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Montpellier, Nimes, Nice & Monaco

sunny 21 °C

Finally after hours of driving through crazy weather conditions we reached Montpellier. It turned out to be one of those towns albeit pretty I wouldn’t really recommend staying longer than a day. We wondered the streets and did some shopping but that about covers it.

Nimes on the other hand was an absolute gem. It had ancient roman ruins strewn all over the town. We visited the most well preserved coliseum in Europe; Arenes de Nimes.

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Checked out the town’s main temple; Maison Carrée.

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The Tourmagne…

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And lastly, strolled through the Mémoire de garrigues, marvelling at the amazing roman baths (Jardins de la Fontaine).

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Nice

“Well the name pretty much sums it up” (Kieran)

A place really after my own heart; beautiful beaches, sunny weather and great shopping… :)We were even lucky enough to find pistachio croissants, yumm.

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Kieran enjoyed the art of making “rock castles”

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Nice, like all towns along the French Riviera is absolutely stunning. A definite must see. Especially as it is now leader in the sausage dog tally; 9 in total - so it must be a great place :)

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Monaco

Driving into Monaco was surreal as we headed along the windy Grand Prix track…Kieran attempted to drive the Focus like it was a sports car but it looked a tad unusual amongst the many Porches, Ferrari and Lamborghinis.

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A snap shot outside Casino Royale (which is truly the playground of the rich and famous!).

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Monaco was amazing! It was everything it had been made out to be. Money everywhere and boats the sizes of mansions e.g. we saw one 344ft boat (Lady Moura) owned by a single Saudi Arabian. Crazy!

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I think in a few years I will head back to spend all my millions!! Haha.

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Posted by JessBeard 14:05 Archived in France

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