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Worth going to Nice & Monte Carlo last week in Sept?

Worth going to Nice & Monte Carlo last week in Sept?

Old May 28th, 2003, 08:43 AM
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Worth going to Nice & Monte Carlo last week in Sept?

We are planning a 5 day trip that falls the last week in Sept, first week in Oct. Is this too late to go to Nice/Monte Carlo? Would another area be better?
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Old May 28th, 2003, 10:16 AM
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Do you mean "too late" because of the weather? If so, while there's always the possibility that the weather will not be nice, I was in Nice for a week in mid-October five years ago and the weather was beautiful. The added bonus for that time of year was some nice fall colors in certain places.
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Old May 28th, 2003, 02:01 PM
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Thanks Capo...yes, I was referring to weather--but also to the atmosphere. Is it very quiet? While it's nice not to have crowds, I love to feel like a town is bustling rather than feel like there's no one around. What are your thoughts on that for that time year?
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I have only been to Nice and Monte Carlo in June, however, the weather in that area of the world is usually quite lovely at the end of September. While I adore Monte Carlo, Nice is a little shabby around the edges. It is past its salad days. There are some gorgeous shops and restaurants in the old town, however, and it is a good base to explore places like St. Paul de Vence and Eze. I stayed at the Negresco a few years ago and was very disappointed in the condition of my room. The beach at Nice is very rocky and there is debris floating in the water.
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Hi Jes. I understand exactly what you mean about wanting to be in a city or town where there is a lot of activity. And Nice was certainly active enough for me during that week in mid-October, so I wouldn't think you'd be disappointed on that count.
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I've been to Nice several times and while I agree some parts have become a bit "run down", overall, I love it. It's a great place if you love going to museums--so many in the area--Chagall, Matisse, Contemporary, Picasso, Renior's house, to name but a few.
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Old May 31st, 2003, 03:55 AM
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Thank you for your advice. It sounds like it would be a good time to go. Now I need to decide if we do that or go to the wine valley in France. I know they are going to be different experiences but can anyone offer advice between the two>?
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