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June 6, 2006 11:30 AM Subscribe
I want to stay in the French Riviera for a couple of weeks in August. However, much of the research I'm doing implies that it's horribly overpopulated and overdeveloped. Can you suggest a good town, island, or village in which to stay?
posted by Netzapper to travel & transportation around France (9 answers total)
The ideal location would have the following characteristics: French or English-speaking, on the Mediterranean, beaches within walking distance of where we're staying, the ability to get away from people (at least for a few hours at a time). Also, this location needs a couple cheap hotels and/or a campground. An old-man-and-the-sea fishing hut for rent on the beach would tickle me pink.
One of the places I considered (after reading of it in a Heinlein novel) is Ile du Levant. I like just about everything about it (especially including the nudism). I just doubt that I can get a hotel booking there.
I was in Nice for a few hours, and found it absolutely beautiful. However, everything I read about it suggests eschewing it. I'm willing to believe that, but if you have some personal suggestions to the contrary, I'd love to hear them.
I'm traveling with my girlfriend. I intend to spend most of my time wandering around exploring, swimming, enjoying the scenery, and most certainly having a few pints in the local bar. However, someplace reasonably close to a big city might be nice--I really want to show her what passes for a French nightclub.