EG's regional editor Stacey Meadwell:
Those who opted to take the train to MIPIM have almost challenged the Cycle to Cannes lot for speed in getting to the south of France.
This year's two hour leg to Paris turned into four and a half hours as a trackside fire halted Eurostar services then pushed trains on to slow local routes.
Still passengers got plenty of time to admire the snowy countryside then sleet and rain en route.
Once in Paris it was a mad dash to across the city to get seats on the few southbound train left.
As I write team EG is Toulon-bound where a connecting train is expected to drop us in Cannes at 10pm. But we are the lucky ones some, I read on Twitter, will only make it as far as Marseille tonight and have to bunker down there until the morning.
Let's just hope the sun is shining in the morning to put all the travel troubles in the shade