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Sep 12th, 2012, 07:18 AM
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where to go in france for 4 days

i'm a female solo traveller who will be attending a business conference in monaco this october. i will just have 3 free days and would like to ask what the best town i can explore nearby. i have been to nice, antibes before and would like to get suggestions where else i can go
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Sep 12th, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Marseille.

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Sep 12th, 2012, 08:09 AM
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I wouldn't go to Aix, personally, but there is Avignon and the surroundings which would be easy.
Where do you fly home from?
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Sep 12th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Don't know what else you visited when in Nice, but St Paul de Vence for 2 nights and Biot for 1 more night are within reach of Nice, which is probably your airport
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Sep 12th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I assume you are planning for day-trips - not over-nighters. I'm also assuming that you won't have a car.

It seems that both Aix and Avignon will take quite a bit of time to get to/from.

Aix - lv at 8:13 arrive at 12:29
return at 17:25 & arrive back in Monte Carlo at 21:47
both trips involve 2 train/bus changes
that gives you 5 hrs there

Avignon - lv at 9:02 & arrive at 12:52
return at 16:20 & arrive at 21:47
2 bus/train changes on both trips
4 1/4 hrs in Avignon

If you won't have a car, visiting the many small villages in the Nice Hinterland are not an option. You can get to St Paul & Vence by public transportation. I would visit Menton. I'm not a huge fan of Cannes - but many people are & it might be a good place for you to explore.

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Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:05 AM
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thank you so much for the replies. avignon was part of my to go list but my conference schedule has changed. it looks like i will fly out from nice to paris instead. I'm a bit disappointed as i was excited to explore Avignon and even checked out train schedules already. I am now looking at Saint Mont Michel as an alternative because of the location from Paris!
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Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:24 AM
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Chumie,

are you a fan of "The Midwife" series?? Just going on your name that is??

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Oct 2nd, 2012, 07:52 AM
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MSM is a fer piece from Paris, just so you know. I don't know how long you have in Paris, but it might be a bridge too far!!
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Oct 2nd, 2012, 09:48 AM
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If you are talking about Le Mont Saint-Michel, it's not just a hop away from Paris. If you still have 4 days and want to include a tour of Normandy, it makes sense, but you'll need a car.
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