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Would you recommend staying a week in Beaulieu?

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Would you recommend staying a week in Beaulieu?

I have booked a flight to Nice first week in April and am in the process of booking accommodation (an apartment). I am undecided whether to stay in Nice or in Beaulieu. Is Beaulieu a good base or is it full of senior citizens and a bit dull?

If staying in Nice, the area of Nice I am looking at is the "Musicians Quarter" - is this a good area. We would like somewhere not too noisey at night, safe to walk in at night but also close to restaurants and friendly bars.

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1. Re: Would you recommend staying a week in Beaulieu?

Beaulieu is nice to visit but I'm not sure I'd want to spend a week there. Nice has so much more to offer all within walking distance and by and large is a safe city to be in. I'm not sure about Musicians so hopefully one of the experts will help you out on that one although I know that the closer you are to the station the dodgier it gets. Check out www.nicepebbles.com or www.holiday-rentals.co.uk if you have not done so already..

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2. Re: Would you recommend staying a week in Beaulieu?

I would say your reference to 'senior citizens and a bit dull' is pretty accurate. I live in Villefranche, between Nice and Beaulieu, part of the time and in a period of 30 days would probably visit Nice 15 times, St Jean Cap Ferrat 5 times, Eze Village 3 times and make the occasional trip to Antibes, Monaco and perhaps a few other places but I would have no inclination to go to Beaulieu.

Les Musiciens is a good area and is close to almost all of the areas where you will want to spend time . I am in my early 60s and am happy to walk around anywhere in Nice at night, often getting the train around 11.00pm without any problem. There are pickpockets and bag snatchers in Nice, or so I am told, but I have never witnessed or heard of anything more violent.

There will be many thousands of tourists in Nice over Easter but it doesn't attract the vomiting and fighting sort of British holiday maker.

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3. Re: Would you recommend staying a week in Beaulieu?

Good advice here.

Beaulieu has a casino, if that interests you, but apart from that and Villa Kerylos, there is not enough to occupy you for more than a day.Its most attractive asset is proximity to Cap Ferrat, which along with St Jean is a marvelous peaceful place.

Musiciens is fine, but it tends to be a catch-all - the area nearer the railway station end is a bit unsavoury and "little arabia" around the back of Notre Dame likewise - unless you are looking for an internet cafe and halal food.Nearer the Prom and Rue de France is much nicer. Check the map.

Cheers

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