South of France Gem
Submitted: December 8, 2011
Stayed: June 2011
My wife and I rented this small studio apartment in mid June for 8 nights. The apartment is a cozy studio with kitchen, dishwasher, washer and great drying rack and was very clean. We arrived by train from Avignon and the owner was able to help coordinate arrival with the property careperson who met us at a local RER station. The apartment is only two blocks to the beach and marina restaurant area, however we liked the view and ate on the deck most nights. It is an easy walk to the centre of Cagne Sur Mer along the beach, about 15 minutes. There is such a great choice of restaurants there, and at the marina with reasonable prices for two course and three course meals. The weekly market was also a treat and we found vendors with local cuisine to go, which we took advantage of. The apartment is comfortably decorated, the bed was good for both of us. We really enjoyed the stereo and great collection of French, Jazz and other music CDs. The N7 main road bus stops were just 2 blocks above us and easy to catch buses to Cannes, Nice and Monaco for just a couple Euros. With Cagnes Sur Mer being west of Nice [airport] the buses are not over crowded going to Cannes or Nice. The owner has great maps and bus information in the apartment. Take advantage of getting to Renoir's house and the village Castle near upper Cagnes town. We did not have a car, but this is the only place I have seen in Europe with so much parking out front. The airport is a local bus ride as well and lets you off right in front. You may have to take a shuttle between terminals, so allow time. One warning of caution, we had booked a taxi for 530 am thru the Information centre near the Marina, only to have no one show up. Buses do not run til after 0700 am and our flight was at 0800. However, we walked up to the N7 bus stop at ten minutes to six am, hoping to flag a taxi. There we met a sweet older lady sitting at the bus stop. She saw on concern, and asked where we were going. She then advised us a 6:20 #500 bus would pass by, but we had to waive it down. We had asked her why she was at the bus stop, to which she replied, "oh my friend's cat was missing and I came to look for it, and go to the boulangerie at 600 am." We got the bus and out flight, thanks to our "angel".
Overall we were very pleased with our accomodation, the area and our full week. We have already recommended this property to others to look into. Merci JoAnna.
Tourists without a Car,
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Gerry. I can't wait to arrive there in early January!
I hope you will have a need to return one day. Contact me if you are ever near San Francisco.
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