After thoroughly enjoying Venice, we took a flight to Nice (France). From there, we took an helicopter to Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The entire experience was wonderful. From the helicopter flight to have the town car driving us around town to checking in at the Hotel Hermitage, everything was flawless and we highly recommend all of the above services. We used Monacair for the helicopter ride and they use Blade for the chauffeur services.
We rented a convertible from Hertz and picked it up from Le Meridien in Monaco. Drove back to our hotel and checked-in at the Hôtel Hermitage. Everything about this hotel was perfect: the location, the view, the restaurant, the lounge, the rooms, you name it. We are definitely staying here next time.
I had this entire trip planned out and all of the restaurants were booked in advance. The day we arrived, we had dinner a the iconic Monte Carlo Café de Paris and ordered the steak tartare. After dinner we went to the Monte Carlo Casino, where David made us a few bucks and ordered a “shaken, not stirred” Martini.
The following morning, we had breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant Le Limùn, and drove to Menton. After visiting Menton, we had lunch reservations at Le Grill, a Michelin Star Rated restaurant and completely worthy of it. Their cold melon lobster soup was to die for. That day we explored Monte Carlo, did a lot of shopping and finished the night with dinner at the Buddha Bar. We went back to the hotel and had a couple of drinks at the Crystal Bar at our hotel. The following day we had breakfast at the Horizon Rooftop and headed over to Eze, Villefrance Sur Mer and Nice.
We only spent two and half days in Monaco, but it’s still longer than we did last time. We did this entire European trip (Venice, Monaco & French Riviera) in 5 days since the kids were back home in school, so we didn’t have much time to waste, but we still had the time of our lives.