Famous for the high-octane thrills of its Formula One Grand Prix track and the glitzy casinos lining its waterfront, Monaco draws travelers from around the globe. Here are a few ways you can experience the high life on the French Riviera on a trip from Nice.
With medieval villages such as Èze and La Turbie within easy reach of Nice, there are plenty of ways to add a little bit of countryside adventure to your Monaco trip. Spin along the Grande Corniche road for coastal views, discover Roman ruins hidden in the hills, or soak up the Monaco sun in this historic corner of southern France. With hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Nice typically included, it’s easy to make the most of your time on the French Riviera.
Full-day tours from Nice to Monaco offer a more in-depth experience, whisking travelers along the Grande Corniche roads to places of interest, including historic Èze, glamorous Cannes, and Monte Carlo, where medieval history and high-rolling casinos are the order of the day. Visit the famous Fragonard perfumery, see stars’ handprints near the Film Festival Palace in Cannes, and head to Antibes, where luxury yachts bob gracefully on the waters of Billionaire’s Quay.
Things to Know
Monaco is 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the east of Nice, a drive of about 40 minutes.
Visitors to the French Riviera should carry plenty of water and bring sunscreen and a hat to protect from the near-constant sunshine.
Tours from Nice typically include pickup and drop-off at your Nice hotel, plus roundtrip transportation.