Off to Monaco

La douce France, a country I’ve been to many times, and it never disappoints. I’ve always loved the south. The atmosphere I adore mostly. The cities and towns somehow have a different character than the ones in the north.In April 2014 I spent the Easter holiday at the Côte d’Azur. A couple of benefits travelling here outside of summer : the temperatures are pleasant and even more important, the traffic is busy, but way less as it could be.

Part 2 of the photo-diary: (missed part 1? Côte d’azur in pictures)

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I remember one day I tried to locate a ‘gorge’ driving up the mountains. Turned out they were closed off-season. So instead I made a small hike along the river (that I forgot the name of). 

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The last days of my week I moved closer the Monaco, on the way stunning views, passing along Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Eze.  

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As you can see it’s silly to drive along the road without stopping every few minutes to enjoy these pretty views! 

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I didn’t really know what to expect of Monaco. A lot of luxury, fancy things… Monaco turned out to be partly that..but also very surprising! 
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I started up hill, and immediately got offered some pretty views over the city/country (I always find it funny that some countries are even separate countries) 
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The botanical gardens are really pretty, I love the southern atmosphere in here. 
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The garden goes down the hill. 

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This is my favourite view in Monaco! 
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The garden also gives access to a cave. I always like to visit caves, so beautiful what some simple water can create underground! 
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Afterwards I went down the hill and strolled around in Monte Carlo. 

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There are still people remembering Grace Kelly, who is buried here. 
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To end my journey I had a brief visit to the casino of Monte Carlo. I had a great week here, the côte d’azur is very pretty and would love to go back! 

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