Monaco, Monaco

Took a day trip during my 3-day tour in Nice to stop by Monaco.


It is reachable from Nice by bus in about an hour. 1.50€ for one-way. At Promenade des Arts, outside Musée de Art/ Garibaldi Square, take bus 100 and alight at the Monte Carlo bus stop. For the entrance leading uphill, alight at Places D’Armes instead.

On the way there, you are greeted by picturesque views of the French Riveria bays.


Monaco is the breeding ground for gamblers and rich patrons of the Monte Carlo casino. Branded luxury cars and the upper-class are present here everywhere.


Took a walk uphill to a palace, watched the change of guards, and went down a street selling souvenirs.


And voila! Meet the handsome guard. Seconds before, this huge seagull swooped down to try to snatch my bread away. It gave me a fright when I felt a huge gust of wind and a shadow above my head. Fearless, aren’t they!


The houses are all in pastels! Very classic with its contrasting window doors and  flowers decorated on the windowsills. Totally my kind of thing. 😀



Monaco didn’t impress me as much as Nice or Eze. (Eze altered my entire experience in Nice!!) It’s possible to be done within a morning for a trip to Monaco. The only attraction most people go for in Monaco is the Monte Carlo casino.

To incorporate an educational experience, you can stop by the Oceanographic Museum.



Finally, ending with my fellow couchsurfers from Ecuador.

Read: 6 Couchsurfing Lessons & Tips I Learned From Travelling Solo

Nice, France

Read: Rubbing Elbows with the Rich and Famous – Top 10 Things to do in Monaco


28 March 2015, Saturday

4 Replies to “Monaco, Monaco”

  1. […] Apart from getting to know the host itself, on the off chance that there are other guests that are hosted by the same host as you, that is another chance to befriend fellow travellers and travel the city together! That was how I travelled with 2 Ecuador students who were also hosted at the same time in Nice, France, and we ended up taking a day trip to Monaco together! […]

  2. […] my friends from Ecuador. I brought them to eat ice cream after our day tour to Monaco. […]

  3. […] oh Eze, is another day trip I made from Nice. It’s situated between Nice and Monaco. Eze is a little village with stone walls, narrow cobbled streets and exotic shops. I was […]

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