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Millions of tourists from all over the world travel to Monaco to discover the fabulous Principality, located between the majestic Alps and the azure of the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is one of the smallest, most exotic, most interesting and famous cities in Europe. The Principality of Monaco is a tiny and densely populated state, with the smallest constitutional monarchy in the world and indigenous population called Monegasque. Here they enjoy a lot of privileges, for example, they do not pay taxes. Moreover, Monaco's inhabitants have the special attitude to the family values and traditions. To celebrate holidays outside the house, leaving the family alone - is an unthinkable thing. It is customary to gather at a big table together, especially in the main religious celebrations.
The beautiful Palace Square and the princely palace located on it remain one of the main attractions of Monte Carlo. Every day thousands of tourists gather on the square to watch the … Open
In case Monaco has charmed you and now you are thinking about purchasing the real estate - keep in mind that here it costs crazy money. Of course, you can win this money in one of the Monaco's casinos, where the initial bet is only $ 10. Thus, a large fortune is not required to attract participation in this incendiary game, which attracts the attention of gamblers and successful people from all over the world. For all that, the local people are forbidden to play casinos at all. This is the city with crowds of tourists and active traffic, pebble beaches and sharp drops of depth near the shore. Here, you will not find infrastructure and entertainment for children. And if the child is too active or noisy, the parents be aware: residents and guests of Monaco are very zealous for their peace and comfort.
Monaco is a very cheerful and bright country. There is an incredible number of holidays, festivals, competitions of European and world level, which are an integral part of the Monaco's lifestyle. Whenever you come to this country, you will have a great chance to get to an interesting event, festival or contest which are dedicated to different topics and will satisfy any tastes. Every year, you can have fun at the International Fair and visit the Championship of Controlled Ship Models. In December, the opening of the ballet season. Residents also start the preparations for New Year's, Christmas and other festive holidays; all the city and streets are in decorations, as well as shopping centers, restaurants. Having arrived in Monaco in January, you can become a participant of The Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival and be imbued with extravaganza rally. In February, for connoisseurs and lovers of television art is the International Television Festival. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Perhaps, the legendary Casino of Monte Carlo remains the main entertainment center of the city. However, in addition to the grand gambling facility there are many other attractive places … Open
In March, you can get to the colorful opening of the Opera House and the Festival of Jugglers. But April is the most "festive" month. During this month, numerous events are taking place here, such as the Monaco Rose Ball, International Dog Show, Festival of Modern Sculpture, Monte Carlo Open and that is not even the end of the list. Residents of Monaco and fans of racing competitions from other countries are looking forward to May. The most glorious and famous Grand Prix of the world-famous Formula One takes place in May. This is the most difficult and prestigious race in the world championship. The race runs along the Monte Carlo track, and the audience is in close proximity to the passing cars. This is incredible excitement, admiration for the masters of racing and cars. By the way, the museum of cars - a collection of old and most famous cars will be very interesting for you. In summer, you have the opportunity to join events such as the Monte-Carlo International Fireworks Festival and the Monaco Red Cross Ball. September is the month of sport. You can enjoy the delightful regatta called Rendez-Vous de Septembre, and the Grand Prix in athletics. From 27 to 30 September, here in Monaco, you will have awesome opportunity to watch the Monaco Yacht Show. Every possible representative of the industry, from designers to engineers and from brokers to office workers gather here as well. This exhibition is the most famous in the world and is located only on luxury yachts. It is also unique, as only yachts with a length exceeding 25 meters are represented here.
November 19 in the Principality people celebrate celebrated the most important holiday in the country - the National Day of Monaco. On this day, all of Monaco "dresses" in the colors of the national flag - red and white. The Monegasques express their devotion to the prince and his family. And the family of the prince participates in official events from morning till night. The morning begins with a solemn mass in the Monegasque language in the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin. The day ends in the opera of Monte Carlo, where all members of the princely family are again present at the play. This holiday with all its traditions and features reminds of the glorious past of Monaco.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Monte Carlo and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Monte Carlo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L’Immaculée Conception, Monaco-Ville, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Michel Archange, Menton, 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 11.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 12 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Église Saint-Michel, Sospel, 16.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Monte Carlo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 11.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 12.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello d’Appio' Ventimiglia, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Dolceacqua' Dolceacqua, 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello della Lucertola' Apricale, 25.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 29.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Monte Carlo and around

Menton

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The thing is that Menton has a very mild climate, which allows to cultivate large-scale orchards. Guests of the island will have an opportunity to stroll through incredibly beautiful parks, which amaze with an abundance of exotic plants, as well as taste delicious lemons in France and even look at how they are grown. The population of the city is about 30000 people, whereas the number of tourists visiting it every year is much larger. … Read further

Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
This cathedral is not large, there can be about 625 people at once. The temple’s high is 50 meters and the façade are decorated with wonderful multicoloured glazed tiles and mosaic icons. The main decoration of the church is the three-stored iconostasis made in old Russian style. The cathedral also has several old icons that belong to the brush of Russian icon painter Gladunov. The main precious thing of the Orthodox Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral is the old icons, most of which are wonder-working. There were saved old frescos made by famous Italian artists. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Monte Carlo

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Monte Carlo. Learn the best periods to visit Monte Carlo to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Monte Carlo.
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