Mediterranean Cruise ~ Villefranche, France ~ Part Five

Were does the time go? It has been 4 months since our cruise and I haven't finished posting about it! How does one get so busy that their plate is so full, you need a platter? Guess it doesn't really matter. What matters is that I am here ready to add a post! I can actually relive this cruise now...

If you missed the previous posts, here are the links ~

Mediterranean Cruise ~ Part 1
Mediterranean Cruise ~ Part 2
Mediterranean Cruise ~ Part 3
Mediterranean Cruise ~ Part 4

Saturday, September 17, 2011, we are docked in the bay of Villefranche (Nice), France. We are tendered to shore and begin walking the cobblestone streets, admiring the city, just as it was. Clothes are hanging over banisters, 

drying in the very pleasant, 74 degree weather. Architecture and the local beach, filled with many sunbathers and beach bums, added to the pleasantries of the morning.

Another shot of the shoreline shares the "Welcome" hotel and a clock, on the left side of the photo, which states the time is almost 10:10 a.m., which is about right as we docked at 10:00 a.m. 

Back to the photo of the beach, you can see a concrete wall in the background. This is approximately where we walked to in order to  catch the train (BART, The "EL") to Monaco/Monte Carlo. There were many tours we could have booked on the ship, which were very expensive if you added up several tours for each stop. 

Somewhere in the wind, we caught the drift that you could board the train, pay one fee, and ride the thing all day long, back and forth and back and forth if you so choose. Sounded like a plan to us. The train was only 5 euros apiece! 

Here is a better view of the tunnel where the train goes headed towards Monoco.

Here is the sign at the train station showing us where we needed to be to board.

Watch out Monaco, and Monte Carlo here we come!

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