After a short visit in Italy we had to get to France because Miriam’s sister, Line, was coming to visit us in Nice. We found a nice campsite just outside the city in Villeneuve-Loubet. Antibes was only an hour walk from the campsite so we had a few days hanging around in the Old Town, the port with yacht watching and Juan Le Pin. Pizza and beer in the sunset watching the largest yacht in the world, Dilbar, owned by a Russian billionaire (designed by the Norwegian designer Espen Øino), is not a wrong end of our first day in Côte d’Azur.
As mentioned earlier there are not that many campsites open in the low season and we need a one with large enough pitches. This time we also wanted to stay close to a train station, so that we could get to the closest cities of the Côte d’Azur without too many changes of public transport. La Vieille Ferme is an hour walk by the coast to Antibes. And only ten minutes walk to the train station. Perfect.
The old city of Antibes is very nice and pulsing with all the small shops and cafes. We were lucky to be at the perfect spot at the time of the sunset and decided to enjoy the view with pizza and beer. We bought slices from a popular pizza restaurant, Gusto Antibes just down the stairs from the viewpoint.
We also rented a car in Antibes for our day trip to Gorges du Verdon (our Toyota Landcruiser has only two seats). We used Hertz which was easy and the same price as the other car rentals (in the area).
Visit from Norway<3
Miriam’s sister Line
Eating pizza and enjoying the sight of the yacht “Dilbar”
- Large pitches
- Sanitary facilities good
- Friendly staff, speaks well English
- OK prices
- Enough space in the low season. Important to book in the high season
- Nice, flat pitch on gravel
- Very friendly people at the campsite
- Wifi: You have to pay for using wifi, there is no other option, which is quite expensive (€8 per day, or less if you buy for longer).