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Old June 28th, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Default Train out of Villafranche-sur-mer

Has anyone toured the Cote d'Azur by train? I'd like to see the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint Jean-Cap Ferrat and heard you can get there by train (which is only 5 minutes from the dock). I'd appreciate anyone's train experience at this port. thanks.
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Old June 29th, 2005, 02:42 PM
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Hi

We used the train there a couple of years ago. From Villefranche to Monte Carlo.

Easy walk from the dock to the station - up a ffew steps at the end of the dock BUT heres a story.
One of the Americans on our trip got robbed by someone running up the steps, and another apparently got robbed on the platform.
That said - we had no hassles and you really just need to be aware anywhere you go.

It was an easy ride to Monte Carlo and we didnt wait long - but I cant comment about anywhere else.

However having also done Nice to Monte Carlo by bus I have to say the bus wins hands down. For the views. By train there are a lot of tunnels.

The bus service seems pretty good on the Cote d'Azur too.

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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:32 PM
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Yes, Villa Ephrussi is close, and actually is within walking distance of the dock (1.5 miles maybe?). Here's some info to help you out.

http://www.villa-kerylos.com/ephrussi/index.htm

This just rocks! It's in french, but not too hard to figure out. http://www.villefranche-sur-mer.com/...planville.html

For buses, click on Se Deplecer, then Route. Basse Corniche is the lower/sea side road that goes to Eze sur Mer. Moyenne Corniche is the middle road that goes through Eze village. This map is just terrific. Visiter-Circuit also takes you along a walking tour. The eyeballs on the map are 360 degree views.

Villefranche Train Schedules
http://www.lignedazur.com/index.asp

I have some info on another machine that I'll post later. It gives detailed instructions on Saint Jean-Cap Ferrat and shows how easy it is to get there.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 02:38 PM
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Ah, found it. In this forum, look for the ID UK1 and his (Jeff's) long advice note. Good maps and excellent advice. http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...ght=Cap+Ferrat
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