Planning Your Time

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Planning Your Time

If you're settling into one town and making day trips, it's best to divide your time by visiting west and then east of Nice. Parallel roads along the Corniches allow for access into towns with different personalities. The A8 main autoroute (keep spare change at the ready, as there's a toll to use different parts of this road—€2.80 between Cannes and Nice, for example) makes zipping up and down from Monaco to Fréjus-St-Raphael a breeze. The coastal train is equally efficient.

Visit different resort towns, but make sure you tear yourself away from the coastal plages (beaches) to visit the perched villages that the region is famed for. Venture farther north to reach these villages, east or west, either by the Route Napoléon (RN98), the D995, or on the Corniche roads, and plan on at least one overnight.

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