Monaco by Night: What to See and Do

The Principality of Monaco by night @kityyaya via Twenty20

Picture this… The sun finally sets over the Principality of Monaco. The lighthouses in the port light up as the boats return from their cruises on the Mediterranean. Gradually, the city’s lights lit up, from the Prince’s Palace perched on Le Rocher to the famous Casino of Monte-Carlo. The restaurants and their terraces are starting Read more…

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Corniche Roads of the French Riviera

The hilltop village of Eze. Photo: Jimi Magic (Public Domain)

The Corniche Roads of the French Riviera consist of three routes following the mountainous stretch from Nice to Menton. The Corniche offers dramatic coastal views, which you can discover by car through three scenic routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Corniche Inférieure. Watch our short video on the French Riviera, an aerial Read more…

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Facts and Figures about Monaco

Rock of Monaco - Facts and Figures about Monaco © Monaco Press Centre Photos

The Principality of Monaco looks like nothing else on the French Riviera. With its cluster of towers, the massive Rocher on which stretches the old town and the iconic casino of Monte-Carlo, Monaco is also one of the wealthiest states in the world. Unsurprisingly, the micro-state has many exciting features and anecdotes to tell. Whether Read more…

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Principality of Monaco: A Discovery Guide

Principality of Monaco

Enjoying over 300 days of sunshine a year, the most glamorous destination on the Mediterranean looks like nowhere else on the French Riviera. The Principality of Monaco is a tiny state no larger than New York’s Central Park. It comprises a cluster of high-rise towers built on the side of the Maritime Alps. The celebrated Read more…

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Rocher de Monaco: Discover the Rock of Monaco

The Rock of Monaco (Le Rocher de Monaco). Photo: bbsferrari via Envato Elements

The oldest part of the Principality of Monaco is Le Rocher de Monaco (aka the Rock of Monaco), a rocky promontory between Port Hercule and the Fontvieille district. This is the oldest part of the micro-state and the only district spared by developers. The old town of Monaco-Ville is home to political, judicial and religious Read more…

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Monte-Carlo: Discover Monaco’s Famous District

The famous Monte Carlo Casino. Photo: @SteveAllenPhoto via Twenty20

Two names stand out in the glamorous and exclusive world of the French Riviera: Monaco and Monte Carlo. These two destinations are often used interchangeably, but are they the same? Of all the districts in the Principality of Monaco, Monte-Carlo is undoubtedly the most prestigious and chic, lively and residential. This is mainly due to Read more…

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The Prince’s Palace of Monaco: A Mini-Guide

The Prince's Palace of Monaco. Photo: @SNABSA via Twenty20

Standing on a rocky promontory (Le Rocher), the Prince’s Palace of Monaco is the official residence of the ruling Prince of Monaco. The castle has been the home of the Grimaldi dynasty since the end of the 13th century. The Palais de Monaco occupies a unique and spectacular geological site, facing the Mediterranean Sea at Read more…

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La Turbie and the Trophy of Augustus

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La Turbie brings back fond memories of my childhood. I was greatly interested in Roman ruins, and the visit to the Trophy of Augustus impressed me. The monumental commemorative structure stands above the Principality of Monaco. Since the times of Roman Emperor Augustus, the monument has stayed a symbol of the dominating power of Rome Read more…

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Menton on the French Riviera – A Discovery Guide

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The beauties of nature, the magnificence of the sun, the intoxication of the ever-changing sea… this was how Menton was described by English doctor James Henry Bennett, considered by the locals as the creator of the seaside resort. One of the prettiest towns on the French Mediterranean shores, sunny Menton is rightly nicknamed the “Pearl Read more…

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