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Kosher and Chabad in cannes
Monaco aquarium
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Nice beach is Rocky and European
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #120 on: July 29, 2018, 04:22:59 AM »
No need for a car. Public transportation is the way to go. There are excellent bus and train links.
+1 France is pretty good when it comes to public transportation...

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #121 on: July 29, 2018, 09:57:45 AM »
I'm staying in Cannes and plan on touring Nice and Monte Carlo. Do you guys recommend renting a car or does taking trains make more sense?

I didnít rent a car, my friend did. He traveled around more, drove up to Eze which he said was breathtaking, and tried to convince me to rent a car. However I took the train from MC to Nice and to Cannes. I didnít get to drive up to Eze and some other places he visited. In each city we only walked. Depending where youíre staying the train station may be far. But he did admit there was lots of traffic so where Cannes to monte Carlo took me an hour by train it took him sometimes double that with traffic. So itís a toss up. Keep in mind there is no Uber in Monte Carlo, but there is in Nice and Cannes. Had there been Uber in MC it would be a no brainer. There are taxis but only cash and very expensive.

So in short I guess it depends on what you plan on doing.

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #122 on: July 29, 2018, 10:15:44 AM »
No need for a car. Public transportation is the way to go. There are excellent bus and train links.
Thanks.
+1 France is pretty good when it comes to public transportation...
I didnít rent a car, my friend did. He traveled around more, drove up to Eze which he said was breathtaking, and tried to convince me to rent a car. However I took the train from MC to Nice and to Cannes. I didnít get to drive up to Eze and some other places he visited. In each city we only walked. Depending where youíre staying the train station may be far. But he did admit there was lots of traffic so where Cannes to monte Carlo took me an hour by train it took him sometimes double that with traffic. So itís a toss up. Keep in mind there is no Uber in Monte Carlo, but there is in Nice and Cannes. Had there been Uber in MC it would be a no brainer. There are taxis but only cash and very expensive.

So in short I guess it depends on what you plan on doing.
I'm staying in the JW Marriott in Cannes and it seems it's right near a train station. Does the train to Monte Carlo take you right to the Palace?

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #123 on: July 29, 2018, 10:53:33 AM »
Thanks.I'm staying in the JW Marriott in Cannes and it seems it's right near a train station. Does the train to Monte Carlo take you right to the Palace?

Itís pbly about a 15-20 minute walk

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #124 on: July 29, 2018, 11:07:57 AM »
+1 France is pretty good when it comes to public transportation...
When I was there last summer trains weren't so pleasant. They were all delayed and packed, very long lines to buy a ticket. but it works in the end. Public busy is slow but very cheap and easy (from Nice to Antibes etc).
I rented a car for one day to go some villages such as Grasse. Was definitately worth it. Picked up car at Nice station.

Another tip is to look at the French Riviera Pass - http://en.frenchrivierapass.com/
We got very good value out of it, did loads of attractions we woudn't have otherwise.

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #125 on: July 29, 2018, 03:19:05 PM »
When I was there last summer trains weren't so pleasant. They were all delayed and packed, very long lines to buy a ticket. but it works in the end. Public busy is slow but very cheap and easy (from Nice to Antibes etc).
I rented a car for one day to go some villages such as Grasse. Was definitately worth it. Picked up car at Nice station.

Another tip is to look at the French Riviera Pass - http://en.frenchrivierapass.com/
We got very good value out of it, did loads of attractions we woudn't have otherwise.
French Riviera Pass +1
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #126 on: July 29, 2018, 03:35:11 PM »
French Riviera Pass +1
What specifically was so good about it? I don't see much other than some free museums and a few discounts on attractions.

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #127 on: July 29, 2018, 07:00:45 PM »
What specifically was so good about it? I don't see much other than some free museums and a few discounts on attractions.
You are correct, it is not for everyone, but for us it was a great deal, used for several activities, and a couple of museums.
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #128 on: July 23, 2019, 05:05:23 PM »
Not quite the Riviera, but can anyone give some restaurant advice for Marseille? Looking for Glatt kosher and Cholov Israel. Thanks

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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #129 on: November 26, 2019, 04:16:44 PM »
is it worth going to the The French Riviera and or Nice in the winter?
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #130 on: December 17, 2019, 05:45:25 PM »
whats the best hotel to stay in Nice over shabbat? i would like to b walking distance to chabbad (up to 40min walk)
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #131 on: December 17, 2019, 06:04:03 PM »
is it worth going to the The French Riviera and or Nice in the winter?
No
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« Reply #132 on: December 26, 2019, 01:03:58 PM »
Anyone been to Monaco for shabbat?
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Re: French Riviera (Cannes, Nice, Monaco) Master Thread
« Reply #133 on: January 01, 2020, 04:57:34 PM »
Any recent stays?

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« Reply #134 on: January 06, 2020, 03:25:26 PM »
Chabbad told me they dont offer shabbat meals, is there anywhere else to eat on?
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