Monday, April 8th, we arrive in
Monaco. We had a choice of a tour of the Monte Carlo Casino or
Nice and we chose Nice. We boarded a bus and drove up
the beautiful coast, stopping for a photo op of the French Riviera
on the way. When we arrived in Nice, we were on our own for an
hour and a half. We had lovely croissants at a French cafe.
(We ate two croissants each!) Afterwards, we walked along the
waterfront (the Promenade des Anglais) and
snapped a few pics. Then our tour group boarded the "tiny
train" and took a tour of Nice which had many beautiful buildings,
museums and statues. Nice is nicknamed 'Nice la Belle', which literally means
'Nice, the Beautiful', and
it certainly lived up to its name.
We boarded the bus back to
Monaco. Before re-boarding the Sapphire Princess, we walked
along the waterfront and had a wonderful American lunch of burgers
and fries while looking out over the water. Paradise indeed!