Unless you arrive with your private plane, in which case you would land directly at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport reserved for business aviation, your arrival airport will be Nice-Côte d'Azur airport. The airport of Nice-Côte d'Azur is, by its importance, the second in France. The Nice Côte d'Azur Airport welcomes direct flights from more than 100 airports.
There are 2 options:
Within walking distance (less than 10 minutes walk) from the terminal to the Nice-St-Augustin airport train station where TER regional trains stop. There are many trains during the day to take you from the airport to our train station in Mandelieu La Napoule. Then you have only to walk 200 meters to get to the apartment.
Or, at the airport terminal, take the # 99 bus to the main train station in Nice City. From Nice-Ville Train Station, take the TER train to Mandelieu La Napoule.
The train journey from Nice to Mandelieu La Napoule is approximately 35 minutes. There are 10 trains a day in each direction. Ticket price is EUR 7,50 / person.
For schedules, download the TER application on your smartphone or visit the website of the SNCF TER for the region.
Remark: There are even more trains from Nice to Cannes. The train station of Cannes is 7.5 km from our apartment. The taxi costs about EUR 25. There is also a bus there (# 20) that connects the Cannes train station to La Napoule and whose terminus is 400 meters from the apartment. This bus operates every 30 minutes from 05:30 to 20:30. The journey takes 50 minutes.
The distance is 35 kilometers. It takes about 40 minutes and the price for the ride is approximately EUR 85.
The French Riviera is one of the most famous and so busiest parts of the world in the Summer and you will not be alone on the road. So why waste time and nerves in traffic when it is not needed? Our personal recommendation dictated by experience is this: make the trip by train or plane and rent a car for the days you want to make trips to the backcountry.
The apartment that we offer in La Napoule boasts a great location and is very easy to access. SNCF Mandelieu La Napoule Train Station is only 200 meters away on the back of the residence (and no noise because the track is buried). From this station you can reach all the coast of the French Riviera: Cannes (7 km), Antibes, Nice, Monaco, St Raphael, but also all the small stations in the nearby Esterel mountains to go for a walk during the day ... Connecting at Cannes or St Raphael, you get access to a wide range of TGV trains to the rest of the country. The car will be essential if you want to explore the hinterland. See our special page with ACCES card and other useful information.
All shops are within a 300 meters walk: supermarket, delicatessen, butcher, rotisserie, restaurants, newsagent, pharmacy, post office, florist ... Bakery and hairdresser at the corner of the residence. The shopping mall is only 1200 m away, reached by a pleasant walk along the river Riou and Golf Old Course. The casino is 500 meters from us along the seafront.
All luxury shopping you could want is in Cannes, 7 km away, easily accessible by train or bus.
But if you want to discover the villages of the hinterland, a car (with a GPS) will still be very useful. If you do not have your own car, it is easy to rent one. Here's a good broker: Holiday Autos, with online booking. This is the car rental site that we use ourselves when we travel around the world.
Important: rent the smallest possible vehicle. You will find it easier to park and it will be easier to drive on twisty roads and in the very narrow streets of the villages in the hinterland.
You can rent a car at the airport. Here's a good broker: Holiday Autos, with online booking. This is the car rental site that we use ourselves when we travel around the world.
Important: rent the smallest possible vehicle. You will find it much easier to park and it will be easier to drive on twisty roads and in the very narrow streets of the villages in the hinterland. The famous SMART car for 2 or a FIAT 500 is a good choice. The GPS option will be helpful. Not that much to reach our apartment which is very easy but to find your way on the Côte d'Azur if you are going to drive around.
The distance between the airport and our apartment is 35 kilometers, most of it on the motorway. From the airport take the motorway A8 direction Cannes. Bypass Cannes and take exit #41 or #40 MANDELIEU and follow the signs Mandelieu-La-Napoule : plages. As soon as you are on the sea shore avenue just follow the bay until you reach Port La Napoule marina (not Cannes-marina which is inland).
On the motorway A8 take exit #41 or #40 MANDELIEU and follow the signs Mandelieu-La-Napoule : plages. As soon as you are on the sea shore avenue just follow the bay until you reach Port La Napoule marina (not Cannes-marina which is inland).
If you have a car, there is free parking near the station in the village center (a 250 meters walk). There is also a large free car park opposite the casino (500 meters, with always space available). And finally, on the harbor, right in front of the residence, there is a pay parking. Many free places are also available along the avenue in front of the residence. In Winter time you will almost always find some free space available in front of the residence.