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.
28 March 2015, Saturday