2 days in Monaco

Written by Lauren and Jeremy

Topics: Europe 2007

We docked overnight in Monaco, so we decided to rent a car and explore the french riviera. We drove about an hour in our lovely volkswagon to the tiny village of St-Paul-de-Vence. It was charming…way up at the top of the mountains…lots of little art galleries and little shops….men playing bocci ball (we think)! From there, we drove back through Nice and stopped at the beach to walk around a bit. Decided not to lay out considering there is no sand, just uncomfortable looking rocks!! But the tons of people there didn’t seem to mind. Then we headed back towards Monaco and drove up to another little walled in city called Eze. You’ll have to see pictures to appreciate it, but it was also very beautiful. Later that night, we got all dolled up to go to the casino in Monte Carlo. Considering the fact that it costs about 25$ a person just to enter and then when you change your dollars to euro you lose about 30%…..we had a lot of work to do right off the bat! It got worse from there and we soon left the casino with empty pockets…but it was quite a scene to see. (No, they don’t have poker :o( ) The casino itself is unreal looking. The amount of gold lining the walls was ridiculous. In front of the casino the exotic cars lined up was quite amazing. We saw a bunch of exotic cars that we had never seen before. Driving around Monaco was fascinating. The architecture here is simply beautiful. Everything is very elaborate. The marina had some of the largest yachts I had ever seen in person. The robb report was here doing a show on the boats. You can’t imagine the sizes of them. We saw Wayne Huizenga’s yacht with helicopter on top in addition to his private plane when we drove by the airport. Robbie could have spent 2 days just looking at all the private jets lined up in Nice. They were literally lined up for about a mile long stretch. Unreal! This place is definitely for the rich and famous
(not us). Truly amazing!

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