We decide to bite the bullet and take the Autostrada as far as we can to get nearer to the French border without any hillside dramas. Its fortunate we did as it more than halved the journey times over the next two days. Quite amusing really as each time we paid a toll fee it had us down in a different class rating of vehicle than before. Arriving in Latte, (literally milk due to its prehistoric river deposits) quite relaxed after a pleasant drive both days we locate ourselves in a modest campsite
Looking over Grimaldi to Menton
Monaco in the distance through the haze
Fozz needs Kangajuice so after we fill up (€11.00) I pull the bike forward to let the eighty-something guy in the black ferrari out. Thats a maserati parked up on the kerb BTW
Fozz is parked with the jet set for a few hours
Been here many times but still love the place...
If only Nina...
Not all glamourous here I'm afraid. There's a huge building project going on harbour side that has your ears humming
Too much fibreglass here but we discover a carpenter's dream of a boat
The 'Lady Moura', moved 20m since our last visit...
My wallet stayed firmly where it was..
The Hotel de Paris
Some nice motors parked out front too
As far as we got
A ferrari in camouflage
Nina was quite upset that it was too early for the Xmas switch on, the council guys were busying themselves decorating Monte Carlo as we strolled along its walkways
A rather famous gambling den...
12 cylinder Merc
Not quite Meadowhall is it?
Some Real Estate up for grabs if you have the wonga
Fozzie's French counterpart...
Nina said any of the cream ones would do
A sexy Citroen
Manuel Fangio immortalised in Bronze and weighing more than 3 tonnes
Billionaires in our own way….
A walk up to the Prince's Palace and more shops to discover and some great views over both bays
Changing of the Guard
and its beautiful interior
The Port de Fontvielle
Any apartment dear, just choose
The Palace at dusk
We had a few failed attempts at 'Menton' turn offs on our way home which resulted in a couple of laps of the F1 circuit, albeit at 50kph…..