Le Méridien Monte Carlo is the only beach resort in Monte Carlo with its own private beach directly connected to the hotel. It’s a huge, comfortable, beautiful hotel ‘minutes away from Monaco’s key attractions’ as the website says (hey, but then any hotel in Monaco would be close to key attractions, considering that the principality is just 2 sq km or so!). The Med cuisine at their signature restaurant is out of this world, thanks to Chef Emmanuel Lehrer, and I am not saying this just because the hotel hosted me. A bus stop is located right across the street. Best to get a day pass for just 3 Euros.
These snow-flecked mountains are called ‘pre-Alps’. Because they are not very high, they are nicknamed ‘cow mountains’. I travelled to France in the month of February. I wonder if the snow melts off in the summer months. It would be interesting to gaze down my plane window then, and see how nature repaints her canvas with the changing seasons.