Here are some old pictures I found whilst doing my research.
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We took the bus from Nice which unfortunately was a mistake as it took two hours, although only £1 it still wasn’t worth the agonisingly slow bus journey through small towns. When we arrived we took a walk along the docks to see all the boats, again I just walked along memorised by the sheer size of these things. The names were a little more creative here too!
After we took a look around the shops, it was a lot of tourist junk but there were a few clothes shops so I managed to get my holiday shop on. We then walked up to the highest point to get a view over the city and stopped to get some lunch (and wine of course).
Although there wasn’t much to actually do in Cannes it is a beautiful seaside town with a much nicer beach than Nice and plenty of fast cars and interesting people to watch. We took the train back to Nice which took 45 minutes and was a much nicer way to travel than bus. I would recommend this if you are travelling from Nice.
You can read about the rest of the trip here:
Our hotel was a stones throw from the beach, nestled just behind one of the fanciest hotels on the beach front. It was cheap and cheerful and was a great place to get some rest after long walks during the day.
We headed straight for the Parc du Mont Boron which is at the end of the beach and up on a hill. After the many steps to the top it was a fantastic panoramic view over the town and the beach, again so great to see that turquoise water. We then walked to the other side of the park which had a great view over the port side of Nice. We wandered down to have a look at some of the boats then walked around the point back into town. So stunning.
Most days in Nice were spent like this: wake up, walk around, eat ice cream, drink cheap wine, eat more and sunbathe. There is not a hell of a lot to do here which was nice as that is just what I wanted from this holiday. The old town is very cute and like most old towns, lots of fun to get lost in. There are plenty of churches and pastel coloured buildings to look at and there is always a delicious gelato joint around the corner (who knew Bounty and Banana ice cream was so amazing!).
Although the beach is pebbly it didn’t stop us from spending two amazing days sunning ourselves there, although I didn’t take a dip (bit chilly for me) it was just nice to soak up some rays.
I loved how you can access so many other places on the French Riviera from Nice but also liked Nice itself. Would highly recommend for an easy going French get away.
We arrived in Monaco and went straight to the Princes’ Palace to get that great view of the city, although it was a bit of a cloudy day it was still fantastic! The shops up on the hill were equally as great and good to pick up some knick knacks.
We then strolled through the docks to have a look at some boats, I thought I had seen big boats before but these were just out of this world, I literally walked along the port with my mouth wide open!
Next stop was Casino Square. The place was packed with tourists and high rollers in their Ferraris, it is a must see in Monaco just to see how the other half really do live. We went into the Monte Carlo casino for a quick peak but they charge £10 if you want to go right into the casino so we passed.
I really enjoyed my day in Monaco and it was everything I was expecting it to be – full of money!