After arriving in Paris (on Wednesday), I was taken on a wild goose chase from one end of the city to another in my flip flops! We were in a hurry to meet up with some of Shelbee's friends from school at the Eiffel Tower to see it sparkle. Shelb's friend Emily from Canada was also there with us.
|View from Castle Hill to the East|
|A cute old lady playing her violin in the street|
|Believe it or not, this Lamborghini was parked outside of McDonalds!!!|
On Friday we ventured out on the train and went all the way into Italy to a little city called Ventimiglia to go check out the famous Friday Market. We found some good bargains and some good food!
|I loved that this guy had pink crocs on!|
|Typical fruit Market|
|Meat & Cheese vendor|
|Coconut Ice Cream . . . delicious!!!|
From Ventimiglia we headed back toward Nice but stopped at a small beach town called Villefranche-sur-Mer. I think it's one of the only places that had sand for a beach area instead of rocks. Pretty!
|I think I had this pizza 2 or 3 times for dinner. It was that good!|
Saturday was our day designated to go to Monaco and the village of Eze. That day was also Bastille Day in France (their Independence Day). The Principality of Monaco was insane! Talk about Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous! Every other car was a Lamborghini or a Ferrari or something else that costs $100,000 +!!! We walked over to the Monte Carlo Casino, through some of the gardens, and then down to the boardwalk. We took a tour though the casino. It was super fancy. We were not allowed to take pictures but if you know me, I managed to take a few anyway. :0)
Fancy cars parked outside of the casino.
|Monte Carlo Casino|
Down on the boardwalk they had a lot of things going on. Shelbee and I treated ourselves to a fish foot massage for 10 euros. They supposedly eat the dead skin off your feet. It definitely tickled. Never experienced anything like it before!
From there we headed up to the Oceanographic Museum and the Prince's Residence. We had lunch at the Museum and I enjoyed a fabulous Peach Melba!!!
|This was inside Chateau Eza. We had to order a $20 juice in order to go see the view! :0) It was worth it!|
We made it back to Nice just in time to grab a bite to eat and catch the fireworks for Bastille Day.
More to come on Paris . . . . . . .