Awestruck by the beauty of The Promenade we were all set to explore Monaco city next day. Monaco is a small independent state. We took bus from Garibaldi station at Nice and reached Monaco in around 45 minutes.

Traveller Tip : Please carry adequate change to buy bus tickets.

On reaching Monaco — ville bus stop, we walked up hill to visit Monaco Palace. Since Palace is situated on hill it offers scenic views of the town and port. Check out some clicks from the top.

Monaco City

City and sea line

Harbour

There are three ticket options — Only Palace (8 €), Palace and Oceanographic museum (19 €), Palace and Vintage Car museum (12 €). We were not interested in cars so we bought Palace and Oceanographic ticket.

You can take audio guides available at the entrance and explore the palace. Photography is not allowed inside the palace.

Traveller Tip : Change of guard ceremony can be seen at 12 PM everyday so you can plan accordingly We missed it by an hour.

There are many eateries in narrow colorful streets opposite to Palace.

Busy Monaco-ville Streets

Café — Monaco-ville Streets

A Decorated shop in Monaco-ville

After visiting the palace we had lunch and walked down to oceanographic museum. It is aquarium cum museum of marine sciences situated along the ocean. Do go to the museum’s terrace as it offers breath taking views of the city and ocean.

Oceanographic Museum building along the ocean

View from terrace

Creative monument by Artist Philippe Pasqua

Nemos — too fast to capture !

Jelly Fish — Free swimming aquatic animals made of 95% water.

Don’t have the name 🙁

Yellow Tang Fish

The Peacock Flounder — Color and texture changing fish.

After this we planned to visit Monte Carlo Casino but we were tired so we took one hour tram tour which takes you through Grand Prix track and main attractions of Monte Carlo.

Glimpse of Grand Prix arrangements.

Statue of Juan Manuel Fangio — 5 time Formula 1 champion

Monte Carlo Casino

Shopping Joints at Monte Carlo