Monaco, the second smallest country in the world. It’s a place that I had been wanting to visit for a long time. Of course I had my Grace Kelly fantasies about strolling down the boulevard in a pretty dress. Walking by the billionaire yachts and Ferraris and Lamborghinis. So we decided to head down to the French Riviera and spend a day in Monte Carlo!

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We started our day by making our way to the harbour, walking through the tunnel where the Circuit de Monaco (Monaco Grand Prix) always passes through. And even if there was no race going on, there were still plenty of cool cars driving past us. Driving there just to be seen in their ridiculously overprized cars of course, but still they looked quite cool. We walked by the harbour, where the biggest yachts I’ve ever seen were anchored. I kid you not, there were literally 5-story high yachts just lying there. A different world to what I’m used to, that’s for sure haha.

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After enjoying a big glass of soda, which was much needed after walking in the heat for abour a half hour, we started making our way up the hill to the palace. We walked by the palace, and had the most beautiful view of Monte Carlo from up there. The clouds that were folding over the mountains made it such a nice picture. Also Monaco is such a beautiful place. Half of the time I was walking there I had the idea I was walking through Disneyland. So many beautiful buildings and so much greenery everywhere.

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I thought, when would be a better time to dress like Grace Kelly than when you’re in Monaco!

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We then walked to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. The building alone was gorgeous. Every single space was so beautifully decorated, as if you were walking in a palace. And the museum itself was so cool. There were big aquariums with the coolest sea animals. Animals like octopusses, seahorses, axolotl, nautilus and sooo many different kinds of fish. There was also an art exhibit in the museum called “Borderline”. This featured huge sculptures of sea animals impaired by human things. I found the sculptures pretty impressive and they sent off a good message.

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We then just walked around the city a bit more before heading back to the car. When driving home we decided to take the scenic route down the Route Corniche. Pretty much the whole road was by the shore. We drove through Antibes, Nice, Cannes and ended up in Theolé-Sur-Mer. Here we jumped out of the car and walked down the rocks for a quick dive in the Mediterranean. After that we drove a bit further to Agay.

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Agay is the place where I used to spend my summer holidays about 16 years ago. It was so nostalgic to be back at that exact same beach where I spent so much time. We had dinner at a cute little beach hut, where I had one of the best burgers ever. Oh, and I tried the Tarte Tropezienne, which was apparently named by Brigitte Bardot since she loved the pastry! And for good reason, it was delicious!

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After a nice dinner, practically on the beach, we strolled down the beach a bit more and then made our way back home. It was a jam-packed but lovely day! So if you’re ever in the French Riviera, be sure to visit Monte Carlo!

 

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35 thoughts on “A DAY IN MONTE CARLO”

  1. Wow, it’s so beautiful, and really retains the classic Riviera as captured in so much early 20th century literature, like The Razor’s Edge. So cool to see!

  2. This is literally the best thing I’ve seen all week – what an incredible travel diary! The imagery, architecture, styling – everything! I’m so, so keen to visit Monte Carlo, having only ever spent a day passing through as a teenager.

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  3. Monte Carlo always makes me think of James Bond haha, so epically glamorous and fabulous! And clearly it’s a well deserved reputation, it looks absolutely beautiful. Hopefully we’ll be able to explore the South of France soon, until then, we’ll live vicariously through photos like yours!

  4. Your pictures are so beautiful! I’ve been to Monte Carlo once, years ago, and one thing I remember of it is how clean it was! And very pretty too, of course – I love the architecture and all those beautiful houses so much! Would love to go back one day x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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