Cote d'Azur September 2018
Friday 31st August - Tuesday 4th September 2018
Our traditional end of the summer trip to the Cote d'Azur, this time one night near Nice Airport, one night in Vence, then two nights at Le Meridien in Monaco.
John's Pictures

Flying To Nice
Friday 31st August 2018
Flew from Gatwick to Nice in the afternoon, and stayed for our first nice in a hotel near Nice airport.
Saturday 1st September 2018
Got a taxi to Vence in the morning. Th weather just about held out long enough for us to have a wander round the town and an al fresco lunch, but from 3pm the rain started and it absolutely poured down! Just about managed a foray out to the supermarket in what was left of the afternoon. The rain eventually subsided in the early evening and we managed to get out for dinner, and had a very nice meal at what seemed to be the only Provencal restaurant in the town.
Sunday on the Cote d'Azur
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Spent the first bit of the morning in Vence before getting a taxi to Monaco. Spent some of the afternoon swimming at the hotel's beach and swimming pools and then I went for a late afternoon wander around, taking in the Bateau Bus and the Brasserie de Monaco, while the girls did more lounging at the hotel. In the evening went for dinner at our usual pizzeria on the beach.
Monday in Monaco
Monday 3rd September 2018
Started the day with an al fresco breakfast at our hotel, then went for a morning wander around Monaco, taking in the Japanese Gardens and another trip on the Bateau Bus. Lunch at the excellent pasta place in La Condamine market. After lunch visited L'Orangerie de Monaco and the National Museum before heading back to the hotel to lounge around by the beach and pool for the rest of the afternoon. In the evening we went to Il Terrazzino for dinner, where Chie and I had been on one of our first trips to Monaco, and were presented with a terrifying amount of food.
Monaco to London
Tuesday 4th September 2018
Another al fresco breakfast at our hotel before leaving Monaco in style - by helicopter - then the somewhat less exciting flight on a boring old aeroplane back from Nice airport to London.