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Transport Alpes-Maritimes (TAM) Monthly Pass

Hello all - sorry, but I cannot seem to find this answer anywhere. So I understand that each individual coastal city (Nice, Cannes, etc...) has it's own transit network, but there is also the inter-urban network (Transport Alpes-Maritimes, or TAM) that goes between those cities and villages. I know it is possible to get a monthly pass for the individual networks (we plan to be in Nice), and that you can use these tickets on the TAM as long as you stay within that city's limits. But it it possible to get a weekly or monthly TAM pass, for unlimited use in traveling between cities?
Any info would be appreciated!

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When I was in Nice in 2008, I got a weekly pass on Lignes d'Azur, and it was also good on TAM buses, for the whole region. Lignes d'Azur buses are the local ones in Nice, and they also run the routes from Nice to many of the other cities (like Cannes and Monaco). The only place I had to get another pass was for local buses in Monaco itself, as those are indeed a separate network. The Monaco day pass was €3. Here's the Lignes d'Azur website, which clarifies that the tickets are indeed good for "the whole Nice Cote d'Azur metropolis" (many towns are listed): http://www.lignesdazur.com/tarif/?rub_code=7 And here's information about a new program where Monaco is included too: http://www.lignesdazur.com/presentation/?rub_code=89

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Thanks Harold! - it looks like Carte Azur would be my best bet! But I still do not see anything about Cannes: just Monaco, Nice, Antibes and smaller towns and villages. This will suffice though. I just fear being on a bus and not having the right pass. Thank you!

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I took the bus from Nice to Cannes (stopping off in some other places along the way), and it was included on my weekly pass (back in 2008, remember). But if your goal is Cannes from Nice without stopovers, take the train. It's cheap, and MUCH faster (the bus ride felt eternal; the train back was more than twice as fast, and well worth the money).