The legendary king of the opera Monte Carlo
Already 1893 became a historical year in the life of the Monte Carlo Opera. Among the nine new productions performed by Gunsburg in his first season, of course, the world…

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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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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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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dwarf happiness costs huge money

Most citizens, when they say “dwarf,” have a blissful smile on their lips. Still would! Whose heart does not touch the dwarf poodle baby? Who will not be touched by the centuries-old dwarf pine? So is the dwarf state. On its territory, as if in a small casket, all the best was collected on several tens of hectares of land. While traveling by car, you can see all the wonders of the world in just half an hour …

The Principality of Monaco is for those who prefer to wake up in apartments decorated with gold, who are accustomed to tread on carpets made of natural wool, who can not do without immersion in a pool with mineral water, and, finally, for those who can easily do all of the above “Little things” is ready to lay out a tidy sum. Continue reading

About the tax-free system and the construction boom

For the first time, the principality seriously thought about the possibility of a financial catastrophe in the twenties, when the decline of the gaming industry sharply reduced the income of the dwarf state.

Jules Richard – as it turned out, a connoisseur of the local economy – willingly undertook to talk about how the principality managed to get out of a difficult situation.

We sat at the table of a small cafe on the promenade of Monte Carlo. My interlocutor sipped a beer from a tall glass and began like this:

– The prescription drug was found in a law containing two articles: the first one said that Monegasques living in France are subject to the tax system of France, not Monaco; the second article said that the French living in Monaco are subject to the laws of taxation of the principality and do not pay taxes to France. Continue reading

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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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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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,…

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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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