Monegasques (as the locals call themselves) manage from time to time to solve their “housing problem” without declaring war on neighboring France. Land is taken from the sea, filling new areas with earth. Thus, the area of Fontvieille with an area of 220,000 square meters appeared. meters. Is it worth mentioning that a meter of land in Monaco costs crazy money?
All can be kings. The ancient family of Grimaldi ruled the principality from the fourteenth century: it turns out that this is the oldest ruling dynasty in Europe. If other European monarchs have long lost their leadership status and exist mainly “for prestige”, then the Prince of Monaco still solves all the political and economic issues of the country. Continue reading
The Principality of Monaco is just 1.95 km2 and it is without a doubt the most famous square mile on the planet. Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, at the southern border of France, the tiny principality seemed to win the heavenly lottery – there is simply no better place for an elite European holiday. The beautiful sea, the sun shines 300 days a year, a minimum of cloudy weather, mild climate, a stone’s throw from French and Italian attractions, and the principality itself is literally crammed with monuments of architecture and culture. Here, even restaurants and casinos have such a celebrity-rich history that they have long become cultural objects of the first magnitude.
The Principality is not an independent state, but a protectorate, and formally belongs to its closest neighbor, France. Continue reading