Sunday, 21 July 2013

High up overlooking Monaco ..

Is the Prince's Palace of Monaco

Francesco Grimaldi (François, in French) called il Malizia ("the Cunning"), was the Genoese leader of the Guelphs who captured the Rock of Monaco on the night of 8 January 1297.

In 1997, the Principality of Monaco celebrated the 700 year reign of the Grimaldi dynasty. It all began on January 8, 1297 when the Guelf François Grimaldi dressed as a Franciscan monk, seized the fortress protecting the famous rock of Monaco and the port of Hercules.

And the spectacular

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, also known as Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco Cathedral ) is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Monaco in Monaco-Ville, Monaco, where many of the Grimaldis were buried, including Grace Kelly and more recently, Rainier III.

Linda and I had been searching for the burial place
of Grace Kelly and Prince Ranier for a few days ,
eventually we found it , yes the Cathedral, so
we climbed all the way up and guess what?

We could not go in .!!! There was a private mass
so it must of been the family inside !!
We could of returned the next day , but it
was race day and it would of been too much.

Linda was okay with it , had to be, unless
she was going to argue with the guard on the door!!

We were actually so happy that we made it up there, saw
the Palace and the surroundings , it is fantastic up there,
like a little village , had we known , we would of gone
up there, when we first arrived. ☻


 More to come


  1. Hi Anne,
    Ah, there is the royal palace! I know that you have more coming :) but did you visit Inside the palace also?
    I love Grace Kelly. I am sure that her touch is still there.

  2. This is a great post and showing us all the things that we missed while we were there, thnks for sharing them all with us. Have a great week, Diane. xxoxx

  3. Terrific photos and interesting history. Now I know when I go to Monaco to head up to that village and see the castle and cathedral. Come play Dreaming of France today and also enter the giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

  4. What a gorgeous series of photos. I've never been to Monaco, it surely must have to be added to my go-to list.


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