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If you had 3 days after a conference in Nice.....

Nov 27th, 2007, 05:20 PM
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If you had 3 days after a conference in Nice.....

Where and what would you do?

I have done some research, but I cannot make up my mind. I would love any comments.

EVerything sounds good - French Alps, touring the area ie- MOnte Carlo or going to Italy......

Help!?

Thanks, Anne
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Nov 27th, 2007, 05:29 PM
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Hi Anne,

With 3 days, I'd hang around Nice--see the museums (Chagall, Matisse, Modern Art, etc.) and do day trips to Antibe, Vence, Mougins, Gourdon, etc. I don't know if you've spent any time in this area before, but believe me, there's MUCH to do and see.
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Nov 27th, 2007, 05:44 PM
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ArtLover - thanks...
MY DH actually has a 3 day conference here so I plan to "tour" the area ( was here 20 years ago as a college student so I have seen some of it!) while he is working,.....

I am looking for somewhere to go with him before the conference. It will be in Jan.
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Nov 27th, 2007, 06:26 PM
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Rent a car & drive into the Nice Hinterland and the cute villages just back of the Riveria. There is plenty of stuff for you to do for 3 days by yourself & 3 days with him.

If you feel like venturing outside of the Riveria, head to Provence & go to the Sunday morning market in l'Isle sur la Sorgue, visit Avignon, St Remy, Arles, Aix (not on Sun or Mon morning when shops close).

About the only other place I would go to in Jan would be either Paris or Venice - but both would consume at least a half day to get to Nice from there.

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Nov 27th, 2007, 06:34 PM
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little towns in the winter can be dull.
- I would fly to Barcelona
even for a few days.
( Vueling - 50 euros)
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Nov 27th, 2007, 07:27 PM
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Thanks - I am leaning toward the Alps or Florence.

Any opinions? thanks
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Nov 27th, 2007, 07:29 PM
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Alps in January - bring your skis .
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Nov 27th, 2007, 07:44 PM
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Danon- Oh God there goes my left knee!!

I love to ski - skiing does not love me!

Maybe I should set myself up next to a big fireplace, wine and a good book and the view!!!

I was in Spain last jan - need to go someshere new and different......
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Nov 27th, 2007, 07:53 PM
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How about Switzerland?
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Nov 27th, 2007, 08:25 PM
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"How about Switzerland?'
January in Switzerland - bring your skis...
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if not Spain, Italy may be an option. A train trip from Nice to Genoa takes 3 hours ;you can probably connect to other cities from there.
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Nov 27th, 2007, 09:32 PM
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Hi A,

>I am leaning toward the Alps or Florence.

Fly into Florence. Train to Nice.

A double compartment on the 23:25 is 220E from www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html

www.voyages-sncf.com is offering 170E for a 1cl dbl for the same train. 90E for 2 places in a 2cl 4-person couchette.

Enjoy your visit.



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Nov 28th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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Ira - great advice - thanks for the links.

Thanks everyone. If I remember correclty it is only aobut a 4-5 hour train ride from Nice to Florence? I am getting so excited!

DH is only focusing on his business while there - He is no help!
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Nov 28th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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>> If I remember correclty it is only aobut a 4-5 hour train ride from Nice to Florence? I am getting so excited!<<

Nope - it's about twice that amount of time - with multiple train changes.

see http://www.reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

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Nov 28th, 2007, 10:00 AM
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Stu - You are right! I just clicked on Iras link - there does semm to be one faster/ less stops(?) for 7.5 hours, everything else more like 11 hours! Ugh
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Nov 28th, 2007, 10:41 AM
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Note that the 7 1/2 train does not run on Sundays.

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Nov 28th, 2007, 12:10 PM
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You could fly Nice-Rome, then take the Eurostar (1.5 hours) to Florence.

Nice to Rome is a pretty short flight. As I remember it, a little over an hour.
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Nov 28th, 2007, 03:51 PM
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If it's the French alps that interest you, take the train to Grenoble--a very nice city with easy access to the mountains (skiing or not!). It's not a long trip, BTW.
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Nov 28th, 2007, 05:31 PM
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I picked up the Michelin Green Guide to the Côte d'Azur and it has been a huge help. What a great resource,.... I usually read Frommers.

There is soooo much nmore in this area than I really realized that I guess we could keep 6 days full!!!
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Nov 28th, 2007, 06:23 PM
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And if you picked up the Green Guide to the Alps, you cold find even more - beaautiful Gorges du Galuis, Gorges du Cians, spectacular village of Entrevaux, cute Annot, Touet sur Var, Thiery, etc - all within 1+ hrs of Nice.

Six day won't even touch all the stuff to do in this region.

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Nov 29th, 2007, 07:16 AM
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Stu - I think I will go out and buy the guide to the Alps this morning too!

Maybe we need to add a few days!
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