Summer 2017 in the Canadian Maritimes

Adventures of David, Jelynne and Eva

Exploring Monaco

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On Friday we set off on the train from Nice-Ville to Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo.

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Coat of arms of Monaco: Two Catholic Christian Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto “Deo Juvante” “With God’s Help” It remembers on the 8.1.1297, when Francesco Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, decapitated the guardians and conquered the hill of Monaco.

Coat of arms of Monaco: Two Catholic Christian Friars Minor hairy, bearded and wearing shoes, each of them holding a raised sword, standing on a scroll charged with the motto “Deo Juvante” “With God’s Help” It remembers on the 8.1.1297, when Francesco Grimaldi, disguised as a monk, decapitated the guardians and conquered the hill of Monaco.

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"Is that our train?" Waiting for our train to Monaco from Gare Nice-Ville.

“Is that our train?” Waiting for our train to Monaco from Gare Nice-Ville.

Gare Nice-Ville, Nice. On our way to Monaco.

Gare Nice-Ville, Nice. On our way to Monaco.

Gare Nice-Ville, Nice, France

Gare Nice-Ville, Nice, France

Sculpture of Juan Manuel Fangio. A tribute to him after winning the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix in his Mercedes Benz.

Sculpture of Juan Manuel Fangio. A tribute to him after winning the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix in his Mercedes Benz.

Casino de Monte-Carlo (photo taken from a bumpy tourist train that was in motion!)

Casino de Monte-Carlo (photo taken from a bumpy tourist train that was in motion!)

Entrance to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Entrance to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Sea-side walk as we approach the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Sea-side walk as we approach the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

David and Jacques Cousteau at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

David and Jacques Cousteau at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Eva mesmerized by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Eva mesmerised by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

"Two fish!" Eva mesmerized by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

“Two fish!” Eva mesmerised by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Cabinet of Curiosities at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Cabinet of Curiosities at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Sculpture of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Sculpture of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

View of the Mediterranean from near the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

View of the Mediterranean from near the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Bump-bump-bump-bump... shark! - Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Bump-bump-bump-bump… shark! – Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Huang Yong Ping's Giant Octopus at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Huang Yong Ping’s Giant Octopus at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

"The yellow one is my favourite!" Eva mesmerized by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

“The yellow one is my favourite!” Eva mesmerised by the displays at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Strawberry milkshake at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco... relief from the heat!

Strawberry milkshake at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco… relief from the heat!

Invented in 1774 and constructed out of wood, the first submarine is on display at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Invented in 1774 and constructed out of wood, the first submarine is on display at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Invented in 1774 and constructed out of wood, the first submarine is on display at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Invented in 1774 and constructed out of wood, the first submarine is on display at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The mega smile of the Megaladon. Jaws over 2 metres wide and high, reassembled using real fossilised teeth that are millions of years old by the artist Philippe Pasqua.

The mega smile of the Megaladon. Jaws over 2 metres wide and high, reassembled using real fossilised teeth that are millions of years old by the artist Philippe Pasqua.

The mega smile of the Megaladon. Jaws over 2 metres wide and high, reassembled using real fossilised teeth that are millions of years old by the artist Philippe Pasqua.

The mega smile of the Megaladon. Jaws over 2 metres wide and high, reassembled using real fossilised teeth that are millions of years old by the artist Philippe Pasqua.

This monumental exhibition room, the Curiosity Cabinet, in the Museum of Oceanography, displays the rarest marine objects are revealed in spectacular fashion.

This monumental exhibition room, the Curiosity Cabinet, in the Museum of Oceanography, displays the rarest marine objects are revealed in spectacular fashion.

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

Eva exploring the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Eva exploring the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco.

Overlooking the stunning Bay of Monaco.

Overlooking the stunning Bay of Monaco.

Exploring the streets of Vieile Monaco-Ville in the evening.

Exploring the streets of Vieille Monaco-Ville in the evening.

A statue of Grimaldi disguised as a monk with a sword under his frock before the Prince's Palace of Monaco.

A statue of Grimaldi disguised as a monk with a sword under his frock before the Prince’s Palace of Monaco.

The Prince's Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers.

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers.

Overlooking the spectacular Port Hercules in Monaco from near the Prince's palace.

Overlooking the spectacular Port Hercules in Monaco from near the Prince’s palace.

One of the many eclectic boutiques in Vieille Ville Monaco.

One of the many eclectic boutiques in Vieille Ville Monaco.

Lèche-vitrine at one of the many eclectic boutiques in Vieille Ville Monaco.

Lèche-vitrine at one of the many eclectic boutiques in Vieille Ville Monaco.

No shortage of Italian-influenced restaurants in Vieille Ville Monaco.

No shortage of Italian-influenced restaurants in Vieille Ville Monaco.

Before boarding the train back to Nice, we at at this genuine Italian restaurant called Pinocchio in Vieille Ville Monaco.

Before boarding the train back to Nice, we ate at this genuine Italian restaurant called Pinocchio in Vieille Ville Monaco.

David enjoying an Italian pizza called Napoli. La Pizza au feu de fois.

David enjoying an Italian pizza called Napoli. La Pizza au feu de fois.

Looking for a restaurant for dinner in the streets of Vieille Ville Monaco.

Looking for a restaurant for dinner in the streets of Vieille Ville Monaco.

An incredible espresso from the restaurant, Pinocchio, in Monaco-Ville. I shared the biscuit with Eva!

An incredible espresso from the restaurant, Pinocchio, in Monaco-Ville. I shared the biscuit with Eva!

Along the Bay of Monaco

Along the Bay of Monaco

Colourful buildings of Vieille Ville Monaco.

Colourful buildings of Vieille Ville Monaco.

La Poste Monaco

La Poste Monaco

Colourful buildings of Vieille Ville Monaco.

Colourful buildings of Vieille Ville Monaco.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral (name of the old church which was demolished in 1874),[1] Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée (Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral (name of the old church which was demolished in 1874),[1] Monaco Cathedral (French: Cathédrale de Monaco), is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III.

We boarded the tourist train for a 30-minute tour of Monaco.

We boarded the tourist train for a 30-minute tour of Monaco.

The Prince's Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers. Since the end of the 13th century, it has been the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi family who first captured it in 1297. The Grimaldi ruled the area first as feudal lords, and from the 17th century as sovereign princes, but their power was often derived from fragile agreements with their larger and stronger neighbours.

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the Prince of Monaco. Built in 1191 as a Genoese fortress, during its long and often dramatic history it has been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers. Since the end of the 13th century, it has been the stronghold and home of the Grimaldi family who first captured it in 1297. The Grimaldi ruled the area first as feudal lords, and from the 17th century as sovereign princes, but their power was often derived from fragile agreements with their larger and stronger neighbours.

A beautiful evening view of Port Hercules on the walk back to the train station (on the other side of the bay!).

A beautiful evening view of Port Hercules on the walk back to the train station (on the other side of the bay!).

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

At the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo awaiting our train back to Nice.

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One thought on “Exploring Monaco

  1. You’ve captured the beauty and charm of Monaco wonderfully! Looks like you had a packed day – bet you were all exhausted after that day!

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