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France PortsCannes, Corsica, Marseille, Nice, Sete, St. Tropez, Toulon, Villefranche. Includes Monaco (Monte Carlo)
Hi everyone. tks for reading this. Am new to cruising and stopping in Cannes. Proves very expensive to take shore excursion and as a result am hoping to get to Monaco from Cannes by train which I believe is best option?? Open to correction... Anyway I would be so grateful if anyone out there could give me the steps necessary to do this or even answer my questions.
When we arrive of ship in Cannes how do you get to train station and how do you recommend getting there i.e taxi or walk
Where do I get tickets and if I get a return ticket could we get off - on in Nice and continue back on journey
Do I need to do something to ticket before boarding the train. Think I read this somewhere.
I plan on spending just about 2 - 3 hours in Monaco and then coming back to visit Cannes and that way I will be sure to be back in time!!! Am I over cautious???
When I get off train in Monaco where do I go. Is there a hop on hop off bus tour which would probably be good?
What would you recommend me visiting in Monaco in such a short time
What are your opinions on Nice.
I think that about covers it - Am I right in saying that trip by train too Monaco is approx 1 hour. Is there nice scenery on the way
I was just staying in Nice and went to both Cannes and Monaco. The train station in Cannes is a few blocks behind the Majestic hotel. It is a big white hotel facing the water. The train should take about an hour to get to Monaco. http://www.voyages-sncf.com
Once in Monaco, you can either walk down the hill to the main area or take an elevator. We didn't find the elevator until we were on our way back (we walked down the hill when we arrived in Monaco).
we have already booked tickets from Cannes to Monaco via Rail Europe - cost £13 return each. Have to collect tickets from a machine at Cannes for which we have been given a code. Takes just over one hour each way. Have booked train about 10.10 from Cannes and 1.45 from Monaco which gives us about 2.5 hours there.
still trying to find good map/instructions on how to get to/from each station but still searching!
Have done ship's tour before and only got about half an hour inMonte Carlo which was not enough. hopefully we will not get lost and hopefully have allowed enough time to get back to ship even if train is delayed.
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