It difficult to fathom that with with modern rail transportation a person can get on the train in the center of London and be lying on the beach in Cannes in just about 9 hours. If you were to foolishly attempt to drive that instead, the duration of the trip would be doubled, and that is assuming you were lucky enough to avoid traffic jams. Sticking to the train is the winning decision.
Travelling by train is an overall civilized, relaxing experience. When a phone call inevitably comes, the receiver is politely asked to tend to the call in the corridor, as to avoid disturbing the other passengers.
Instead, you are free to sit back and enjoy the passing countryside as you traverse through the French vineyards, observing tiny figures busy cutting and pruning, preparing the vineyard for the coming spring. Enjoy the scenery as you pass through enchanting villages filled with pastel colored building that look like scenes from French postcards.
As draw nearer to Cannes, the scenery starts to change in a tropical direction. Lush vineyards give way to palm trees and amazing villas. As you arrive in Cannes, you depart from the air conditioned train to feel the welcome warmth of the Med. It is a truly uplifting feeling the heals your winter suffering soul. The French certainly have this whole relaxation thing figured out.
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Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.
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