Travel Story 6: Nice and Monaco

I know what you’re thinking, Bitch please, who can afford somewhere like that, but just hear me out for a minute; don’t you wanna at least attempt to slum it where people like Coco Chanel vacationed or in a country where your net worth determines if you can live there?

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Close to Saint-Tropez, Cannes, and Provence (all an easy day trip), and armed with a host of world class museums, like Musee Matisse or Musee d’art moderne et d’art contemporain; Nice is the perfect place to enjoy the spoils of the French Riviera.

When I stayed there I stayed at Hotel Bristol , for about $68CA, and shared with a couple other people. A short walk to the train station and the beach, its in an ideal location while still being budget conscious. We were lucky enough to be in town for Bastille day and got a spectacular firework show over the yachts floating out in the bay. DSC03766DSC03761

We decided to take the train up to Villefranche-sur-mer, an intoxicatingly charming french town, set around a bay up on hilltops, giving the vibes of the Italian coast; and at less than 10 euros and about a 12 minute train ride, can you really afford not to go? DSC03771DSC03812As supper draws near, take your party towards Monaco, a lovely drive along a coastal highway with dazzling views of the ocean (see my featured photo), make sure you head that way before dark so you can stroll around the town. DSC03835Go and see the church where Grace Kelly got married and became princess of Monaco and wander over to the current Royal family’s palace, where there is an insane lookout into the pier where the yachts are docked. DSC03837DSC03843

Go check out the Monte Carlo Casino, or any other host of casinos, or wander around as the sun sets and try to catch yourself a boy in a Maserati or Ferrari, because why not?

So do yourself a favour and pay a visit, live like the other half for a day or two and I promise you won’t regret it.

xx

R.

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