We take the train from Nice for a day trip over to Monaco, a ten-minute train ride. But we hold a breath, not completely sure we're on the right train...there are signs that we are on a train bound for Italy--which we're not quite prepared for.
When the train does in fact stop in Monaco, we eagerly get off and start on foot up to the Royal Palace to see the changing of the guard. We had over to the Monaco Cathedral and a nearby park, and then to the Napoleon museum. The weather suddenly changes from sunny and mild to overcast and rainy, while we check Princess Grace's Rose Garden, so we take a bus over to the famous Monte Carlo Casino.