Begin your half-day excursion with pickup at your hotel in Monaco and then settle in to enjoy the scenic drive along the Mediterranean toward Nice. The Middle Corniche road is one of the many spectacular coastal roads in this area, offering wonderful views of the French Riviera.
Arrive in Nice and admire the beautiful Belle Epoque architecture with a walk along the grand Promenade des Anglais. Make the ascent to Castle Hill in order to get an even better view of the surrounding area, not to mention a chance to see the lush gardens and waterfalls on the hill.
Next, visit the atmospheric neighborhood of Cimiez, where Queen Victoria used to spend her winters. Today, this area hosts the Nice Jazz Festival every summer and is home to a few notable art museums. Drive along the Promenade des Arts to see the Acropolis Center, Sosno's library and the Modern Art Museum. Admire the colorful Russian Cathedral's frescoes and carvings.
Visit the Old Town (Vieux Nice) of Nice with a stop in the famous public square, Place Garibaldi. Take in the charm of Cours Saleya's busy flower market, inviting cafés and small shops.