Let’s Travel! The French Riviera

In my previous post, I shared some of my favorites from the Carnaval de Nice. So, in this post, I wanted to share some of my favorites from the whole trip.

We stayed in Nice the entire time of our six day trip. We took day trips to Menton, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez. The French Riviera is very kid-friendly and taking public transportation was fairly easy. But I have to admit, the next time we’re there, we are going to rent a car so we can come and go on our schedule, not the buses or trains.

Day Trip: Menton

We were trying to make our way to Eze on our day trip #1 but somehow found it hard to make it there. So we decided to get back on the train and made our way to Menton. In Menton, we stumbled upon the citrus festival. Can you believe all those structures are made out of oranges and tangerines? The theme was 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. We took the bus back to Nice, and realized it was a mistake. Although the bus fare was reasonable, the time on the bus was FOREVER!

 

Day Trip: Monaco

For as long as my husband has been watching the Formula 1 races, he has dreamed of going to Monaco. I think, for him, it was very nostalgic. He got chills when we were on the actual track. Monaco was so clean, I swear, I could lick the ground. Luke loved it because he got to ride on the bus. It’s the simple things.

I have to say, I definitely want to go back to Monaco. It was such a beautiful city. I now know how the other side lives.

Day Trip: Saint-Tropez and Cannes

We took the advice of the hotel staff and rented a car to drive to Saint-Tropez and Cannes. Boy, are we glad we did. I don’t think I could’ve handled the public transportation. We were in Saint-Tropez during the “off” season and therefore most of the shops were closed. But we walked to the center of town and saw a group of men play boules. I went to take some pictures of them. Then they approached me and asked us where we are from. They were so welcoming, it felt just like I thought Saint-Tropez would be like. I only wish were were there during high season so we could experience the energy…and shopping, of course.

We took the scenic route to Cannes and it took it so long to get there. By the time we got there, we were so hungry. I was so tired, I didn’t want to even take pictures. But we did manage to have a great dinner at a restaurant called “La Cave.” The food and service were so good!

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