Monaco Warnings and Dangers

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Monaco Warnings and Dangers

  • Monaco

    Monaco is a place you go to die. Horrible food, terrible people say the wrong thing you will be arrested. If you think French people are awful you will never tolerate Monaco. It's the worst place I have ever lived and I plan not to return ever.

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  • DON'T GAMBLE

    The fist time I ever gambled was here in Monaco in 1986. I had no idea what I was doing and lost several days wages in a few character-building moments. Unless you know what you are doing and can afford to lose it – don’t do it. Since that day I have only ever gambled very small amounts. Betting big money here (or anywhere) is a guarantee you will...

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  • Beware of muggings

    Monaco - What an utterly horrible place - the only thing worth seeing is the Jardins Exotique and Caves priced at Euro 6.50 per person. It is one glorified building site filled with arrogant people. Traffic fumes are horrendous. Car parking is not for the faint hearted and you 'screw' your way down to it - needless to say it was expensive. We...

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  • Drivers in France

    Drivers in France are likely to ignore the posted speed limits and exceed them. They drive on the right in France and you must give way to drivers coming from streets to the right of you. There is no shortage of service stations either on the major road routes or the smaller side roads.

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  • Casino de Monte-Carlo

    This can be a warning / danger or a tourist attraction, but either way, be warned, if you are carrying anything that resembles a camera or recording device, it must be checked at the door.I'm not certain how many of you photographers would leave a couple of Nikon bodies and a few lens just sitting in the "coat room" regardless of how guarded it...

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  • Monaco Dress Code

    There is is a dress code in Monaco and you may be subject to prosecution if not in compliance. Apart from the immediate area of the beaches and bathing facilities, you may not walk around bare chested, bare foot or wear bathing suits around town.

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  • Gambling and Virtual Tourist addiction

    There is a risk of catching GA (gambling adiction) when you win in a casino especially. Hmm... risk of catching VTA (Virtual Tourist Addiction) is much higher, am I wrong?Diagnosis of GA:Reply to Twenty questions Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions.Diagnosis of VTA:??? - any suggestions?

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  • Wear a tie and smile :-)

    I was twice in Monaco and its part called Monte Carlo. Both times I could see the famous Casino Monte Carlo only from the outside. Hmm... I didn't use to take a tie with me while traveling.Remember guys - you must wear a tie to get inside. And don't forget to smile when you enter the casino hehe. Didn't they change those 20th century rules nowadays...

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  • Petty Crime

    Petty crime is rampant in the wealthy, tourist-filled towns of the Riviera. Pickpockets are common in crowded public places. Don't lose sight of your belongings on the beach. .

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  • Be careful driving around...

    Be careful driving around here. The roads are high in the mountains, they are very small. Do not try speeding here or passing another car where you drive behind. It's very dangerous, it will not be the first time when an accident happens here.

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  • This isn't really danger, but...

    This isn't really danger, but for people who have always heard about the French Riviera, but have not been there, be forewarned that the chairs are lined up because the beach is all rocks! The coastline is not fluffy sand, but grainy and rocky. It does not inhibit the beauty of the area, just laying on the beach!

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  • If you travel to Monaco by...

    If you travel to Monaco by your own car, be very careful with driving. Streets in Monaco are extremely narrow and some of local's cars are extremely expensive to repair.

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  • The biggest danger in Monaco...

    The biggest danger in Monaco is that you will gamble and spend yourself into oblivion. That said, a few cautions are in order. Littering is a hugely bad idea that can get you arrested. Don't do it. The police are tough as nails, and you can be fined for not wearing a shirt in areas away from the beach or pools. Walking along the major roads is...

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  • Monaco is a very quiet and...

    Monaco is a very quiet and peaceful city... On the picture is the House of Government. But be careful on the road... There too many robers... Not in Monaco directly, but in South France... So beware of thiefs! And don't foget closing your window, no matter how high you sleep or how hot it is...

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  • Casual wear is requested...

    Casual wear is requested everywhere in town, do not wear like anarchist, or you will be rejected promptly.I took out my shirt and one minute later, a local police ask me to put it on again, you have to be appropiete, it is a common sense rule.Just wear comfortable things!!

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  • Despite the somewhat...

    Despite the somewhat successful exploits of Steve Martin in the movie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, do NOT be tempted into any criminal activity (however petty it may seem) in Monaco. Monaco is VERY well monitored and has a substantial security force. Similarly, if you desire to keep any information confidential, don't bring it to or discuss it in...

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  • Be very careful not to use a...

    Be very careful not to use a tripod in the vicinity of the Casino. I was doing just that when I was approached by a policeman who told me tripods are illegal in Monte Carlo.

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  • Well, if there is maybe ONE...

    Well, if there is maybe ONE danger, it's that in a moment of madness you'll be tempted to join the Foreign Legion! Why there was a recruiting station in Monaco is a mystery to me! Maybe some millionaires would like a change of scenery...

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  • generally,a lady can walk...

    generally,a lady can walk alone in the streets at night with all her jewels;if your car is correctly parked,it is useless to close it,you may even leave the keys inside,nobody will touch;as soon as you leave monaco to enter france,you may be welcomed by young robbers(they are protected by french police and justice),so be careful...COUCOU!!!!it's me

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  • Look both side of the street...

    Look both side of the street before crossing. You run a chance there is a F-1 car zooming along the downtown area.Seriously, the Grand Prix takes over Monte Carlo during the race and the city is brought to a stand still (except the street).

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  • Well, there a lot of police....

    Well, there a lot of police. On Summer you must wear a T-Shirt and a bermuda, not a slip. The trains and busses between Nizza an Monaco ends very early, better to be sure at what time it's the last train... Well, I think that it's a town very well known by everyone... No special big problems. Ah! Don't forget your papers (passport, or driver...

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  • Monaco is extremely safe. ...

    Monaco is extremely safe. Because lots of people with lots of money visit and live there, there are discreet cameras placed all over the place watching out for trouble, and there are lots of policemen walking the streets.

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  • The picture speaks a thousand...

    The picture speaks a thousand words, doesn't it?Always present in high tourist traffic, Casinos, finer hotels, especially bars and lobbies, be careful, not that I would know but I've heard tell........What can you learn in one day, really, as we had no experiences to report, it all seemed very safe to us. MONACO seems so pristine that I doubt they...

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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

  • Hotel Monaco Terminus

    I stayed at this hotel two nights, and I can easily say that it is one of the worst hotel that I...

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  • 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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