CÔTE D'AZUR (French Riviera)


Monaco

CÔTE D'AZUR (French Riviera)

Riviera Map
We stayed at Juan les pins due to the Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes film festival booking out much of the riviera. Read more on the (Wiki link).
Mega yachts of the rich and famous.
This for a Russian oliogaunt makes no waves. The habour is full of mega yachts!
This one was captured by Somali pirates. Club med

MONACO

Monaco Map
In the confusion of road detours and closures, it was uncertain if we would get near the race track on the first day of the time trails, but our driver managed to cross the starting line and find his way to drop us off near the casino. The next day we visited the old town with the palace and cathedral while the formula 1 time trials continued.
Read more on the (Wiki link).
24th - 27th May 70th Monaco Grand Prix. We were there on the 24th and 25th. The old town and palace.
This is us clearing poll position at speed. and there goes the starting line... no stopping now!
The old casino and hotel to the right. Flash cars outside the casino. by night things get illuminated.
The new casino. Flash cars all there to show off the uber-rich.
Me at the Monte Carlo Casino.
A bit dark but I just may be able to save it.
There! rescued by the power of Photoshop. We see I was actually dressed as a black and white minstral. Thats better!
Monaco cathedral burial place of Princess Grace.

France is out there somewhere. Shot 'em with Petanque balls!
The Palace.

The formula 1 time trial on the 25th May.

NICE

EZE

Èze has been described as an “eagle's nest” due to its location overlooking a high cliff 427 metres above sea level on the French Mediterranean.
First populated around 2000 BC, an Egyptian cross inside the church suggests the village's ancient roots. The Phoenicians erected a temple there and the area was subsequently occupied by both the Romans and Moors.
The gardens of Eze are known for their collection of cactus and succulents, as well as the panoramic views.
Read more on the (Wiki link).
Left: Eze from the road with the Fragonard perfume factory and carpark below.

SAINT PAUL DE VENCE

Saint Paul de Vence is a picturesque little medieval hill top town on the French rivera.
Read more on the (Wiki link).

Canon at the main gate.

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