After we left Istanbul, we flew to Geneva, Switzerland, rented a car and drove the first day to Marseille, France.
How about these views of the Alps from the plane?
On the way there, it was recommended to us to stop at Gorges du Fier.
(remember to click on the italicized words to reach the site on the web!)
This was a beautiful stop for us. It was just my daughter, husband and I, since our son was still at his camp. The rain was coming down when we landed in Geneva. Luckily, by the time we made it to the Gorge, the sun was shining brightly. We were ready to explore!
Here, can you see faces in the rocks?
There was a footbridge built so that we could enjoy the rushing sounds of the water and the natural beauty of Mother Nature.
We left after exploring for a little while, to continue our drive to Marseille, France. It was only a stop over for the night. We found the hotel and went looking for dinner. The city itself felt a little gritty to me. It was not as beautiful as I expected, though in all fairness, we didn't explore it that much.
Next day came and we were on the part of the drive that my husband was waiting for...along the Southern coast of France and Italy...passing through, Nice, Cannes, Monaco, San Remo and finally arriving to Genoa, Italy.
Let's just say that this drive delivered! It was so beautiful in so many ways.
The seaside resorts, the roadside scenery...and even a little reminder of home!
The bridges and tunnels....once you cross into Italy, it seemed like that was the route. You went from a bridge into a tunnel, onto an incredibly high bridge, into a tunnel, etc...and every one had it's own name. That may not seem like a lot, but we must have passed over 20(+/-) bridges and through just as many tunnels!
This was me most of the drive for 3 days...taking pictures instead of telling my husband which little arrow to follow :)
I will do a separate post on Monaco...it deserves it!
For now, enjoy these pictures!