Walked round to Fontvieille today with some of my younger siblings as they are now all off school for the Summer holidays already (times really flies!). Fontvieille is actually a man made extension of Monaco where most of the commercial and construction businesses flourish, there is also residential area along the Sea Side (We first lived in this exact area when we first moved here 17 years ago).
The residential areas are very peaceful and pretty surrounding a beautifully landscaped park with duck pond decorated with palms and olive trees, contemporary sculptures and The Princess Grace Rose Garden where 4000 roses lay.
Brothers and Sisters being silly
The Pond filled with small waterfalls, geese, ducks (& ducklings) and turtles, really very pretty.
As you can see the Fontvieille park is also home to the annual Circus festival in January and which is currently hosting circus dinner events at the moment. This is a permanent feature and they also host a variety of other events such as dog shows and exhibitions.
In the distance you can see residential buildings (this is the Sea Side Plaza apartments where we used to live) they are situated directly next to the Monaco Heliport (Heli Air).
The Columbus Hotel is also on the border of the park, they do a lovely Plat Du Jour on Fridays in their main restaurant, Sunday Roast consisting of thinly sliced roast beef with delicious Yorkshire pudding (order a 2nd pudding you won’t regret it!), mushy peas and horseradish. I am not a fan of mushy peas but its a typical English accompaniment so I usually pass them to Dad so everyone’s happy.
The Rose garden was opened to guests in 1984 by the Sovereign Prince and his Royal Family, holding 150 different species of Rose, it is renowned world wide for its extraordinary collection.
You can also find a pragmatic statue of Princess Grace surrounded by the most beautiful and uncommon roses of the world.
I was wearing Ray Bans, Top from Zara, Jean Shorts I cut myself (Levis), Tropeziennes flats, Chanel handbag, Evil Eye Bracelet from Turkey.