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Monaco - Monte Carlo

 
In the heart of the departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 30.000 h. (5.000 monegasques)
Access from west: 20 km. from Nice by highway A8 (exit La Turbie- Roquebrune).
By coastal route N98 or N7. From east: 12km. from Italie, 6km. from Menton by l'A8.
Helicopter: 7 minutes from Nice airport. Taxi from Nice: 40 minutes.
Monaco, rock and marina



Situated on the French riviera between Cap d'Ail and Menton, just a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera, Monaco is one of those magic glamorous places that has a world wide reputation.


Monaco, casino


Monaco is a sovereign state, independent and prosperous. It has its own government and the head of state is His Highness Prince Albert!

There is no doubt that Monaco has a privileged location.


Monaco - Ville


This tiny capital (1,95km. with a soaring economy, is built against the mountains (Monaco is nicknamed "The Rock"), and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera, 31 hectares have been added to Monaco's surface by building several sky scrapers right on the water !

Monaco, hotel


There is sun here almost all the time, and fabulous parks and gardens have been laid out throughout the city. There are sumptuous boutiques with the latest fashions, palacial luxury hotels, and very chic restaurants. The cultural and sports centers are fitted out to perfection.


Everywhere you look there are long limousines gliding, or little Porsches zipping around the famous curves of Monte Carlo. This is Monaco.

This perfect little Paradise is one of the "IN" places for the international jet set and the very famous. It is also, understandably, a favorite hunting ground for the notorious ""parapazzis".


What to see:

The palace. The palace square and the changing of the guard at 11:55 a.m.
The Cathedral. The old city.
The Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium.
The musee des souvenirs Napoléoniens (Napoleon and archives).
Prehistoric anthropology museum, Japonese Garden (7000m2 at the water's edge).
Japonese Garden (7 000m² at the water's edge).



Leisure activities:

Tous sports nautiques. Piscine. Golf. Tennis. Squash. Tir in l'arc.
Parapente (hang-gliding). Parachutisme ascentionnel ( parasailing).
Randonnées pédestres. Locations VTT. Moto. Bateaux. Limousine. Yacht
3 Casinos mythiques. Nombreuses discothèques.



Accommodation:

Hotels.
Holiday rentals.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

La Turbie (2km), Cap d'Ail (3km), Roquebrune Cap Martin ( 5km).







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