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Cote d'Azur, Day 2: EZE & MONACO

Tuesday I took us to the small village of Éze, it’s only a 15min train from Ville Nice. From Éze station we caught the 83 bus that took 20 mins and cost €1.50 into the village. It’s a beautiful old village that felt very remote, even though it accommodated for tourists, having most signs translated into English. 

We walked uphill to Le Jardin Exotique. The walk up is scattered with trinket shops and restaurants built into the mountain. Once at the top the garden costs €6 to enter and well worth it. It’s a garden of cacti and aloe vera plants with a stunning view of the coast. On the walk down we stopped at a restaurant, shared half a bottle of wine and ate the best salad imaginable (people literally stopped to order the same as us while they were passing by!). Our bill came to just under €50, but again we felt we'd totally had our moneys worth.We took the 83 bus back to Éze station and then caught another 15 min train to Monaco. Be aware the ticket machines only take card or coins, if there isn’t a change machine nearby it can be tricky to change notes into coins! The train to Monaco cost €4 for 2 of us, and took us right near the port.

Once in Monaco we found a bar with a beautiful view of the port and relaxed with a glass of rosé, the boats are incredible! We followed signs to the casino (that famous one James Bond was filmed in) but decided to go into the one next door. I’m definitely not one for gambling my money so when my boyfriend was down after minutes of entering we headed back and jumped on a fast train (15mins) back to Nice and again only cost us as little as €7.80.

For dinner we headed back to the old town of Nice and ate at La Favola, amazing food! Huge portions, we were laughing with an english couple next to us about how you really could feed a family on one pasta dish. Again our meal came to just under €50, so a really good price too!
We finished our day with another stroll along the Promenade, so beaut' at night!

Olivia xx

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