We went on a tour though it was really quite independent. It left Nice around 5:00PM and returned around 11:00PM or so. It was just breathtaking riding up the winding roads and seeing the huge yachts right at dusk with the lights coming on and the outlines being so distinct. When we got to Monaco, we were given an authorization through the tour to a meal each at a particular restaurant and we could go whenever we wanted. So, we went into the casino a while first and then to dinner and back to the casino. The restaurant was very nice. I was so impressed with the cleanliness of Monaco. There wasn't a piece of trash anywhere that I saw and every bush was perfectly manicured. In the roundabout just outside the casino there is a statue and a nice lighted area were many people were taking photos. It was really a lot of fun and though we didn't get to ride through the whole principality, it was enough, really. The tour guide said Bon Jovi has a mega home there but, of course, we didn't see him.
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Or should I plan an overnight visit there? I was a fan of Princess Grace, so am intrigued about going, but wonder if its gotten too touristy?
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