Today, Monaco very kindly declared a bank holiday to mark my dad's birthday, so I have been temporarily freed from the world of employment. Which is nice.
Rather than do what we usually do and waste our days off lying in the sun drinking coffee and beer, we decided to go somewhere. After lots of looking at bus timetables and realising we were limited in where we could go, we decided to go up to the Plateau de la Justice, up in the mountains behind Eze, and look round the national park up there. Since we hadn't planned this very much in advance (read: at all) we didn't have a picnic lunch with us. Which is a shame, since the park is perfect for picnics, and we will have to go back to take advantage of this fact.
We went back down to Eze to get some lunch (their supermarket sells sushi! And quinoa salad! I feel our Casino is letting us down a bit, now...) and ate in the church courtyard. Eze was, predictably, packed full of tourists. Our plan was to go into the gardens, since it was cloudy last time we went there, but as we were eating lunch, it clouded over a bit, and we decided to leave it til next time. There's no point going somewhere you're only going to go once when the weather's a bit off - it's not like we don't have months of guaranteed sunshine coming up, after all.
So, some photos...
This hotel is stunningly pretty - I'm going to stay here one day, if it's not too expensive!: