Nice areas in the South of France?
The BF and I are thinking of going away next summer, possibly to the South of France.
Does anyone know of good places to stay? That are not too expensive??? We are only students!
We would like a villa but I think they are too costly?
Somewhere that isn't too popular, on the coast, and not too far from an airport.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
Nice is pretty cheap and the whole Azur Coast is amazing...
- JenniferLv 44 years ago
Nice is a major city on the south west coast of France. BUT AND YOU WANNA READ THIS! alright i went to Nice, France earlier this year and lemme tell you a few things about it... 1). It's got two very different sides to it; one side extremely rich casino's posh hotels etc. the other side extremely poor => expect a fair few homeless people of which make there living from begging... AND expect prostitutes on street corners 2). Guess how much for a standard pint anywhere in Nice??? 3euro? no 5euro? no 10EUROS!!! cheapest we could find... 3). when asking for a beer, you will always get a half pint unless you say GRANDE BIERE :S 4). it has a pebble beach across the whole of the Nice coast, NO SAND! 5). The shopping areas stinks of sewage! 6). Check out the reviews of the places you stay in...! If you get past all of this then the nightlife is fairly good? EXPENSIVE but good especially "Wayne's" and "Le High"(biggest, best club in Nice). PERSONALLY, i would go further EAST and read REVIEWS!
- MPPRHLv 41 decade ago
All of the Med coast is popular in the summer !
The Western part (Languedoc-Rousillon) is cheaper, quieter and has good beaches.
It is also well served by low cost airlines to Girona (60kms from the border), Perpignan, Carcassonne, Beziers, Montpellier, Nimes and Marseille.
You may find B&B to be cheaper than a villa, but still offering facilities such as a pool.
- crocusLv 61 decade ago
La Rochelle airport is sort of midway down on the atlantic coast, we have been to the atlantic coast of France for the past 4 years running and have had a fabulous time. There are all sorts of accommodation types available, and can be really cheap. Try Logis de France recommended hotels/b&b's/guest houses (it's a bit like the AA recommendation over here) they are reasonably priced well kept in often stunning locations. Try to avoid the cote d'azur are as it's expensive if you are on a budget.
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- nookaLv 41 decade ago
We stayed just a few kilometres from St Tropez in a small village called Pampelonne. Too expensive to stay in the celebrities fave place but close enough to visit for the day. Also visited a beautiful village called Ramatuelle. I have heard that St Maxime is great too.
- 1 decade ago
Aix en Provence. Student middle sized city ( approx 200 000 inhabitants). Close to Marseille. Not too far from coast (bout 30-40 mins drive). Very pretty. Not very touristic so you won't get the crowd.
- KevleedsLv 41 decade ago
- Anonymous1 decade ago
The Narbonne and Beziers areas are not too expensive.
Look up 'Gites de France' for accommodation.
- DadLv 61 decade ago
Albi, Carcassone - Ryanair fly in there, way south, near Toulouse but not too touristy....
- Anonymous1 decade ago
cap d'agde. Lovely place and it's nudist so no expense wasted on clothes.