Day 24, Thursday 23rd June – Monaco!

So the day has arrived for our daytrip to Monaco.  I couldn’t be more excited!  I put on a dress and some nice earrings with a matching necklace and sandals instead of flip flops – just in case you know?!  I even took a proper handbag….  (none of it was needed unfortunately).

We headed back up the coast road to Cannes to pick the motorway up there, instead of going back on ourselves to Frejus.  Unfortunately there was a road closed just before the motorway junction (presumably for an accident) which delayed us somewhat.

This section of the motorway itself has some amazing views; at times it’s a series of viaducts and tunnels hewn out of the rock!  The football stadium at Nice is quite impressive and stands right next to the motorway.

Once off the motorway we’re headed into Monaco.  We had no idea what to expect really, our only view on Monaco coming from the Grand Prix coverage 🙂 We covered most of the ground looking for somewhere to park, and ended up in the Grimaldi Forum, just before the beaches.  Opposite are the car showrooms.  We’re not talking Volkswagen and Renault here – think more Bently, McLaren, Ferrari; there might even have been Maserati or Lamborghini!! Continue reading “Day 24, Thursday 23rd June – Monaco!”

Day 22, Tuesday 21st June – Cannes & Antibes

I forgot to mention that we had another wander around the site last night (even though we now knew just how steep it is – it’s actually steeper the more you explore!)  We were looking for the ranch that we’ve noticed on the site map – yay, perhaps I can go riding 🙂  Only we couldn’t find it 😦

We decided to go to Cannes today on the coast road (difficult to get lost when following the coast road so perfect for us then…)

The views are amazing – blue skies, sparkling azure seas, towering red cliffs and the railway running along by the road or directly over the sea, with it’s own viaducts or tunnels blasted through the mountains. Continue reading “Day 22, Tuesday 21st June – Cannes & Antibes”