While visiting Nice, my friends and I were also able to take a day trip to the nearby principality of Monaco. This small independent state is not part of France but I include it here because of all the shared associations of currency, military, and language. It is of course known for glitz and glamour and the world-famous casino at Monte-Carlo. It too is right on the incredibly blue Meditteranean Sea and was an interesting chance to see how the incredibly wealthy live! (1996)
Not surprisingly, lots of yachts wait in the harbor at Monaco.
Monaco’s palace at the changing of the guard
Probably the world’s most renowned casino is here in Monte Carlo.
I couldn’t believe it when I saw how blue the Mediterranean could be. Here’s a shot from the seaside overlook at Monte Carlo.
The Formula One Grand Prix of Monaco is world famous and we were there as they were setting up stands for the event.