Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Cannes, Antibes, Nice et Monaco

Returning Home...

Cannes

My first sight after parking the car nearby the beach: many, many boats and a historical building behind...

From Côte D'Azur


Looking at the beach, I saw Les Pyrenees... ;-)
You know how I love the mountains and the sea...these kind of beaches are my favorite ones. :-)

From Côte D'Azur


After a delicious French breakfast and a wonderful stroll in Grasse, I was ready to spend the afternoon in the beach.
I felt the gentle touch of the sun in my skin...What a gift! The day was shiny and pleasant! Just Perfect!
I smiled. ;-) and I sat down on the sand looking at the sea...

These photos were taken when we were leaving...

From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


We stayed in the beach so many hours :-))...I went to the water a lot of times...I had heard a lot of Italian... ;-) Italy is nearby...
I smiled again :-) Portuguese, Italian and French...I was missing this latin sfeer...the friendly and easy way how we, ladies from different latin countries, begin to speak with each other...so nice ;-) Many smiles, a lot of smiles...

From Côte D'Azur


We ate some delicious baguettes and then, with pitty, we left...not before stopping by for a walk in the Promenade de la Croisette...

From Côte D'Azur


I love boats, you know that already...

From Côte D'Azur


We decided not to return to Grasse and have a shower, but go straight away to Monaco by the seaside...;-))

Look how beautiful it was...

Cap d'Antibes

From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


Nice

From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


From Côte D'Azur


VilleFranche-sur-Mer (where we stopped to dinner)

From Côte D'Azur


Monaco

Here I remembered Grace Kelly and the movie To Catch a Thief...

From Côte D'Azur


After driving in several tunnels, two of them with roundabouts (I never saw such a thing in my life), we arrived to Monte Carlo Casino...

Beautiful, isn't it?

From Mónaco


From Mónaco


Monaco is glamorous...very cinematographique...don't you think?

From Mónaco


From Mónaco


From Mónaco


Hotel de Paris

From Mónaco


14 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Lindíssimo! Estás uma fotógrafa extraordinária!!!!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Oooh, lala! So many wonderful memories. I loved seeing the mountains with the ocean too. Sooo beautiful. Gorgeous photos!! xx

Presépio no Canal said...

Margarida ;-) Obrigada!!! I wish, I wish...:-)) Ainda tenho que aprender muito....Mas ficaram boazinhas, nao ficaram? Tendo em conta que foram tiradas com o carro em pleno andamento (excepto Cannes, Monaco e a de Villefranche)... Va la, menos mal, estava com receio...

Presépio no Canal said...

Japra: Merci!! I read your posts about French Riviera just this month, do you believe it?? April was such a busy month to me...I will take them in consideration when I come back to Cote D' Azur with more time.
;-) That's for sure!
Oh, La France!!! ;-)
Beijinhos xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BOnjour ma belle! I went to ALL of these places and they take my breath away as I see YOUR photos...this is life, THIS, the mediteranean way.....BEAUTIFUL!!!! Anita

Presépio no Canal said...

Dear Anita, :D yes, it is...la joie de vivre ;-))

ana said...

Adorei ver este post porque me fez recordar a minha viagem pela Côte d'Azur.
Fotos fantásticas! Nice foi onde fiquei depois dali parti para pequenos passeios.
No Mónaco no Casino vi um gato numa árvoore que me pareceu o da Alice no País das Maravilhas.
Obrigada por esta viagem. :))

Presépio no Canal said...

Obrigada, Ana, por viajar aqui comigo e neste passeio junto a costa entre Cannes e o Monaco ;-)

Nao cheguei a visitar Nice. Mais um motivo para la voltar. Se quiser recomendar alguma coisa por la (dormidas, comidinha ou algo mais pitoresco e so dizer).

Beijinhos

PS: curiosa a historia do gato ;-))

Aledys Ver said...

Ahhhhhh the life of the rich and famous... how glamorous, my dear! :D
You can't help thinking of Grace Kelly and in fact, the Hollywood Golden Age when you see photos of these beautiful places!
I loved all your shots, especially that one with the line of chairs against the sky and the one of the sunset! Gorgeous!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Aledys...

They are my favorites photos too!! ;-))

Patricia Sgrignuoli said...

Sandra,
The Cote D´Azur is really very beautiful and interesting... I love those places where you have the mountains and the sea too!!!
The photos are fantastic!!!
And you are right when say that Monaco is glamorous and cinematographique... I think the same!!!

Presépio no Canal said...

Patricia ;-)) Gostamos das mesmas paisagens, nao e Patricia ? Temos isso em comum ;-)

Anita said...

Charming post. OMG: a roundabout in a tunnel must be exciting, hahahaha !

Presépio no Canal said...

Ana ;-) Podes crer, e eu nem queria acreditar quando vi aquilo ahahhah So faltava o James Bond...
Ana, era mais do que uma rotunda, eu fiquei atonita...ahahh a serio....