Côte d’Azur Day 3: Menton and Monaco

Menton, France

The last time I came to the South of France I was told to give Menton a miss because there were prettier towns to explore during our limited number of days there. However, after seeing so many pictures of that iconic view from Quai Impératrice Eugénie, I decided to make the journey there one morning before visiting Monaco in the afternoon.

While the walk from the train station to the main beach (Plage des Sablettes) isn’t too exciting, I can definitely say that it’s worth heading to Menton just for the view of the old town from the beach front. The old town itself is also full of lovely streets to explore and all the buildings are painted in the most glorious range of pastel hues. We had lunch here before hopping back on the train to head Monaco for the afternoon…

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I had been to Monaco on my last trip so I knew this time I wanted to head straight for the Old Town on top of the hill next to the Prince’s Palace. The area around the casino isn’t the prettiest part of town (apart from the casino’s architecture itself) and it’s also ridiculously expensive. If you haven’t got a large amount of money to spend then it’s better to explore the Old Town and take a walk around the beautiful streets such as Rue des Remparts (with the most amazing view of the port) and Avenue Saint-Martin which takes you past Monaco’s famous aquarium – the Musée océanographique – and the Jardins de Saint-Martin which overlook the ocean.

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