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Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

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Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Hi all.

My wife and I will be in Nice in 2 weeks and are looking for a daytrip to Monaco (I know Monaco can be visited in a few hours but I want to spend the majority of the day there because I'm a big fan of car racing and an avid car enthusiast), then Eze for dinner either at Chèvre d'Or or Chateau Eza, then back to Nice by taxi after sunset.

Is it reasonable to take the train to Monaco, then bus to Eze (I see there isn't any train station)? I've been told buses stop at 8pm from Eze to Nice so we have no choice but to come back by taxi.

Is this a reasonable itinerary? Also where in Monaco is the bus stop?

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1. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

I have to tell you that you are 2 weeks to late. The car race is going on this weekend. After that there is still the Ferrari cap shop e. g. in Rue Grimaldi but there is one at the airport too.

However, when in France, a big fan of car racing and a car enthusiast cannot not miss this:

http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/

Much better than the GP business. Will be unforgettable experience.

(Nice - Paris by Easyjet, to Le Mans by TGV or better take a rental car large enough to sleep in. Grandstands sold out, general admission no problem).

Edited: 22 May 2014, 21:58
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2. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

lol where did I mention I was going for the GP? I'm just going to Monaco for "Monaco"!

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3. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Ah, right. Maybe there are still some grandstands, then ;)

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4. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

There is a train station in Eze, but it's a distance away from the village and bus 83 connects the two locations. If you are going to be on the harbor level of Monte Carlo, take either the 100 or 112 from the park that is adjacent to to the Casino. The 112 is direct to Eze Village, and the 100 will get you to the train station. You can take the 83 bus from the station to the village, and both the 100 and 83 stop outside the station. If you can time things so the 112 works, great(!), but as that schedule isn't as frequent as the 100, you may have to take the 100 to train station route. You can view the bus information on the link below, and to get to a schedule PDF, enter the route numbers in the box along the right margin:

http://www.lignesdazur.com/index.asp

Another alternative would be to take the train to the Eze train station, but the station is high on the incline. There are "ascenseurs" (lifts) to get you up there, but if I was going to be close to a bus stop, I'd take the bus.

If I'm not mistaken, there may be only one taxi in Eze. Leaving Eze in the evening is not something I've done, and I hope you will hear from others who can better advise you on this. Know that meters start running in this part of France when a taxi leaves their destination, not where you enter the cab, so calling one isn't that simple. Note that the last 82 bus from Eze village departs at 19:57, and without your own transportation, you might want to consider lunch at Chèvre d'Or or Chateau Eza before visiting Monte Carlo (?). See what others have to say.

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5. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

The Chevre D'Or will get you a taxi without any difficulty.

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6. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Hey, I'm also a Car Entusiast and I'll be in Nice on the 2nd of June, going to Eze and Monaco.

Knowing that I could drive on the actual track as it's a normal street, I booked a rental a car in Nice; so the pleasure to actually drive on it would be great.

I was offered the silly tour on a Ferrari for only $10,000!!!! (I paid $400 for 1 hour in an aston martin GT4 in Abu Dabhi on the Yas Marina). when they say that the scenic route was great to speed that did it for the rental. The ferrari experience says that you will drive on the legendary Middle Corniche roadway, just in case.

I'm using Avis for the rental and I got a Tomtom GPS (europ map where US$99), extras for the trip can be downloaded on trapster.com.

I didn't answer your question but I hope it helps to put things in perspective.

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7. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Speed on the Moyenne Corniche? Not sure you could exceed 30 km/hour. Lots of tour buses and accidents happen when people try to pass.

Ed

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8. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

I cycle regularly on the Moyenne Corniche and sometimes exceed 50 MPH. It does not seem like a dangerous road but WB may know better. Most of the road is of adequate width with gradual bends, apart from when it approaches Monaco.

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9. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Bob-much impressed by your cycling speed not to mention your shinning up the Nietzsche Path to Eze in record time. Moyenne Corniche is documented as one of France's most dangerous roads and an accident 'black spot'. Not bad going in a country of drivers of somewhat dubious standard.

Mind you it may be the rubbernecking tourists who are the problem here.

Ed

Edited: 23 May 2014, 20:32
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10. Re: Nice - Monaco - Eze - Nice daytrip

Ed,

Sadly, I only go fast downhill now.

All the best,

Bob