Grasse is easily accessed from Cannes either by bus or train. We decided to stay in a chambre d’hôte in le Tignet for two nights as we arrived late from Oxford on Eurostar and the TGV. Our host at the b&b kindly picked us up at Grasse station. From le Tignet b&b bus Ligne 30 went to Grasse bus station through the town. Grasse is on the side of a steep hill so it is a climb up to the GR51and it is 1.5km from the town centre and some 300m higher.
Grasse N85 – Cabris, 545m 8km
Cabris to Val du Tignet, 235m 10km
Total on the GR51 18km, with a total for the day of 20km.
The early section to Cabris is quite overgrown in some places and wild.
After Cabris it has a more urban feel. Good views from Cabris over the built up Grasse-Cannes connurbation.
It is possible to have lunch in Cabris at the small restaurant – we had a dessert and coffee in the restaurant that is at the entrance to the village coming from the GR51.
There is a small general store too but you have to realise in France that at 12.15 or thereabouts the shops shut for lunch. This maybe for 2 hours. Wide paths, dog walkers and rubbish in places.
We did this section on February 23rd 2011.