Antibes & Where is the ACSI Card?!!!!!

We left Camping Cigales and drove through Cannes to Palm Beach and followed the coastal road. “Bord de la Mer”. This takes you through Golfe Juan, Juan les Pins around the Cap d’Antibes and to the west side of Antibes where you can park along the beach and walk into the old town.

It is extremely windy here today, the sea is quite rough, huge waves and difficult to escape from the wind. Perfect for the kite surfers that we watched at Antibes.

We walked around the ramparts with views over the harbour, filled to the brim with motor yachts and pleasure craft. We continued through the extremely pretty old town with its narrow streets and stone cottage. Old Antibes is lovely, a quintessential Mediterranean town with a lovely sandy beach to the west side.

We carried on through the old town in the Campervan en-route to our next overnight stop, Villeneuve-Loubet about 6 miles west of Nice stopping off for lunch on a bit of rough ground just outside the Port and on Le Bord de la Mer.

Just as we were about to move on, Tony asked where the ACSI card was and at this point we both realised that we had left it at the Reception at Camping Cigales!  Quelle horreur!  For those of you who don’t know what the ACSI card is it is a card that gives you reduced fees at ACSI authenticated campsites and is also used as an ID card instead of handing your passports over to the Reception. Fortunately for us we were only about 15 miles away (45 minute drive), so did an about turn and headed back to Cannes. We phoned the site to make sure that they still had it, which they did and before you all ask, yes we did pay for our stay and did not do a runner this morning, we were not given back our card which we didn’t pick up on before we left!

We are now at Camping l’Hippodrome and planning to cycle into Nice tomorrow and catch the train to Monte-Carlo the day after. The weather is changing and the possibility of rain is forecast for the next couple of days.

2 thoughts on “Antibes & Where is the ACSI Card?!!!!!

  1. Nia September 30, 2015 / 6:47 pm

    Lovely photos Rosie. We liked Antibes too. Aren’t the super-yachts fun to ogle at?
    The cycle ride to Nice is fun, especially the bit along the Promenade des Anglais. You MUST have an artisan glace in the old town …at least 3 flavours/scoops.
    Are you going through the Verdan Gorges? Their are some fantastic Aires to stop at. Lac Thorenc (1100 metres up in the mountains) is so peaceful after the coast. Castlellane is lovely, we just stopped for a wander round the town and climbed up to the old church but it would be a great stopover and Moustiers Ste Marie, again we just stopped and walked up through the village to the church but it would also be a nice stopover.
    Enjoy Nice tomorrow xxx


  2. Rosie Pike September 30, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Hi Nia, thank you for your comments and info. We are following in your footsteps so yes will be trying the ice-cream tomorrow and planning Verdon Gorges and all the Aire stops you mentioned above! Really enjoying this trip, it looks like you are enjoying your trip too and we love reading your blog!


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