Currently there is no video, suggest one in wall section.
Current weather nearby
- Clear sky
- Temperature: 21 °C
- Wind: East, 5.6 km/h
- Pressure: 1017 hPa
- Rel. Humidity: 53 %
- Visibility: 10 km
55.7 km South-Southwest
Wed, 11/07/2012 - 01:00
Nothing says glamour and elegance more than Monaco’s Monte Carlo. Nestled on the shore of the Mediterranean between the French and Italian Riviera, Monte Carlo has been a haven for the jet-set, yacht going crowd for decades. But, even if you’re not of the “Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous” crowd, you can enjoy Monte Carlo.
As with most people if you mention Monte Carlo, they’ll think of sandy beaches, the famous Grand Prix, and the forever elegant Princess Grace (formerly known as the actress Grace Kelly. Check out Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder to see her on film).
But, there’s more to the principality than this, its museums are spectacular if nothing else. You’ve got the Prehistoric Anthropology Museum, the Oceanographic Museum, a Stamps & Coins Museum, and Naval Museum to name a few.
Add in the most divine gardens that include the Zoological Park, a Botanical Garden, and the Princess Grace Rose Garden; and you’ll see why thousands of visitors flock to Monte Carlo.
Actually, they also come for the excitement of the casino and the countless festivals and international events throughout the year. Chances are everyone’s heard about the Historic Grand Prix that takes place every May. Then there’s the Formula One Grand Prix, also in May.
Other events in Monte Carlo don’t all involve racing. April is when the Monte Carlo Rolex Tennis Masters takes place, and March starts the Opera season and the Rose Ball.
July is also a big month for visitors and residents alike with its Fireworks Festival and the concerts held at the Prince’s Palace. The Yacht Show in September brings the upper crust (and boat enthusiasts) from all over Europe (and the world).
Don’t let the cooler wintertime weather stop you from enjoying Monte Carlo, January is full of festivities during the annual Circus Festival and the Monte Carlo Rally—that began way back in 1911.
Even if you’re not of the international jet-set crowd, maybe for a few days you can pretend on the shores of one of the most glamorous, fascinating, cities in the world.