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Provence or CinqueTerra?

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Provence or CinqueTerra?

Hi: Which would you prefer for a week tour? We are flying into Nice. thanks for your suggestions; we are also open to other suggestions, should you have them.

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1. Re: Provence or CinqueTerra?

Why not both? We're doing two nights in Monterosso, Cinque Terre and then three in Nice. Will probably not do it justice but enough for a taste. When you're coming from the West Coast like we are, you've got to make the most of your time!

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2. Re: Provence or CinqueTerra?

You can't do Provence AND the Cinque Terre. Provence is an area that covers the whole southeast of France!

Cinque Terre is pretty. We've been there for a week which we found to be too long. You can easily see the 5 villages in 2 days. By the way, you will get the best views from the sea. There are boats running between the villages. If you have a car, leave it at the hotel (or outside the village you are staying at) and take the train/boat to see the villages.

Now for Provence, as said above, it's a vast area. There's much more to see than in the C.T. Pretty towns like Mougins, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Vence, Grasse, ... but also beautiful nature, for instance the Gorges du Verdon or the Parque National du Mercantour, to name a few.

I think you know by now what my choice would be, don't you? We just got back from the area, by the way.

Make sure to spend at least a day in Nice. The old town is pretty, though very touristy. Don't be disappointed by the beaches. They're rocky, no fine sandy beaches in Nice.

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3. Re: Provence or CinqueTerra?

What time of the year are you planning on?

My initial thought was that you might like to spend the week exploring Nice and the area - Cannes, St Paul de Vence, Monacco, St Tropez etc. But if you are planning the visit for late July or August the area will be swamped with tourists!

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