Day trips from Monte Carlo

Jul 15th, 2006, 07:00 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 9
Day trips from Monte Carlo

My husband and I (and our 2 teenagers) will be staying in Monte Carlo this August for 8 days. Does anyone have suggestions of worthwhile day trips to take? Is it wise to rent a car or should we go by train?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
jlo2100 is offline  
Jul 15th, 2006, 08:46 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 776
Hi Jane
You could bus (and, I think train) to Nice, Eze, Menton and many other places. We rode the bus from Nice to Menton and went thru Monaco. It is a quick, pleasant trip. Please spend some time in old-town Nice. It is great for people watching and interesting shopping and browsing. Have a great time. CJ
CarolJean is offline  
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:13 AM
  #3  
amaclise
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Check out the sea villages just over the Italian border. You can take the train along the shore but you'll need to confirm which stops it makes along the way. You may even be able to reach Cinque Terre for a day trip.
 
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:36 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 3,916
By train or bus: Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Antibes, Cannes, Menton.

By bus from Nice or by train from Cannes: Grasse.

By bus: Eze, Vence, St-Paul de Vence, La Turbie.

There is a private train that goes from Nice to Digne-les-Bains. Here is the URL: www.trainprovence.com.

Unless you want to wander through the hills and canyons of the lower Alps on your own, you won't need a car.
TimS is offline  
Jul 18th, 2006, 09:14 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,742
I've been to Monte Carlo/Monaco frequently. One of my favorite places to visit high on top of the Corniche, overlooking the Mediterranean, is the town of La Turbie. There is a huge Roman monument erected to Julius Caesar by his troops celebrating the victories over the Gauls, neighboring Italian tribes, etc. It is quite imposing with commanding views up the coastline to Italy, etc. and was once the border between France and Italy. The town is charming (Dante visited there, as well as Napoleon). I think your teenagers would like seeing the place! You can get there without a car. I took a bus up from Nice (Place Massena) and it was about 35 mins +/- up the hill. Likewise, I have taken a taxi down from there to Monte Carlo (~40 euros).
Huitres is offline  
Jul 18th, 2006, 09:24 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 5,641
A day trip by foot:

walk from Monaco to Cap d'Ail train station - about 2.5 miles all told - a gorgeous stroll via paved flat paths along an undeveloped coast - the signature Riviera beauty - just you, the rocky shore and the deep azure water - isolated swimming holes (suits optional - expect to see some skinny dippers) - one of the most gorgeous walks in Europe - can return by train from Cap d'Ail to Monte Carlo or of course return by foot.
PalQ is offline  
Jul 19th, 2006, 06:42 AM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 9
Thank you to all of you that have responded. I really appreciate your ideas.
Jane
jlo2100 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
2bermuda
Europe
4
Apr 21st, 2016 08:03 AM
Meme5
Europe
9
Apr 15th, 2011 03:29 AM
karenwliu
Europe
23
Jun 2nd, 2007 06:12 PM
notbeenthere
Europe
5
Apr 26th, 2005 07:53 AM
richardsonsnm
Europe
18
Jan 6th, 2005 09:16 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:48 PM.