Activities – GOLFE JUAN / VALLAURIS (Carnaval, Wednesday 5 February 2014)

It’s Carnaval time across the French Riviera!   The most popular carnival in this region is of course the Nice Carnaval beginning mid-February, however smaller towns also celebrate in their own grand style.

This Wednesday, the carnival comes to Golfe Juan and Vallauris – the theme is Darnéga, King of the Sea so wear costumes, bring some confetti and follow the street parade.

image courtesy of Vallauris Tourism Office

image courtesy of Vallauris Tourism Office

Free entry!  Golfe Juan and Vallauris have flat street surfaces and are paved so accessible for everyone.

GOLFE JUAN: 10a.m – Kids parade departs from M.L. Gachon school in Golfe Juan

VALLAURIS: 4.30p.m – Kids parade departs Espace GrandJean for Espace Loisirs in Vallauris

King of the Sea (programme courtesy of Tourism Office of Vallauris)

King of the Sea (programme courtesy of Tourism Office of Vallauris)


Sightseeing – GOLFE JUAN / ANTIBES / JUAN LES PINS (Tuk Tuk Azur)

One of the first things I did as a tourist in Antibes was jump aboard ‘Le Petit Train’ – the little white tourist train that winds it’s way from Antibes old town along the remparts to Juan les Pins.  The journey takes roughly 20 minutes oneway and is full of photo opportunities, especially as it travels along the Antibes remparts beside Plage Gravette.  My son loves it!

Another great family experience if you are after something different is to take a trip onboard one of the new Tuk Tuks I have spotted around town.  More inclined to be seen as a common mode of transport in Asia, the Tuk Tuks in Antibes are the first electric Tuk Tuks to operate here in the south of France.  Because they are electric, they are environmentally friendly and present no harm to the environment with zero emissions.  Also, you won’t need to worry about finding a carpark space!

The Tuk Tuks have 3-seats or 6-seats and pricing is based on ‘zones’ including Antibes, Juan les Pins and Golfe Juan.  They are a unique way to see the local area and customised tours or event transport can be arranged.

For further information or to make a booking visit or phone/SMS: +33 (0) 627 02 65 01 (English/French spoken)