Our ship docked in Monaco.
We walked into the city past the Opera House …..
But, rather than tour here, we caught a bus for a 25 minute ride north to the medieval village of Eze, France.
We climbed up the steep little streets to the Jardin Exotique at the very top of the village. The garden was created after WWII and hugs the ruins of a chateaux. Most of the plants are cacti and other succulents from around the Mediterranean. The best part of the garden is the view of the Cote d’Azur.
We took our time walking back down the hill, peeking into shops.
Eze is pretty much a tourist village, with shops, art galleries, hotels and restaurants. It’s often called a village-musee (museum village) because there are not many residents from the local area. Wikipedia notes that Walt Disney spent time here!
have a ham & cheese crepe!
After taking the bus back to Monaco we walked through Monaco-ville on our way back to the ship.
The palace is in this lovely neighborhood with wonderful views of the bay.
Great weather and another great stop!