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Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

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Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

We will be staying two nights in Nice as part of a tour on Tues. and Wed. in mid July. We will be staying at the B4 Nice Plaza also known as the Boscolo Plaza which is located at 12 Av de Verdun, 6004 Nice, France. Please provide me with some recommended restaurants and please advise me if we are in close proximity to the Villa and Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Santo Sospir. Directions to these sites would be very helpful. It would also be useful to know if certain sites would be closed after a certain time. We will have one full free day on a Wed. Can we visit these sites and also go to the town of St. Paul de Vence? How close to our hotel is this town and how would we get there? Thank you very much for any advise you can give,

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1. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

I'd recommend getting the Michelin Green Guide to the Cote d'Azur.

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2. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

Thanks for the recommendation.

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3. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

Your hotel is in a very good location, just 2 blocks from the pedestrian street rue Masséna. Our favorite restaurant there is La Pizza, which offers a full menu in addition to the fabulous pizza. Across the street is the sister restaurant Québec, also very good. There are a number of other restaurants and cafés, in addition to 2 bakeries within a block and a small SPAR market. Vieux Nice is about a 10-minute walk, and there are still more restaurants and cafés in that small area. We especially like the Italian restaurant La Voglia, right on the Cours Saléya, and L'Ecurie, at 4, rue du Marché.

If you do a search on this site you will find many threads about Nice restaurants.

Try to time your visit to the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild for around lunchtime and make a reservation at the Villa's tearoom, which has beautiful views out to the bay of Villefranche.

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Wow! Thank you so much for the specific information about the restaurants and the Villa. Are we in close proximity to the Villa and Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Villa Santo Sospir and how would we get there? Also, how close to our hotel is St. Paul de Vence and how would we get there? Thank you very much.

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5. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

The Villa Ehprussi is on Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and about 10km from your hotel. You can take the Ligne d'Azur bus number 81 to get there:

www.lignesdazur.com/horaires_ligne/…

St-Paul is just under 20km from your hotel and you get the 400 Ligne d'Azur bus there:

www.lignesdazur.com/horaires_ligne/…

Vence is also well worth a visit if you are taking the 400.

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6. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

You can easily spend a whole day on cap ferrat/Villefranche and Beaulieu since they are right next to one another and there are walks and things to see or places to sit and chill out... St Paul de vence is an hour or so further west

How long do you intend to stay in each place, what time your pre-booked tour of villa santo sospir is for

If you are walking to santo soSpir from villa rothschild it will probably take minimum 45 mins, but there are a few routes some longer, others shorter and it also depends on which way you head back to cap ferrat to get the bus

Villa Rosthschild - closest bus stop = PASSABLE

1 Avenue Ephrussi de Rothschild, 06230 Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Phone: 04 93 01 33 09

Villa santo sospir- 14, avenue Jean Cocteau

06000 St Jean Cap Ferrat

+33 (0)4 93 76 00 16

Edited: 06 April 2013, 18:43
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7. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

Thank you so much for the great information.

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8. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

Thank you so much for the great specific information.

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9. Re: Nice and St Paul de Vence France things to do

Riostar and SelkieNice: What bus would we take to go from the Villa Rothschild to the Villa Sospir? Thank you both for your detailed information

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Riostar and SelkieNice: What bus would we take to go from the Villa Rothschild to the Villa Sospir? Thank you both for your detailed information