Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Please help! Nice, Marseille in late March? Weather?

Please help! Nice, Marseille in late March? Weather?

Old Feb 20th, 2011, 11:47 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 82
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Please help! Nice, Marseille in late March? Weather?

Hi, you must think I'm nuts. Asking about hotels in Nice, earlier asking about Venice. The point is, we are not certain what to do. We can't afford to travel often and have not done so in Europe (except me, for business) in years. So. This is the thing. My husband would really like to go to Nice, Marseilles, and southern Provence (e.g. Aix) and drive along the coast toward and past Monaco. We could get a lot more time for our dollar if we went earlier, in later March/early April. I'm torn between a shorter trip later (late April, before Cannes) or a longer trip earlier in the late part of March.

What do you all think? What would you do? Later but short? (six days) or earlier and longer (14 days)?

I appreciate all the suggestion for hotels and interesting stops. I'm looking forward to putting this together. Thank ou.
Lulealady is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2011, 12:17 AM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 152
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
If you plan to visit the area between Aix (u can forget Marseilles) to the italian border (past Monaco), you should consider the longer trip in teh late part of March where we are used to having a better weather without too much rain.
Late April, would be warmer but risks of rain.
Eze is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2011, 02:31 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 2,056
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We did a nine-day trip to Nice in January with eight days of sunshine, so I'd definitely go for the longer trip in March. The coastal roads are beautiful, Cannes to San Remo anyway. The best views? Ezes.
tarquin is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2011, 03:21 AM
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 27,614
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I was in Nice in early April two years ago and had a great time (click on my name for my TR). I'm going back in mid-March this year.

Very good public transport there - buses and trains - you can save still more money by not renting a car.
thursdaysd is offline  
Old Feb 21st, 2011, 07:16 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,939
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have been in Nice in early April for years. The weather has always been great. The temps are usually low 60's for the highs. The last two years I remember that I had no rainy days at all. Doesn't mean it won't happen this April. I'm used to East Texas weather. We may have snow one day and the very next days-highs in the 60's with sunshine.
scatcat is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
Mexico & Central America
Mar 25th, 2015 07:46 AM
Dec 26th, 2010 05:53 PM
Mar 21st, 2010 02:28 PM
Caribbean Islands
Dec 12th, 2004 09:41 AM
Oct 2nd, 2004 05:47 PM

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 - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -