In the Manner of Grace Kelly or Similar
Part of: The Great European Road Trip
This evening we took a fantastic drive to Monaco along The Corniches, the winding roads seen often in movies (including at least one Bond) and where poor Princess Grace died in a car accident.
There are three Corniches, each one higher up the cliff than the last. We drove to Monaco on the Moyenne Corniche (the middle one) and back on the Grand Corniche (the highest). Sadly we didn't have a shiny convertible or a silk scarf for my hair, but what can you do.
The Moyenne Corniche was not that spectacular and David was pretty disappointed by it, but there were some nice viewpoints over the sea along the way.
We got to the outskirts of Monte Carlo when the traffic began to back up (it was about 6:30pm) so we decided against visiting the city this time and turned around.
A small road with lots of switchbacks led up to the Grand Corniche, which was much more what David had in mind in terms of clifftop thrills! And right at the start of the road we somehow managed to find a spectacular viewpoint over Monte Carlo.
Back in Nice, David parked the car in the concrete closet under our hotel then we headed out in search for dinner in the Old Town. We had such a fantastic time walking around and checking out the endless variety of restaurants, cafes and general nightlife.
Watching the big Germany-Turkey football (soccer) game. It's the semi-finals of Euro 2008, held in Switzerland. (We caught the end of the game back in the hotel and Germany won 3-2 with a last-minute goal! Woo!)