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“Short trip to Nice from Villefranche” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Affretement Maitime Villefranchois

Affretement Maitime Villefranchois
Place Wilson, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 76 65 65
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Owner description: Since 1992, the company AMV makes you share unforgettable moments during which you will discover a fabulous universe: that of the sea Many boat trips are possible, each starting from Villefranche-sur-Mer.Boat trip to Monaco,Boat trip to St Jean Cap Ferrat,Boat trip in the baie of Villefranche,Boat trip to see the fireworks of Monaco,And the famous Whale Watching
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“Short trip to Nice from Villefranche”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Our cruise ship anchored at the port of Villefranche on May 14, 2012. We had to take a tender in, and then choose where to go: the town itself, Nice, Cannes, or Monaco. We opted for Nice, and the directions given by others on TripAdvisor for finding the train were helpful.

Just as you get off the tender, you'll go through a building that has a tourist information booth, so if you have questions, you can easily find answers. I had assumed, for example, that since we were there on a Monday, the museums in Nice would be closed, but no. They close on Tuesdays, of off we went to Nice.

The train station is within easy walking distance of where the tender docks. Walk to your right as you face away from the sea along the shore road for a few hundred yards until you see a sign directing you to the station. Go up the stairs, and before you reach the top, there's a tunnel. Go through it and up on the other side of the train tracks to buy your tickets. Our round trip ticket to Nice was only 3,20 Euros each for the ten minute ride. The trains come frequently, and be sure to get off at the first station in Nice.

In Nice, which is a good-sized city, there's another information booth where you can get advice and a free map. We decided to walk to the Chagall museum (10 Euros), which is a fair hike. Then, after a couple of hours there, I also wanted to go to the free Matisse museum, but it was another hike up the street. By then, it was getting late, and we were tired, so we called it a day. Another time, I think I would have taken a cab from the train station to the Matisse Museum first and then walked DOWN hill to the Chagall.

There are no restaurants in sight around the Chagall Museum or, I assume, the Matisse, since both are in residential areas. Rick Steves recommends taking a bus to the seaside area for lunch, but we simply went back to the train and the ship.

Visited May 2012
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“If you are not a friend of the owner, forget that excursion!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

It´s very expensive (46 Euro for an adult, 32 Euro for a child) and you don`t see very much!!! The stuff is telling you something about whales, but you wont see any!!! Delphins you`ll maybe see, but about a half a mile away and only if you have tiger´s eyes!!! If you are french, the stuff will let you go in front of the ship to take "better photos", if you are a tourist, you have to stay in the back!!! The stuffs only stupid comment is "he is a friend"!!!

A horrible experience - much too expensive!!! I wont recommend you to make that trip!!! With that money you cand spend a better time elsewhere!!!

Visited August 2011
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