Originally Posted by cptsideways
Thanks for this, yes this is the area I was looking around, sounds like you have some experience? I'll be working down that way soon, so will have a good look into it.
I think the biggest issue will be finding somewhere with storage space as the boat is trailered & the need for launching facilities. It could be marina'd but would prefer not.
The other option is finding a campsite with storage facilities, my brother has a motorhome which he'd considering leaving down there for the winter so it may be an option to combine the two.
Greetings from Big Indaba in Port Vauban in Antibes - I arrived here yesterday in a serious storm- but temp is 22 with sun and by Thursday it will be 25+.
Winters here are very good - cold is only December -February. The town and market are open all year with special Christmas events. There are several slipways and storage areas in the huge marina complex.
My berth from 11th Oct - 1st April is 1500 euros plus tax /53ft boat.
Security here is superb
Weather Protection is superb
The food / wine superb
Flight to Gatwick is about 48 euros (in advance online)
You can buy 10 forward flights for about £297.
Skiing is less than 2hrs
Taxi to Nice airport is 20 - 30 mins 65 euros.
Why did I not do this before?
Er - that's it.