St Laurent du Var
The town just west of Nice melts into its big sister so it seems like just an extension of the greater Nice megalopolis. Yet, St Laurent du Var has features that make it a good and cheaper alternative to Nice. First, the beach, though narrow and pebbly (like Nice) is bordered by a new promenade that makes for a nice stroll. Also, the port of St Laurent du Var is a major restaurant, bar, cafe destination for its residents, neighbours and visitors. The restaurant line-up includes Chinese, Indian, Moroccan, Italian and of course local specialties.
St Laurent-du-Var's Sunday morning market is another major draw for the town. The tiny Old Town of St Laurent du Var is also worth a look and the Cap 3000 shopping mall draws middle to high end shoppers. See the St Laurent du Var municipal website for local information. The tourist office (no website) is on the seaside Promenade.
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