Casino de Paris, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Casino de Monte Carlo was probably the high point to my trip in Monte Carlo. It was everything out of a James Bond movie and more. Elegantly and beautifully styled in the belle epoch tradition, it almost appeared that no matter what time you arrived you should have been dressed in formal wear. The area outside of the casino is called a garden but by its size I would called it a small football field. The majestic Hotel de Paris has been under renovation and they are adding much needed hotel rooms and the Cafe de Paris was fabulous both inside and out. Sitting at the outdoor Cafe one overlooks the grand fountain and has a birds eye view of the entire property. The beauty was so breathtaking one would have thought they were looking at a post impressionist painting by Paul Cézanne.