We cheated a bit and cruised to Villefranche, before taking a 10 minute train trip from Villefranche to Monaco. As we exited the station we saw this sculpture of W Williams in his Bugatti racing car, the first winner of the Monaco Grand Prix (and also a World War II hero - fluent in French and English, Williams was sent into France to sabotage Nazi activities - he was caputured and executed in 1945).
In the background behind the Williams statue is Sainte-Devote Chapel, a Roman Catholic Chapel dedicated to the Patron Saint of Monaco, Saint Devota. In the Monaco Grand Prix this stretch is called the Sainte Devota corner.
Here's the Monaco Institute of Sports Medicine amd Surgery, which opened its doors in 2006, and if you've got the money you can go there to recover from that sports injury that's been troubling you.
The Casino Monte-Carlo with the ornate gardens of Casino Square in front of it.
View of Casino Square from the other side. In the background we can see Le Millefiori, a skyscraper used for residential purposes.
High-end vehicles crowd Monaco, and behind them is the Brasserie du Cafe de Paris, which offers an opportunity for lunch in the heart of Monte Carlo's Place du Casino. The Cafe was crowded with people from an insurance conference when we were there.
Want to marry a millionaire? The Moods Studio & Music Bar might just be the place to hang out.
Hotel de Paris - the spot to stay if you've just broken the bank in Monte Carlo.
The theatre in Monte Carlo.
After a fun day out, we returned to Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas, floating just outside Villefranche.
Whilst we docked at Villefranche, there are some cruises ships that dock in Monaco - here's the Ruby Princess (part of the Princess Cruises group).