Stage 1 of ‘Le Tour de France’ commenced in Monaco this year. Home of the late ‘Princess Grace’, the Monte Carlo Grand Prix and beautiful cliff-side vistas. This tiny principality evokes images of style and grandeur, casinos, million dollar yachts and million dollar views!
Here is a kaleidoscope of images I have collected for you to enjoy. A few ‘Postcards’ representing Monaco!
I was fortunate enough to spend a day in Monaco back in 1993. Not time enough to truly take in this tiny, yet pretty principality. I remember two things only; going to the casino [non eventful], and taking a stroll through the side streets leading to the harbour. We came across a ‘hole in the wall’ cafe and stopped for refreshment of the body and spirit!! I always prefer these travel moments, more than the normal touristy agenda.
IMAGES: [these are not my travel pics, just some lovely images I found on google. The black & whites are from LIFE Magazine Archival Images]
back to the boys on tour
after all it is their show
Standings After Stage 1
If you enjoyed this stage, I hope you come back for more. The next stage takes us to the French Rivieria and along to Brignoles in southern France. And just in case you want more, below are links to previous posts in this series.
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