Nice & Monaco

 

Nice is the largest city along the Cote d’Azur and makes an ideal home-base for seeing all the sights: it is one of the most beautiful places; offers a large number of hotels and restaurants in all ranges; and is centrally located with excellent rail and bus services.

 

The most famous image of Nice is the broad, ocean-front boulevard, Promenade des Anglais, framed with the blue Mediterranean along one side and a long row of elegant hotels on the other, but we will find the Old Town is even more interesting.

 

Boasting the highest per-capita income, Monaco is the world’s richest and most-densely populated country, second-smallest, after the Vatican, just under one square mile, half the size of New Yorks Central Park. For most visitors, the main highlight is the famous Monte Carlo casino, designed in the belle époque style by Charles Garnier, architect of the Paris Opera. There is also an attractive Old Town perched on the cliff above in the oldest part of town with a medieval labyrinth of pretty shopping lanes and plazas.