Monaco is a great day trip – whether you’re in nearby Nice, over the border in Italy, or even on a shore excursion from a Mediterranean cruise. But although there is plenty to see and do, it can be a little strange to navigate this tiny country. Set into cliffs that head straight down to the port, there aren’t any sweeping views except of the sea in front of you, and you always kind up on the various sightseeing spots, instead of seeing them from afar. This can all change, however, in under ten minutes – when you see Monaco by helicopter.
If you’re looking to visit the South of France and want to see the quintessential Provençal town, then you could hardly do better than Aix-en-Provence. Here’s a quick guide to visiting Aix-en-Provence, including day trips and as a day trip from Marseille as well.
While shopping Lyon’s Passage Thiaffait is not exactly a bargain basement affair, it is a truly unique shopping experience, and one that helps support and sustain local creators. Don’t miss their twice-yearly fashion show, when the entire space is transformed into a venue for their work!
Monaco is a popular day trip for those visiting the French Riviera, and for cruisers as well. And rightly so! But another kind of Monaco shows itself once the sun goes down – which is why you should stick around long enough to see Monaco at night.