"An exclusive part of Europe" Monaco by Luchonda

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A favorite place, in my case for.. window shopping

There are four quarters (districts) in Monaco, one more famous than the other
La Condamine : Home ground of AS Monaco’s football club
Monte Carlo : The exclusive Hotel de Paris, maybe the most expensive hotel in the world. The Casino and of course the F1 Formula race ( yearly end of May)
Fontvieille : It is a newly constructed area reclaimed from the Mediterrean Sea
Monaco Ville : is the original fortified town of Monaco
Very popular cause of the welknown “Royal Palace”, the Saint Nicolas Cathedral and the Oceanographic Museum

Some facts or rumours
- To settle in Monaco as an outsider you have to bank garantuee of at least 300.000 euro
- Official acceptance of your settlement depends on the will of the rulers,
so the Prince himself
Some Belgian inhabitants
- Justin Henin (Tennis Champion)
- Axel Merckx ( Cycler)
- Tom Boonen ( Cycler aswell)
- Entrance to the Casino is prohibited to the original Monagask people
( ID must be shown at the entrance)
- A fact and personal experience, no busses allowed in the center, but how can i get the hotel in Monte Carlo

A window frame

Outlook on the Mediterrean Sea, not that far away from the exclusive "Hercules" bay
Sea,yacht harbour, rich people and even helicopters on board: where else to find a better combination than in Monaco! A real Monaco yachts parade can be admired throughout the year in the Hercule Port.

The harbour next to the Royal Palace

A view from the exotic garden, near to the Royal Palace

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Perfect views on the sea, nice architecture
  • Cons:I have no Ferrari or Bentley, just a Honda Civic
  • In a nutshell:A place to be (seen), for a short time because it is expensive
  • Last visit to Monaco: May 2007
  • Intro Updated Jun 2, 2007
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  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Jun 3, 2007 at 2:06 AM

    Dit lijkt mij de juiste locatie om met mijn Frans cabriootje door de straten te cruisen ;-)

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2007 at 2:13 PM

    Luc, a great page on this fabled destination in Europe! I once heard that Bentley owners are rich enough to own a Rolls, but don't want their servants to know! Excellent tip and photos on the yachts too!

  • Linda_T's Profile Photo
    May 25, 2007 at 11:47 PM

    I would love to get to Monaco one day. thanks for the tips

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    May 19, 2007 at 2:23 AM

    Would like to see a lot more of this place when you have time. Carole.

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