La Grande Corniche, Menton, Nice 沿海高路、芒通和尼斯
13.06.2009 28 °C
On our first full day in France we decided to get a first impression of the Côte d'Azur and thus drove up the "Grande Corniche", a sight seeing street high above the coast.
One of the first beautiful views we got was of Cap Ferrat, the most expensive land in France.
Later we went to this peninsula for more sight seeing and hiking.
Then we got a glimpse of Èze, a village on top of a small mountain.
We also visited this place later.
This is La Turbie, most famous for its 'Tropaeum Alpium', a trophy of victory, which was built 7 BC by the Romans to celebrate a most important victory over Alpine Tribes.
After this victory Rome could connect Italy, Spain and France and thus control the whole western mediterranean area.
Unfortunately the Tropaeum Alpium was damaged later, so only a few columns of it are left until today.
Thereafter we got some first views of maybe the most impressive place of the Côte d'Azur: Monaco.
Menton is the last city on the French side of the Riviera, beyond it is Italian territory.
Menton has some very beautiful beaches and warm & nice climate.
Our whole family liked it here.
The cathedral Saint-Michel of Menton.
After a long stay at Menton we drove back along the coast...
...and made another short stop at the beach of Nice.