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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Monaco - Star Eden
Would you like to shop at Carrefour. And not because it’s inexpensive there. In the only supermarket of the Principality of Monaco, it's easier than ever to meet a real…

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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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work of architectural art

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, squinting from the sun:

“I want to write a book, get a Nobel Prize in literature, and instead of money I’ll ask the Nobel Committee to be made me a monegasque.” I managed, they say it is real.

– And what is the thrill of being a Monegasque? (The young gentleman is a well-known Moscow journalist Valery Panyushkin, it is worth listening to him.)

– Do not pay taxes …

As soon as the helicopter landed on Cape Fontviy, I felt somehow touching. Continue reading

Rest for socialites

The quintessence of civilization. If you give each country the tourist characteristics of “one line”, then Monaco is a respectable vacation of a secular type. In the principality there are no outstanding natural beauties, poor fauna, and you can find beaches much more extensive and more affordable – in the same Italy, or on the neighboring French Riviera. But in terms of urban recreation, visiting social receptions and receptions, holding elite celebrations, a cultural program, and simply exploring the outstanding architecture, monuments of art and culture of Europe, this is one of the best places in the world.

Having visited Monaco, you will see how beautiful and harmonious human civilization can be. This, of course, is not about the cleanliness of the streets, and not about the ceremonial decoration of buildings. Continue reading

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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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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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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