The stars as seen from the bed and breakfast.
  • Airplane from the 1987 movie "Jaws: The Revenge".
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  • A bird near our balcony at the bed and breakfast.
  • Love Beach.
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  • Place Massena in Nice, France.
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  • Sculpture of the first Francoi Grimaldi dressed as a monk.  

Despite its small size, the country has the longest ruling royal family in Europe. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco for over 700 years, beginning in 1297, when Francois Grimaldi seized the fortress protecting Monaco. Legend has it that he dressed as a monk, and because of his disguise, he was able to overcome the opposing troops. This event is so important in Monaco's history that it is depicted on their coat of arms.