Hello you wonderful posters!
I have now officially driven myself crazy. I have read EVERY post about transportation in the Nice area. After reading them all I am terrified of the ticket machines on the trains and the bus situation sounds so confusing(which station, what transfer, what time). I don't want to fight 30 cruise passengers for a spot on the bus. I know many of you prefer public transport, but is a car really that much of a hassle in mid- May?
We are staying in Villefranche sur Mer for one week and would like to visit the Nice, Cannes, Monaco, Eze, Vence, Vallurois, Grasse, Antibes and more of the perched villages if we have time. It also seems that it would be so much easier to get from the airport to VF by renting a car. We could also leave the car at our apt.(we will hopefully find a spot on the street) and take the train to cannes since the film festival will be in progress but I think it is cheaper to rent by the week, rather than just for 4-5 days.
I think you all get the picture and I am rambling on so thank you in advance for all your wonderful input.