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Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

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Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

I'm trying to sort an impromptu 2 day visit to Monte Carlo for 4 guys. We'd be flying into Nice Monday or Tuesday afternoon, flying out Wed or Thursday afternoon.

Not been here before, just to soak up the atmosphere and on a "chill"

I was thinking of of getting the helicopter one way and train other way.

Any advice please on hotels or location for apartments - I was going to say conveniently located but I understand that everything is relatively close by?

As well as Casino Square (although one lad is 16 so I'm guessing won't be allowed in?) what else to see?

Would it be better to stay there 2 nights or 1 night Monaco and 1 night Canne or a Nice please? We'd like to see Canne too on this mini adventure

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1. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Indeed Monaco is small, so there are no inconveniently located hotels. Without knowing your budget, it's hard to advise properly on where to stay, you might enjoy the Meridien on the beach, or the Marriott over the border in Cap d'Ail, have a look at the reviews on TripAdvisor, all the hotels are there. It's peak season and there may not be much availability, but on the other hand where rooms are available, you might find a bargain.

You can take a tour of the Casino without gambling, check out the Casino website for more on that. Otherwise, yes you do need to be over 18 to enter and you must have your passport with you.

While in Monaco, take a walk around the old town on the rock. You have the Prince's Palace, the Oceanographic Museum and the Cathedral up there. If you're into cars, the Prince's Car Collection is well worth a visit. And maybe you would like the restaurants and bars along the port, or on the beach. There's plenty to do on a short visit.

As it is a short visit, I personally wouldn't think of packing up after 24 hours to go an hour down the road to Cannes, or half an hour to Nice. Cannes can be visited by train but unless you have a real target for your visit there I would think of one of the more interesting places along the coast, like Villefranche. Not sure you have time to do justice to Nice.

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2. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Superb thank you. We are most definitely into cars so the museum would be superb!

I was thinking for 4 of us we might try to find a nice apartment with sea views for 2 nights in/around Monaco.

I saw a nice looking place in Beausoleil but will also check Cap D'Ali too now.

How would you rate Beausoleill for convenience?

Figured it would be more cost effective than 2 hotel rooms and probably also give nicer views.

As this is a mad "taster" trip and 2 guys have never even been to Europe at all they would be keen to see the venue for the Canne Film Festival, the harbour in Nice etc so whistle stop one day tour on the lovely trAin would be nice.

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3. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Most parts of Beausoleil are very accessible, sometimes just a few yards over the border, best to check the location carefully for convenient access to the station and your main target destinations in Monaco but yes can be very cost effective and the sea views can be great.

I agree that train journey is one of the best, enjoy!

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4. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Many thanks Moth.

I have booked flights and decided to go with Cap d'Ail Riviera Marriott for both nights.

We will explore Monte Carlo and the lovely churches as well as Prince's Car Collection on arrival and perhaps morning of departure (arrival is 2pm)

Day 2 we will look to take that train journey to Cannes and do the lovely tourist road-train tour up the hillside with those breathtaking views.

Perhaps evening stroll along Promenade des Anglaise on return

Day 3 (flight is 7pm) maybe head to Eze and have lunch there before making our way by train to Nice and airport

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5. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Ah, came to this post last, but I think my previous posts on transport give you all the information you need. Seems you have devised an excellent itinerary and hope you, your son and brother-in-law have a great trip!

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6. Re: Need some advice please: 2 day trip to Monaco next week

Thank you for all the wonderful help and advise. So excited!

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