I caught the train from Montpellier to Cannes to meet some old friends from blighty. Had fun and games trying to find le gare in Montpellier; poor dad he had to put up with three women giving him directions (mum, me and Lily the sat nav).
It was a lovely journey to Cannes; the last stretch was very pretty as the rail track hugs the coastline. Can you believe my train fare (102 Euros approximately £82) was almost the same as my friends Easyjet deal (£90) – how does that work? :oS
I stayed at Hôtel Alnéa, a great boutique hotel in the heart of Cannes, that I would highly recommend. It was heaven sleeping in a real bed, since the last week I have been kipping on a blow up mattress in the awning.
I had a great few days with my friends: catching up on gossip; sitting in restaurants, eating lots of yummy French food and people watching; seeing how the other half live in Cannes with its stoopidly expensive designer stores and yachts; and a small adventure to Mougins, an old picturesque hilltop village.
To get to Mougins catch bus 600 from outside Cannes train startion to Val de Mougins, costs 1 Euros each way. From there it’s a short uphill walk to the village, pick up a map from an information office. Thanks to my friend’s great navigational skills, we had a scenic tour around Lidl’s car park and trampled through many stingy nettles. :oS