Is the market only on fridays, and is it worth staying locally, or if i take it as a holiday where would you stay close by (ish) as i have two boys 10/12, who love the beach.
Hi, yes, the market is only on Fridays. It is a small town, so anywhere is walking distance. There are a lot of holiday appartements right in front of the beaches, many good restaurants around. But with kids of 10ish, I would not suggest you stay in the old town though some historical buildings are attractive (but small), as it sits on a hill and it is quit steep, if you have a car, there aren’t many parking and médiéval streets are very narrow.
It is a very easy place for family with kids, you can easily find all things needed for daily living, grocery, market, coffee, barber, ... but if you’d like to do some holiday shopping, it is not really the place though there are some common mainstream brands. But San Remo is only 35 KM away, by car, bus or train.
Hope this helps.
You can stay anywhere it is only 50 or so kms by train from Nice ( easy to go by train)
Or any where in Italy near San Remo who have Saturday markets. Ventimiglia are Friday markets.
Markets ok but more for adults than children,
thank you, very helpful, my boys would spend the whole day there, they are vegan and would gorge on friut and vegetables.
And you are correct: the market is only on Fridays.
We travelled from Nice. It’s a pleasurable drive. There are places to stay around and some nice beaches. You can also stay on the French side. The market is quite large; so you could easily spend most of the day. Not sure how patient your children will be. There will be lots for them to look at and buy. The market has something for everyone. Also, there are cafes and restaurants one street over. Well worth the trip. The deals are unbelievable, for example great prices on leather goods. Enjoy!
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