Hotel les Gemeaux
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... up on the rocky cliff above Monaco. The 'stramp' (what we called the ramp with a few strategic steps) wound upwards and after lunch we had renewed energy to climb to the top. And glad we were! It was fantastic - the palace, the square and its town. We splurged on the palace tour and it was just so interesting (Versailles in miniature and without the crowds...).
Another crowded bus trip back to Nice-Ville and, after ...
... I could get out of first gear. I just started to accelerate when I saw the 50kph sign and the speed camera. *******. We coasted through the tunnel, got a bit lost on the last bit and then went looking for road back to Nice. We found the road and made our way through the maze of tunnels that led us out of Monaco and onto the middle corniche road. Again this was a little disappointing but at least we got through Nice no problem this way, until we tried to join the motorway. Cars, cars ...
... in Nice, an hours drive away. I contacted them and fortunately they got back to e immediately to say their apartment was free. We booked it and headed off to Nice. En route to Nice AirBnB called from San Francisco to ask what had happened and what we were doing. By the time we arrived in Nice, AirBnB had cancelled the Menton booking and done a partial refund. By the following morning Nice time, there was a further email from AirBnB with the balance of the fees refunded. ...
... which was not as amazing as I had hoped, there is no sand but rocks and it drops off quickly. We returned to the hostel for a quick meal (hot dogs = to sausage!) and a early night. The next day we did a walking tour of the city learnt some good history, like about their huge bank robbery or how many countries have owned the city. Went to an old castle and a man ...
... on to Versailles. This was an amazing experience. The palace is breathtaking, and the gardens so expansive it took a full ten minutes to run from the far end back to the meeting place. (we tried to see way too much and ended up on the opposite side of the estate with seven minutes left in our free time) After hacky sacking in a circle (including OB) while waiting for the bus, we went on to see Notre Dame. We weren't able to see inside the cathedral because of the hours-long ...
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