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Unknown facts about Monaco: Tax Haven or Tennis Paradise?

Tennis accessories on the grass

Everyone loves Monaco. Entrepreneurs settle here, attracted by its taxation system. Formula 1 drivers are crazy about the Monaco GP track. Celebrities come here to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the local parties. Apparently, tennis professionals will be next on the list. They literally feel at home on the courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club. And we don’t have …

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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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Unknown facts about Monaco: Masterpieces of architecture

Monaco: Masterpieces of architecture

Opéra de Monte-Carlo Did you know that one of the most striking buildings of Monaco, the Opera de Monte-Carlo (also known as Salle Garnier), was built in only 8 months? Designed by Charles Garnier, best known as the architect of the Opéra Garnier in Paris, it is an extension to the Casino de Monte-Carlo. The magnificent music hall with 524 …

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