Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paris Break

I decided to take a break from Paris pictures. There are still a few more I plan on sharing but here's another view of France, from the "French Riviera". We took a couple of days to enjoy the sunny weather in Nice and Monte Carlo.

Here the view of the Mediterranean from Nice. The water was so beautiful. The beach was a little different and instead of sand it had mostly pebbles. There were quite a few people enjoying the sun and a few kids playing in the water.

Steve enjoyed a little casino that we found along the beach front.
We visited the 2nd smallest country in the world, Monaco with the main city of Monte Carlo. We have now visited the smallest countries in the world, go figure. Here's a shot from the castle area of Monaco, yes there is a castle and Prince Albert II was there while we were (we didn't see him though).

The palace has a changing of the guard everyday.
In the background is the city of Monte Carlo.

Actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956. The people of Monaco loved her and she is buried in the church by the palace.
Here's the famous Monte Carlo casino. Lots of money is lost and won here but none of ours. There was a charge to play which we were not going to pay. We found a little casino that had only slots close by, that's more our speed. We did get a chance to see some cars that aren't driven too much around Waco including Bentley, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce.
The casino at night.

A view from the train on the way back to Paris. It was a great break from the rush of Paris and I look forward to visiting the Mediterranean again.


The Walkers said...

OOOOHHHHH! All the pictures are beautiful. You make me more anxious to go.

The Blake Family said...

OK...so we'll be referencing these posts as well as your Italy ones (hopefully) if we go! Looks like you had a great time!