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Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

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Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

we are thinking of visiting monaco/monte carlo for a daytrip from Nice - however we have two children and wary about the heat being too much for just walking and sighseeing - but i have recenty read that there is a beach there ??

is that correct ? and if so is it on the outskirts or central ? any info much appreciated

jay

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1. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

The beach is called "Larvotto" and it is central (Avenue Princesse Grace). For further info :

plagesmed.fr/plages/…plage-larvotto-uk.html

Your children should also enjoy the oceanographic museum :

oceano.mc/anglais/sommaireinfos_anglais.htm

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2. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

many thanks, it just means the children can have some time to play and enjoy the sun (hopefully) rather than just walk and sightsee all day

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3. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

Must admit I didn't see the beach when I visited Monaco / Monte Carlo for the day . It is a bit further away from the main tourist attractions ie the palace etc at the top of the hill , the Marina and the Casino . We walked around and it is a hard trek . There is a tourist train that you can get for 7 euro's each which takes you past all the sights , so maybe you will have time for the beach after that .

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4. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

Monaco's bus number 6 goes to the beach at Larvotto, for €1. It's a long and in parts rather unpleasant walk if you go along the seafront - walking there might be best avoided with children.

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5. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

I must say I have found the Monte Carlo beach ( Larvotto) rather pretentious and stilted compared to any of the other more relaxed beaches along the Riviera. For example Villefranche, Nice , Antibes or, indeed, Cannes. But there again it is Monte Carlo!

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6. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

I imagine you are correct, but if we are planning on visting that area for a daytrip and have two children then it will be nice to spend a couple of hours on the beach also

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7. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

I agree it's not the best beach in the area but it's easily accessible and well equipped and kids usually love it (don't know how old your children are, but there's also a small playground right on the beach).

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8. Re: Monaco / Monte Carlo - beach ?

True, but it will take you time and take you out of your way to go to Larvotto.

It would be just as easy and probably more pleasant to go to a beach somewhere on your way back to Nice. The beach at Eze (perhaps the most relaxed of the easily accessible ones) is right by the train station, as is the beach at Villefranche. The bus stops right by the beach at Eze and at Beaulieu, which is otherwise a short walk from the train station.

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