Tuesday, June 23, 2009

C'est si bon

Our first port was Villefranche, France. I've been to Paris a couple times, but never to the south of France. I was thrilled to get the chance to visit. We had a choice of locales to try and get to from Villefranche: Cannes, Nice, Eze, Monaco/Monte Carlo. All were no more than an hour train-ride away.

The best part of cruising is waking up to realize you're in a fabulous, new place!

The ship used tender boats to get us into Villefranche's port. No dock large enough for the cruise-ship!

We walked through the town to the train station and took the ~1 hour journey to Cannes. (View of the harbor and our ship, from the train station.)

Needless to say, Cannes was beautiful.

Was with my parents and Auntie Betty today - the other 3 did a less strenuous outing, strolling through Villefranche.

Here a yacht, there a yacht, everywhere a yacht-yacht.

I got the très importante photo on the steps of the Grand Palais. Angelina Jolie, eat your heart out!

We took the train back past Villefranche to Monaco - only about 8 minutes from Villefranche.

Hurriedly ran through Monaco with a quick apropos snack.

Adorable streets - I loved it!

Made the climb up to Prince Albert's Palace.

GREAT views up here. I think I see my yacht down there...

Didn't have enough time to get to Monte Carlo - next time. Instead took the train back to Villefranche to get back on the ship.

Next stop...Florence, Italy!!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Lisa! Sounds like a perfect vacation!