Anyone Stayed Close To Cannes Please?

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  1. wingman

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    Am planning to go to the south of France this summer and want to stay in or close to Cannes. Has anyone stayed on a site there or closeby? I've been looking at a site named Camping Parc Bellvue. Unfortunately, I'm governed by the wife's work and school holidays, so will be going in August.

    Grateful for any help

    James
     
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    As long as I can get to Cannes @mitzimad and by train to Monaco etc, anywhere close will do for me.
     
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    We stayed on the outskirts of nice before.. Easy to get to Cannes by train
     
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    Cannes has its own small airfield , just behind aldi ! , you could fly down ?
    We stay at camping du pylon next to marineland in Antibes , it will be very busy in august .
     
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    It's 64 kms away but there's a lovely municipal site at Menton and there are regular trains.
     
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    Great! Thanks all for your replies. Food for thought and armchair planning.

    Some sites seem to have a min 7 night rule in high season and I don't want to stay that long. Will look at those suggested sites though.

    As an aside, flying down would be nice @colinw but very pricey in terms of fuel and landing charges en route and at Cannes. Couldn't get budget approval from Mrs W, especially as SleazyJet could do it for a fraction of a private flight. Anyway; don't fancy the Alps in a single engined aircraft! Much better with four wheels on the ground.

    Thanks again all.
     
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    If you are going as far as menton there is a free aire on the old border post undercover if you get there early enough, station about fifty yards up the road. image.jpg
     
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    Gosh yes, I forgot all about that one. We found it the day we 'accidentally' went to Italy!
     
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    Quite.
     
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    A friend who has an apartment in Menton told us last year that the Municipal campsite was only open for tents now due to the difficult access . I don't know if this is still the case . We had stayed there in the past and the very steep corniche type access was just about manageable in our 7.2 metre MH . Otherwise this leaves just the Aire on the Border . That particular corner of France is really difficult for finding anywhere to stay . I can only assume that they are want to keep the area so exclusive that motorhomes are considered to be far too down market .
     
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    The coast road from Antibes to baie des anges used to be full of motorhomes ( mostly Italian ) , but it is now prohibited , be interesting to see if it is policed , especially out of season .
    There is an area you can park a couple of vans next to fort carre , antibes , but again in season it has an ice cream van on it .
     
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    We went around this area last year, and the amount of 'camping car prohibited ' signs were everywhere, even up streets , couldn't tell if you weren't supposed to go up them or if it meant no parking , plenty ripoff campsites along the coast but France passion and aires , very far between.
     
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