WJ Tested: Globus La France Tour – Monaco and Monte Carlo

WJ Tested: Globus La France Tour – Monaco and Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo Rooftop Pool

WJ Tested: Globus La France Tour – Monaco and Monte Carlo

Globus Day 11:
We have explored the entire southern coastline of France on previous trips, so it was only fitting that we decided not to take any of the optional excursions offered on our Globus La France tour. So at last we had a free day to do as we pleased, and we needed it!

After making sure that there were no wake-up calls to bother us, we turned off our alarm clocks and slept in until 9 a.m. Then we made our way to the rooftop restaurant at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast buffet while we sat on the terrace and watched the mega yachts cruise by.

Restaurant Terrance Overlooking The Mediterranean Sea

Restaurant Terrance Overlooking The Mediterranean Sea

Next we grabbed a couple of beach towels from the pool area and made our way down to the beach – within walking distance of the hotel – where we lazed about, swam in the Mediterranean, and people watched for a couple of hours.

Beach Time in Monte Carlo

Beach Time in Monte Carlo

Monaco Fun Facts:

  • Is located on the French Riviera
  • Is a sovereign city state officially called the Principality of Monaco
  • Is less than 10 miles from Italy (San Remo)
  • Is about three times the size of The Mall in Washington D.C.
  • Is surrounded by France on three sides and borders the Mediterranean Sea
  • Is hugely popular with tourists and has a world-renowned casino
  • Has no income tax

    Yachts in Monte Carlo Harbor

    Yachts in Monte Carlo Harbor

Following our morning on the beach we returned to the Fairmont hotel to freshen up before walking into Monaco and along the harbor.

WJ Tested: Globus La France Tour – Monaco and Monte Carlo

WJ Tested: Globus La France Tour – Monaco and Monte Carlo

During our wanderings we came upon a supermarket (also called Casino – which is a chain of French grocery stores) where we decided to purchase supplies (pate, foie gras terrine, olives, cheese, cornichons, baguette, nuts, fruit, chocolate, beer and wine) to take back to our guest room for a picnic on our balcony.

Fairmont Monte Carlo

Fairmont Monte Carlo

Leisurely we returned to the hotel and spent the remainder of the afternoon and early evening at the rooftop pool.

Monte Carlo Fun Facts:

  • Is one of the four quarters that make up Monaco
  • Monte Carlo literally means Mount Charles
  • Is home to Place du Casino
  • The Place du Casino has been featured in many movies, including two James Bond films
  • Is home to such notable celebrities as Roger Moore, Shirley Bassey and Ringo Starr

    Casino in Monte Carlo

    Casino in Monte Carlo

We finished up our final evening in Monte Carlo with a stroll to the casino. A perfect ending to a perfect summer day!

Yachts in the Mediterranean

Yachts in the Mediterranean

If You Go:

Read More About WAVEJourney’s Globus La France Adventures:
| Overview | Paris Day 1 | Paris City Tour Day 2 | Normandy Day 3 | Normandy and Brittany Day 4 | Loire Day 5Loire Valley and Bordeaux Day 6 | Saint Emilion Day 7 | Biarritz and Lourdes Day 8 | Carcassonne and Nimes Day 9 | Pont du Gard and Avignon Day 10 | Monte Carlo Day 11 | Grasse to Grenoble Day 12 | Lyon to Dijon Day 13 | Dijon to Paris Day 14 |

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