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As a microstate along Mediterranean coastline of France, Monaco is well known for the Grand Prix motor race, yacht-filled harbor and dazzling casino.  The Grand Prix is held annually in the streets of Monaco.  Being the major district, Monte Carlo features elegant casino complex, luxury hotels and ornate opera house.  You can readily find nightclubs, boutiques and French restaurants.

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The rock the city of principaute of monaco and monte carlo in the south of France  (Copyright: ostill)

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View of luxury yachts in harbor of Monaco.  (Copyright: Valery Bareta)

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MONTE – CARLO, MONACO – NOVEMBER 02, 2014: Panoramic view of the beach in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera  (ALEXANDER LEONOV credit )

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Cityscape of Monaco. Principality of Monaco, French Riviera  (Copyright: kerenby)

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Street in Monaco Village in Monaco Monte Carlo, daytime  (Copyright: Tomsickova Tatyana)

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Beautiful building of Prince’s Palace in Monaco-ville, Monaco  (Copyright: Inu)

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MONTE CARLO, MONACO – NOVEMBER 2, 2014: Guard of honor at residence of Prince of Monaco.  (Laborant / Shutterstock)

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MONACO-VILLE – JAN 23 : Aerial view of the Prince’s Palace (Palais du Prince) on The Rock, south of France on January 24, 2016 in Monaco-Ville, Monaco  (Sibuet Benjamin / Shutterstock)

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MONACO – JUNE 10, 2010: Tourists stand beside old canons near the Prince’s Palace of Monaco .  (Labrador Photo Video / Shutterstock)

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Prince Palace in Monaco, France  (Vinicius Tupinamba / Shutterstock)

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MONACO, MONACO – JUNE 17, 2015: Exterior of the Monaco Cathedral (Cathedrale de Monaco) in Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It’s famous for the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier.  (Dmitry Chulov / Shutterstock)

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Exterior of the Monaco Cathedral (Cathedrale de Monaco) in Monaco-Ville, Monaco. It’s famous for the tombs of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. 22.06.2015  (Anilah / Shutterstock)

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MONACO – APRIL 13, 2015: Preparations for the Monaco Grand Prix 2015. The Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One motor race held on Circuit de Monaco, a narrow course laid out in the streets of Monaco.  (Semmick Photo / Shutterstock)

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MONACO, MONACO – JUNE 17, 2015: Unidentified people enjoy sightseeing tour on the red Monaco city tour bus in Monaco.  (Dmitry Chulov / Shutterstock)

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MONACO, MONACO – JUNE 17, 2015: Unidentified people get maps and directions at the office of tourism booth in Monaco.  (Dmitry Chulov / Shutterstock)

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MONACO, MONACO – JUNE 17, 2015: Unidentified asian couple make photo at the viewpoint in Monaco.  (Dmitry Chulov / Shutterstock)

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MONACO – JULY 8, 2014: Architecture and attractions of Monaco: street views. Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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MONACO – JULY 8, 2014: Architecture and attractions of Monaco: street views. Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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MONACO – JULY 8, 2014: Interior of Oceanographic Museum in Monaco – museum of marine sciences. Oceanographic Museum is home to the Mediterranean Science Commission.  (Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock)

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MONTE CARLO, MONACO – JULY 13: Indoor restaurant in Metropole Shopping Center with luxury shops and boutiques is one of the popular resorts and places to visit in Monte Carlo, Monaco on July 13, 2013.  (Rostislav Glinsky / Shutterstock)

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Monte Carlo, Monaco – June 28, 2015: Fountain near Grand casino in Monte Carlo in Monaco.  (Grisha Bruev / Shutterstock)

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MONACO-VILLE, MONACO – JULY13, 2013: People having dinner in outdoor restaurant on small quiet square surrounded by houses in Monaco-Ville, Monaco – popular touristic resort and place to visit.  (Rostislav Glinsky / Shutterstock)

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MONTE CARLO, MONACO – JULY 30, 2013: Luxurious swimming complex in Monte Carlo, major financial and touristic landmark in Europe.  (Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock)

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Japanese garden in Monte Carlo, Monaco  (Copyright: ALEXANDER LEONOV)

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MONACO – JUNE 19, 2015: Prince’s Palace of Monaco in the evening  (Andrii Lutsyk / Shutterstock)

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Night view on Fontvieille and Monaco Harbor  (Copyright: grutfrut)

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Principality of Monaco. Night panorama from a high point  (Copyright: bellena)

Useful Reference

The Graceful Glamour of Monaco
By David Urmann

Monaco is deemed as one of the most impressive and sophisticated countries. With Monte Carlo as its capital, Monaco is the second smallest nation in the world, next to Vatican. This 1.9 square kilometer country has been an emblem of prestige and glamour. The official language is French. The populace is made up of a hundred plus different nationalities. The children are obliged to learn French in school.

The elegance of Monaco was enhanced all the more by the wedding of Prince Rainier III and American actress Grace Kelly in 1956. The lovely actress met the bachelor prince when she was in Cannes to promote her movie. To Catch a Thief. Their marriage blessed them with children Caroline, Albert and Stephanie. A car accident on a fateful day in 1982 on a Monaco cliff took the life of Princess Grace and injured Stephanie. Her people still grieve over her death to this day.

Monaco is a sanctuary to casino lovers and fashion aficionados. It is celebrated for quite a few things. First, it celebrates the dazzling life of the Grimaldis, the fascinating royal family. Second is the Formula One cars bellowing through the manicured streets during the Grand Prix. This is a customary race that produces more visitors and money. And third, the Monte Carlo casino. In recent times, the country has gained handsome revenue by developing into an economic delight, and a gambling seat with the establishment of the internationally eminent Monte Carlo Casino in 19th century.

Monaco roads are tidy, well designed and constructed. These, together with luxuriant parks and classy palaces are highly safe mainly because to the attendance of efficient police and patrollers as well as CCTV cameras. Also, the French Riviera, the Mediterraneans coastline of Frances southeastern part is one great reason to come and experience the elegance and splendor of Monaco.

The locality of Monte Carlo is regarded as the country’s most well-off district and is mainly distinguished for its exciting ambiance. Its glamour and popularity appeals to the rich and famous who in turn magnetize everyday travelers to Monte Carlo. This rocky peninsula lies to the north of the Port of Monaco. The roads of the district’s most lofty portion are crammed with companies and stores. These include the Radio/Television Monte-Carlo headquarters, Boulevard Princesse Charlotte, and the Boulevard des Moulins. These are joined by the Avenue de la Costa that showcases a lot of luxury shops.

Monaco faithfully keeps its independence too. Even Charles de Gaulle himself, French general and leader wasn’t able to compel the departed Prince Rainier to eradicate his tax-free law. Almost all of Monacos income emanates from tourism and casino as the Monegasques do not pay taxes.

Monaco brings you many interesting attractions. Take a trip to Les Spelugues, a significant complex of the Congress Center that consists of 100 apartments and Loews Hotel with 636 rooms. Or be amazed at the Oceanographic Museum, the country’s most visited museum hovering spectacularly on Monaco Villes cliff-top. It features a marvelous panorama over the sea as well as showcases myriads of fine-looking fish species in its aquariums. Plus, taking an expedition in a helicopter will have you witness the marina that accommodates private yachts and vessels.

While indeed a wealthy region, visiting it does not entail spending a fortune. Travelers can lodge at budget hostels. In Monaco you can spend some pleasant days and being the country so tiny, even a one-day tour may be highly fascinating.

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