So during our Nice trip me and Mike decided to take the train to Monaco for the day. It took us about 20 minutes and cost €12 per person there and back! We arrived in Monaco around 9am and since Mike had been there before he lead the way. Our time goal was to reach the Larvotto beach around noon, and on our way there we passed the African garden, the Les Pavillons shopping globes, took a quick glance at the Monte-Carlo casino and then took a little break at the prettiest Starbucks I've ever been too! It was all outdoors on a wooden deck and just had the most amazing view! We stayed for a bit while enjoying our coffee and then went for a walk through the Japanese garden.
After laying on the Larvotto beach for 2 hours and having our lunch there we walked all the way over to the viewpoint over the first port, Port Hercules. And for you who haven't been to Monaco, when I say walked over I mean trekked haha! Monaco is definitely not a flat city, so many hills and steep climbs. Once we got to the bottom of the port we grabbed some drinks, Mike had a beer and I got a Strawberry Daiquiri. We needed a little break before walking up the next big hill to the palace.
Monaco-Ville which the "hill" or area is called reminded me a little bit about old town in Stockholm. Very narrow alleys filled with cozy restaurants and shops right next to a palace. We walked around up there, got some Macarons and checked out the view of the other port, called Fontvieille. We also decided to have our dinner up there. After that we went for some more drinks and walked back to Monte-Carlo Casino, and after checking that out it was time to head back to the train station and go home. It was a really fun day trip which I highly recommend if your on the French Riviera and have time. But just be prepared to walk a lot! I think we walked something around 12-13km that day, and that was in flip-flops and heels ladies!