Top Day-Trips from Nice, France

Villefranche sur mer

Though the French Riviera is famed for its captivating coast - sweeping cliff lines spilling down to soft-lulling coves – don’t just stay in one spot, but instead sample a more diverse mix of destinations via selected daytrips from Nice along the Côte D’Azur. You don’t need to be especially intrepid to travel here – trains and buses offer easy, cheap and convenient modes of travel, while ... Read Full Article

Where to Stay in Monte Carlo: Editor’s Picks

Port Palace

From 5-star hotels with on-site casinos to 4-star seaside resorts, Monte Carlo provides elite accommodations. When choosing where to stay in Monte Carlo, it’s important to know which hotels offer which amenities. Our ‘where to stay’ recommendations lists hotel amenities and also pays special attention to modern conveniences, such as in-room WiFi. In Monaco, few hotels cost less than $200 a night, ... Read Full Article

On “The Rock” in Monaco


On a recent trip to France, I visited Le Rocher de Monaco (The Rock of Monaco), home of the principality’s royal Grimaldi family. Intrigued, as most Americans are, by the glamorous life and tragic death (in 1982) of Grace Kelly, my fist stop was her final resting place in the Cathedrale de Monaco .  Here, she is buried alongside the former princes of Monaco, under a tombstone bearing the ... Read Full Article