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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
gillian in South Africa
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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.


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

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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