Nice is situated on the Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coast of Southeastern France. In September, the weather is still very warm. Blue skies, miles of beaches…What a view from our hotel, Le Méridien.


Roger explores Old Town while I…ice my foot. Have to be able to go to Monaco tomorrow.

The views on the bus ride are incredible. Emilie, our driver, is great. Still a bit of a hair raising ride on the mountain side. 😊 We pass many small villages including Eze, and cap d’Ail.

Côte d'azur 2 (2)

Côte d'azur

Monaco is a country within France, second in size to The Vatican. 1 in 3 residents is a millionaire. Note that if you own property in Monaco or rent a property for at least 6 months and 1 day, you do not pay income taxes…

Albert II, the reigning monarch of the Principality of Monaco, is the son of Prince Rainier III and the American actress Grace Kelly. Of course, we see the palace and visit the oceanographic museum and aquarium. Wow! ‘A monumental jewel’ to say the least.

Aquarium et musée océanographique Manaco

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sea horses

The supper, included in our tour at the Café de Paris in Monte Carlo is memorable, exquisite food, great company.

Café de Paris

Cafe de Paris

We have 25 minutes to check out the Monte Carlo casino. The building is incredible, inside and out.

Casino de MonteCarlo (2)We pay the 19 euros each to play for about 15 minutes lol. The poker machines are no different. Thankfully, Roger wins 4 of a kind as we are about to exit. We are winners lol


Our visit to Antibes and Cannes will have to wait as the tour includes a lot of walking on cobblestones and many stairs.

The Viking Heimdal now awaits us for a river cruise on the Rhône.

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