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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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Default Bus from Monaco to Eze #112

The bus route from Monaco to Nice on bus #112 shows 2 stops in Eze. Coming from Monaco the first stop is Eze Plateau de la Justice and the second stop is Eze Village. The time difference is 7 minutes. Is there an advantage to one stop over the other?

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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:48 AM
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The "Plateau of Justice" stop is about 2 miles from the actual village. You would want to Village stop which is right in front of entance to the village of Eze.

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Old August 25th, 2009, 10:51 AM
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Default The Eze Village Stop

Hi Coolcruise02,
Looking at this schedule, it shows several Eze stops, but I don't see Eze Plateau de la Justice (it's on the #83 route between Eze bord de Mer and Eze Village).
http://www.lignedazur.com/horaires_l...25%2F08%2F2009

I remember only one bus stop for the tourist village, where the parking lot is ... if you get off at any other Eze stops, I think you'd have to walk along the road (the middle corniche) to get to Eze Village.
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Old August 25th, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for all the help. I think I am confusing my self with all the maps/info I have printed off.
Susan-M,
You are right I have the timetable for bus # 82 to take to Nice along with #112 after we are done at Eze. I assumed we could catch either bus to go on to Nice. Is that correct?

Hiltner,
I have a print out with no web site (sorry) but at the top it says:
Nice*Beausoleil Ligne 112
Starting at La Cremaillere with stops at:
Bequsoleil
Cap D'Ail
St Laurent D'Eze
Eze Village 2
Eze Village 1
Col De Villefrance
Barla
Nice
Do I have the wrong info? What is this for?

Thanks Susan-M for the webs site. I printed out that route #112 schecule.

Thanks for all the help!
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Old August 25th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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ps/info I have printed off.
Susan-M,
You are right I have the timetable for bus # 82 to take to Nice along with #112 after we are done at Eze. I assumed we could catch either bus to go on to Nice. Is that correct?
You're welcome!

According to the schedules, they both go Nice, but different stops ... hopefully someone who is familiar with these locations can tell you the difference, or you can find them on a map. (I haven't been to Nice.) http://www.eze-riviera.com/emotions/...nt/ang/bus.htm

Sorry, ignore that bit about different stops (not sure why this schedule shows different names ... when I checked the lignedazur site, it shows the same stops in Nice for 82 and 112).
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I must admit to be puzzled why the various bus schedules to Nice use two different terms (Gare Routiere and Coach Station) for Nice. The Gare Routiere is the main "coach station" and is located a few blocks inland from the old town. This bus station is very easy for tourists since they have a large electric schedule board with all the bus numbers, destinations, times, and parking slot. The buses are also clearly labled and there are plenty of folks around who speak English and can answer any questions. As to the Eze Village, you can catch buses right outside the entrance to either Nice or MC, or you can take the local shuttle bus that runs from Eze Village down to the train station at Eze/Bord sur Mer where you can catch the regional train that can take you to Nice, MC, Antibes, Cannes, etc.

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After mentally planning 'our day' in Villefranche port, I have spent so long looking at and trying to find bus schedules and have just about given up trying to combine going to Monaco ( in time for changing of guard and short look round)and then bus back to Eze Village and then back to Villefranche. Sounds easy but from what I can find buses are very infrequent and not sure if you have to go back down to Eze Bord-de-Mer and get bus back or just one from Eze Village as not sure where that one leaves you in Villefranche ( or even if it is one to catch) There seems to be so many stops at each place I am just so lost! I also wonder how full these buses are likely to be. If one is too full and you have to wait for ages for next you could be spending the day getting to know bus stops very well and not much else! Have thought that maybe we would go to Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild on way back from Monaco instead but just cannot work out if we would get dropped off anywhere near there! ANY help much appreciated!
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Jean,
What are your arrival and departure times in Villefranche, and when do you need to be in Monaco by?

I think the train to Monte Carlo would be faster than the bus, depending on the train schedule ... and getting to the train station in VF is easier than walking to the bus stop.

Coming back from Monte Carlo, Bus #112 to Eze Village, and #83 down to Eze bord de Mer, and #100 from Eze bord de Mer to Villefranche (l'Octroi stop).
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I must admit to be puzzled why the various bus schedules to Nice use two different terms (Gare Routiere and Coach Station) for Nice. The Gare Routiere is the main "coach station" and is located a few blocks inland from the old town. This bus station is very easy for tourists since they have a large electric schedule board with all the bus numbers, destinations, times, and parking slot. The buses are also clearly labled and there are plenty of folks around who speak English and can answer any questions. As to the Eze Village, you can catch buses right outside the entrance to either Nice or MC, or you can take the local shuttle bus that runs from Eze Village down to the train station at Eze/Bord sur Mer where you can catch the regional train that can take you to Nice, MC, Antibes, Cannes, etc. Hank
Thanks for all your help!
We plan on catching bus #112 at La Cremaillere (above casino gardens) getting off at Eze for a while and taking the bus on to Nice. Then we are going to take the train back to Monaco. We are in port from 9-8 so we have plenty of time for trial and errors.
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Jean,
What are your arrival and departure times in Villefranche, and when do you need to be in Monaco by?

I think the train to Monte Carlo would be faster than the bus, depending on the train schedule ... and getting to the train station in VF is easier than walking to the bus stop.

Coming back from Monte Carlo, Bus #112 to Eze Village, and #83 down to Eze bord de Mer, and #100 from Eze bord de Mer to Villefranche (l'Octroi stop).
Hi Susan,
We are in Villefranche from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Originally we were overnighting there but are now overnighting in Nice, leaving at 7 a.m. to go to Villefranche. Evidently the Changing of the Guard is at 11.55 a.m. Have no idea whether it is worth seeing but read about it in Lonely Planet and thought we might as well be there at that time. We don't plan to go to casino. Do you know what the website is for trains? Also do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?
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Hi Susan,
Do you know what the website is for trains?
http://www.ter-sncf.com/ There used to be an English version, but I don't think it's available any longer.
Alternatively, someone on CC posted this schedule a while ago (also in French) ... it is in effect until mid-December, and I think the 8 pages of schedules are for trains in both directions, for the full day. http://www.ter-sncf.com/Images/FH04-...cm21-63473.pdf

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Also do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?
On this map, it's near #10 (above the casino) ... that's where we got off when we came from Eze to Monte Carlo. http://www.frommers.com/images/desti...ttractions.jpg

I have photocopied pages from Rick Steve's book, Provence and the French Riviera, which shows bus stop locations on a map ... maybe you can get a copy of his book from your library?
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do you know where you catch the #112 from Monaco to Eze Village?
It is on Rue Des Iris Street between the casino gardens and Blvd Princesse Charlotte. From what I have read it is not a bus station, only a "bench".
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It is on Rue Des Iris Street between the casino gardens and Blvd Princesse Charlotte. From what I have read it is not a bus station, only a "bench".
Great that you came up with an exact street name ... I don't think anyone has posted it before! Easy to pinpoint on google maps when you have the name of the street: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...,0.006598&z=17
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Rick Steves has directions for finding the stop for bus #112 in this link (Scroll down to the paragraph that begins with, "Buses #112 (to Eze-le-Village)": http://books.google.com/books?id=9_W...age&q=&f=false
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Thanks for the Rick Steves' directions. This is like a scavenger hunt, trying to locate all the info you can before the cruise.

Now I know the bus stop is on the right side across from the bank!
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Thanks for the Rick Steves' directions. This is like a scavenger hunt, trying to locate all the info you can before the cruise.

Now I know the bus stop is on the right side across from the bank!
I agree that this port in particular seems challenging to find info on. I wish I knew as much when we went as I know now, but we managed well with the directions we had and with asking locals when necessary (although that required our limited knowledge of the French language and hand gestures, because we weren't very successful in finding English speaking locals.)

You seemed to have had a 'good handle' on bus stop directions, but glad that I could help a bit more.

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Thanks, Susan. Have printed off a train timetable. Now we will see what we can do! We leave NZ on Tuesday for the long flight to the UK. Will be glad when that bit is over and then the exciting part starts!
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This may be of interest to some.

Last fall, this is where & how we got to the 112 bus to Eze from the casino area.

If you walk across the street with the casino directly behind you, you will enter a lovely small park area. This picture is from the park area looking back at the casino:
http://www.visitmonaco.com/index.cfm...age&pageID=241

Once in the park area, take the path that bears to the left & goes uphill. After a very short walk, the path will bring you in front of the main Tourist Information Center. The people in the Tourist Info. Center were very helpful, go in and get the most current bus schedules. Cross the street in front of the information center, and you will see a stairway on your left going up to the next street. Take this stairway to the next street up from the info. center. Once you reach the street, the bus stop for the 112 to Eze is just across the street on your left.

Make sure you stop in the Info. Center to verify the bus still stops there & also pick up a timetable for the 112.

Side note: If you time in Monte Carlo permits, the casino looks wonderful when it is lit up at night.

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Thanks for the additional info!
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Rick Steves has directions for finding the stop for bus #112 in this link (Scroll down to the paragraph that begins with, "Buses #112 (to Eze-le-Village)": http://books.google.com/books?id=9_W...age&q=&f=false

Am I reading this correctly? It says
7 Mon-Sat, none on Sun

Do the buses not run on Sunday from Monaco to Eze?
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