We are going through europe June-July. We will be spending a few days in Nice and thinking of going to Monaco for a day? We are thinking of catching bus / train. (thoughts?)
Is one day enough? what would you do?
Also I was thinking of if we wanted a really nice dinner out (expensive I know!) What would be the best way to do it (clothes wise) are there lockers near by etc?
What are the options for transportation from Monte Carlo Cruise Ship to the Airport in Nice?
3 Adults with an estimated 5 bags.
The Cruise line "Motor Coach" is $300+ and that seems excessive for a 30 min ride to the airport.
My partner and I will be staying in Nice and hiring a car. I love casinos so some of my time will def be spent looking around.
Here are my questions
- Can you drive into Nice from Monaco? Is there parking etc or too hard?
- Easier to catch a train in?
What to do in a day? Is that enough time or do you need more time?
Thanks in advance!
We will be staying in the South of France (30 mins by taxi) from Monaco and will be spending a day in Monaco. I was wanting to go out to dinner in Monaco and the casino but would obviously need to dress up. I was wondering if we spend the day in Monaco would it be best to catch a taxi (transport) back to our Hotel then get ready and go back again? or just stay in Monaco for the night?? I know its very expensive in Monaco.
The public buses 1 and 2 go to Monaco Ville from Place Des Armes. The bus stop is several streets away from the palace but I'm wondering if it's on the same level ? In other words is there a climb involved or is all of Monaco Ville more or less on the same gradient ? Failing that would it be possible to get a taxi from Place Des Armes ? Unfortunately, due to defective lungs, the steep climb is not an option.
Where can I find reasonable transportation from the port where my ship docks in Monte carlo to a hotel in Nice France??
We are planning a road trip from Milan to Monaco then Nice and back. I know it is only a 340 KM drive as we want to enjoy the scenery. We are not planning to stay the night in Monaco, but rather spend the day there and head to Nice for 2 nights and back to Milan.
My main question, is 4 days enough for such trip? We do not want to rush things as the main purpose if to enjoy and see new cities. Also, what are the roads speed limit there?
My 16 year old American daughter will be in Monte Carlo with an Italian exchange family. She is already tired of the discos and bars that they enjoy. Is there anything else she can do in the evenings?
We will be stopping in Monaco for 1 day in September (approx. 8am to 6pm) and am seeking advice on what we should do for the day as we aren't into the ship's organised tours and prefer to get around independently. All suggestions appreciated.
Does anyone know the exact address where the Monte-Carlo race starts?
I am looking for a place in Monaco/Monte Carlo which provides a Tuxedo rental service. Does anyone know any decent businesses?
Hi, I will be going to Monaco for the F1 weekend but want to take my partner up into the hills at dusk and ask her to marry me. My question is where can I get a good view to overlook Monaco at night, Ideally I would like it to be romantic and somewhere we could get to sit and admire the views and not through bushes or a fence. Any help is greatly appreciated.
During the Monaco Grand Prix weekend I am going to be in Genoa Italy. I wonder if it is possible to drive to Monte Carlo Sunday 26th early morning to watch the Grand Prix. I am not looking for an overlooked seat or terrace just being there is is enough for me. Thanks
the monte carlo grand casino, does it have an entrance fee? 1 poster says yes, another poster says no. Which is it? Please let me know.
I am one of 4 ladies spending one night in Monaco in July for my best mates hen weekend any suggestions on what or where we can go we arrive Friday lunch time then leave again on saturday
I will have 5 days spare time to travel outside Monaco and I am thinking of going to Paris. I have actually have 8 days but I need to be back on Nice, Airport for flight out of France on the 8th days.
What is the best way to go to paris from Monaco? I am willing to leave Monte Carlo at night.
I just ventured out of France, and learn a bit on how the train system goes. If the best way is by train, how long will the travel time, the fare and what is the best time to leave.
I also appreciate if you can suggest an accomodation in Paris- hostel to midrange.
Thank you in advance
I visited Nice, thanks to those who suggested, now I am heading to nearby place in Italy and someone suggested me to go to San Remo. I checked with the train statio and the destination I saw is Vintigmillia. The reception in the hotel is not very helpful, but she said that its a complicated since it will take some train transfer.
now my question is.
1) How will I go to San Remo by train from Gare du Monaco? What transfers should I needed?
2) What are the places that I can visit to San Remo? Is it worth the trip? I can't travel father since I have to be in Monaco on weekdays.
3) In case, I missed the train, is there any other options to go back to Monaco by Bus? How often is the train going to Italy?
4) Is there any nearby places near San Remo that are reachable by the same train, in case I have still time.
Thank you very much in advance for your help. Your suggestion is highly appreciated.
I have some spare times on weekend and would like to ask you opinion on worthy to visit in one day from Monaco. I would like to utilize the bus or trains services. If you can suggest some places in Italy or France will be great. Things to be consider is the places to visit, compactness, and available transport option from Monaco. I will appreciate your reply.
Thanks for my fellow vters, I always post my questions in here since it always give an answer that I can use in my travel. My time is really limited when I am away.
I am a Philippine National and residing in Philippines. My company is planning to send me to monaco to perform some business related task . I know it will difficult to secure a visa for philippine national but I wanted to ask my chances of getting it considering that I have to get the visa in time to follow the project schedule. The consulate and the website said all the documents that I will be needed to prove that I wll be returning can be pass. The processing time is also not fixed as this can be in a weeks or even months. I been to US twice and and in UK as well. I have also been to many countries. hope to get reply /advice to my fellow vters from Philippines and have travelled to Monaco. Other fellow vters are also welcome to reply
I cannot locate easy train or plane connections between these 2 cities, nor between Tours and Nice. I am wondering how long it would take me to drive ?
Are shops open in Monte Carlo on Sunday?
I am coming to Monte Carlo for the first time, with a friend,in July - to see the Summer Sporting Club Festival. Can anyone please advise me of the most economical way to get to our aparthotel in Beausoleil from Nice airport, and also the best way to travel around Monte Carlo (including to the festival venue) once we are there?
Maany thanks, Sarah
We will be driving from Aix to Monaco on Friday June 1 and back to Marseille that night and I have a few questions.
1) where to park, I'm guessing it's best to park and leave the car for the day
2) is there anything with large crowds happening on June 1st?
3) I'm guessing that we will have 5 hours to visit Monaco (Via Michelin says 2 hours from Aix to Monaco) and I'd like to do a more scenic drive back. What's the best way to get an overview? On foot? By tourist train?
4) drive back to Marseille, which route is the most scenic? I don't think we intend of stopping anywhere else, we've been to Nice and Eze on previous trips.
We are going to Monaco for a day from Nice, France.
We will go there by car.
People told me that I can enjoy the city much by walking.
Ok, but where should I start? I meant, where is the best place to park our car and then start venturing the city of Monaco!
Is there such a ticket and if yes where can one buy it?
We will be docking in Villefranche for a cruise on May 11. I asked a tour company about visiting Monaco/Monte Carlo on this day and they have refused as the Grand Prix starts that day. Is it so crowded/crazy that we should avoid the area or would it be possible to take the train on our own? We dock at 8am and should be back onboard by 7pm.
Hi everyone. It's been over 30 years since I've been to the south of France, and I am planning a trip to Monaco next May, so I'd love to travel through France to Barcelona afterwards. What is the best travel method to allow me to visit some of the smaller culturally and architecturally significant locations between Monte Carlo and Barcelona? I can drive, but it would be one-way as I fly home from Barcelona. Is the train a good way to go? I am thinking of taking 3-5 days for the trip between Monte Carlo and Barcelona.
Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
arriving by cruise ship Holland America. How easy /far to get from docks to Palace?
I am going to Monte Carlo on business in a couple weeks. I have previously visited Paris and the north of France, but I was visiting people at that time, so they helped me out with customs, currency, etc. This time I am on my own, so I am doing my best to be prepared. I have been doing extensive reading, but have not been able to answer a couple practical questions; so I am hoping someone here can give me a couple tips.
1. I understand Monaco is expensive. So, I am trying to determine just how much Euro I will need to have on hand. I guess my first question is, do most of the shops and cafe's accept a Visa card? If so, that will alleviate my concerns significantly.
2. Are there ATM machines that will dispense Euro's from my Visa? I remember in Paris many years ago using ATMs with my Visa to get francs. If such ATMs exist, do they have an English option?
3. Finally, in the absence of an ATM, are there local banks that will give me Euro against my Visa card?
Thank you so much in advance.
Since this tip was posted in 2008, we wondered if it is still operating? Also, is it hop-on/hop-off? Are tickets bought on the train or elsewhere? How much are the tickets? Are they good all day? What are the operating hours? Is there a website for this attraction? Thanks.