30 January 2008

Principatu de Munegu


On Sunday I was driving along the Basse Corniche, from Beaulieu to Menton - via Monaco. I'd forgotten it was the final day of the Monte Carlo Rally and so we were crawling, nose to tail, trying to get into the Principality. The world and his mother comes into Monte Carlo for this race.

This stone, which I snapped from my stationary car, marks the boundary between France and Monaco at Cap d'Ail. The lower set of words on the stone - and title of this post - are in Monégasque.

5 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

Apparently, there is no immigration/custom check point between France and Monaco.

Going from US to Canada or Mexico is not too much of a hassle but coming back from there takes forever because of the immigration/customer check points.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

I was wondering along the same lines as Ming, Jilly.

Is there a check point or are there any formalities involved in crossing the border between the two countries?

Jilly said...

Ming and Ann - no there is no check point as you enter or leave Monaco. However it's usual to see a policeman, sometimes a police car on the roundabout at either end of the Principality. You'll see police everywhere in Monaco. It's considered a very safe place to live. Cars will be stopped if the police are suspicious of anything. I've been stopped several times, papers checked - and I hardly look a terrorist. I somehow cope (!) cos the Monaco police are all good looking...

Ann (MobayDP) said...

lol :) You probably provoke the really cute ones just so that they'll stop you, don't you Jilly?

:-)

Jim said...

I have gotten some great shots while sitting in traffic. So the boundry is just a big rock? I like that.

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