Port of Nice

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Why Nice
is special for cruisers

Although Nice is short on tourism draws, it's the prime excursion launch port for the fabled Cote d'Azur and Monte Carlo.

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Monte Carlo

It offers visitors more than just its world famous Grand Casino. Other leading attractions include old town, palace, harbor setting, and Oceanographic Museum.


It's the celebrity-watching mecca of France and has many chic boutiques and restaurants. The nearby Tahiti Beach is famous for topless sun worshipping.


The village of Eze is perched high on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Eze's medieval stone buildings and meandering alleys take you back in time. Eze is pronounced "ezz" (sort of rhymes with "says").


This picturesque old town has the Cote d'Azur cachet, without the flaunt. It's a pleasant seaside destination for taking a short break from cruising.


The world famous Cannes Film Festival attracts international film stars and moguls in mid to late May. Unless you're in the biz, this is not the time to visit. Cannes is jammed and the festival excitement occurs in private and sold-out events.

Nice shore excursion
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For pre- and
post-cruise visitors

The Grand Canyon of Verdon is a Hillman Wonders bronze-medal winner  This natural wonder makes an excellent full-day tour.

French cuisine

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