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It has come to my attention....

That there are no public toilets along Pampelonne Beach
…well except one…near l'Epi Plage

I hear you and I too said what the hell..when I received this message this morning. The good burghers of Ramatuelle, have decided in their infinite wisdom to NOT have any outdoor showers or public loos, free standing or permanent along the said beach, except for the one at the southern end of  l’Epi Plage Instead all the private clubs must have toilets available for the public and allow anyone to enter and use the said facilities, including outdoor showers. Basically they should be installed like these from Cap 21 Les Murennes ,on the side or back wall of the club  Now I think they were not really clear about the shower part, but I can imagine if there aren’t any showers available, there are going to be a lot of very upset people yelling abusive slurs in a myriad of languages Of course the main reason they contend is the environment and the special nature of the beach…the cynic in me says, yeah, but y…

Toilets, Toilets ,Toilets ...why, why, why....

Just when you think you are up to speed with all the toilets dramas in Rome, Naples decides to be difficult as well Let me try & be succinct The public toilets in the Piazza Trieste e Trento are closed As I said to myself when I read this….that’s just great….. For the uninitiated that means NO PUBLIC LOOS
The press release from the Naples City Council on 8/2/19 ( see below) , roughly reads as Tenders are being sought for , the above mentioned ,eight automatic toilets of which unfortunately only two will be disabled friendly All or some of these new facilities will have left luggage areas, tourist information & hip hip hurray…baby changing facilities. These baby changing should be full facilities with breastfeeding areas & an area where you can feed baby As you can imagine all these new facilities will be in tourist areas, but to be honest I imagine that certain families will be the ones that win the tender & well you know, who knows what will happen or how long the process s…

I am not being lazy....Molo Beverello

But, I have just updated the loo's in Naples…no public ones left ☹ Am trying to update the pharmacies in Paris in the 10 arr AND Have just discovered a new organic grocery store in the 10arr which I have just updated So, with that in mind Guilty as charged copy & pasted from Gaetano Ferrandino HORRORS GALLERY, WELCOME TO MOLO BEVERELLO By Gaetano Ferrandino There are soldiers with leveled rifles, batons and even pistols in holsters that patrol the entire area. There are often carabinieri who pass frequently on foot and by car. Sometimes you see the police in front of the ticket offices. And finally there is the presence of private vigilantes. Named the Naples Beverello pier, a place of transit for tourists heading towards the three pearl islands of the Gulf (Ischia, Capri and Procida) and the Costiera (both the Amalfi and Sorrento coasts) with the hydrofoils of the various shipping companies, should be a safe and even decent place. And if that were the case we would be faced with a n…

Welcome to silly season.The newbies in St Tropez.....specifically Pampelonne

Or technically Ramatuelle  As you may know there have been many changes along the coastal areas in France (you can read all about it here if you want ),and the beaches of St Tropez have not been excepted. Keep in mind the following BeachClub/Restaurants are all new & therefore there isn’t much information and in some cases there is no information, nothing at all.Many are not yet up & running & well the Epi Beach area is just plain confusing. Nevertheless, I have endeavoured to share all I know…. Before I forget, most, if not all restaurants ( along the coast) seem to be on a new wave of nastiness, even if you have dropped a great deal of cash, & even if it’s the end of the day, do not even think about sitting on the sunchairs as you leave. Just don’t even look at them, just move on. Whatever your point of view, don’t let it ruin your day Here we go Le 1051 open last season 2018 & was Bora Bora 1051 Chemin des Canniers 83350 Tel: 04 94 45 36 97 Email:info@le1051.com https:/…

W.I.P Beach in Nice: This is new !

As you know I am allergic to all private beach/restaurants. Being an Aussie & spending most of my life on a FREE beach, with good amenities & great food nearby I find it difficult to part with my hard-earned cash on these establishments! That’s where it comes in handy to have relatives & friends who can go in, happily spend a day sunning, swimming ,eating & drinking & then report back to me about how they enjoyed themselves or not W.I.P Beach is a new one .They opened last year and are apparently part of the Costes group.What does that mean , well to the average punter nothing but to everyone else, achingly fashionable. Personally, I love the look of the place, I am a sucker for all white & rattan. The sunchairs, sunbeds, matelas whatever you want to call them are either the type with a wooden base and soft mattress or one of those other ones that are mesh. The food is fine, no problem there. No microwaves were heard, the only comment I received was from my uncle…