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Train station in Villefranche


John&Betty

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John -

 

here is a link to the SNCF, English language site for train information.

 

http://www.sncf.fr/en_EN/flash/

 

The Villefranche station is not far from the sea, near the CH de la Fouan. Turn right when you come off the tender, and walk along the sea shore till you come to the station. Frequent trains and cost around 5 Euros one way (less for seniors).

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From the drop off from the Tender, you do turn to your right as the poster mentioned and it is about a ten minute walk over to the train station. As you are walking the beach area will be on your right side and the train station will be across the street on the left side.

 

Keith

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It's a short walk. If you want to use the ticket machine you will need either cash of a credit card with a chip... they don't accept magnetic strips at the machine. Otherwise you will need to go in to purchase your ticket at the wicket.

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Hi all,

 

Thanks for the great responses. Especially the link from weliketocruise86. That really spells it out. We were in Villefranche in 03 and took a taxi to Nice to rent a car so we could drive to St Paul du Vence. This time there are 4 of us and we just want to go to Monte Carlo for the day.

 

I suppose we could just take a taxi over there. it's only about 10 kilometers. Has anyone done that?

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This time there are 4 of us and we just want to go to Monte Carlo for the day.

 

I suppose we could just take a taxi over there. it's only about 10 kilometers. Has anyone done that?

 

We took a taxi from Villefranche to Monte Carlo for €60 but it was during a train strike, with long lines for the busses, and we probably got hosed. Still, it's an upper limit.

 

Incidentally, the trains run somewhat above the sea level street; there will be some stair climbing to get to the station. And if you want to take the bus, even more climbing; Villefranche is quite hilly, and the bus runs on a street well above the port area.

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Has anybody taken the train to Monte Carlo from Villefranche? Where is the station from the pier we will be tendered to? Can we walk tkere? Where can we find a train schedule?

 

John

 

We took the bus. It's very easy. Not far at all from the port. One direction goes to Monte Carlo (we stopped at the casino and walk around from there). The other direction headed to Nice, which was very nice indeed. Each way took about 20 - 30 mins if I remember correctly. Lots of buses, very easily done.

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Just a note about the Casino de Monte Carlo.... if you do go and pay the entry fee.... you MUST go to the bathroom there... if only to see the toilet seat... it washes itself after each use. I didn't want to believe it, until I actually saw it with my own eyes. And the opulence!

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This particular line the regional train goes from Mandelieu to Vinimiglia. Cannes is certainly on this root and so is Eze, which is two stops before Monaco. See http://www.ter-sncf.com/Images/FH04-Mandelieu-Grasse-Vintimiglia_hiver_v2_tcm21-59339.pdf for the complete current schedule. I imagine that a summer schedule will differ, of course.

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Remember that Eze is at the top of the mountain while the train station is at the bottom. Bus stop is beside the train station. You may want to stop in Eze on the way to Monaco, and just take a bus to Monaco, then train it back to Cannes. Eze is well worth the stop. Great views. All the best.

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