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monte carlo in a few hours

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monte carlo in a few hours

hello all! ive read a few post about my topic but im must as again.

i am taking a cruise and will be in monte carlo from 11am to 7pm. not nearly enough time i know!

what should i do!?

i am not interested in the muesum or the garden.

i believe i would like to see Nice or Eze. (St tropez i understand is too far)

i love the water and would like to see most of the coast, as well as the Palace. maybe window shop..have a fabulous lunch and hopefully not miss my boat! any suggestions?

should i do a tour? take a train?

please advise!!

Nice, France
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1. Re: monte carlo in a few hours

There are travellers on this forum who are looking for tour companions to keep the costs down :

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g190405-i678-k2895…

If this is not an option, I would advise you to visit on your own using trains or buses as private tours are pricey, besides you're only intending to see Monaco plus one other place...

There's a bus service between Monaco and Eze Village (you should be able to make the 11.25 am bus if you opt for Eze and enjoy your fabulous lunch on a terrace overlooking the Med) :

www.cg06.fr/transport/lignes-tam/112.pdf

If you decide to visit Nice, you can either catch a bus or a train as both routes are scenic and offer great views of the coast :

www.cg06.fr/transport/lignes-tam/100.pdf

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NY
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2. Re: monte carlo in a few hours

thanks! so would i be able to do all of that in about 7 hours? as well as see the Palace?

Nice, France
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3. Re: monte carlo in a few hours

The Palace can easily be reached from the cruise ship terminal : walk along Chemin des Pêcheurs to Parking des Pêcheurs where you can access the Rock ('Le Rocher') through a lift/escalator inside the car park. That'll get you in front of the Oceanographic Museum, walk along Avenue Saint-Martin or through the Saint-Martin Gardens for nice views over the sea and the Fontvieille Harbour until you reach the Palace.

www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm…

Here's a link to the Palace website. Allow 45 mins for the visit (30 mins for the apartments and 15 mins for the museum). Opening hours have changed : it is now open from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm everyday (if you get in before 5.30 pm you will be allowed to stay until 6.15 pm) :

palais.mc/monaco/x-net/internet-palais-princ…

When facing the Palace, there's a lookout on your right handside that offers nice views over the harbour, the buildings, the casino & Cap Martin. Also take a bit of time to wander along the narrow streets (Le Rocher/Monaco-Ville is the historical part of the city).

If you really want to visit Monaco + Eze + Nice, your best bet is to join a group on a private tour (looks like you're going to be on the same cruise as Christie, right?). If you opt for a self-guided tour, I would advise you to focus on 2 places only...

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4. Re: monte carlo in a few hours

If you go up to the Monaco Ville where the Palace is located, there is a little tourist train whose route starts in front of the Oceanographic Insitute. The little train goes all over Monaco and the sights are pointed out.

The train's route will give you an appreciation of the skills the Gran Prix race drivers have.

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