Monaco!

One of our favorite day trips from Antibes was to Monaco! It was extra fun because one of our good friends had joined up for the last week of our holiday. I had been to Monaco before, when I was in high school, but it was on a tour so had a bit of a different vibe to it. I loved arriving into the train station and then having to go up numerous escalators and elavators to finally pop out at the top! It was amazing to look down and see all these tunnels and levels… they really have made the best of a very awkward piece of land!

The city is just beautiful! We arrived a week before the Grand Prix was happening, so a ton of the fences and seating were already assembled. I didn’t think I would care but it was actually really neat to see! I can only imagine how nutty it gets when the race is actually on! We had a lovely stroll to the casino, through shopping area where we could maybe afford a paper clip (probably not), and then to the castle and some of the gardens. I remember as a teen loving walking through the immaculate gardens with views of the sea, and my memory certainly didn’t fail me! A leisurely lunch was consumed and gelato… so a good day in my books! I must say I wasn’t sure how it was going to be with a stroller and being so very hilly, but there were numerous public elevators everywhere!

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At the train station
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The view when you pop out of the top of the train station
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The famous casino
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The track looking up at the castle
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looking down from the castle
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The church where Grace Kelly was married and sadly buried.
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Just another beautiful street!

15 thoughts on “Monaco!

  1. I have always wanted to go to Monaco! I’ve been close, while in the South of France, but didn’t make it to this amazing, tiny country. Thank you for sharing your experience!

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  2. Ahhh…your beautiful photos bring back so many wonderful memories of my mother-daughter trip some years back. Monaco is such a stunning little place. I remember being up on the highway and being able to see the whole country from end to end! 🙂

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