by the award of the Blue Flag; a Marina with 600 berthing places located under the Marina Baie des Anges complex as well as numerous seaside activities.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Green Riviera / Villeneuve-Loubet
Villeneuve-Loubet
Cote d Azur, France

Musée national Fernand Léger

Attraction | "Biot, Fernand Leger Museum"

Quote:
This village perched up high dates to 154 BC and overlooks hills covered with mimosas and olive trees. Visiting Biot is to take a real tour through Provençal history. It's streets and alleys are names accordingly : la Calade, Le Portugon, Le Cul de Sac, La calade des Migraniers, Lei Croûtons, place de l'Airette, rue Rondon, rue des orfevres, place de la Catastrophe (where two houses collapsed on June 12, 1898), and place des Arcades which is outlined on two sides by Romanesque and Gothic arcades. One can't help but admire the beautiful doors, vaults, stairways, stonework, sundials, cobblestones, and the perspectives from one street to another. The main attraction site here is of course t...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Musée national Fernand Léger
Chemin du Val de Pome
Cote d Azur, France 06410
04 92 91 50 30

Antibes

Attraction

Quote:
For a long time Antibes was the only large town between Marseille and Italy. Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean. It was the only town on the coast to be protected by ramparts, and thus it has managed to conserve historic monuments from each period in its heritage. The Chateau, bastion and towers have today been transformed into a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archeology Museum and museum of traditional crafts and local culture. Most of the treasures can be found in the historic town center. It's better to visit this part on foot taking in it's particu...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Antibes
Old town
Cote d Azur, France

Musee Picasso

Attraction | "Musée Picasso"

Quote:
The Picasso museum is in the Chàteau Grimaldi, between the covered market on the Place Massena and the ramparts. Picasso worked here in the chàteau in 1946, and his studio is part of the museum. The collection includes an enormous amount of his work, including Mediterranean marine and mythological life done here, and ceramics done in nearby Vallauris in 1948-49.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Musee Picasso
Chateau Grimaldi Place Mariejol
Cote d Azur, France
+33 4929 054 20

Museum of Fine Arts

Attraction | "Nice, Museum of Fine Arts"

Quote:
This beautiful art museum was established in 1928 in the magnificent house built in 1878 for the Ukrainian Princess Kotschoubey. On the ground floor the visitor discover regional schools and works of the 17 -n 19th century artists (Henrick Van Somer, Jean Fragonard, Van Loo and others). The second floor alloted to the art of 19 - 20th century.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 8, 2002

Museum of Fine Arts
33 Avenue Baumettes
Cote d Azur, France
33 (0)4 92 15 28 28