From our house it is a short walk to 10 restaurants/cafes. In the town 10 minutes walk down the hill, there is a large variety of shops, banks, cafes as well as bus links to Nice, Antibes, St. Paul de Vence, Grasse and Vence plus a train station with links to Monaco, Beaulieu, Villefranche, Nice and Italy. San Remo in Italy has a fantastic market on Saturdays and Tuesdays and Ventimiglia on the border has the market on a Friday. Renoir's house can be visited in Cagnes sur Mer and there is a Matisse Art Museum in Nice as well as the Musee Massena and Musee Chagall. There are many great restaurants in Nice, a flower market every day but Monday (antiques market) and the Old Town is fascinating to explore. A car is not necessary are transport links are very good. The Promenade du Paillon is a wonderful new garden which cuts a swathe through the centre of Nice and is stunning with its reflective pools, layout of gardens in the 6 continents and children's playground.