Day trip from Paris to Monoco

Jun 26th, 2003, 09:27 AM
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Day trip from Paris to Monoco

Greetings--

I was thinking of taking a day trip or overnight trip from Paris to Monoco. Are there any trains/busses that go there? What is the approximate cost?

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Jun 26th, 2003, 09:37 AM
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Here is your other thread on this topic, which has a couple of replies. (If you log into this site and then click on your own username in the upper left corner of the page, it will bring up all of your posts.)

http://www.fodors.com/miniguides/mgr...ur_section=tra

You'd need to take the train from Paris to Nice and onward from there, which even via AVE is too long a journey for a day trip or even one night, IMO.

Here's the French rail company's site: www.sncf.fr/indexe.htm
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Jun 27th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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Oops; this is actually your prior thread:

http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34427809
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Jun 27th, 2003, 10:43 AM
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There are direct TGV trains from Paris to Monaco/Monte Carlo and a direct overnight train. One TGV (AVE is high-speed TGV-like train in Spain) leaves Paris Gare de Lyon daily at 11:50 am arrives in Monaco at 4:19 pm,overnight train nightly from Paris Austerliz station, leaves 9:17pm, arrives in Monaco 8:20 next morning. There are all different fare levels on French trains, the cheaper tickets requiring advance purchase and are often sold out weeks in advance on Paris-French Riviera routes. Full fare would probably be about $90-100 each way in second class; a French Railpass would give four days of travel in a one month period at about the same price. www.sncf.com has fare details. Monaco has just opened a spanking new rail station in the heart of town. the whole rail line through Monaco is now in a tunnel, with the new station hewn out of the rocks.
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Jun 27th, 2003, 11:07 AM
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I took a helicopter from de-gaul down there - it's much quicker than the train ....'blew my wedge' at the casino - hired a Lamborghini and missed one of the sharp curves on the hills above..ripped through a hedge a landed the damn thing in someones swimmingpool..all this because the girlies dropped the Lafayette '63 into my lap! - cost? $57,000 bit of a Bugger!
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Jun 27th, 2003, 11:11 AM
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Right you are, Bob! (Just back from Spain and have my train acronyms mixed up - TGV, not AVE for France.) The website I gave was correct, though....
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