Day 2, Monte Carlo, Monaco
I feel the stop in Monte Carlo is going to be mostly a very, VERY touristy experience.
Directly from wikipedia. here’re the Cliff notes:
“Monte Carlo (literally “Mount Charles”) is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the quarter’s western end is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo “an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth”. It is also the location of the Hôtel de Paris, Café de Paris and Salle Garnier (the casino theatre which is the home of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo). The quarter’s eastern part includes the community of Larvotto with Monaco’s only public beach, as well as its new convention center (the Grimaldi Forum), and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. At the quarter’s eastern border, one crosses into the French town of Beausoleil (sometimes referred to as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur), and just 8 kilometres (5 mi) to its east is the western border of Italy.”
The residents of Monte Carlo total less than 20,000. Meaning, that there’s really no way to experience it like the locals, expect the Casino, the Monaco Grand Prix, and beaches, cafes, restaurants. Now, the Hôtel de Paris, Café de Paris might be fun to go to, even though they’ll be pricey, just for the experience. The weather is going to be exceptional, and, who knows…maybe there’ll be a celebrity siting.
In terms of pictures, it’s going to be more like a run and gun day. I’m sure the entire area will be gorgeous, picturesque and easy to shoot…morning, street, landmarks, harbors, night life. Easy, peasy.