NICE and MONACO
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Oct 5, 2012 12:56 AM Last Post By: regards
Oct 3, 2012 10:41 PM
NICE and MONACOHi I am travelling to Nice, France next year for 4 nights, can anyone recommend any good accommodation that is on the Riviera that is not too expensive. we are planning a day trip to Monaco as well.
Is there anything that we should look at doing in Nice or Monaco whilst we are there?
Oct 3, 2012 10:57 PM
1next year for 4 nights - What time of the year?
not too expensive - That's relative. Do you have a budget to repect?
look at doing in Nice or Monaco - 3 days, 4 nights is a short time if you will discover all.
You wrote I am travelling, we are planning - how many people you are?
Can you tell in what you are interested or not, how do you move, where you are from, maybe your age too. No, I am not curious, just to give you correct advises - if you are less than 21 y.o. the entrance into casinos is forbidden for you, if you are older than 65 you get reduction for public tansport by trains - for example.
Oct 3, 2012 11:03 PM
it is my partner and i. I am 28 and he is 30..we will be there from the 28th May until the 2nd of June..
we were planning on getting that helicopter ride from Nice to Monaco and maybe spending just the day in monaco to have a look around and then get a taxi or bus back..
maybe about 150 euro a night if that is possible?
Oct 3, 2012 11:56 PM
3Great, thanks. Your time is just after the weekend with the Grand Prix de Monaco and prices for hotels will get normal as it is not the high season. You can try booking.com to find out your hotel in Nice and in your price you will have some good 3* hotels like Best Western for example. But look at the "new norm" concerning the stars as it is important, it was changing some weeks ago and a lot of hotels are not up to date with.
Heli Air Monaco gives you the trip from the airport in Nice to MC - it takes not longer than 10 minutes and if you ask for they have in Monaco a free shuttle from the heliport to any place in town. An early reservation can be helpfull or you buy it directly at the airport what can be soemtimes better as the weather play a rule. Transportation inside Monaco by local bus service is quick, cheap and very well organized. Thnik about that the city looks like as under construction. They take away in your time all installation, barrieres, tribunes, shops, the pit stop container from the race track. Sugget to have a look into the site from Monaco. If you will go into the casinos you need your passport. Thats not a question of age at first but to show that you are not Monegasque as it is forbidden for them.
Highlights are beside the Monte Carlo Casino the car exposition in the palace, the ocanographic museum and aquarium, a lunch in the Grill of the hotel de Paris overlooking the whole country.
Back to Nice in the afternoon or evening. You can go by train, local train connection from center to center. By bus using the middle Corniche - one of the streets conecting both cities with a stop in Eze-Village on the wat. If it is niot too late try to visite this village and maybe the near perfum factory Fragonard. No need to buy something but the give you for free inside a guided tour with a lot of explications.
Nice is the 5th biggest city in France but has only about 350.000 inhabitants. All information about this town you find
in here http://www.cotedazur-tourisme.com/ - highlights and special are the Chagall and Matisse museum, a panoramic view from the hill Mont Boron, the old town, the Cascade de Gairaut. Good and typical local food for lunch you can used any Brasseries in town, for dinner there are specail fizsh-restaurants around the harbor, seafood in the old taonw and of course also 3* Restaurants like the Cahnteclair inside the hotel Negresco.
For the surrounding of Nice, as there are Villefranche, Antibes, Cannes, Vallauris and in the backland Gourdon, Bar s/Loup, Tourrettes s/Loup, St. Paul, Vence, Haute Cagnes you need a full day and doing it by yourself a car. Local transport companies have mini vans and offer full day trips to mots of this places. Information in your hotel or at the tourism office who can make also the reservation for you.
Oct 4, 2012 12:23 AM
Oct 4, 2012 12:34 AM
5do you know if this is in the main part of nice?
like close to everytthing?
Oct 4, 2012 2:34 AM
6This hotel is absolutly not face to the sea but in a little one-way street from the Promenade des Anglais and behind the casino Ruhl, the hotel Meridien and a famous high-gastronomical US restaurant called McDonald - same building. The siutation can be called in the Center as in short walking distances you have of course the sa
Oct 4, 2012 2:39 AM
the seafront and beach, the old town after the park Albert I., the main place in Nice, Place Massena and the main and shopping street Av. J. Medecin. If you go out of the hotel turning right you come into the pedestrian street Rue de France. For near shopping you have all kind of French deLuxe shops and Galleries Lafayette, Virgin, Fnac and a shopping center NicEtoile.
Oct 4, 2012 5:16 PM
Oct 5, 2012 12:56 AM
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