Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Antibes, Trains Express Régionaux, Cannes - Ventimiglia

After a couple of hours in Cannes I took the coastal train back to the town of Antibes, maybe a 5 minute trip.
These Trains Express Regionaux are a joy to ride. Air-conditioned, with nice bathrooms (yay) and a terrific way to see the whole Riviera right from your window.
Cheap too. A day ticket can be 10€ Get off and on as you like all the way to Ventimiglia. If you have a carte senior for the train halve the price.
The trains can get crowded at times but usually the crowds get off after a stop or two.
Riviera train stations are nice too. I should have sat down and painted this one.
Such a pretty town.
Wonderfully warm colors.
Does every French town of a decent size have a carrousel? There are two in Antibes.
The biggest problem when traveling on the fly is figuring out where to eat. I have to work on this. Or rather PLAN AHEAD. Read up before I get into town. Its time consuming trying to see where Trip advisor says you should eat. I usually end up underwhelmed and overpaying, except for these excellent moules farci - the same as escargot and delicious.
In future I must learn to opt for simpler fare.
Antibes' marché was loaded with plenty of bistros that would have suited me so much better.
And serving more typically local dishes as well. Live and learn.
Nearby the marché Picasso's chateau Grimaldi came highly recommended. Franchement I think the Paris Picasso museum is far superior.
But a nice photography show on.
And the views out the windows are spectacular. What a beautiful town.
Be sure and get a good window seat on the train. The views are terrific.
I'm finally getting around to paint those views.
Almost as good as being there...
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Have a sunny Riviera day!

21 comments:

  1. Loving your beach aquarelles!

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    1. Wish I had sat on the beach!
      I did put a toe in at Cannes. C'est toute

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    2. I waded in Menton:)♥

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  2. Hi! Where do you catch this train in Paris? Or is it better perhaps to take TGV to say, Avignon or Aix and then change to the regionaux? This is a great post!! Love your blog.

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    1. Gare de Lyon to Nice direct TGV. You catch the regional train all along the coast from Cannes onwards. Should have said.

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  3. So beautiful! Love the photos and the art.

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  4. Jane G11:52 AM

    Haha
    "figuring out where to eat"!
    The pictures are lovely and a great escape from the US news.

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  5. Cornelia2:13 PM

    It looks as if you are channeling Signac's wonderful seaside watercolors!

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  6. Love your blog, and you beautiful art work!

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  7. GwenEllyn9:41 PM

    Antibes! Do you know the book "Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy: A Lost Generation Love Story?
    It's the story of the Murphys and their support of artists and writers in France and their influence in creating the Southern beaches of France as vacation spots, particularly the area of Antibes.

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  8. So restful and peaceful looking.

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    1. It is indeed.
      Very easy to forget the rest of the world's troubles there...

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  9. Clarity Artists10:03 PM

    Yes! This time it's the train, the lady with the cane, and your art work. Lovely!

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    1. I know! The lady with the blue shoes!!!

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  10. beautiful! Love the photo of Picasso and Jacqueline

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  11. Beautiful post and paintings, thanks!

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  12. A truly beautiful area - I swam at Juan les Pins when we stayed there in 1992 and won't ever forget it.

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  13. Such lovely posts and pictures, Carol! I loved Antibes too. And the trains! I went as far as Monaco on that train, but Antibes and Cannes were infinitely nicer. What a wonderful trip you've had. I'm holding my breath to find out if you'll really move down south!!

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  14. Bonjour, Carol! After an extended absence from visiting blogs I love, I have been attempting to have a quick catch up. I will leave my comment here and then continue "back in time" through your earlier Riviera posts which are bound to be a lovely as this one.
    You have reminded me of my own long ago Riviera stay and the great use I made of my Eurailpass to commute easily back and forth between Nice and Cannes. I also highly recommend that train route!
    Hoping all is well with you...have not seen you over on IG recently... xo

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  15. What a beautiful post!

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