Provence & the French Riviera Guidebook
Please note: The following corrections were submitted by readers and have not yet been confirmed by Rick. Check updates from Rick for the latest.
In Saignon, we were told that L'Auberge du Presbytere closed two years ago; we had hoped to have lunch there but the entire premises was locked up tight. However, that led to a very pleasant discovery (see above).
David Fidanque in Eugene, OR USA 10/06/2013
Love your guidebooks. Just returned from Provence in September 2013. Correction for the 2012 Provence & French Riviera guidebook 9th Edition (p.117): Re: Avignon- The Centre-Ville Station no longer has a place to stash your bags.
Sam Haynie in Shreveport, LA USA 09/22/2013
For the Bus Tour from Nice to Monaco, the #100 bus stop near Place Massena is covered up by the park construction in the area. For both the start and stop of the bus tour, we had to use the stop at Place Garibaldi.
From the Nice Airport, the #98 and #99 bus now costs 6 euros (4 in the guidebook) and no longer allow you to continue on other buses in the same direction (it's own separate ticket now).
The placement of Crema di Gelato is incorrect on the map. it's not on the top right corner, but on the top left side, one or two establishments in. The shop does not have Crema di Gelato as the signage for its shop, just a single letter outside and on the floor mats at the entrance.
Jonathan and Lindsay in Austin, TX USA 06/24/2013
Did you know the Tables des Comptats in Seguret is closed- owner died and place is now in private hands.
Maria Robinson in Healdsburg, Ca USA 06/18/2013
You cannot fit a minivan (MB Viano) into Arles only underground parking lot. You have to street park.
Ed Lowitz in Philadelphia, PA USA 05/29/2013
In Cannes, France as of October 1, 2012 the TI at the train station has been closed due to construction.
Dave Koch in San Mateo, CA USA 10/12/2012
The Russian cathedral in Nice does not keep regular hours, according to a local who happened to be trying to visit the church at 3 o'clock on a Monday afternoon, same as us. She said that ever since Putin has been in power opening times have been sporadic and when it is closed there is no reason at all. Who knows if that is true, but certainly the church was not open during hours advertised on their sign (or the guidebook), and we did not find out why.
Sarah Khan in Cupertino, CA USA 10/01/2012
Rick Steves: Provence and the French Riviera (9th Edition) First, let me say that I used this book every day of our trip. The recommendations and useful information are simply by far the best available. Here are some changes that should be made to the next edition: Nice: Castle Hill – Elevator free (not €0.70 one way or €1.10 round trip) Chagall Museum – €9.50 (not €7.50). Matisse Museum (open). Saw no signs of closure dates for 2012. Monaco: Local Bus #1 and #2 bus (single ticket) are now €2 (not €1). Pont du Gard: €18.00 parking – (not €15.00). Uzes: Bistro Burgers is now Resto Burgers Gordes: Le Ferme de la Huppe. This lovely B&B should definitely be listed in the Gordes section of the book. We stayed there and absolutely loved it. I did not see Rick’s recommendation for this B&B until we were on the plane since it was listed “Near Joucas”. It is also recommended by Karen Brown and that is where I originally saw the listing. Had no idea that Rick also recommended it, but was so glad to see that he had and rightly so, but in the wrong section.
Christine M. Ballentine in Philadelphia, PA USA 07/27/2012
Nice: Chagall Museum admission per person is now 9.50 Euros.
Andras Cser in Lexington, MA USA 07/04/2012
Nimes Connections to Uzes and Pont du Gard via Egard buses. Pg. 157 states that cost from Nimes to Uzes is 8 euro. We traveled in April 2012 by Egard bus from Nimes to Pont du Gard and return. The fare was 1,50 euro per person each way. We had originally planned a circle trip from Nimes to Pont du Gard to Uzes and back to Nimes. The Egard office told us that each leg would cost 1,50, so the full circuit would be 3 x 1,50 or 4,50 euro pp. The tickets were easy to buy on board the bus. The connections are a bit infrequent, so we ended up spending more time at Pont du Gard and enjoying it thoroughly - unfortunately we had to let the side trip to Uzes go this time. The Egard office clerk at the Nimes train station was very helpful.
Barbara in Sacramento, CA USA 05/25/2012
While in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue we wanted to do some bike riding. Rick's recommended rental shop was permanently closed but we found Vélo Services at 3 Rue Docteur Tallet, run by David Bollack to be very accommodating and his prices very reasonable.
Bill and Rosemary in Springfield, VA USA 05/13/2012
The collection in the Renoir Museum has been transferred to the Château-Musée Grimaldi of Haut-de-Cagnes while the Renoir museum is closed until july 2013- according to the Cagnes-sur-mer municipal website.
Gerard D in Toronto, ON Canada 05/12/2012
Nice - The tourist train is 8 Euros as of April 27 (not 7 per your guidebook).
Ali OMaley in Newton, MA USA 04/27/2012
Rick's website says this book is available as a Kindle edition however the Amazon.com website does not have it available. Wish it was.
Sharon Upton in Delta, BC Canada 04/21/2012
The road from Gordes to the Abbey de Senanque was one-way during our March 2012 visit. I think they turned this into a loop route. When you see big buses rounding corners on this narrow and hilly road, you'll agree this is probably a good thing!
Jean M Southworth in SALEM, OR USA 04/13/2012
Gare Routiere in Nice is closed; many buses now leave from a new Gare Routiere at Vauban tram stop, including long distance buses (Aix-en-Provence and many others). Many local Nice buses have new stop and start locations - the bus map from Lignes d'Azur is up to date, as is web site.
Tom Rohrbach in Montgomery Twp, NJ USA 07/06/2011
First, Hotel les Florets (p. 186 - Provence/Riviera book) was open for lunch on Wed 6/1/11. They indicated that they are now open for meals on Wednesdays, as of mid-May.
Second, I think it's incorrect to say that Domaine des Tilleuls (p. 186) has WiFi. It's not always on, and it's never on after 9:30pm or so, when the owners turn it off each night!
Robin in Menlo Park, CA USA 06/17/2011
In Aix en Provence, there is also a large market on the Cours Mirabeau on Sunday mornings
Neil Phillips in Cherry Hill, NJ USA 06/06/2011
Musee Renoir in Cagnes-sur-Mer fee is now 4 euros. Paradox english language book store in Aix-en-Provence is out of business.
Bill Jensen in Toronto, ON Canada 05/30/2011
La Gare Routiere (Central Bus Station) in Nice is not operational anymore: " www.lignesdazur.com/presentation/?rub_code=85 ".
Emil Marcus in Aberdeen, NJ USA 05/03/2011
For La Ferme Degoutaud, a chambre d'hote near Suzette, it would help if it were listed as cash only. We provided the credit card information, but then were surprised to learn that Mme. Marin did not use the information for billing (unless we were a no show). She was perfectly polite and pleasant about the mix-up, but we had to dash down to Malaucene to withdraw some additional cash. It might also be helpful to mention that La Degoutaud is distance up a curving hilly road with switchbacks. If one didn't know, one might have thought one was lost.
Those points made, this was the nicest/best place we stayed between Arles, Nice, and Suzette. Mme. Marin was a gracious hostess and you are correct that the rooms were nicely and creatively decorated. This was an excellent starting point for daytrips to Vaison la Romaine and the small villages in the Cote du Rhones.
Warren Lo in Columbus, OH USA 04/03/2011
In researching Cathedrale d'Images in Les Baux, I also went to their website and found the following:
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Paul Stevens in Redmond, WA United States 01/28/2011
Provence 2011 has still not fixed the error I reported in 2007. Pont Julien (near Lacoste) is named after Julius Caesar who was definitely not a saint. For just one example of what the locals call it see http://www.lepontjulien.com/ Whatever you call it, the 2000-yr-old bridge is worth seeing.
Dave Fisher in Calgary, AB Canada 01/25/2011