Originally Posted by LordByron
I am thinking of wintering in Antibes.
The prime reason for this is to have easy access to English
speaking sailing schools.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has spent time in Antibes and their thoughts on being a live aboard there.
Also, is Cannes are viable alternative to Antibes as a winter refuge?
What's the sailing like at this time of year in this region. Is it subject to the same or similar winds I have been experiencing here in Argeles (near Spanish border)?
We spent quite a bit of time living on board near Nice and also had a boat
before that in Port Vauban
though , so can't comment on schools.
The winters can be surprisingly cold , wet and fairly miserable, you can snatch sone nice sailing days. But it's not an area to get caught out in.
Antibes is nice , a little on the pricy side and provisioning
really needs a car if you need to access the bigger supermarkets. There's is the covered market but its a little touristy.
Personally we moved to Baie des Anges , which we found cheaper and more convenient to Nice. But it can get a swell.
Great part of the world , lots to do and see shoreside , fantastic food
( take the train to Ventimillia to buy booze )