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    SOME YACHTS
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  • The board saying it as it was!
    The board saying it as it was!
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    Blue sky and beautiful architecture

    by Luchonda Updated May 26, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Strolling around in Monaco-Ville and enjoy the beautiful architecture, the gardens.
    The feeling to belong for a few hours to the jet set of Europe
    Having a typical "Ricard" as apéritif in a small bistro called "Castle Rock", this all in the shadow / or glamour of the top touristic path to the "Royal Palace"

    Fondest memory: Noticing that you enter an exclusive world, not only of society and richness, but being only some steps from other exclusive parts in Europe aswell, like Cannes, Nice, St-Tropez, the french Province in general, the italian Riviera and skialps

    Direction mediterrean sea S.French/Italian style Palais Royale - House of the guards Resto Castle Rock On my way to the Castle
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    Its not a long walk

    by daryll Written Jan 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: You can hire private car or taxi to get up to the palace but whats the point wasting money for a ridiculous short distance.

    Everybody seems to enjoy walking up the hill to Place du Palais, great view of Monte Carlo, and experience the Medieval entrance.

    Are we there yet?
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    • Castles and Palaces

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    Malizia !!

    by Durfun Updated Jan 11, 2010

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    Favorite thing: As you head towards the Palace, you'll come across this information board that tells you how the present ruling family came to own Monaco!

    The story of Francesco Grimaldi, 'la Malizia'.

    On the evening of January 8, 1297, Francesco Grimaldi resorted to trickery to capture the Genoan fortress built on the @Rock' of Monaco: disguised as a monk, he managed to overpower the guards after having the gate opened for him.

    He was the first of the Grimaldis to reign over Monaco.

    This exploit earned him the nickname 'Malizia' (the wily or cunning).

    Fondest memory: The fab views from several high vantage points.

    Jardin Exotique has some lovely, tranquil ponds & plants.

    The cool setting of the Oceanographic museum, appropriately rising from the sea!

    Lovely sculptures in the many gardens in the city.

    The board saying it as it was! 1997 Sculpture of F.Grimaldi, on 700th year!
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  • Up and down Monaco - Use elevators!

    by Danaibk Updated Aug 17, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Monaco is a multi- stage city, and besides usual 'clasic' transportation it has lots of lifts! They are for public use and very helpful especially after a long walking day, or when you simply wanna catch the train! So take a good look arround...locate and use the elevators!

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    View to die for

    by daryll Written Jan 27, 2006

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    Fondest memory: I really enjoyed walking the area Place du Palais, especially view overlooking Fontevielle village with combination of sea, sun and mountain. Its really magic, you can just seat down at the garden and have a drink and relax!

    WOW O WOW. You're so beautiful Amazing view isnt it? Isnt that a view to jump for?? It so relaxing!
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    Jardin Rose at Fontevielle Village

    by daryll Written Dec 1, 2005

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    Fondest memory: What next to see around Monaco? Garden is free in fact one of the finest roses you will be ever seen. Well organised, lovely fountains, overlooking the sea and the rocky mountain.
    Come to the rose garden surely get to see lots of different species of roses.

    Garden Rose
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    Medieval Street

    by daryll Written Jan 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: I spare some time around Place du Palais, slow stroll and enjoy the real medieval street, with some few shops and flats around, I can just imagine how those days Grimaldi started develop the blessed area.

    Medieval street of Place du Palais
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    Another view to die for!

    by daryll Written Jan 27, 2006

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    Fondest memory: Just a short walk from Columbus Monaco, the hotel im staying, you can get to fisherman's pier where most people go there to do there fishing, im not in the mood of fishing that time though, but I was enjoying the view from the pier looking over the musee oceangraphic seating very grandly on the fontevielle hill .

    It's a wonderful view isnt it? Fontevielle port and cathedral
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    Everything is rich in Monaco

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Apr 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The more things I was fascinated are the displays at the entrance of the famous brands. The jewelries or evening dresses, which are usually put in the space at the rear of a shop in Japan, are in the display windows. I instantly understood those shops are for only very rich people. Monaco is very small country but it is beautiful and very very rich. The Monaco train station is very modern and clean compared to the one of Nice. But I felt somewhat comfortable when I returned Nice.

    Monaco is very rich country
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    Behold the most beautiful harbor in the world!

    by iwannagetaway Written Sep 17, 2003

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    Favorite thing: ...at least that I have been to anyway. Monaco is for people who enjoy the rich luxuries in life. Fancy sports cars, 5 star hotels, restaurants, , you name it and they have it...unfortunately a hefty price tag comes with it everything. Fortunately they have a casino whereby you can finance your trip :)

    Fondest memory: Sipping a glass of wine while staring at my future yacht! After I win the Big Game that is. :)

    Boats galore
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    Ghostly fishes

    by daryll Written Dec 7, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Museum of Oceangraphic is still fresh in my mind, cant stop thinking about as it was a beautiful scene and wonderful trip to see all different kind of sea creatures display in large aquarium. Go to Monaco should never miss trip to this Museum.

    Ghostly fishes Fish eye caught in the act
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    Feels under the ocean

    by daryll Written Dec 1, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Fantastic collection of sea creatures, probably one of the best aquarium centre you'll ever visit. Imagine 2 story high and more than 10 metres big of the tank to fit in all sea creatures from all over the world and the reefs of course.

    Largest aquarium in the world The oceans
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    History

    by deeper_blue Written May 6, 2013

    Favorite thing: Monaco as an independent country has existed since 1297 by the Grimaldi family. It is completely surrounded by France and at less than 2km squared it is the second smallest country in the world. You'll get by on French and English, and it's a very wealthy place.

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    A tiny little country that grows again

    by Pavlik_NL Written Nov 14, 2004

    Favorite thing: Monaco has been decimated in the past centuries. France took the majority of the land, now-a-days covering the places Roquebrune and Menton. However, Monaco is again expanding. The economy is booming so much, that more land is just a must and therefor Monaco exoands into the sea. Already 22% of the present principality is made out of "new won land" from the sea. Especially here, with the quickly deep sea, quite an expensive and technical highlight.

    Sculpture of Francois Grimaldi in front of castle

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    Get a perfect of Monaco skyline

    by daryll Written Nov 29, 2005

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    Fondest memory: After minutes hiking up the hill to get into the Place du Palais, you get a fantastic view of Monaco skyline. Go in daytime at at dusk, amazing breathaking view and should never miss the chance.

    View of Monaco
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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