Before I get into any posts regarding our visits to Monaco and Menton, I just have to commend the bus transportation system provided by Lignes d’Azur. For the meager sum of $2.19 CAD (1.5 Euro), you can go all the way from Nice to Menton, a distance of 29.2 km, with 61 stops, taking 73 minutes. In Edmonton, you get to pay $3.50 CD (2.4 Euro) to go as little as just one stop.
And, the views from some of the bus stops can best be described as breathtaking. The bus runs along the Bas (lower) and Moyen (middle) Corniche on the Cote d’Azur.
On this date, we took the bus from Lympia Port in Nice to the stop near the Monaco palace before we got off. Cost for this leg was 1.5 Euro and we got to sit down (bonus).
After our tour of Monaco, we caught the 100 again near the Monte Carlo Casino. This time, however, it was standing room only, so photos were difficult. We got off at Gare Routiere, the terminus station in Menton.
Our total cost to get from Nice to Menton was 3 Euro, because we split the trip. On the way back. we got on at Gare Routiere, Menton. The bus was empty, so no problems getting seats. We got the whole ride for 1.5 Euro and did not have to worry about driving in rush hour traffic congestion as we went back through Monaco. As the Greyhound bus commercial always said…”Leave the Driving to Us”.