Monaco Local Customs

  • Showy cars outside the Grand Casino
    Showy cars outside the Grand Casino
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    A car that costs more than my house...
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Monaco Local Customs

  • Changing of the Guard

    Every day at 11.55AM outside the Palais Princier in the Place du Palais the Changing of the Guard takes place. The Prince's guard of carabiniers, who dress in white in summer & black in winter perform a ceremony that has been unchanged for over 100 years.The photo shows tourists awaiting the start, for images of it, see my video.

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  • Swimming

    The surface temperature of the water along the Côte d'Azur differs depending on the amount of sunshine it receives. In winter it can be from 16C and in summer to 22C. If your are diving however, the temperature is a constant 13C from below 2000 metres down to 4000 metres. Toplessness on most beaches is accepted in the south of France but be sure to...

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  • Wanna watch a movie while in Monaco?

    You're lucky because 'Le Sporting' has some movies in original version (that is subtitled in French). In France most foreign films are dubbed in French.LE SPORTINGPlace du Casino 98000 MonacoFull rate: 9 EurosPopcorn (medium): 3 EurosCoca-cola (small bottle): 3,50 EurosCheck what movies are being shown:VF = French version VO = Original version...

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  • Children's amusement

    When we visited (July 2004) there was a huge playground by the marina with varied sorts of activities for children.It worked as a temporary fair/playground with different attractions for several ages, and all of them seemed to be having a great time there. This playground was set by the pool in front of the marina, another option to relax and enjoy...

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  • Banks

    The banks are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Some branches are open on Saturdays from 9 am to midday (occasionally to 5 pm).

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  • Climate

    Mild in winter (average in January and February : 8C) and warm without excess in summer (average in July and August : 25C). The average temperature for the year is 16C and the Principality enjoys an exceptional amount of sun.

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  • Public Lifts

    Monaco is very hilly and for those of you not wanting to walk up the hilly roads, there are public lifts! which will take you up road by road!

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  • Public Toilets

    I went running a couple of times early in the morning whilst in Monetcarlo.I found one problem, there are hardly any public toilets. There are some down near the port towards the hill that goes up to the casino but thats it...so be warned.

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  • Monaco values its well heeled...

    Monaco values its well heeled and slightly conservative image. Dress in the expensive restaurants is coat and tie without exception. Men must wear shirts everywhere except in the beach and pool areas, and dirty looks will greet the church goer who shows up in shorts. Women can go topless at the beach or pools, however. Also, littering can get you...

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  • This is the Royal Palace which...

    This is the Royal Palace which I saw the changing of the guards.This is the residence of THE PRINCESS OF MONACO.

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  • History: The history of Monaco...

    History: The history of Monaco is inseparable from that of the House of Grimaldi. Originally of Genoese extraction, the Grimaldis rose to prominence during the 12th century, when one member of the family became ambassador both to the court of the German Emperor Frederick II (Barbarossa) and to that of his Byzantine counterpart, Manuel Commenus. In...

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  • Monaco Cathedral was built in...

    Monaco Cathedral was built in 1875 using white stone from La Turbie. From September through June, a Mass is sung every Sunday at 10AM.

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  • “We all live in a Yellow...

    “We all live in a Yellow Submarine” or Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. This exceptional museum of marine sciences is an architectural masterpiece. The impressive rooms contain remarkable collections of marine fauna.

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  • isis presents 'recre kids' on...

    isis presents 'recre kids' on monte-carlo TV,it is a show for little kids;she sent me a picture of her ,because she thought that I am 10 years old hahahaha

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  • The natives who live here are...

    The natives who live here are a very nice bunch of people. Most of them speak French but understand a little English (or at least those that I've met thus far). So, go ahead and enjoy yourself here. I've personally observed that most folks here DO dress up very well... so you might just want to pack 1 or 2 evening dress(es) if you're heading to...

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  • 'The curious...

    'The curious disappearance of satire from our literature is an instance of the fierce things fading for want of any principle to be fierce about.' - G.K. Chesterton

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  • Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

    4 avenue de la Madone, Monte-Carlo, 98007, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Hermitage

    Square Beaumarchais Bp No 277, Monte-Carlo, 98000, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Abela Hotel Monaco

    23, Av des Paplins, , Fontvieille 110

  • Hotel Port Palace

    7 Avenue John F Kennedy, Monte-Carlo, 98000, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel De Paris

    Out Of this World Where the glitz meets the glamour. Don't come here on a budget. Incredible...

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  • Columbus Hotel Monaco

    We were there for a fish and chips on the Friday. If you go eating to a three star hotel you are...

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  • Monte Carlo Beach Hotel

    Avenue Princess Grace, Roquebrun Cap-Martin, Monte-Carlo, 06190, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Mirabeau Hotel

    1 Avenue Princesse Grace, Monaco-Ville, 98000, Monaco

  • Fairmont Monte Carlo

    It was a Loews when I was there. Great location (overlooking water and next to casino). It is given...

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