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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Monte Carlo, Monaco: A Day with Michel & Chantal



The Emerald Princess arrived off the coast of Monte Carlo at 7am this morning and dropped anchor.  The crew manned the tender crafts and the passengers began going ashore to visit the small principality made famous by the marriage of Grace Kelly to Prince Ranier in the 60's.  As you may know Princess Grace died when her car ran off one of the mountain roads here.


We arranged to meet our friends from France, Michele and Chantal, at the harbor after getting off the tender.  They found us shortly after we arrived ashore and we were off to see Monaco. 

We made a quick trip by the famous Casino as seen in the James Bond movies.  This is the weekend of the Monaco Grand Prix so there was lots of traffic.  Michel decided to park his car near the Palace and Museum.  We strolled the streets with all the other tourists, visited the Palace and then had lunch at a sidewalk cafe.  After a trip to the park and overlook it was time to head back to the Emerald Princess.  We bid Michel and Chantal goodbye and got on a tender craft and returned to the Emerald Princess. 



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6 comments:

  1. Great place and photos, I'll be there end of the month. Nice that you got some time with Michel and Chantal. Seems like the weather is a bit cool but perfect for exploring.

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    1. You can see my photos that I took in the afternoon after the departure of M.A and Wayne and the weather was great and sunny.

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  2. Yes we met them at the pier at 10.35 but they don't stay too long 4.30 hours .they took the tenders at 3pm and the ship leave at 5.45 to barcelone. We had a good lunch near the palace street . The chablis white wine were very tasty and the pasta with Shell good . THANKS Wayne and Ma for having invitée to lunch.

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    1. It's was great to meet you and have lunch with you, it's a pity you did'nt stay 2 hours more, we saw the Opera , and took a cake in the Hotel de Paris! We saw your ship agoing away to Barcelona, said you good bye from the shore...took some photos you can see on facebook and saw your ship in the bay of Juan les Pins when we arrived back home from the top of Cap d'Antibes! Great day !!!

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  3. Wayne - thanks for update. Beautiful place - I like the 007 movie Casino Royal that has some cool gambling. Looks like you and MA are recovering well - Praise The Lord !!!!!

    Have a God blessed day - dave b.

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  4. Et pour dire un mot en français pour M.A: très belle journée bien que très trop courte avec nos amis texans! A très bientôt; bises Chantal

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