Today, we have gone exploring through Monaco, and up to the palace area, which is beautifully landscaped with numerous gardens and shaded areas (thankfully!).
One thing I’ve been struck by is the Monegasque definition of “jardins exotique.”
On our walk throughout town, and to the Jardins mentioned above, I have seen golden and orange lantana cascading from apartment window boxes; I saw lantana as well in the Jardins, along with desert roses, Mexican heather, begonias, white, and lavender vinca, star jasmine that perfumes the air, and streams of bright, purple bougainvillea.
The flowers are all very, very lovely. And familiar.
Tonight, we are headed to the town of Cap d’Ail, to a well-rated restaurant that our Parisian friend Remy recommended – La Pinede.