Monaco Cathedral
Cathedral of Monaco - the main cathedral of the Principality of Monaco was built of white stone, brought from La Turbi. The cathedral stands on the site of an older…

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Your home next door to presidents and princes
Monte Carlo, Nice, Cannes ... Sandy beaches and golf courses, fashionable resorts and princely palaces, palm trees and valleys with vineyards - all this excites the imagination and attracts many…

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Formula 1. Grand Prix of Monaco
April 14, 1929, at 13 hours 30 minutes under the High patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Louis II, Prince Pierre opened the first Grand Prix of Monaco. 16 riders…

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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 dry, warm and sunny summers (average July and August temperatures 24 ° С). There are up to 300 sunny days a year, and rainy – approx. 60. The average annual rainfall is 1300 mm. They fall mainly in the fall.

The Nature of Monaco The Alps protect the sea from the cold northerly winds. In summer, sea breezes have a cooling effect on the coast. Thanks to its mild climate, Monaco is a popular Mediterranean resort. In the coastal zone, the red-colored soils of terra rso and brown soils are developed; in the mountains, brown forest soils. Typical Mediterranean vegetation is common. Xerophytic grasses, rare shrubs and shrubs (gariga) grow on dry slopes, shrubberies (maquis) on wetter ones, and in some places forests are preserved. Kermes and stone oak, pine, black and Alep pine, boxwood, juniper, olive, fig and other typical representatives of the Mediterranean flora are widespread in the forests.

In Monaco, there are also dwarf palm, seaside pine, Atlas cedar and cork oaks, beech-shaped, felt-leaved. In maquis, strawberry large-fruited (blooms in late autumn or winter), incense, myrtle, pistachio, viburnum, red juniper and others are distinguished. Shrimp kermes oak, to which juniper, gorse, rosemary, hold-tree, thyme are predominant, are in the garig. A fifth of the territory of Monaco is occupied by gardens and parks. There are plantings of olives, figs, pomegranates, almonds, pistachios, persimmons. Grow bananas, oranges, lemons, tangerines. Japanese medlar and camphor laurel from Japan, aloe, cacti, agaves from North and South America, eucalyptus from Australia are introduced.

The fauna of Monaco is poor. Of mammals, small rodents, hedgehogs, shrews, bats, including the Mediterranean bat, are found. There are many birds: mountain warriors, spectacled and white-haired, garden oatmeal, sea mockingbird, kingfisher, red-necked goat, lark, black-pinto and black-bellied kamenka, blackbirds, etc. Among the reptiles, the steppe gecko, lizards are chalcid and sand, snake, esculapova etc., from amphibians – a tree frog and a green toad. There are many insects in Monaco, including butterflies. In the coastal zone of the Mediterranean Sea there are dolphins and a small number of commercial fish species (sardine, anchovy, flounder, mackerel, mullet, catfish), spiny lobsters, mussels.

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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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,…

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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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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…

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