My husband and I just returned from a cruise in the Mediterranean.
While we were there we hired a personal guide to take us through Monte Carlo on one day
and Provence the next.
Boba http://www.yourguideboba.com/ who lives in Nice, picked us up in a
chauffeured car where for each of the two six hour trips gave us a tour of a lifetime.
She explained the history, art and culture of Monaco. We walked the tiny principality
and toured the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Monaco was preparing for the Formula
One Race so my husband was able to walk some of the track. My husband was thrilled when our driver took us through some of the turns that would be part of the race.
We had lunch in a charming outdoor cafe on the hillside of Eze. We could see the Mediterranean below the high precipice. We walked through the Medieval Village of Eze then we toured Nice for the rest of the day. We walked the French Riviera through the old part of the city and enjoyed the quaint town. Boba told us stories of how the English created the famous beach promenade.
The next day Boba picked me up at the dock in St. Tropez where she and our driver took
me and a friend to St. Baume and St. Maximum. A 1 1/2 hour trip took us to where Mary Magdalene
lived her life after the death of Jesus. In St. Baume there is a natural cave or grotto, La Sainte-Baume ("Holy Cave", baumo in Provençal) in an indigenous forest where we walked up a steep gravel road La voie Royale" A royal path that was used by the French Kings while going up to the Grotto. A Grotto in the side of a mountain that is now taken care of by seven Dominican Monks. We went into the Grotto to see the Chapel and experience the Grotto . Then we went to The Basilica Saint Mary-Magdalene and the Royal Convent. Here the last relics of Mary Magdalene are enshrined. Boba shared her knowledge of the history and events, as well as legends of Mary Magdalene when she arrived in Gaul and her remaining years. Truly a wonderful and inspirational experience for me.
For my husband and myself we felt hiring Boba was the highlight of our trip. If you are planning
a trip to France or Italy please hire a Boba as your personal guide who can enrich your experience and spend the quality time with you.
Grace Allison Blair