After Provence, we were pretty exhausted and were looking forward to some time of leisure on the coast. When I first saw the water during our train ride, I almost gasped because it was so blue. Just unreal. We stayed in Nice for three days and took one day trip to Eze and Monaco. And although Nice was stunning, particularly the Promenade de Anglais and Old Town, we were a little let down by how touristy it was. What we were not let down by was the ice cream from Fenocchio’s, which we frequented twice a day (thanks for the tip Amanda!). We didn’t really have a “to do” list while we were in Nice, so we mostly just roamed. One night, I decided that I wanted to feel glamorous (I mean right? I’m on the French Riviera!) and wore my favorite polka dot dress and wedges. And I was feeling glamorous. Until I literally fell right on my face. Lesson learned, don’t try to get cute and wear heels in Europe.
On our day trip, we took the number 112 bus from Nice to Eze, and then from Eze to Monaco. Then we took the number 100 bus back to Nice later in the day. I’m telling you guys this information just in case you are wanting to go because it took me quite a bit of googling to figure it out. Anywho, Eze is this tiny hilltop town on the coast that has the most unbelievable views. There is this little garden at the very top with fantastic quotes and information scattered around (including the fact that Anastasia the Russian princess took refuge there, which I found to be quite interesting.) I was blown away, I’ve never seen anything so beautiful.
Monaco was really cool. I was glad we went because to be honest, I kind of almost didn’t want to. I thought it would just be fancy casinos and such (which there are), but it was also really interesting. I’m still baffled that it is a country, because it’s like 1 square mile. My favorite part was walking up near the palace, where you can see the fancy boats in all their glory and the skyscrapers right up against the mountains.
Here are the other trip recap posts, just in case you missed them: