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Travelling by Cruiseship/Need Help

I will be travelling by cruiseship into Nice (in August)for approximately 15 hours. I need directions from the cruiseship docks if anyone knows where they are into town. The best sights, swimming, post office, souvenirs, other shopping, a nice restaurant for lunch and a early dinner.

Thanks, Deb

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1. Re: Travelling by Cruiseship/Need Help

It is virtually no tide in the Med so there is no need for docks. The port area is nice in itself, with a variety of decent restaurants. On the other side of a little hill, you will find the Old Town. There you can also swim, across the street. Everything IMO within walking distance from where you presumbly will land.

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You will find all the information you need on cruisecritic.com

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Will your cruiseship dock at Nice or Villefranche (a small town near Nice)?

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check out Shoretrips.com! They have shore excursions, if they aren't up yet, they will be soon so check back. They are now entering into the European market.

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Bill2005, my ship docks at Villefranche.

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All ships into Villerfranche are moored in the small bay and you are tendered in to the lovely little port/wharf which is very well set up for cruise ship passemgers (mini terminal and all). There is no need to purchase an excursion form the ship unless you want to go inland into Provence or have or get into excursion overload. Just walk the five minutes or so up to the railway station along the cobbled road by the beach. From there you can travel one way to Monaco (about 10 km east) or go to Nice (less than 5Km west). Practice your French at the ticket office (they do speak English) and it's much cheaper than the bus trips which are very pricy.

You will have more than enough sites to see in one of these locations, but you may be able to fit both directions in if you start early. We only travelled to Monaco then came back to the ship for a late lunch and then sipped cocktails from the highest vantage point on our ship while admiring the stunning views around the bay.

I think Villerfranche was the most beautiful location on our cruise, so much so, we are going back there in late April for a week to see the rest of the area. Have a great time.

Roger

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The shopping area in Nice is at Avenue Jean Médecin and the pedestrian zone around Rue Massena. The main post office is near the central railway station at Avenue Thiers.

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8. Re: Travelling by Cruiseship/Need Help

For brochures go to

nicetourism.com/GB/frameset/frameset_pra.html

>> Contact us

http://www.visitmonaco.com