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MONTE CARLO, MONACO

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We sailed into Monte Carlo at noon under a brilliant sun. Looking at the deep blue color of the sea, it’s easy to see why this coastline is named the Coté d ’Azure.

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Monaco is just 3 miles long on the Mediterranean coastline.

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Monaco’s famous casino

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The new cruise dock snuggles right up to the mountains, the Mediterranean end of the Alps.

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Our afternoon tours: Panoramic French Rivera and Monaco Rock. We drove out of Monaco right where the Grand Prix will start next month (78 laps of 2.08 miles each).

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We traveled the upper, middle and coastal roads in our four hour tours. This small village of Eze is perched on a cliff 1400 feet above sea level.

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Scenes from the City of Nice…

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Villefranche and Cap d’Antibes

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Returning to Monte Carlo

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We walked for an hour visiting the Cathedral where Grace Kelly and Prince Rainer were married in 1956 and where they are both buried. Also in the same area is the Royal Palace.

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The Grimaldi family has reigned here since 1297. The current Prince, Albert, is the 32nd heir to the monarchy. This is the Palace of the Prince.

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More views of Mont Carlo

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Posted by Swenigale 05:31 Archived in Monaco

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