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Monaco and Monte Carlo




Our visit to the resort of Monte Carlo in Monaco

Monaco isn't part of France, but is located in the middle of the Cote d'Azur. Nice is only nine miles away, and Italy is about five miles.

Monaco is made up of several hills and a peninsula that juts out into the Mediterranean.

It is less than one square mile, but has some of the most expensive property in the world. The largest yachts in the world can be seen in the harbour.

Monte Carlo


Monte Carlo picture

Yacht marina

Monte Carlo 1 picture

Hotels in Monaco


Hotel Fairmont

hotel fairmont picture

A Hotel complex is right on the edge of the Mediterranean.

It overlooks the Grand Prix Racecourse. Occupying a prime location directly below the famous Monte Carlo casino, the Fairmont Monte Carlo opened in 1975 and became a Fairmont property in March 2005.

It features seven floors, 602 guestrooms, and a long, sleek layout that recalls the yachts and cruise ships that pass by its seaside windows.

Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo



You can Compare the Hotels in Monte Carlo here

Monaco is a tax haven the government gets its money from tourism and commercial transactions.

French is the spoken language. Monte Carlo, with its famous casino is the capital of Monaco.

Its as a mild climate which makes it a good all year round place to holiday.

The area has nice beaches with good sports facilities. Monaco is famous for the formula 1 Grand Prix race, as well as the Monte Carlo Rally.

Pole position for the Monaco grand prix picture

Monaco grand prix picture

Unless you are very rich you are better staying just outside of Monaco where you can get cheaper hotels.

There are several five star restaurants and the usual designer shops it depends on your budget.Popular restaurants in the town address and guide.The Oceanographic Museum on Avenue Saint-Martin 98000 about half a mile from the centre is well worth a visit. Le Petit Jardin Exotique is an impressive garden built on a cliff side with great views.

The most popular casino and night spot is the Place du Casino, around which most of the social life revolves. The short video shows the casino.

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The oceanographic museum picture

oceanographic museum  picture

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Places to stay


Holiday Rental Cottage


Normandy cottage rental France

La Maison Des Vignes (The House of Vines) sits in the heart of the lovely village of Tourouzelle, in the sunny Languedoc Roussillon area of the South of France.

One of three gites we have available, this gite, Gite Olivier, sleeps 4-6 people and has three bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a private terrace with gas barbeque. There is also a heated swimming pool in the landscaped, walled gardens.

Situated in the Minervois and bordering the Corbiere wine regions, this former vigneron estate dates back to the 1600s and is built in the traditional stone typical of the region.

The architect-designed, renovated barn conversions have created 3 spacious gites which have all the character of the old stone walls, high ceilings and original wooden beams, combined with all the comforts and mod cons that will make your stay here all the more pleasurable. Whether you wish to soak up the sunshine by the pool or the beach, enjoy the fabulous food and wine of the area, play golf, cycle or walk, you are sure to discover your joie de vivre at La Maison Des Vignes.

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