Older sister (part 1)
Among the inhabitants of the Principality of Monaco, a legend is known about how the distant ancestor of Grimaldi rejected the harassment of a certain lady who turned out to…

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Sardinian protectorate
An agreement between Monaco and Sardinian King Victor Emmanuel I was signed at Stupinigi on November 8, 1817. It was much less favorable for the principality than the treaty with…

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The memory of a trip to Monaco (part 1)
In travel plans, a visit to the state of Monaco was not made in advance. But, since these places were nearby, we decided to visit as many attractions in the…

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Court of Honor

The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II.

His successor, Prince Louis, planned to “cut through” the door in the frontal facade of the building, overlooking the Square and the old city. Then, during the restoration work carried out by Prince Rainier III, the Honorary Courtyard was paved with three million white and colored stones, forming giant geometric shapes.

In 1960, the sovereign prince provided the opportunity to the prestigious National Opera Orchestra (which has been called the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra since 1980), which has earned international recognition, to organize concerts on the territory of the Honorary Courtyard.

Since then, it has already become a tradition that in summer the Honorary Courtyard becomes an open-air stage for classical concerts of the highest level, where great soloists and orchestra conductors perform.

Palace Square – the square in front of the Palace, surrounded by a battery of cannons cast in the era of Louis XIV. Every day at 11.55 there is a change of the guard of the Palace, which is carried out by the Prince’s guards in full full dress. The ritual of changing the guard has not changed for centuries. In the personal guard of the prince, only Monkeysqui serve, unlike other posts of the principality.

The Country Grace Kelly Created
On April 19, 1956, Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. This date was the beginning of the heyday of the principality. After the marriage of Prince…

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Principality before the Second World War
The principality, which was reduced in size and deprived of resources, was in an extremely difficult financial and economic situation. Raising taxes further was impossible. Back in the 1850s, the…

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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…

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Monaco Hotels
Wealth and diversity are two characteristic features of the hotel sector of the principality. Old palaces are witnesses of a magnificent past and incomparable luxury. Speaking as a symbol of…

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