Pursuing plans to take a ‘Blue Light’ trip to la Ciotat, Mayor of Bridgwater and ex firefighter Leigh Redman led a small group to our twin town in April 2016.
Tuesday 5th April
Fly 1245 arr 15h50 at Nice Airport (Terminal 2)
1630 Minibus with chauffeur and Magalie Ambrosi waiting at the arrival gate(33 6 03 30 86 63.)
Arrival in Croix De Malte Hotel, La Ciotat at about 18h30 where we will all be welcomed by Genevière Boissier,(La Ciotat Town Councillor for European Affaires) Marie-Pierre Léonardelli ( President of Jumelage/ twinning) and Nathalie McAndrew (translator/teacher/jumelage member)
20.00 Evening meal;- on our own
Wednesday 6th April
No breakfast at hotel
At around 9h00, Eden théâtre for Breakfast with Patrick Boré, (La Ciotat Mayor).French provide breakfast.
Visit to the Nautical exhibition in the new port (where we will also have lunch). This group will include Patrick Boré, Mireille Benedetti (La Ciotats first dep Mayor- and also Magalie’s mum),Geneviève Boissier, Marie-Pierre Léonardelli and Nathalie McAndrew.
From April 2nd to April 10th, 2016 Les Nauticales Boat Show 4th boat show in France and 1st boatshow in Spring in the Mediterranean area. It represents the opening of the nautical season. Thus, more than 200 exhibitions are spread over 4 hectares of exhibition to present their products and innovations both on the ground and on the sea.> 10 am to 6 pm – Port de Plaisance (Marina)
14h00- 16h00 Meeting with the National Police
16h00-18h00 Meeting with the Fire Brigade
18h00 Relax time at hotel
19h45 Magalie will be picking us up to take us for Evening Meal with Mireille Bénédetti, Marie Pierre Léonardelli, Magalie Ambrosi, Geneviève Boissier, Raymonde Pouzadoux (is an Algerian lady- and Nathalie McAndrew
Thursday 7th April
0800-0930 Breakfast at hotel
9h30 departure for Marseille
Notre Dame de la Garde ;- This is the giant basilica on the hill.
Lunch at « The Docks »
Mucem – is the museum of European and Mediteranean civilisations (since 2013)
Way back through the scenery route!
20.00 Evening meal at hotel
Friday 8th April
8h30-0930 Breakfast at hotel
0930 Walk around Figuerolle Calanque in La Ciotat (these are the rocky bays and beaches along the coast)
11h00 Quick lunch around the beaches
12h00 Departure with chauffeur from the Town Hall for Nice Airport.
Nice to Bristol Dep 16:20 – Arr 17:25 Flight EZY6114 (Terminal 2)
Return to Bridgwater between 1830+1900.