We drove east to Cap Martin on the other side of Monaco, where we parked the car at the point of the cap, and hiked on the Sentier Littoral (coastal walkway) to Monte Carlo. The sentier is paved with smooth stones almost the whole way along the coast between these two cities and traverses some beautiful sunbathing and swimming spots either on the rocks or on a couple of pebbly beaches. It took us about 1 ½ hours to reach Monte Carlo, walking mostly along the scenic path overlooking the Mediterranean, stopping only for picture taking. However, once the sentier ends at the entrance to Monaco, we had to walk through hotel parking lots and some construction areas and some areas that were not so scenic for about 15 minutes until we reached the beach restaurants we were looking for in Monte Carlo. We stopped and had a leisurly lunch on the beach, and then set out for our return trip on the same sentier.
Roquebrune - Village Perché
On the drive home we stopped at the hilltop village of Roquebrune, which appears to be the old town of Cap Martin. It was a lovely village to explore with all its steep, winding streets and panoramic views of the Mediterranean. It was also the perfect place to sit down under the large café umbrellas and enjoy something really cold to drink.