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Unknown facts about Monaco: Formula 1 Drivers in Monaco

Formula 1 Grand Prix race in Monaco

They can have anything they want. And one can only imagine how much they earn. Though this information is concealed, it makes its way to the pages of the newspapers. Did you know that Monaco has become home to most F1 drivers? If you earn over 20 million dollars, high housing prices will not stop you from living in a …

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Unknown facts about Monaco: courtesans of Monte Carlo

Unknown facts about Monaco : Courtesans of Monte Carlo

If you have ever visited Monte Carlo Casino, you probably noticed the “Florentine Graces” painted by Paul Gevrais. There is a reason this piece of art depicting famous courtesans decorates the Salle Blanche. It is no secret that Cléo de Mérode, La Belle Otéro and Liane de Pougy were regular visitors of the Monte Carlo Casino. Also known as Les …

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Where to go in Monaco: private collection of vintage cars

Where to go in Monaco: Private Collection of Antique Cars

The exhibition of the Prince of Monaco’s vintage car collection is not terribly touristy, though it may be of interest to car lovers and enthusiasts of all ages. Located at the Terrasses de Fontvieille, the exhibition brings together cars of different periods, made by European and American vehicle manufacturers. There you can see horse-drawn carriages, military vehicles, the prestigious 1928 …

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Where to go in Monaco: Monaco Cathedral

The Cathedral of Monaco – official church of the principality

It is a special pleasure to walk down the narrow streets of the oldest district of Monaco, Monaco Ville. In the daylight, Monaco-Ville is packed with tourists but at night this old area seems deserted. But no matter where you are going in Monaco Ville, all roads lead to the main Cathedral. The magnificent white stone building looks fairly old, …

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Top 5 Gardens of Monaco

Five Gardens of Monaco- one of the gardens of the principality

Amongst the towering buildings, there are plenty of beautiful flowers to be found right in the heart of the city. Monaco’s green spaces are real treasures created and maintained with great care. Each garden has its own character, and we invite you to discover them. Although Monaco is a city of abundance, it lacks in space. With a total area …

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Who’s out of the game in Monte Carlo?

Roulette at Casino of Monte-Carlo

One would be wrong to think that some entrepreneurs came up with the idea of a gambling house in Monaco. In fact, the founders of the first Monegasque casino were writer Albert Aubert and businessman Napoleon Langlois. They convinced the Government that Monaco needed a gambling establishment for getting out of financial crisis. Just like that, Monaco’s first casino, located …

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Where to go in Monaco: Café de Paris

Café de Paris terrace in Monaco

The famous Café de Paris located on the Place de Casino is one of the places you must visit during your trip to Monaco. This is a perfect place to be for enjoying main Monaco attractions, as the café’s terrace has a wonderful view to the same name hotel, the Monte Carlo Casino and all the beautiful people walking around. …

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Sightseeing in Monaco: where to go

Hotel de Paris by night

Despite its small surface, Monaco is full of beautiful and amazing attractions. If you plan to see all of them, we advise you to come here for at least a weekend. Here is a review of the main places to visit during your trip to the Principality. Bon voyage! If you like to travel on your own, start your trip …

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Unknown facts about Monaco: The Police of Monaco

Police officers of Monaco on bikes

This week we found more curious facts about the Principality of Monaco. And we bet you didn’t know that… They say Monaco is the safest place in the world. Let’s look at the statistics. The population of Monaco is estimated at 38,000 people, while police force numbers 521. After having made some simple calculations we can make a conclusion that …

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Unknown facts about Monaco: flag of Monaco

Several stands in a row with Monaco flags

In this instalment of our ‘Unknown facts’ series, we give you some little known facts of Monaco’s iconic red and white flag. As the second smallest state in the world (after the Vatican), Monaco has been attracting the rich and the famous for over a century. And it famously played out a living fairy tale when it made a princess …

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