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7 days in Nice

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7 days in Nice


Visiting Nice for the first time in mid September. Looking to visit Cannes and Monte Carlo and going to rent a car. Not sure whether to base myself in Nice, or in Cannes as like the look of the Intercontinental in Cannes which is much cheaper than its equivalent in Nice. Advice would be much appreciated.


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1. Re: 7 days in Nice

I would seriously consider if you need a hire car, amit1978, as the buses and trains in the region are very efficient and cheap, and driving is slow in the coastal region and parking in the tourist areas very expensive.

I, personally, would say Nice is a better base as it is the central city of the region (if you decide on not hiring a car, it is a great hub for public transport, the airport, etc) and because I just like it more as a place. I should add I have never taken to Cannes, so I am biased!

You just have so much on offer in Nice: the Promenade and beach (pebbles), the old town, the markets, the château...

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2. Re: 7 days in Nice

"going to rent a car" Why? Unless you have restricted personal mobility or intend to tour the back country, a car is a total liability here.

Cannes or Nice? Unless you plan to spend a lot of time in the hotel, the more important crieria is what you want to do and see while on the Riviera. Nice is the travel hub, and central to excursions east or west, and inland.

Cannes is on the western periphery, and you will find yourself repeatedy going through Nice to get to the eastern excursions like Monaco, Eze Village, Cap Ferrat, Villefranche, Menton.

Personally I love Cannes, but to visit, not as a base.

Edited: 25 June 2011, 20:22
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