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While it's great to pick one destination to enjoy to the fullest, a day trip to a nearby town or attraction can be the icing on the cake of your vacation. ShermansTravel experts have rounded up the top day trips within a few hours' drive so you can experience that must-visit stretch of beach, national park, or under-the-radar city.

Day Trips from Monaco


Like Monaco, Cannes is an upscale port town. Stroll La Croisette, the waterfront pathway, shop dozens of designer stores, and take a photo in front of the Festival Palace (site of the Cannes Film Festival).

90 minutes southwest of Monaco by car,
Tags: trendy | day trip


Stroll through the cobblestone pathways of this medieval, hilltop village; visit the tropical garden and the church of Notre Dame or simply soak up the atmosphere at a sidewalk café.

10 minutes west of Monaco by car,
Tags: views | outdoors | history | day trip


The self-proclaimed but rarely disputed perfume capital of the world, Grasse produces the lion’s share of France’s bottled aromas and is home to Molinard Perfumery, where you can create your own scent.

90 minutes southwest of Monaco by car,
Tags: art | culture | history | day trip


The gateway for most foreign visitors to Cannes, beautifully pastel-hued Nice abounds with attractions all its own: from its lively beaches to its colorful Cours Saleya flower market to museums honoring the art of Chagall and Matisse.

1 hour west of Monaco by car,
Tags: art | architecture | day trip


This medieval town beckons art-lovers with art galleries and the Fondation Maeght, one of the world’s most respected modern art museums – their collection of 20th-century pieces includes works by Chagall, Miró, and Leger.

85 minutes west of Monaco by car,
Tags: art | day trip

St. Tropez

Explore this glitzy beach town on the Western Cote d’Azur. Don’t miss the Annunciation Museum which is situated in a 16th-century chapel and houses works by Brauqe and Signac.

Two hours southwest of Monaco by car,
Tags: trendy | history | day trip

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