One of my recent vacation posts was a picture of Monte Carlo. On that post I was asked if we went inside. I was going to get to that, but was beaten to the punch!
We arrived at the square and looked around a bit. We could see many of the elite shops where the rich and famous purchased various goods.
Across the street to one side of the Monte Carlo was this beautiful hotel, The Hotel de Paris. It is a five star hotel with luxury rooms that overlook the Mediterranean Sea, the city, the center square and gardens, or the casino. My kind of room, by the sea please! But no, of course we didn't stay there as we were on the cruise ship.
Together with the friends from the ship, we decided we wanted to sit and get something cold to drink so we headed directly across the street to the other side of the Monte Carlo Casino where we spotted a restaurant. Available to us was outside seating and we liked that very much.
The restaurant was the Cafe de Paris. We did the touristy stuff, checking out the people, architecture and other sites. We were here in the morning, it was in between breakfast and lunch, so we weren't ready to eat, a drink did us just fine.
My husband and I were ready to check out the Monte Carlo but our friends weren't interested yet, so we head over there without them. When we got to the bottom of the stairs we noticed there were guards standing at the doors refusing all visitors. Interesting, I wonder why?
My husband went on up the stairs to talk to them, to find out what the problem was. Well, it was quite simple actually. The Monte Carlo doesn't open until the afternoon for visitors! I wish we had been informed of that! I wanted to pick up a chip or two and see the famous casino. As it turns out, there are no camera's allowed, so I wouldn't have gotten any pictures anyway. We had places to go and people to meet, so we decided not to stay for another two hours or so until we could enter.
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