Hi! Bonjour! I’m Sophia, a traveler since birth, a lover of nature and culture and a linguist! I want to share with you all the wonderful things you can do and experience if you just set your mind to it and travel!
The first thing we did upon our arrival in Monaco is head upstairs from the train station to the information office, where we got our passport stamped. It is definitely something you want to do that’s not required, but it adds one more stamp to your passport!
After taking in the beautiful sights and the view of the city, albeit cloudy… …we walked up the stairs to Palais Princier.
We didn’t tour the palace, but walked around the grounds and enjoyed the view of the city below.
We decided instead to check out Saint Nicholas Cathedral.
The towering Cathedral was impressive inside and out. Outside it looked grand, and inside was covered with impressive architecture.
After confessing our sins and as the sun was finally coming out, we thought it best to start walking towards the famous Monte Carlo Casino.
Asides from tourists such as ourselves, the casino has lots of expensive cars parked outside.
Going inside the atrium was free and we could be dressed casual (within certain restrictions); the price was 17 euros/person to play the tables.
While we did change into something dressier and more fitting for the casino, we opted to stay in the slot machine area (part of the atrium) as neither of us really gambles. Afterwards we walked back to the port to view the beautiful yachts, and then onward for dinner at a restaurant. We had some great cannolis and pizza.
We took the train back to our hotel after this long day and got ready for a relaxing time in Antibes and Cannes.