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I am sure this has been asked many times........but I need specific directions on how to see Eze, Monaco, and Monte Carlo from Villefranche-sur-Mer. We will be there during a cruise and I need advice on which bus and/or train to take------ which area to go to first for the best utilization of time, etc.

We will arrive on a Tuesday. I appreciate any advice.


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Monte Carlo is a neighborhood in the tiny principality of Monaco.

Allow 2 hours for Eze and 3 or 4 for Monaco.

For what it's worth....Villefranche is one of the most beautiful villages in France but most cruise passengers spend virtually no time there and go to the concrete jungle of Monaco instead.

This might help you.

Disregard the timetables....they are out of date.


Edited: 11 July 2014, 09:08
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Almost everyone would say that Nice is a great deal more interesting than Monaco, which is very similar to the centre of almost any city in the US but rather less attractive. However, each to his/her own as the saying goes. One way to do the trip is to turn right out of the landing dock in Villefranche, walk about 600 yds to the station and get the train two stops to Eze Sur Mer. Outside Eze station you can get bus 83, roughly one an hour, to Eze Village. After an hour or so in Eze, get bus 112 to Monaco. From Monaco the train, which is easy to find, will take you back to Villefranche.

Trains are not wholly reliable and in late afternoon buses from Monaco are packed to the doors, so leave plenty of time for your return journey. Villefranche station can be chaotic when cruise liners are in the bay but it is essential to buy a ticket and validate it in one of the machines on the platform. Bus timetables can be seen at lignesdazur.com. For each trip hand 1.50 euro to the driver.

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Thank you both so much---I appreciate the details----now, I will be able to plan a great side trip!


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