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Itinerary help: Day trip from Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer & Cap Ferrat vs Monaco vs Eze?

Will be traveling with a friend spending 2 days in Nice.
Rick mentions seeing Villefranche-sur-Mer and Monaco if you only have one day for a day trip.

My primary concern is that of transportation during such a busy season.
Would it be easier to stick to Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cap Ferrat?
Eze is intriguing, but I am somewhat hesitant given the need for buses to reach Eze-le-Village. Is Monaco a must see?
Advice and input (in addition to lunch suggestions) are requested!
Many thanks in advance!

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We stayed in Nice on a Rick Steves Tour last September. We went to Villefranche-sur-Mer by train and it was pleasant but getting back late afternoon was a challenge. The first train that came by was full. The second was also full. The third was delayed and also full but we crammed our way in. If you are in Nice for only two days I would enjoy your time there.

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We spent two weeks in Nice and did many day trips. Among our favorites were Antibes( the only place we needed to use a train) ,Villefranche and St-Jean Cap Ferrat. . Buses drove along the waterfront with beautiful views vs the trains that were a short distance inland. Use the buses!
We went to Monaco and visited the Royal sites including the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Ranier in the Cathedral. We only toured the upper “Royal” part of the city. There were a lot of tour groups. It was fine but I have no desire to return. I don’t feel it’s a “must see.”
We had lunch in Villefranche at Le Cosmo, outside overlooking the marina. Pretty town if the cruise ships aren’t moored out in the harbor, dropping off their mobs of passengers.
Several friends told us to skip Eze which we did. I have a fear of heights so that played into the decision too. No regrets.
A casual local restaurant in Nice that serves the local Cuisine Nicoise is Cantine de Lulu. A Michelin starred place is Flaveur, delicious food! Highly recommend. Also, try a socca, a chickpea pancake you’ll see for sale.