Last Saturday we went on an excursion to Eze and Monaco. Eze is a medieval village perched on top of a cliff nearly 1,400 feet above sea level. The views are spectacular.
We climbed up a lot of stairs. The entire village is pedestrian-only, since there is nowhere a car could possibly go.
On the very top of the hill is a botanical garden, where I found this lovely sculpture by Jean-Philippe Richard of a pregnant woman, titled "Justine ou Isis." It was accompanied with the following short poem:
Vous m’avez reconnue…
Je suis la même
Et pourtant autre
You have recognized me...
I am the same
And yet different.
Our next visit was to Monaco and Monte-Carlo. We expored Le Rocher (the Rock of Monaco, or just "the rock" in French), on top of which sits the old town, the prince's palace, and the aquarium. Zari was entranced watching all of the fish.
The last stop was, of course, the Monte-Carlo Casino. Yes, the same casino featured in many James Bond films, including Casino Royale.