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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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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Older sister (part 2)
After the death of her husband, the princess closed up: she almost abandoned onerous secular duties and spent most of her time with her children in her village estate in…

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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 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.

This thalassotherapy center (i.e. sea treatment) includes a saltwater pool, saunas, Turkish baths, and exercise machines. Water for procedures is taken at a depth of 45 meters. Here, visitors will find an atmosphere of luxury, the competence of medical personnel and the programs “Wellness and Beauty”, “Stress Control”, “Saving the Figure”.

Hotels in Monaco have a reputation for being the most luxurious and sophisticated. Built in 1864, the famous Hotel De Paris is located next to the casino. Its stunning interiors – stained glass ceilings, gilded medallions on the walls, antique mirrors and furniture, an abundance of multi-colored marble – compete with the luxury of royal palaces. Its walls are remembered by many famous people, including the Russian Grand Dukes, Winston Churchill, the Emperor of Austria Leopold II, as well as world famous writers, musicians, artists, film and theater figures.

The De Paris Hotel has a bronze equestrian monument in the lobby. Not everyone knows who is depicted in it, it seems, the king of France Louis XV, but no one misses the opportunity to pass by the raised right front hoof of the horse. They say that if you rub it before going to the casino – luck is guaranteed. True or not, history is silent. Only this hoof (and not only it, but the entire horse leg to the knee) shines like gold.

The Hermitage Hotel, which celebrated its centenary last year, is a real Art Nouveau palace. In addition to luxury apartments, it offers its guests living rooms in pink marble in the style of Louis XIV, conservatories with colored stained glass windows and openwork galleries.

One night in a hotel of this class can ease your wallet by at least $ 500.

There are cheaper hotels in Monaco, where overnight in a double room plus a light breakfast will cost “only” $ 100.

Anyone who prefers home comfort can settle in the “private sector”: the monthly rent for a small two-room apartment reaches three thousand dollars.

Among the international elite, it is considered very prestigious to have a summer house here.

– The land is exclusively for the elite. But the remaining majority always has the opportunity to settle somewhere nearby: in French territory or (which is much cheaper) in Italian. You can visit Monaco at least every day. They don’t take money for traveling around the principality, they do not require visas, the entrance ticket to the casino costs no more than the museum ticket, the prices in street cafes are average European.

Nature of monaco
Monaco is located on the southern periphery of the maritime Alps composed of limestone. The climate is Mediterranean with moderately warm winters (average January temperature + 8-10 ° С) and…

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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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Collection of vintage cars Prince of Monaco
“This is not a car museum, but a private collection of antique cars of all ages and all countries. Available to everyone or prestigious, they were the masterpieces of their…

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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…

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