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Travel Blogs from Mougins
... we took a train to Monaco. Monaco is a principality near France which makes it a separate sovereign country. It is famous for having a lot of ultra rich citizens (you can buy the citizenship for $25m), the famous Monte Carlo casino and being the most dense country in the world. It is also really tiny and on a good day, you can hike it easily within few hours (2 sq. km). We roamed around the casino and watched a yacht show that ...
Although the Orthodox Cathedral was not "too different" than "typical" Catholic Cathedrals, the experience was indeed different. There were no seats inside, all the women had their heads covered and there was a golden plate with the face of Jesus on it as you entered the church (similar to the containers of Holy Water in Catholic churches) - everyone entering bowed their heads and kissed the figure. The walls were covered in gold and there were ...
So the last few days we have been jet setting along the French Rivera. Well, not really, we left our helicopter and Ferrari at home so we had to settle for a train ticket :) Nice, st tropez, Monaco, Monte Carlo, the names just ooze glitz and glamour and being here it is very obvious. Especially in Monaco where we saw 5 Ferrari's and 2 Porsche within about 15 mins, mega yachts everywhere and a genuine form ...
Rascasse and the final corner, Anthony Noghes, are unmistakable. On the outside of Anthony Noghes is another bronze replica of a classic race car.
Before heading back to the start/finish line to complete my 'lap' I took a detour up the hill to the palace. From here there is a view all across Monte Carlo and it's this exact image that featured on that postcard from my grandmother's house. Naturally, I took a few shots in an effort to replicate it as best ...
... building and saw so little of it completed is crazy. The inside honestly made my jaw drop! The whole thing is based on nature and so the inside pillars are like trees that support the ceiling. The stain glass windows were also incredible! We checked out the gift shop here and then it was time to see the other sites. We walked towards the centre of town, stopping for a traditional paella lunch - which was delicious! We also planned our route past the other ...
Other places to stay in Mougins
205 avenue du Golf, Mougins | 4 star hotelfrom $171
Blvd Clement Rebuffel, Mougins | 5 star hotelfrom $290
- Cash Rich and Time Poor?
- Nice, but overpriced
401 route de la Roquette, Mougins | 2 star hotelfrom $31
1082 Ave du General De Gaulle, Mougins | 3 star hotelfrom $153
424 Avenue du Roi, Mougins | 4 star hotelfrom $333
431 Chemin du Belvedere, Mougins | Hotelfrom $76
245 chemin du Belvedere, Mougins | Hotelfrom $64
Aux Bois de Font-Merle 66, Mougins | 4 star hotelfrom $223
199, Chemin du Val Fleuri, Mougins | 3 star hotelfrom $123
1550, Chemin du Grand Vallon, Mougins | 4 star hotelfrom $243