Nice, Cannes , Monte Carlo, Monaco

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1. Posted by mazinalizzi (Budding Member 2 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hi I’ll be visiting for 5 days middle of June 2022 any suggestions
1. Where is a good location to stay if my budget around 75 USD per day?

2. Nice Villages or towns nearby we should go and see?

thank you

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4153 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Does that 75USD (71 euro) include accommodation costs?

If it does you'll need to look at https://www.hostelworld.com/ and https://www.airbnb.com/ Accommodation in all the places you mention is expensive year-round...and June is 'shoulder season', when rates are rising for the summer...so you're very unlikely to find a hotel or guesthouse within your budget.

[ Edit: Edited on 4 May 2022, 08:45 GMT by leics2 ]

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 4189 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

I’ll be visiting for 5 days middle of June 2022 ...

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Five days for for 4 places?

https://www.travellerspoint.com/accommodation/

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1801 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

Hi. Will you have a car? As far as places to visit, a car makes a difference. Either public transit or your own car works but I would make different suggestions for each. We have a car so we stay up the hill at Hotel Restaurant 'Les Belles Terrasses' at 1315, route de Vence, 06140 Tourrettes sur Loup. Tel. : +33 (0)4 93 59 30 03 - Fax: +33 (0)4 93 59 31 27 You can find them on Booking.com at the link karazyal gave you above or contact them directly. It is clean, friendly, great restaurant, super views and easy in and out for sightseeing in the area. If you want to spend most of your time in Nice, you might prefer staying in Nice but that will be more expensive. Check the TravellersPoint accommodation link which goes to booking.com and see what you can find there. We only stay in Nice when we're flying in or out within a day or two and it's a more expensive hotel so I won't recommend it here.

With public transport (and it is very cheap and good) you can visit a lot, including St. Paul de Vence which really is a must-see. It's touristy but it's also lovely and has amazing views. Great place to pick up souvenirs too. On the bus you can easily visit Antibes with the Picasso Museum, Villefranche-sur-Mer, a pretty village; Cagnes-sur-Mer with the Renoir Museum; the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat; Eze by bus or train. You can do any of these with a car too.

https://www.explorenicecotedazur.com/explorer/ is the Nice Tourist Board Official Web Site with enough suggestions to keep you busy for months.

It would help if you could tell us if you will have a car and what you want to see beside nearby towns and villages. There are many and they all cater to different interests and most are very attractive. You could easily spend the entire time in Nice. Don't miss the Cours Saleya, Old Town and Walk along the waterfront. There are lots of excellent museums and lots of art. Your interests are important if you want suggestions. Otherwise, the tourist office web site should help you.

Enjoy. If that $75 includes accommodation, food and entertainment, you will be happy to know there are lots of free things to do in Nice.

[ Edit: Edited on 4 May 2022, 21:33 GMT by Beausoleil ]

5. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2547 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Quoting karazyal

Five days for for 4 place?

Monaco and Monte Carlo are in practical terms the same thing, and are tiny. I had one day in the area and felt I saw it, and had time for some of Nice too.

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1801 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

That's funny, I didn't even noticed the heading "Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Monaco." With a budget of $75 a day, you could hardly have picked a more expensive agenda. Andy is right. You can do Monte Carlo and Monaco easily in a day. I would skip it and also skip Cannes. Both are very expensive and not terribly attractive whereas there are many lovely villages in the area and Nice alone would keep you busy for your five days if you planned well.

7. Posted by mazinalizzi (Budding Member 2 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Thank you all for your help

I’m going to using Airbnb, I have increase my budget to $125 Us forum accommodation, I hope I will find good place for 3 people.
I will be staying in Nice and drive around.

any suggestions for renting a car?

8. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4153 posts) 3w 1 Star this if you like it!

>any suggestions for renting a car?

All of the large chains are present in Nice...including many at the airport and railway station.. and all are absolutely fine: Thrifty, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and National Car Rental. It's just a matter of using their websites to check rate and availability. I've used Thrifty several times but most often use Enterprise.

You do realise that fuel (gas) costs around 1.82 euro per litre in France at the moment? A litre is roughly 2 pints so that's about 7.28 euro per gallon, equivalent to roughly 7.64USD? And then there's the cost of parking (plus the hassle of and time wasted in trying to find a parking spot)

Frankly, imo with such a low budget if you want to stick to your original plan you'll be much better off using public transport. French buses and trains are safe to use and comfortable enough. In Europe, (unlike the US), all forms of public transport are regularly used by ordinary people, not just by those without a car.

There are trains from Nice to Monaco-Monte Carlo roughly every 30 minutes throughout the day. The journey takes just 23 minutes and the one-way fare is just 3.60 euro.

There are trains from Nice to Cannes roughly every 30 minutes throughout the day. Journey time on the TER (regional) trains...the cheapest..is just over 40 minutes. One-way fare is 6.30 euro.

You don't need to buy tickets online or in advance for either of these journeys. You can find train times and info on the official French railway website in English: https://www.sncf.com/en

There are also buses between Nice and the surrounding villages.

[ Edit: Edited on 6 May 2022, 07:19 GMT by leics2 ]

9. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1801 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

There is also traffic which is very slow and crowded. If you are visiting in June, expect lots of traffic. I would highly recommend using trains wherever possible. Otherwise, the buses are cheap and comfortable. We use the buses in Nice proper and nearby towns. For Monaco or Antibes, we take the train. There is also a great bicycle rental program run by the city. Don't drive if you can avoid it.