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Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

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Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

Has anyone taken a day trip from Avignon to Nice and return the same day? Rail Europe schedule shows a TGV direct but doesn't leave until 10:00 AM from Avignon. I'd like to tour Nice if only for 5 hours. Is it worth it?

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1. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

I have not done that exact trip, but the downtown area of Nice is not that large. You could walk around, have lunch, see the sea, and enjoy the atmosphere, but not do much else in 5 hours. Whether it's worth it or not would be something only you can decide.

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2. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

You will spend at least as much time on the train as you will in Nice, but there are earlier trains. You might want to check the French site rather than R-E:

voyages-sncf.com

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3. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

Don't use RailEurope for information on trains: it often does not show all the trains.

You can get train times and costs in English at www.tgv-europe.com/en but use Antarctic as the "Ticket collection country" on the first screen to avoid being transferred to RailEurope

Sydney
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4. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

Has anyone taken the train from Avignon to Nice and onto Monterosso, Cinque Terre? We are in Avignon in May and want to do this trip.

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5. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

Use the web site referenced in reply #3 to get information on trains from Avignon to Nice, and also the local service that runs every 30 minutes from Nice to Vintimille. Note that full information is not shown more than 3 months ahead.

The use www.lefrecce.it to get times from Ventimiglia (same place, Italian spelling) to Monterosso.

Many hundreds of French and Italian people do these journeys every day.

Antibes, France
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6. Re: Train travel round trip from Avignon to Nice for day trip

However while Avignon - Nice can be done as a day trip - going to Cinque Terre certainly cannot.

Ed

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