This place, Monte Carlo (and Monaco), was not my favorite stop on the Europe trip.
Was it beautiful? Yes.
Was it luxurious? Yes.
Was it over-the-top? Yes.
What really put me off it was the new-ness and the “Las Vegas”-ness of it. Please understand, it’s not gaudy and grotesque like Vegas. It’s just the overpowering reminders money and…well…money, I guess. It didn’t feel like any other place on the trip.
Beautiful, though, looking down on the marina.