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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Roses in memory of a beloved
On January 27, 304, a ship was thrown onto a rocky seashore, on it was the body of the young Christian martyr Devot - as the legend says. A white…

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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 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 the monument to the black monk, the symbol of Monaco. I no longer remember this story and do not want to turn to Google. But she remained in her memory as something surprising and interesting. We start wandering around souvenir shops, already almost imagining what we want to bring from here, and what you will not find in any store – a piece of beautiful life. Of course, we carry the most appropriate souvenir in our heads – our memories. But still I want to feel something upon arrival home. Need something to take their empty hands.

The central square in Mente Carlo After the first visit – trips to the country become more frequent, we spend almost the entire remaining vacation in these places. We visit the Museum of Oceanography. Here I see for the first time how a flounder buries itself in the sand, hiding from incomprehensible heads behind glass, for the first time I see this swollen ball fish, and for the first time I watch the amazing eyes of a fish – a horse. Nothing is left without attention. Starting from the building itself, which grew out of the depths of the sea and a yellow submarine at the entrance, with a stuffed whale in full size and a huge aquarium, ending with every hook or harpoon and almost every exhibit. Everything is interesting enough to walk through all the halls. But it was a little surprising that somehow it all ended quickly, or interest forgot about the count of time, or there really are not enough exhibits for such a magnificent place, or already the requests for this country began to increase.

Our next tour and a pleasant time is the central square of Monte Carlo. First, we go around the entire park with quite modern sculptures in the style of surrealism. Once again we sigh the air of perfection and head to the casino. Of course, not the one near which the Rolls-Royce and Lamborghini promenade takes place. Tourist status does not allow. But rather in an alternative and more democratic casino on the contrary. For us, for tourists. Yes, probably, at this time of the year I was lucky not only with the country, but also with fortune. We spent many pleasant hours in the monastery of excitement. And I advise everyone. Will be in these parts – try your luck. What if you’re lucky?

I will take the slow croupiers to small remarks to this place. But they are so harmonious with the surrounding reality that rather this remark can be skipped, and put it in the category of features, which is perceived quite calmly and in place. An interesting fact – residents of Monaco are prohibited from playing in the casino. No, I wonder how they distinguish a local from an ordinary tourist. Although, judging by the size of the country, it is not difficult. As in a large village, everyone knows each other. Another interesting fact is that if you sit up late at the casino, then parking in the garage becomes free. I no longer remember how late it was, but I remember that returning home late at night – they were pleasantly surprised by such a discovery.

Yeahhh, it was nice to spend another hour or so spending time remembering this journey. And also share your first impressions that remain forever. And then, come home and learn a lot more about these places than I knew before. But now I’ll leave it as it is. As it was.

Monaco. History and culture of Monaco
The history of Monaco is largely the story of the Grimaldi family, which owns these lands. In 1918, an agreement was concluded between Monaco and France, according to which, after…

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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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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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