The legendary

Monaco in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries
During the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. All possessions of the Monaco prince in France were lost after the French Constituent Assembly abolished feudal rights on…

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The memory of a trip to Monaco (part 2)
Extraordinary beauty - like this, in ordinary words I express my admiration and joy to the places that have opened up for me. I also remember the photo session near…

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The best museum of Monaco (part 2)
After the death of Albert I, the museum went dead, because the sea was not at all interested in the new owner of the rock of Monaco. Inflation, which swept…

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Monaco Yacht Club

The principality’s interest in sailing regattas has a long history. Indeed, back in 1886, the “Regatta Committee” was created, which, with the assistance of the Society of Sea Baths, organized during the social season races on yachts belonging to various owners of the Mediterranean coast or the Italian Riviera.

Then, in 1888, a group of 12 Monaco decided to form a sports society, the aim of which was to develop such water disciplines as sailing and rowing. Thus, with the great support of Prince Albert I, the Society of Regattas of Monaco was released. Continue reading

The art of appeasing guests

In Monaco, even everyday life is like an eternal holiday. A tiny rocky piece of land at the junction of the Cote d’Azur and the Italian Riviera as a powerful magnet attracts owners of weighty wallets from around the world. At their service is all the same – just have time to pay.

Monaco has a magnificent sandy beach, where there is everything for swimming and sunbathing in the conditions of maximum comfort. Well-equipped sports grounds, fitness centers, yacht clubs, and tennis courts adjoin the beach directly.

One of the most enjoyable entertainments that the Principality of Monaco can offer is a visit to the sea term of Monte Carlo. Continue reading

Three days in Monaco (part 3)

However, Mireillea is married, and if that gentleman ever finds his Monegasque, he himself will not become a happy taxpayer anyway. Only his children will be recognized as full citizens of the principality.
The queue in Monegasques is long. And life is short. Although among my contemporaries-Russians there are at least residents, it means that there is a chance. They say that Prince Rainier is not too generous in the distribution of residence permits, and not only in relation to Eastern Europe. Just those who want to fit in these two and a half kilometers more than necessary. And they say that at an interview when obtaining a permit to live in Monaco, it is better to say this: I want to live in your country, because the climate here is very beautiful, safe and wonderful. It seems to be true, and it is believed. Continue reading

Three days in Monaco (part 2)

Have you rented the latest Renault model with French numbers? Respect does not wait, it’s better to walk. However, walking here is not dangerous: cameras are installed on the streets of Monte Carlo – police officers are watching day and night for every corner of the tiny state.
Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo So that every defenseless lady in her luxurious fur coat and impossible diamonds can easily walk from the casino to her hotel, carrying a big win in her purse. (Although, as practice shows, even ubiquitous cameras do not save from apartment thefts. However, this is the scourge of the entire Cote d’Azur.) Previously, Russians valued Monaco primarily for Monte Carlo street, where the casino is located. In the casino, one of the few in Europe at the end of the 19th century, everyone rushed, starting with Chekhov and Prince Sumbatov, better known as the actor and playwright Yuzhin. Continue reading

Three days in Monaco (part 1)

A helicopter came in from the sea to land, and a young gentleman in glasses with red glasses and a light suitcase made of red leather shouted into my ear, squinting from the sun:

“I want to write a book, get a Nobel Prize in literature, and instead of money I’ll ask the Nobel Committee to be made me a monegasque.” I managed, they say it is real.

– And what is the thrill of being a Monegasque? (The young gentleman is a well-known Moscow journalist Valery Panyushkin, it is worth listening to him.)

– Do not pay taxes …

As soon as the helicopter landed on Cape Fontviy, I felt somehow touching. Continue reading

Albert's active life
In 1988, Prince Albert was appointed President of the Organizing Committee of the Monte Carlo Television Festival, held annually in the Principality in February, to which hundreds of television experts…


The most famous mile in the world
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,…


Monte Carlo Country Club
In April 1892, Prince Charles III adopted the project for the construction of earthen tennis courts proposed by Count Bertor. Arriving in the principality in 1863, accompanied by Francois Blanc,…


Rolls-Royce Land (part 2)
Perhaps he is wiser and certainly more romantic than his foreign colleagues: instead of wasting energy on politics, he fervently patronizes everything that enhances the prestige of the principality, making…