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Paul Apr 4th, 2002 10:52 AM

Nice or Monte Carlo?
We have a 12-hour cruise stop in Villefranche next month, and we are trying to decide whether to visit Nice or Monte Carlo. Comments/suggestions? We've heard from someone who took the train to Monte Carlo for the day and enjoyed it.

Handmaiden of Fodor Apr 4th, 2002 11:35 AM

Please do a search because this very same question was asked last week. <BR><BR>Isn't it amusing how the same questions get asked over and over and over and.....?<BR><BR>The Handmaiden has spoken. Heed her advice.

jjj Apr 8th, 2002 05:53 AM

Go to Nice! Monte Carlo is a playground for the very rich; and while it can be fun to do a little celebrity watching, you will get much more out of your day in Nice. The old town, the Chateau, the Beach, I have to vote Nice.<BR>

tammy Apr 8th, 2002 06:03 AM

Hi,<BR><BR>Another vote for Nice! Monte Carlo is interesting for a few hours, but I agree with the other poster, that Nice is more interesting. <BR><BR>The beach, streets to walk around, and the historic district!

Sandi Apr 8th, 2002 08:21 AM

I enjoyed Monte Carlo over Nice but was only there in the evening. The lights really do something for me. I enjoyed Nice for the Mediterranean, mostly. <BR><BR>Sandi

S. Wright Apr 8th, 2002 09:45 AM

We really didn't care all that much for Nice. Monte Carlo, on the other hand, is pretty cool. Try to get to Eze, a really old little village literally carved into the rock. It's between Nice and Monte Carlo, closer, I think, to Monte Carlo.

Paul Apr 9th, 2002 07:50 AM

Thanks for the helpful info. I didn't include it in my original inquiry, but I suppose Cannes is also a possibility. Any further comments with that in the mix?

Wendy Apr 9th, 2002 04:28 PM

Paul,<BR><BR>I cast my vote for Nice, too. Monaco is great if you want to gamble or visit the outside of the Grimaldi Palace,, but Nice has much more to offer: Chagall Museum, great people watching along the Promenade des Anglais,( as well as the beach itself- even if it is pebbly) Vieux Nice, with its flower market and tiny alleyways leading to small, interesting restaurants. We found Cannes disappointing, not much to recommend it. If I can help further, just e-mail. I've been to Nice many times. Good luck!

Laura Apr 19th, 2002 04:21 PM


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